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Surf Coast Shire

Market characteristics

Surf Coast Shire has a higher 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 Surf Coast Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Surf Coast 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
Surf Coast Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents25,874100.0100.021,772100.0100.0+4,102
Males12,83549.649.210,87750.049.1+1,958
Females13,03950.450.810,89550.050.9+2,144
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,53521.418.74,59021.119.3+945
15 - 24 years2,74410.613.52,37710.913.7+367
25 - 54 years10,33840.042.39,27142.642.6+1,067
55 - 64 Years3,53513.711.42,61912.010.8+916
65 years and over3,72214.414.22,91213.413.7+810
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,4369.47.71,9208.88.1+516
Secondary school1,7616.86.51,6277.56.8+134
TAFE4941.92.24352.02.1+59
University7632.94.65962.74.0+167
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born2,95911.426.22,34510.823.7+614
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,0794.219.58533.917.3+226
Speaks another language and English well or very well1,8807.36.71,4926.96.5+388
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree4,78723.520.83,28019.117.2+1,507
Certificate level4,06320.016.43,16118.415.3+902
No qualification7,43036.543.97,03941.047.5+391
Household income--------------
Nil to $5991,68518.121.3--------
$600 to $1,2492,32024.924.5--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1,75518.918.8--------
$2,000 or more 2,38825.624.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3,51536.533.03,11338.134.7+402
Purchasing3,41835.534.52,82534.634.0+593
Renting2,09721.825.91,62719.923.9+470
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house14,41086.675.812,67787.576.2+1,733
Medium house1,92811.618.11,62511.218.3+303
High density1671.05.3250.24.6+142

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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