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Shire of Ashburton

Market characteristics

The Shire of Ashburton has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Western Australia.

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 Shire of Ashburton's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Shire of Ashburton'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
Shire of Ashburton20112006Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents10,002100.0100.06,080100.0100.0+3,922
Males6,52265.250.33,43756.549.8+3,085
Females3,48034.849.72,64343.550.2+837
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,78517.819.71,70628.120.2+79
15 - 24 years1,04110.413.760910.014.1+432
25 - 54 years6,25862.643.03,30154.342.8+2,957
55 - 64 Years7707.711.43636.010.9+407
65 years and over1481.512.31011.712.0+47
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school7637.68.470211.58.7+61
Secondary school2212.25.51712.85.9+50
TAFE1871.92.21282.12.1+59
University1311.34.1651.13.7+66
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born1,94519.430.593815.427.1+1,007
Non-English speaking backgrounds5225.214.22844.711.9+238
Speaks another language and English well or very well1,42314.216.365410.815.2+769
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree7969.717.54089.314.4+388
Certificate level2,49630.419.51,13926.017.6+1,357
No qualification2,82134.343.31,88943.246.8+932
Household income--------------
Nil to $5992469.218.6--------
$600 to $1,24935213.121.0--------
$1,250 to $1,999 38514.317.9--------
$2,000 or more 1,34850.130.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned54219.428.736415.130.2+178
Purchasing843.035.51948.035.1-110
Renting1,78563.728.11,54263.926.0+243
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house2,24667.278.12,36077.978.6-114
Medium house35610.716.01846.115.9+172
High density00.03.700.03.20

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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