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Willoughby City

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Willoughby City'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
Willoughby City20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents67,355100.0100.063,604100.0100.0+3,751
Males32,46348.249.330,61448.149.3+1,849
Females34,89251.850.732,99051.950.7+1,902
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years12,86019.119.311,49618.119.8+1,364
15 - 24 years7,79211.612.98,12812.813.3-336
25 - 54 years31,06946.141.429,82446.942.0+1,245
55 - 64 Years7,13410.611.76,33410.011.0+800
65 years and over8,50012.614.77,80912.313.8+691
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school5,4088.07.94,6257.38.4+783
Secondary school4,0025.96.53,6845.86.7+318
TAFE1,2181.82.41,2592.02.5-41
University4,4676.64.44,2366.73.6+231
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born28,50042.325.724,89739.123.7+3,603
Non-English speaking backgrounds21,98132.618.618,82029.616.8+3,161
Speaks another language and English well or very well6,5199.77.16,0779.66.9+442
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree23,89743.919.919,97038.316.5+3,927
Certificate level4,3398.017.74,5108.716.8-171
No qualification15,80929.042.816,00430.745.5-195
Household income--------------
Nil to $5993,47513.921.7--------
$600 to $1,2493,89115.523.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 3,94015.717.7--------
$2,000 or more 11,22544.826.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned8,43632.431.98,17932.433.2+257
Purchasing7,27628.031.96,70926.630.2+567
Renting8,69133.429.18,17932.428.4+512
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house13,56148.467.913,61250.169.1-51
Medium house3,87713.817.43,79714.016.9+80
High density10,50637.513.39,65535.512.4+851

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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