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Hilltops Council area

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
Hilltops Council area20112006Change
NameNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents18,219100.0100.017,859100.0100.0+360
Males8,95049.149.38,81249.349.3+138
Females9,26950.950.79,04750.750.7+222
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years3,87121.219.43,96222.220.4-91
15 - 24 years1,98910.912.31,93810.912.4+51
25 - 54 years6,31134.637.16,53836.638.5-227
55 - 64 Years2,54814.013.32,32813.012.2+220
65 years and over3,50019.218.03,08717.316.5+413
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,6038.88.21,85510.48.9-252
Secondary school1,3157.26.71,1846.67.0+131
TAFE4192.32.54632.62.4-44
University2021.12.91470.82.4+55
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born1,0285.610.89765.510.1+52
Non-English speaking backgrounds4722.65.24122.34.7+60
Speaks another language and English well or very well5563.15.65643.25.4-8
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,2518.712.41,0447.510.3+207
Certificate level2,97020.722.12,59018.620.2+380
No qualification7,56252.746.87,86156.650.3-299
Household income--------------
Nil to $5992,28532.427.2--------
$600 to $1,2492,02828.727.1--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1,12415.917.0--------
$2,000 or more 78611.117.9--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3,02441.636.63,00443.238.3+20
Purchasing1,95426.929.71,87927.028.7+75
Renting1,79124.627.01,67824.126.2+113
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house7,86691.581.57,56691.381.7+300
Medium house6187.214.05676.813.6+51
High density90.12.230.02.1+6

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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