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Snowy Monaro Regional Council area

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
Snowy Monaro Regional Council area20112006Change
NameNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents19,690100.0100.019,454100.0100.0+236
Males10,13151.549.310,00751.449.3+124
Females9,55948.550.79,44748.650.7+112
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years3,80219.319.43,90320.120.4-101
15 - 24 years2,28711.612.32,17111.212.4+116
25 - 54 years7,81439.737.18,10041.638.5-286
55 - 64 Years2,63813.413.32,50312.912.2+135
65 years and over3,14916.018.02,77714.316.5+372
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,5107.78.21,7178.88.9-207
Secondary school1,3867.06.71,2626.57.0+124
TAFE5482.82.55272.72.4+21
University3411.72.92501.32.4+91
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born2,46712.510.82,37612.210.1+91
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,2376.35.21,2016.24.7+36
Speaks another language and English well or very well1,2306.25.61,1756.05.4+55
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,11013.312.41,78811.510.3+322
Certificate level3,70423.322.13,25020.920.2+454
No qualification6,66441.946.86,72543.250.3-61
Household income--------------
Nil to $5991,97023.727.2--------
$600 to $1,2492,20426.627.1--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1,37716.617.0--------
$2,000 or more 1,70120.517.9--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3,04334.836.62,98834.838.3+55
Purchasing2,35326.929.72,16425.228.7+189
Renting2,06123.627.01,69219.726.2+369
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house8,50875.081.58,62179.181.7-113
Medium house1,71015.114.01,52614.013.6+184
High density1991.82.22702.52.1-71

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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