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Ballina Shire

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Ballina Shire'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
Ballina Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents39,273100.0100.038,462100.0100.0+811
Males18,84148.049.318,46348.049.3+378
Females20,43252.050.719,99952.050.7+433
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years7,05018.019.37,20318.719.8-153
15 - 24 years3,98810.212.94,29511.213.3-307
25 - 54 years13,94235.541.414,51737.742.0-575
55 - 64 Years5,84314.911.74,90312.711.0+940
65 years and over8,45021.514.77,53819.613.8+912
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3,1177.97.93,3278.78.4-210
Secondary school2,6916.96.52,7707.26.7-79
TAFE9032.32.48272.22.5+76
University1,0052.64.49982.63.6+7
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born4,21310.725.73,7339.723.7+480
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,4843.818.61,2043.116.8+280
Speaks another language and English well or very well2,7296.97.12,5296.66.9+200
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree5,21516.219.94,23313.516.5+982
Certificate level6,82721.217.76,16219.716.8+665
No qualification13,93143.242.814,70547.045.5-774
Household income--------------
Nil to $5994,28026.721.7--------
$600 to $1,2494,83130.123.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 2,80017.517.7--------
$2,000 or more 2,44415.226.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned6,45139.431.96,35840.133.2+93
Purchasing4,20625.731.93,92124.830.2+285
Renting4,67728.629.14,54728.728.4+130
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house12,34468.567.911,40466.769.1+940
Medium house4,63925.717.44,55526.716.9+84
High density2271.313.32261.312.4+1

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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