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South Gippsland Shire

Market characteristics

South Gippsland Shire has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Victoria.

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

More detailed information about South Gippsland 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
South Gippsland Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents27,213100.0100.025,739100.0100.0+1,474
Males13,41549.349.212,71249.449.1+703
Females13,79850.750.813,02750.650.9+771
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,14418.918.75,05019.619.3+94
15 - 24 years2,85210.513.52,87211.213.7-20
25 - 54 years9,62835.442.39,44736.742.6+181
55 - 64 Years4,24915.611.43,73814.510.8+511
65 years and over5,34019.614.24,62017.913.7+720
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,1848.07.72,2978.98.1-113
Secondary school1,9157.06.51,9727.76.8-57
TAFE5021.82.24531.82.1+49
University3431.34.62791.14.0+64
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born3,03611.226.22,79610.923.7+240
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,2664.719.51,1894.617.3+77
Speaks another language and English well or very well1,7706.56.71,6076.26.5+163
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,56411.620.81,9389.417.2+626
Certificate level4,99622.616.44,11919.915.3+877
No qualification10,69348.543.910,82052.347.5-127
Household income--------------
Nil to $5992,98928.121.3--------
$600 to $1,2493,08529.024.5--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1,91518.018.8--------
$2,000 or more 1,53214.424.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned4,66742.933.04,47744.334.7+190
Purchasing3,55732.734.53,26232.334.0+295
Renting1,98418.225.91,69016.723.9+294
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house14,21194.175.813,05794.176.2+1,154
Medium house7004.618.15904.318.3+110
High density00.05.300.04.60

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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