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West Coast Council area

Market characteristics

The Cradle Coast Region has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Greater Hobart.

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 Cradle Coast Region's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Cradle Coast 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
West Coast Council area20112006Change
NameNumber%Greater Hobart %Number%Greater Hobart %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents4,678100.0100.05,002100.0100.0-324
Males2,44852.348.62,63552.748.5-187
Females2,23047.751.42,36747.351.5-137
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years95320.418.81,09922.019.1-146
15 - 24 years54211.613.457411.514.1-32
25 - 54 years1,94441.639.72,15143.040.6-207
55 - 64 Years59312.712.861612.311.5-23
65 years and over64613.815.456211.214.6+84
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3928.48.451510.38.7-123
Secondary school2194.76.02645.36.4-45
TAFE881.92.61162.32.6-28
University370.84.6240.54.2+13
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born3637.813.23988.011.9-35
Non-English speaking backgrounds1332.86.61803.65.5-47
Speaks another language and English well or very well2304.96.62184.46.4+12
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2386.418.72145.515.8+24
Certificate level87023.418.880220.516.6+68
No qualification2,03154.745.12,30759.148.5-276
Household income--------------
Nil to $59958128.024.5--------
$600 to $1,24945822.127.3--------
$1,250 to $1,999 42620.518.6--------
$2,000 or more 39519.020.0--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned84339.216.41,00746.017.0-164
Purchasing48722.617.342319.317.0+64
Renting64930.213.560427.612.7+45
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house2,82688.881.22,68990.181.9+137
Medium house2367.416.12578.615.5-21
High density50.22.000.02.0+5

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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