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Shire of Harvey

Market characteristics

The Shire of Harvey has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Western Australia.

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

More detailed information about the Shire of Harvey'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
Shire of Harvey20112006Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents23,235100.0100.019,554100.0100.0+3,681
Males11,65550.250.39,90550.749.8+1,750
Females11,58049.849.79,64949.350.2+1,931
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,34623.019.74,57023.420.2+776
15 - 24 years2,83812.213.72,59413.314.1+244
25 - 54 years9,64941.543.08,19241.942.8+1,457
55 - 64 Years2,79912.011.42,12910.910.9+670
65 years and over2,60311.212.32,06610.612.0+537
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,44110.58.42,03710.48.7+404
Secondary school1,5256.65.51,5337.85.9-8
TAFE4822.12.23962.02.1+86
University3141.44.12601.33.7+54
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born4,32418.630.53,00615.427.1+1,318
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,1915.114.28144.211.9+377
Speaks another language and English well or very well3,13313.516.32,19211.215.2+941
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,6639.317.51,2678.514.4+396
Certificate level4,52025.319.53,25821.717.6+1,262
No qualification8,67848.543.37,77851.946.8+900
Household income--------------
Nil to $5991,41617.518.6--------
$600 to $1,2491,58019.621.0--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1,54919.217.9--------
$2,000 or more 2,41729.930.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned2,45029.128.72,15831.430.2+292
Purchasing3,35339.835.52,69439.235.1+659
Renting1,98123.528.11,50421.926.0+477
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house9,00293.078.17,30693.578.6+1,696
Medium house4404.516.03073.915.9+133
High density00.03.7390.53.2-39

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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