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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Market characteristics

The RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Queensland.

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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region'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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region20112006Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents272,042100.0100.0248,412100.0100.0+23,630
Males134,18949.349.6122,96149.549.6+11,228
Females137,85350.750.4125,45150.550.4+12,402
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years53,63019.720.250,93920.520.7+2,691
15 - 24 years29,01110.713.626,88010.813.8+2,131
25 - 54 years95,27135.041.591,45836.842.0+3,813
55 - 64 Years40,01414.711.635,54514.311.2+4,469
65 years and over54,11619.913.143,55017.512.4+10,566
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school23,9768.88.823,2059.38.9+771
Secondary school16,5806.16.015,1176.16.1+1,463
TAFE4,5901.71.84,1551.71.7+435
University4,0371.54.03,2871.33.5+750
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born32,76812.020.527,54011.117.9+5,228
Non-English speaking backgrounds11,5944.39.59,3763.87.8+2,218
Speaks another language and English well or very well21,1747.811.018,1647.310.0+3,010
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree17,5348.015.913,3826.813.1+4,152
Certificate level47,47221.719.937,60219.017.9+9,870
No qualification114,63352.545.8111,15056.349.6+3,483
Household income--------------
Nil to $59934,33731.720.4--------
$600 to $1,24932,88930.324.7--------
$1,250 to $1,999 16,26815.019.0--------
$2,000 or more 12,18611.224.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned42,60038.328.440,89740.730.4+1,703
Purchasing30,39527.332.627,24527.131.4+3,150
Renting30,39227.332.025,11925.030.0+5,273
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house108,63085.175.795,51884.675.4+13,112
Medium house11,9099.315.210,2089.015.0+1,701
High density9040.76.57010.66.8+203

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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