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Gosford City

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Gosford 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
Gosford City20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents162,440100.0100.0158,155100.0100.0+4,285
Males78,32148.249.376,45748.349.3+1,864
Females84,11951.850.781,69851.750.7+2,421
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years30,37418.719.331,05919.619.8-685
15 - 24 years19,61812.112.919,36612.213.3+252
25 - 54 years60,66937.341.460,82538.542.0-156
55 - 64 Years20,61312.711.718,20111.511.0+2,412
65 years and over31,16619.214.728,68118.113.8+2,485
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school12,8077.97.913,3788.58.4-571
Secondary school11,1146.86.511,1407.06.7-26
TAFE3,5562.22.43,3472.12.5+209
University5,4543.44.43,7512.43.6+1,703
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born25,63715.825.722,95314.523.7+2,684
Non-English speaking backgrounds9,5285.918.68,0595.116.8+1,469
Speaks another language and English well or very well16,1099.97.114,8949.46.9+1,215
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree19,00914.419.914,99311.816.5+4,016
Certificate level28,98922.017.725,66220.216.8+3,327
No qualification56,16142.542.857,31145.145.5-1,150
Household income--------------
Nil to $59915,08024.421.7--------
$600 to $1,24915,71625.423.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 11,12818.017.7--------
$2,000 or more 13,28121.526.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned21,78334.131.921,59434.933.2+189
Purchasing21,28433.331.919,68431.830.2+1,600
Renting16,03725.129.114,82223.928.4+1,215
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house55,08674.767.954,70176.269.1+385
Medium house15,11020.517.414,31619.916.9+794
High density2,5223.413.31,9582.712.4+564

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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