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Town of Cambridge

Market characteristics

The Town of Cambridge 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 Town of Cambridge's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Town of Cambridge'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
Town of Cambridge20112006Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents24,966100.0100.023,752100.0100.0+1,214
Males12,17948.850.311,55848.749.8+621
Females12,78751.249.712,19451.350.2+593
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,15320.619.74,82920.320.2+324
15 - 24 years3,27113.113.73,15413.314.1+117
25 - 54 years10,06140.343.09,64240.642.8+419
55 - 64 Years2,72410.911.42,40810.110.9+316
65 years and over3,75715.012.33,71115.612.0+46
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,48710.08.42,2059.38.7+282
Secondary school1,7316.95.51,5436.55.9+188
TAFE3491.42.23221.42.1+27
University1,7417.04.11,5826.73.7+159
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born7,19128.830.56,08525.627.1+1,106
Non-English speaking backgrounds3,24713.014.22,62311.011.9+624
Speaks another language and English well or very well3,94415.816.33,46214.615.2+482
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree8,42342.517.56,81036.014.4+1,613
Certificate level1,7799.019.51,6198.617.6+160
No qualification5,96430.143.36,17332.646.8-209
Household income--------------
Nil to $5991,09012.018.6--------
$600 to $1,2491,40215.521.0--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1,24013.717.9--------
$2,000 or more 4,31347.730.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3,57038.428.73,52938.630.2+41
Purchasing3,03132.635.52,88831.635.1+143
Renting2,08522.428.11,90120.826.0+184
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house8,01778.278.17,80878.978.6+209
Medium house1,46014.216.01,35613.715.9+104
High density7577.43.76967.03.2+61

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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