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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 residents85,848100.0100.082,706100.0100.0+3,142
Males41,94848.949.340,51749.049.3+1,431
Females43,90051.150.742,18951.050.7+1,711
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years14,75317.219.315,20518.419.8-452
15 - 24 years8,3019.712.98,27210.013.3+29
25 - 54 years26,96231.441.428,00733.942.0-1,045
55 - 64 Years13,56415.811.712,33614.911.0+1,228
65 years and over22,26825.914.718,86922.813.8+3,399
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school6,3007.37.96,8178.28.4-517
Secondary school5,4766.46.55,5726.76.7-96
TAFE1,7812.12.41,8452.22.5-64
University1,0041.24.47020.83.6+302
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born7,7629.025.76,9788.423.7+784
Non-English speaking backgrounds2,8063.318.62,4553.016.8+351
Speaks another language and English well or very well4,9565.87.14,5235.56.9+433
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree6,0228.519.94,8577.216.5+1,165
Certificate level16,41623.117.714,21821.116.8+2,198
No qualification34,65048.742.835,42352.545.5-773
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--------------
Owned15,80943.531.915,61345.533.2+196
Purchasing8,71124.031.98,26724.130.2+444
Renting9,26925.529.18,31124.228.4+958
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house35,33878.267.933,87178.569.1+1,467
Medium house7,01015.517.46,41914.916.9+591
High density1,6463.613.31,5463.612.4+100

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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