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City of Greater Bendigo

Market characteristics

The City of Greater Bendigo has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Victoria.

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 City of Greater Bendigo's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Greater Bendigo'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
City of Greater Bendigo20112006Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents100,611100.0100.093,252100.0100.0+7,359
Males48,77048.549.245,01748.349.1+3,753
Females51,84151.550.848,23551.750.9+3,606
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years19,71219.618.719,10420.519.3+608
15 - 24 years14,25414.213.513,46614.413.7+788
25 - 54 years38,17837.942.336,52339.242.6+1,655
55 - 64 Years12,54312.511.410,33811.110.8+2,205
65 years and over15,92415.814.213,79314.813.7+2,131
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school8,1488.17.78,3809.08.1-232
Secondary school6,7566.76.56,8517.36.8-95
TAFE2,3222.32.21,7581.92.1+564
University3,8183.84.63,2993.54.0+519
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born7,0237.026.25,5646.023.7+1,459
Non-English speaking backgrounds3,4653.419.52,4172.617.3+1,048
Speaks another language and English well or very well3,5583.56.73,1473.46.5+411
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree11,43614.120.88,90112.017.2+2,535
Certificate level17,10021.116.414,11919.015.3+2,981
No qualification38,24747.343.937,63350.847.5+614
Household income--------------
Nil to $5999,81525.421.3--------
$600 to $1,24911,21929.024.5--------
$1,250 to $1,999 7,33419.018.8--------
$2,000 or more 6,45416.724.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned13,36533.733.012,71635.234.7+649
Purchasing13,62534.434.512,39534.334.0+1,230
Renting10,35826.125.99,05425.123.9+1,304
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house38,49488.475.834,29286.676.2+4,202
Medium house4,52010.418.14,65711.818.3-137
High density70.05.370.04.60

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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