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Hornsby Shire

Market characteristics

The Hornsby Shire has a higher 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 Hornsby Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Hornsby 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
Hornsby Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents156,842100.0100.0151,327100.0100.0+5,515
Males76,45948.749.373,35348.549.3+3,106
Females80,38351.350.777,97451.550.7+2,409
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years30,43519.419.329,95419.819.8+481
15 - 24 years21,38513.612.921,59914.313.3-214
25 - 54 years63,93840.841.462,74141.542.0+1,197
55 - 64 Years18,44211.811.716,78911.111.0+1,653
65 years and over22,64214.414.720,20513.413.8+2,437
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school13,5788.77.913,3658.88.4+213
Secondary school12,7368.16.512,7718.46.7-35
TAFE3,4332.22.43,4192.32.5+14
University10,0606.44.48,6205.73.6+1,440
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born55,39935.325.748,54032.123.7+6,859
Non-English speaking backgrounds40,98526.118.634,21222.616.8+6,773
Speaks another language and English well or very well14,4149.27.114,3289.56.9+86
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree43,32234.319.935,56729.316.5+7,755
Certificate level17,00613.517.717,02314.016.8-17
No qualification42,17233.442.843,61535.945.5-1,443
Household income--------------
Nil to $5997,25213.721.7--------
$600 to $1,2499,69618.323.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 8,96316.917.7--------
$2,000 or more 21,77241.126.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned19,50336.131.919,19936.633.2+304
Purchasing21,05439.031.919,32836.930.2+1,726
Renting10,83920.129.110,80820.628.4+31
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house42,64474.767.941,44374.169.1+1,201
Medium house6,17610.817.46,65711.916.9-481
High density8,01314.013.37,51813.512.4+495

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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