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Canterbury City

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Canterbury City'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
Canterbury City20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents137,453100.0100.0129,964100.0100.0+7,489
Males68,70950.049.364,56549.749.3+4,144
Females68,74450.050.765,39950.350.7+3,345
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years27,45120.019.326,37820.319.8+1,073
15 - 24 years17,28412.612.916,71212.913.3+572
25 - 54 years60,42844.041.456,69643.642.0+3,732
55 - 64 Years13,77110.011.712,6409.711.0+1,131
65 years and over18,51913.514.717,51813.513.8+1,001
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school10,2377.47.910,1227.88.4+115
Secondary school8,3846.16.57,5985.86.7+786
TAFE3,6942.72.43,5952.82.5+99
University6,4054.74.44,8733.73.6+1,532
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born66,04548.125.760,85046.823.7+5,195
Non-English speaking backgrounds61,84045.018.656,54143.516.8+5,299
Speaks another language and English well or very well4,2053.17.14,3093.36.9-104
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree20,49218.619.915,20714.716.5+5,285
Certificate level13,68312.417.712,63712.216.8+1,046
No qualification52,65347.942.852,75350.945.5-100
Household income--------------
Nil to $59911,73525.421.7--------
$600 to $1,24912,33126.723.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 8,24817.817.7--------
$2,000 or more 8,78119.026.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned14,17229.231.914,60131.033.2-429
Purchasing13,16027.231.911,51724.530.2+1,643
Renting16,90934.929.116,31034.728.4+599
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house26,26951.367.925,92951.869.1+340
Medium house17,33333.917.417,47734.916.9-144
High density7,08213.813.36,31112.612.4+771

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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