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Cessnock City

Market characteristics

Cessnock City has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to New South Wales.

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

More detailed information about Cessnock City'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
Cessnock City20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents50,840100.0100.046,209100.0100.0+4,631
Males25,25749.749.322,86249.549.3+2,395
Females25,58350.350.723,34750.550.7+2,236
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years10,86221.419.310,04921.719.8+813
15 - 24 years6,52012.812.95,88012.713.3+640
25 - 54 years19,74838.841.418,42639.942.0+1,322
55 - 64 Years6,57512.911.75,57312.111.0+1,002
65 years and over7,13514.014.76,27113.613.8+864
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4,3218.57.94,4059.58.4-84
Secondary school3,3556.66.52,9776.46.7+378
TAFE1,2262.42.41,2152.62.5+11
University8081.64.45501.23.6+258
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born3,3366.625.72,9046.323.7+432
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,2742.518.61,0822.316.8+192
Speaks another language and English well or very well2,0624.17.11,8223.96.9+240
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,6556.619.91,9495.416.5+706
Certificate level9,94224.917.77,99422.116.8+1,948
No qualification20,29150.842.819,60054.245.5+691
Household income--------------
Nil to $5994,70425.521.7--------
$600 to $1,2494,68825.523.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 3,21617.517.7--------
$2,000 or more 3,79720.626.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned6,40033.731.96,61638.433.2-216
Purchasing6,64635.031.95,75133.430.2+895
Renting4,66224.529.13,76821.928.4+894
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house19,01090.967.917,83393.369.1+1,177
Medium house1,7238.217.41,0095.316.9+714
High density00.013.3270.112.4-27

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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