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Armidale Regional Council

Market characteristics

The Armidale Regional Council has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to New South Wales.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the Armidale Regional Council's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Armidale Regional Council's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Armidale Regional Council20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents28,501100.0100.027,598100.0100.0+903
Males13,72148.149.313,36248.449.3+359
Females14,78051.950.714,23651.650.7+544
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,58419.619.35,62220.419.8-38
15 - 24 years5,29618.612.95,41419.613.3-118
25 - 54 years10,05935.341.49,91435.942.0+145
55 - 64 Years3,32711.711.72,98410.811.0+343
65 years and over4,23514.914.73,66113.313.8+574
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,3738.37.92,4388.88.4-65
Secondary school2,1517.56.52,2998.36.7-148
TAFE7552.62.47472.72.5+8
University2,87710.14.42,93410.63.6-57
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born3,01010.625.72,4398.823.7+571
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,7246.018.61,2134.416.8+511
Speaks another language and English well or very well1,2864.57.11,2264.46.9+60
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree4,68220.419.93,97818.116.5+704
Certificate level3,95617.317.73,44115.716.8+515
No qualification10,20444.542.810,57848.145.5-374
Household income--------------
Nil to $5992,75026.521.7--------
$600 to $1,2492,97228.623.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1,83217.617.7--------
$2,000 or more 1,70216.426.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3,66533.931.93,63435.533.2+31
Purchasing2,79325.831.92,56025.030.2+233
Renting3,52732.629.13,35932.828.4+168
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house9,99582.567.99,77483.969.1+221
Medium house1,88715.617.41,69914.616.9+188
High density540.413.3280.212.4+26

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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