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Gunnedah Shire

Market characteristics

The Gunnedah Shire 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 the Gunnedah Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Gunnedah Shire'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
Gunnedah Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents12,066100.0100.011,526100.0100.0+540
Males6,03250.049.35,74549.849.3+287
Females6,03450.050.75,78150.250.7+253
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years2,55321.219.32,59622.519.8-43
15 - 24 years1,48412.312.91,30511.313.3+179
25 - 54 years4,34436.041.44,28737.242.0+57
55 - 64 Years1,48912.311.71,39112.111.0+98
65 years and over2,19618.214.71,94716.913.8+249
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,0538.77.91,16210.18.4-109
Secondary school8096.76.57696.76.7+40
TAFE2351.92.42912.52.5-56
University1481.24.41211.03.6+27
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born4814.025.74283.723.7+53
Non-English speaking backgrounds2001.718.61641.416.8+36
Speaks another language and English well or very well2812.37.12642.36.9+17
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree7818.219.96237.016.5+158
Certificate level2,01221.217.71,66618.716.8+346
No qualification5,00952.742.85,07856.945.5-69
Household income--------------
Nil to $5991,29328.221.7--------
$600 to $1,2491,16625.423.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 82317.917.7--------
$2,000 or more 77516.926.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned1,71836.231.91,79639.833.2-78
Purchasing1,27726.931.91,18026.230.2+97
Renting1,38429.129.11,24627.628.4+138
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house4,58887.567.94,50789.969.1+81
Medium house53810.317.44138.216.9+125
High density170.313.300.012.4+17

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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