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City of Whitehorse

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about the City of Whitehorse'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 Whitehorse20112006Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents151,338100.0100.0144,767100.0100.0+6,571
Males72,82748.149.269,09547.749.1+3,732
Females78,51151.950.875,67252.350.9+2,839
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years26,13917.318.725,32617.519.3+813
15 - 24 years21,15014.013.519,03113.113.7+2,119
25 - 54 years61,53640.742.359,83041.342.6+1,706
55 - 64 Years16,30210.811.415,59410.810.8+708
65 years and over26,21117.314.224,95017.213.7+1,261
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school11,4017.57.710,6527.48.1+749
Secondary school9,4486.26.58,9046.26.8+544
TAFE3,3012.22.23,1652.22.1+136
University11,4747.64.68,6826.04.0+2,792
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born50,58433.426.242,14929.123.7+8,435
Non-English speaking backgrounds41,39527.419.532,77722.617.3+8,618
Speaks another language and English well or very well9,1896.16.79,3726.56.5-183
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree38,76231.020.831,16126.117.2+7,601
Certificate level14,82111.816.414,75012.315.3+71
No qualification47,11037.643.949,27241.347.5-2,162
Household income--------------
Nil to $59911,66420.921.3--------
$600 to $1,24912,69322.724.5--------
$1,250 to $1,999 9,84617.618.8--------
$2,000 or more 16,45029.424.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned22,32739.033.022,68140.834.7-354
Purchasing17,99431.534.517,78732.034.0+207
Renting13,56623.725.911,88021.423.9+1,686
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house45,60674.275.845,06875.976.2+538
Medium house14,66323.918.113,75923.218.3+904
High density1,1061.85.34370.74.6+669

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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