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Murweh Shire

Market characteristics

The Murweh Shire has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Regional QLD.

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 Murweh Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Murweh Shire'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
Murweh Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents4,619100.0100.04,581100.0100.0+38
Males2,30649.949.72,30050.249.9+6
Females2,31350.150.32,28149.850.1+32
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,02422.220.41,07523.520.9-51
15 - 24 years54511.812.751911.312.9+26
25 - 54 years1,86540.440.31,93542.241.1-70
55 - 64 Years52111.312.24439.711.7+78
65 years and over66414.414.460913.313.3+55
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4309.38.947210.39.1-42
Secondary school2254.96.02214.86.1+4
TAFE962.11.7851.91.6+11
University611.32.9551.22.5+6
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born3467.516.72385.214.7+108
Non-English speaking backgrounds2154.76.61002.25.6+115
Speaks another language and English well or very well1312.810.11383.09.1-7
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree3399.46.03219.24.9+18
Certificate level60816.910.851014.59.5+98
No qualification2,00455.723.72,05958.725.7-55
Household income--------------
Nil to $59945424.522.6--------
$600 to $1,24950627.326.2--------
$1,250 to $1,999 32017.318.3--------
$2,000 or more 29616.020.7--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned68835.830.070138.331.9-13
Purchasing46924.430.144924.628.6+20
Renting58630.531.952728.830.2+59
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house2,03087.874.11,94588.572.8+85
Medium house883.815.41316.015.7-43
High density00.06.400.07.30

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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