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Bega Valley Shire

Market characteristics

The Canberra Region has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Regional NSW.

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

More detailed information about the Canberra Region'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
Bega Valley Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents31,950100.0100.031,061100.0100.0+889
Males15,68449.149.315,29749.249.3+387
Females16,26650.950.715,76450.850.7+502
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,59517.519.46,06819.520.4-473
15 - 24 years3,1419.812.33,16910.212.4-28
25 - 54 years10,86334.037.111,48537.038.5-622
55 - 64 Years5,51817.313.34,56814.712.2+950
65 years and over6,83321.418.05,76318.616.5+1,070
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,4047.58.22,7568.98.9-352
Secondary school2,2487.06.72,3697.67.0-121
TAFE6992.22.56212.02.4+78
University4401.42.93641.22.4+76
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born3,74811.710.83,50811.310.1+240
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,3454.25.21,2394.04.7+106
Speaks another language and English well or very well2,4037.55.62,2697.35.4+134
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree3,41813.012.42,63710.610.3+781
Certificate level5,96122.622.15,31521.320.2+646
No qualification12,00245.546.812,29649.250.3-294
Household income--------------
Nil to $5993,93030.027.2--------
$600 to $1,2494,18531.927.1--------
$1,250 to $1,999 2,09716.017.0--------
$2,000 or more 1,50311.517.9--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned5,81743.336.65,58144.238.3+236
Purchasing3,61726.929.73,24825.728.7+369
Renting3,14923.427.03,02724.026.2+122
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house13,31379.581.512,50880.681.7+805
Medium house2,83516.914.02,32715.013.6+508
High density710.42.2150.12.1+56

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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