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MidCoast Council area

Market characteristics

The MidCoast Council area has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to NSW.

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 MidCoast Council area's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the MidCoast Council area'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
MidCoast Council area20112006Change
NameNumber%NSW %Number%NSW %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents85,848100.0100.04,801100.0100.0+81,047
Males41,94848.949.32,34848.949.3+39,600
Females43,90051.150.72,45351.150.7+41,447
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years14,75317.219.386818.119.8+13,885
15 - 24 years8,3019.712.94218.813.3+7,880
25 - 54 years26,96231.441.41,65334.442.0+25,309
55 - 64 Years13,56415.811.778916.411.0+12,775
65 years and over22,26825.914.71,07022.313.8+21,198
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school6,3007.37.93878.18.4+5,913
Secondary school5,4766.46.53266.86.7+5,150
TAFE1,7812.12.4791.62.5+1,702
University1,0041.24.4230.53.6+981
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born7,7629.025.73166.623.7+7,446
Non-English speaking backgrounds2,8063.318.61052.216.8+2,701
Speaks another language and English well or very well4,9565.87.12114.46.9+4,745
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree6,0228.519.93308.416.5+5,692
Certificate level16,41623.117.773618.716.8+15,680
No qualification34,65048.742.82,21856.445.5+32,432
Household income--------------
Nil to $59912,16334.421.7--------
$600 to $1,24911,01331.123.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 4,99314.117.7--------
$2,000 or more 3,4439.726.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned15,80943.531.998349.033.2+14,826
Purchasing8,71124.031.946323.130.2+8,248
Renting9,26925.529.143921.928.4+8,830
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house35,33878.267.92,18291.169.1+33,156
Medium house7,01015.517.41425.916.9+6,868
High density1,6463.613.300.012.4+1,646

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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