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The Hills Shire

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about The Hills 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

PLEASE NOTE: The data presented on this page is based on the previous boundary and has not been adjusted to align with the new LGA boundary that came into effect on 12th May 2016. Work to align the data to the new boundary is currently underway.

Key statistics of local residents
The Hills Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents169,873100.0100.0159,386100.0100.0+10,487
Males83,98649.449.378,77449.449.3+5,212
Females85,88750.650.780,61250.650.7+5,275
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years36,28721.419.334,48621.619.8+1,801
15 - 24 years23,49513.812.923,36714.713.3+128
25 - 54 years69,04440.641.467,54242.442.0+1,502
55 - 64 Years21,31912.611.719,52112.211.0+1,798
65 years and over19,72811.614.714,4589.113.8+5,270
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school16,5669.87.915,4369.78.4+1,130
Secondary school14,0558.36.513,5128.56.7+543
TAFE3,4932.12.43,6932.32.5-200
University9,4235.54.47,7244.83.6+1,699
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born55,29732.625.747,52129.823.7+7,776
Non-English speaking backgrounds41,49524.418.634,48121.616.8+7,014
Speaks another language and English well or very well13,8028.17.113,0408.26.9+762
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree38,27828.719.930,13624.116.5+8,142
Certificate level21,36416.017.721,11116.916.8+253
No qualification48,95336.642.848,88839.145.5+65
Household income--------------
Nil to $5995,55910.421.7--------
$600 to $1,2498,60916.123.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 9,37117.517.7--------
$2,000 or more 24,35245.526.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned19,26735.431.918,04335.333.2+1,224
Purchasing24,77845.531.922,93844.930.2+1,840
Renting8,40615.429.17,99115.628.4+415
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house47,73083.567.946,08884.869.1+1,642
Medium house7,15412.517.46,42611.816.9+728
High density2,1363.713.31,6953.112.4+441

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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