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Murchison Area

Market characteristics

The Cradle Coast Region has a lower 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
Murchison Area20112006Change
NameNumber%Greater Hobart %Number%Greater Hobart %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents27,924100.0100.028,009100.0100.0-85
Males14,05950.348.614,11550.448.5-56
Females13,86549.751.413,89449.651.5-29
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,56819.918.85,96721.319.1-399
15 - 24 years3,25611.713.43,28011.714.1-24
25 - 54 years10,77038.639.711,28840.340.6-518
55 - 64 Years3,83813.712.83,48512.411.5+353
65 years and over4,49216.115.43,98914.214.6+503
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,3828.58.42,93310.58.7-551
Secondary school1,7106.16.01,7966.46.4-86
TAFE6872.52.67672.72.6-80
University3571.34.62570.94.2+100
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born2,5479.113.22,4668.811.9+81
Non-English speaking backgrounds7652.76.67332.65.5+32
Speaks another language and English well or very well1,7826.46.61,7336.26.4+49
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,7017.618.71,4226.515.8+279
Certificate level4,87821.818.84,19619.016.6+682
No qualification12,28054.945.112,95158.848.5-671
Household income--------------
Nil to $5993,25429.024.5--------
$600 to $1,2493,08127.527.3--------
$1,250 to $1,999 2,06318.418.6--------
$2,000 or more 1,58114.120.0--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned4,34737.916.44,51540.317.0-168
Purchasing3,47730.317.33,24628.917.0+231
Renting2,97225.913.52,81725.112.7+155
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house12,66189.781.212,34690.381.9+315
Medium house1,1878.416.11,1598.515.5+28
High density50.02.000.02.0+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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