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Penrith City

Market characteristics

Penrith City has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Greater Sydney.

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

More detailed information about Penrith City'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
Penrith City20112006Change
NameNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents178,465100.0100.0172,140100.0100.0+6,325
Males88,09249.449.285,26749.549.3+2,825
Females90,37350.650.886,87350.550.7+3,500
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years38,70221.719.239,51923.019.5-817
15 - 24 years26,39114.813.326,90315.613.8-512
25 - 54 years75,88642.543.874,71543.444.1+1,171
55 - 64 Years20,34711.410.816,9519.810.3+3,396
65 years and over17,1399.612.814,0368.212.3+3,103
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school15,8888.97.816,7009.78.0-812
Secondary school12,7867.26.412,8427.56.5-56
TAFE4,7982.72.44,4682.62.5+330
University5,4313.05.24,0082.34.4+1,423
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born37,25120.934.235,29120.531.7+1,960
Non-English speaking backgrounds23,80713.326.321,49312.523.8+2,314
Speaks another language and English well or very well13,4447.57.913,7988.07.8-354
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree14,80510.624.111,5668.720.0+3,239
Certificate level30,81622.015.127,16320.514.9+3,653
No qualification69,45249.740.569,77452.642.7-322
Household income--------------
Nil to $59910,16917.018.3--------
$600 to $1,24913,89623.321.2--------
$1,250 to $1,999 12,84621.518.1--------
$2,000 or more 16,69528.032.0--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned15,97626.029.115,62226.530.1+354
Purchasing26,05842.433.224,63841.831.1+1,420
Renting15,98926.030.415,28225.929.7+707
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house52,09680.558.952,20484.060.9-108
Medium house9,59814.819.77,48812.019.1+2,110
High density2,6354.120.72,0573.319.2+578

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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