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Yass Valley 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
Yass Valley Council area20112006Change
NameNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents15,020100.0100.013,132100.0100.0+1,888
Males7,45049.649.36,50949.649.3+941
Females7,57050.450.76,62350.450.7+947
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years3,30922.019.42,93622.420.4+373
15 - 24 years1,65011.012.31,39310.612.4+257
25 - 54 years6,06140.437.15,43041.338.5+631
55 - 64 Years1,99513.313.31,74313.312.2+252
65 years and over2,00513.318.01,63012.416.5+375
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,4299.58.21,2869.88.9+143
Secondary school1,1177.46.79487.27.0+169
TAFE3222.12.53072.32.4+15
University4262.82.93182.42.4+108
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born1,59810.610.81,39310.610.1+205
Non-English speaking backgrounds6214.15.25304.04.7+91
Speaks another language and English well or very well9776.55.68636.65.4+114
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,48721.312.41,92618.910.3+561
Certificate level2,26919.422.11,86018.220.2+409
No qualification4,71940.346.84,62645.450.3+93
Household income--------------
Nil to $59976314.627.2--------
$600 to $1,2491,08120.627.1--------
$1,250 to $1,999 97018.517.0--------
$2,000 or more 1,86435.617.9--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned1,82033.536.61,74436.138.3+76
Purchasing2,24941.429.71,85438.428.7+395
Renting1,01318.727.097420.126.2+39
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house5,73894.281.55,11293.581.7+626
Medium house2644.314.02264.113.6+38
High density00.02.200.02.10

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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