RDA Wide Bay Burnett RegionEconomic profile
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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Market characteristics

The RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 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 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
Fraser Coast Regional Council20112006Change
NameNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents95,317100.050.085,620100.050.0+9,697
Males46,67349.024.942,27449.424.9+4,399
Females48,64451.025.143,34650.625.1+5,298
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years18,23819.110.216,69519.510.5+1,543
15 - 24 years9,83810.36.39,00710.56.5+831
25 - 54 years32,60434.220.230,79536.020.5+1,809
55 - 64 Years14,36815.16.112,62214.75.9+1,746
65 years and over20,26921.37.216,48319.36.7+3,786
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school8,1588.64.47,5878.94.6+571
Secondary school5,7046.03.05,0705.93.0+634
TAFE1,5731.70.91,5811.80.8-8
University1,5891.71.41,2661.51.3+323
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born13,33814.08.311,29413.27.3+2,044
Non-English speaking backgrounds4,3104.53.33,5814.22.8+729
Speaks another language and English well or very well9,0289.55.07,7139.04.5+1,315
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree6,1127.912.04,4906.59.9+1,622
Certificate level17,40922.621.513,69719.919.0+3,712
No qualification39,20650.947.437,90255.051.4+1,304
Household income--------------
Nil to $59912,45532.422.6--------
$600 to $1,24911,97431.126.2--------
$1,250 to $1,999 5,49114.318.3--------
$2,000 or more 4,05310.520.7--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned15,34239.030.014,77941.731.9+563
Purchasing10,20825.930.19,06925.628.6+1,139
Renting11,20628.531.99,10525.730.2+2,101
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house37,80884.174.133,10483.272.8+4,704
Medium house4,2899.515.43,8089.615.7+481
High density6561.56.43470.97.3+309

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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