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Mid Murray Council

Market characteristics

Mid Murray Council has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to South 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 Mid Murray Council's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Mid Murray Council'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
Mid Murray Council20112006Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents16,272100.0100.016,076100.0100.0+196
Males8,64853.149.38,47452.749.2+174
Females7,62446.950.77,60247.350.8+22
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years2,47815.218.02,70816.818.5-230
15 - 24 years1,4589.013.11,4829.213.3-24
25 - 54 years5,91236.340.36,28039.141.1-368
55 - 64 Years3,05818.812.52,74617.111.7+312
65 years and over3,36620.716.12,86017.815.4+506
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,1827.38.61,3988.79.2-216
Secondary school8645.35.78305.25.8+34
TAFE2641.62.22481.52.2+16
University920.64.11160.73.5-24
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born1,87811.522.01,77611.020.3+102
Non-English speaking backgrounds6504.012.65683.510.7+82
Speaks another language and English well or very well1,2287.59.41,2087.59.6+20
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree7985.815.96404.813.0+158
Certificate level3,01021.818.82,53419.017.2+476
No qualification7,31253.048.17,76458.151.7-452
Household income--------------
Nil to $5992,41835.425.1--------
$600 to $1,2492,17431.827.2--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1,00814.718.4--------
$2,000 or more 5668.319.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3,17844.732.03,04244.633.7+136
Purchasing2,06028.934.11,93028.333.5+130
Renting1,25217.627.31,29619.025.6-44
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house11,32692.678.910,66093.478.8+666
Medium house4743.918.61561.418.7+318
High density00.01.600.01.40

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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