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City of West Torrens

Market characteristics

The City of West Torrens has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to South Australia.

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

More detailed information about the City of West Torrens'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 West Torrens20112006Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents54,961100.0100.052,159100.0100.0+2,802
Males26,85448.949.325,50948.949.2+1,345
Females28,10751.150.726,65051.150.8+1,457
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years8,05814.718.07,54514.518.5+513
15 - 24 years7,78614.213.17,33514.113.3+451
25 - 54 years23,83243.440.322,01942.241.1+1,813
55 - 64 Years5,3639.812.55,0629.711.7+301
65 years and over9,92218.116.110,18719.515.4-265
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3,7226.88.63,6577.09.2+65
Secondary school2,5764.75.72,3714.55.8+205
TAFE1,3952.52.21,2592.42.2+136
University3,7806.94.13,0625.93.5+718
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born16,10229.322.013,40525.720.3+2,697
Non-English speaking backgrounds12,88923.512.610,28619.710.7+2,603
Speaks another language and English well or very well3,2135.89.43,1196.09.6+94
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree9,92921.215.97,10315.913.0+2,826
Certificate level7,57016.118.87,10615.917.2+464
No qualification20,96044.748.122,01549.351.7-1,055
Household income--------------
Nil to $5996,06526.125.1--------
$600 to $1,2496,39027.527.2--------
$1,250 to $1,999 4,22918.218.4--------
$2,000 or more 4,45019.219.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned7,42731.232.07,81133.633.7-384
Purchasing6,46027.134.15,94425.533.5+516
Renting8,26534.727.37,64232.825.6+623
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house16,60064.078.916,17664.378.8+424
Medium house8,50732.818.67,98631.718.7+521
High density7983.11.69313.71.4-133

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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