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Macarthur Region

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about the Macarthur 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
Macarthur Region20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents245,948100.0100.0233,062100.0100.0+12,886
Males120,83349.149.3114,97249.349.3+5,861
Females125,11550.950.7118,09050.750.7+7,025
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years55,75922.719.356,48924.219.8-730
15 - 24 years36,18914.712.935,97615.413.3+213
25 - 54 years101,86941.441.499,10742.542.0+2,762
55 - 64 Years28,36211.511.723,0769.911.0+5,286
65 years and over23,7699.714.718,3927.913.8+5,377
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school23,0269.47.923,84310.28.4-817
Secondary school18,7777.66.518,7468.06.7+31
TAFE6,3522.62.46,0312.62.5+321
University7,7493.24.45,5312.43.6+2,218
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born55,40122.525.750,09321.523.7+5,308
Non-English speaking backgrounds36,92715.018.632,17313.816.8+4,754
Speaks another language and English well or very well18,4747.57.117,9207.76.9+554
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree22,46011.819.916,8999.616.5+5,561
Certificate level41,48521.817.735,68620.216.8+5,799
No qualification91,87548.342.890,26351.145.5+1,612
Household income--------------
Nil to $59913,87217.521.7--------
$600 to $1,24918,30023.023.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 16,40420.617.7--------
$2,000 or more 22,38728.226.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned20,47825.031.919,00024.533.2+1,478
Purchasing36,41044.531.933,76543.630.2+2,645
Renting20,13324.629.119,59525.328.4+538
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house72,92784.767.969,62085.569.1+3,307
Medium house11,69313.617.410,99313.516.9+700
High density9301.113.34430.512.4+487

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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