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City of Mitcham

Market characteristics

The City of Mitcham has a higher 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 the City of Mitcham's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Mitcham'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
City of Mitcham20112006Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents62,902100.0100.061,849100.0100.0+1,053
Males30,43048.449.329,79448.249.2+636
Females32,47251.650.732,05551.850.8+417
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years10,98417.518.010,64417.218.5+340
15 - 24 years8,49313.513.18,67314.013.3-180
25 - 54 years24,28538.640.324,21839.241.1+67
55 - 64 Years8,07812.812.57,77512.611.7+303
65 years and over11,06217.616.110,51717.015.4+545
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school5,5598.88.65,4738.89.2+86
Secondary school3,9306.25.73,8556.25.8+75
TAFE1,1281.82.21,2732.12.2-145
University4,8417.74.14,4487.23.5+393
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born13,92822.122.012,87120.820.3+1,057
Non-English speaking backgrounds7,81812.412.66,96311.310.7+855
Speaks another language and English well or very well6,1109.79.45,9089.69.6+202
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree16,27331.315.913,76826.913.0+2,505
Certificate level7,36214.218.87,19914.117.2+163
No qualification19,26937.148.120,52040.151.7-1,251
Household income--------------
Nil to $5994,41818.425.1--------
$600 to $1,2495,51423.027.2--------
$1,250 to $1,999 4,31318.018.4--------
$2,000 or more 7,40330.919.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned9,45138.932.09,83240.833.7-381
Purchasing9,06737.334.18,63035.833.5+437
Renting4,39318.127.34,16317.325.6+230
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house21,36881.778.921,03782.078.8+331
Medium house4,55017.418.64,23616.518.7+314
High density1610.61.62941.11.4-133

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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