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Canberra Region

Market characteristics

The Canberra Region has a higher 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
Canberra Region20112006Change
NameNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents207,631100.0100.0197,950100.0100.0+9,681
Males103,50249.849.398,68849.949.3+4,814
Females104,12950.250.799,26250.150.7+4,867
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years39,75319.119.440,02420.220.4-271
15 - 24 years22,88311.012.322,15311.212.4+730
25 - 54 years78,75637.937.178,42639.638.5+330
55 - 64 Years29,92514.413.326,27813.312.2+3,647
65 years and over36,31417.518.031,04515.716.5+5,269
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school16,7948.18.217,6928.98.9-898
Secondary school14,2086.86.713,7897.07.0+419
TAFE5,0402.42.54,6472.32.4+393
University4,3992.12.93,5421.82.4+857
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born25,66812.410.823,27711.810.1+2,391
Non-English speaking backgrounds12,4706.05.210,9765.54.7+1,494
Speaks another language and English well or very well13,1986.45.612,3016.25.4+897
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree24,26614.512.419,09712.110.3+5,169
Certificate level36,00521.422.131,23019.820.2+4,775
No qualification74,84444.646.876,10348.250.3-1,259
Household income--------------
Nil to $59920,32525.027.2--------
$600 to $1,24921,47926.427.1--------
$1,250 to $1,999 13,96017.217.0--------
$2,000 or more 16,83220.717.9--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned31,24937.236.630,32838.438.3+921
Purchasing25,80130.729.723,16929.328.7+2,632
Renting20,70924.627.019,21724.326.2+1,492
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house84,45181.381.580,03082.181.7+4,421
Medium house14,20113.714.012,94213.313.6+1,259
High density2,0081.92.21,7531.82.1+255

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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