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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 residents24,104100.0100.023,367100.0100.0+737
Males11,51747.849.311,19847.949.3+319
Females12,58752.250.712,16952.150.7+418
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years4,60519.119.34,65419.919.8-49
15 - 24 years4,79619.912.94,95721.213.3-161
25 - 54 years8,52735.441.48,36535.842.0+162
55 - 64 Years2,71011.211.72,41010.311.0+300
65 years and over3,46614.414.72,97812.713.8+488
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,9648.17.92,0128.68.4-48
Secondary school1,8547.76.52,0168.66.7-162
TAFE6802.82.46832.92.5-3
University2,81711.74.42,88512.33.6-68
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born2,80611.625.72,2669.723.7+540
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,6616.918.61,1755.016.8+486
Speaks another language and English well or very well1,1454.87.11,0914.76.9+54
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree4,40322.619.93,74320.016.5+660
Certificate level3,34817.217.72,97615.916.8+372
No qualification8,23642.242.88,56945.845.5-333
Household income--------------
Nil to $5992,23725.621.7--------
$600 to $1,2492,44527.923.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1,57318.017.7--------
$2,000 or more 1,56817.926.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned2,94232.231.92,89033.433.2+52
Purchasing2,34325.731.92,18125.230.2+162
Renting3,14934.529.13,01934.928.4+130
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house8,16080.267.97,97981.969.1+181
Medium house1,81817.917.41,63116.716.9+187
High density540.513.3280.312.4+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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