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Sutherland Shire

Market characteristics

Sutherland Shire has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to New South Wales.

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

More detailed information about Sutherland 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
Sutherland Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents210,861100.0100.0205,450100.0100.0+5,411
Males103,16648.949.3100,86849.149.3+2,298
Females107,69551.150.7104,58250.950.7+3,113
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years40,37419.119.339,90819.419.8+466
15 - 24 years26,88012.712.927,87913.613.3-999
25 - 54 years86,59341.141.486,99542.342.0-402
55 - 64 Years25,59512.111.723,30811.311.0+2,287
65 years and over31,41914.914.727,33113.313.8+4,088
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school17,4518.37.917,1178.38.4+334
Secondary school14,0896.76.514,6097.16.7-520
TAFE4,8302.32.45,0792.52.5-249
University8,8444.24.47,0043.43.6+1,840
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born36,47617.325.733,91016.523.7+2,566
Non-English speaking backgrounds20,3339.618.618,4509.016.8+1,883
Speaks another language and English well or very well16,1437.77.115,4607.56.9+683
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree33,62819.719.927,28016.516.5+6,348
Certificate level37,20821.817.735,37221.416.8+1,836
No qualification64,82438.042.867,42840.745.5-2,604
Household income--------------
Nil to $59911,45015.121.7--------
$600 to $1,24914,72419.423.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 13,50517.817.7--------
$2,000 or more 28,27037.326.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned28,44936.631.928,08737.133.2+362
Purchasing29,44137.831.927,50336.330.2+1,938
Renting15,83620.429.115,54320.528.4+293
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house53,90265.267.953,24365.869.1+659
Medium house13,94216.917.413,30316.416.9+639
High density14,41817.413.314,04317.312.4+375

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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