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Balonne Shire

Market characteristics

The Balonne Shire has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Queensland.

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

More detailed information about the Balonne 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
Balonne Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents4,719100.0100.04,627100.0100.0+92
Males2,43651.649.62,37551.349.6+61
Females2,28348.450.42,25248.750.4+31
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,20725.620.21,17725.420.7+30
15 - 24 years49810.613.652311.313.8-25
25 - 54 years1,94241.241.51,98242.842.0-40
55 - 64 Years54111.511.647310.211.2+68
65 years and over53111.313.146910.112.4+62
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school50310.78.852211.38.9-19
Secondary school2204.76.02024.46.1+18
TAFE551.21.8441.01.7+11
University461.04.0451.03.5+1
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born2154.620.51773.817.9+38
Non-English speaking backgrounds731.59.5601.37.8+13
Speaks another language and English well or very well1423.011.01172.510.0+25
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree3369.615.92778.013.1+59
Certificate level56116.019.950214.617.9+59
No qualification1,99456.845.82,09260.649.6-98
Household income--------------
Nil to $59942023.420.4--------
$600 to $1,24950428.024.7--------
$1,250 to $1,999 31217.419.0--------
$2,000 or more 27215.124.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned61933.128.450230.030.4+117
Purchasing40721.832.638423.031.4+23
Renting64734.632.062937.630.0+18
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house1,96283.375.71,98590.175.4-23
Medium house2018.515.2974.415.0+104
High density00.06.500.06.80

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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