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Wollondilly Shire

Market characteristics

The Macarthur Region has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Greater Sydney.

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
Wollondilly Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents43,259100.0100.040,344100.0100.0+2,915
Males21,60950.049.220,30850.349.3+1,301
Females21,65050.050.820,03649.750.7+1,614
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years9,98823.119.29,78924.319.5+199
15 - 24 years5,86613.613.35,53413.713.8+332
25 - 54 years17,55340.643.817,19442.644.1+359
55 - 64 Years5,18812.010.84,25010.510.3+938
65 years and over4,66410.812.83,5708.812.3+1,094
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4,41610.27.84,33510.78.0+81
Secondary school3,2427.56.43,1747.96.5+68
TAFE1,0722.52.49772.42.5+95
University1,1042.65.28042.04.4+300
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born5,36712.434.25,01812.431.7+349
Non-English speaking backgrounds2,2555.226.32,1415.323.8+114
Speaks another language and English well or very well3,1127.27.92,8777.17.8+235
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree3,68811.124.12,8779.420.0+811
Certificate level8,69326.115.17,29223.914.9+1,401
No qualification15,13645.540.514,70648.142.7+430
Household income--------------
Nil to $5992,20115.718.3--------
$600 to $1,2493,02821.621.2--------
$1,250 to $1,999 2,84520.318.1--------
$2,000 or more 4,28430.632.0--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned4,32130.129.14,11630.830.1+205
Purchasing6,93748.333.26,44448.231.1+493
Renting2,29816.030.42,03415.229.7+264
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house14,53894.058.913,62495.460.9+914
Medium house7695.019.75073.519.1+262
High density30.020.760.019.2-3

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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