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City of Sydney

Market characteristics

The City of Sydney 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 the City of Sydney's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Sydney'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
City of Sydney20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents169,501100.0100.0156,570100.0100.0+12,931
Males89,56152.849.383,36753.249.3+6,194
Females79,94047.250.773,20346.850.7+6,737
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years12,0467.119.311,2827.219.8+764
15 - 24 years26,96815.912.927,84117.813.3-873
25 - 54 years103,09460.841.491,94858.742.0+11,146
55 - 64 Years14,0408.311.712,6808.111.0+1,360
65 years and over13,3537.914.712,7988.213.8+555
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3,5532.17.92,8991.98.4+654
Secondary school2,8051.76.52,8091.86.7-4
TAFE5,0763.02.44,1772.72.5+899
University19,43511.54.415,70310.03.6+3,732
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born71,90342.425.754,30934.723.7+17,594
Non-English speaking backgrounds50,93330.018.637,95224.216.8+12,981
Speaks another language and English well or very well20,97012.47.116,35710.46.9+4,613
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree63,31640.219.945,45631.316.5+17,860
Certificate level12,4667.917.710,7627.416.8+1,704
No qualification41,38426.342.837,34025.745.5+4,044
Household income--------------
Nil to $59914,43119.021.7--------
$600 to $1,24912,92217.023.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 12,78616.817.7--------
$2,000 or more 28,20237.126.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned10,59212.431.98,48110.833.2+2,111
Purchasing17,27120.331.912,98316.530.2+4,288
Renting45,22453.129.137,48947.628.4+7,735
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house3,5473.867.94,1494.869.1-602
Medium house23,07024.517.421,80225.316.9+1,268
High density66,24970.213.359,12668.712.4+7,123

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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