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Wyong Shire

Market characteristics

Wyong Shire has a lower 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 Wyong Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Wyong 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

Key statistics of local residents
Wyong Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents149,745100.0100.0139,801100.0100.0+9,944
Males72,37748.349.367,48048.349.3+4,897
Females77,36851.750.772,32151.750.7+5,047
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years30,32920.319.329,83321.319.8+496
15 - 24 years18,64112.412.916,66711.913.3+1,974
25 - 54 years54,86336.641.452,27637.442.0+2,587
55 - 64 Years17,77011.911.715,44111.011.0+2,329
65 years and over28,14218.814.725,57218.313.8+2,570
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school12,7428.57.913,0409.38.4-298
Secondary school10,2426.86.59,3886.76.7+854
TAFE3,3762.32.42,9632.12.5+413
University3,5552.44.42,3431.73.6+1,212
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born18,01212.025.716,64711.923.7+1,365
Non-English speaking backgrounds6,8464.618.65,9374.216.8+909
Speaks another language and English well or very well11,1667.57.110,7107.76.9+456
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree9,6288.119.97,2516.616.5+2,377
Certificate level28,81924.117.724,03821.916.8+4,781
No qualification58,58549.142.856,54451.445.5+2,041
Household income--------------
Nil to $59915,92928.221.7--------
$600 to $1,24915,31527.123.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 9,72417.217.7--------
$2,000 or more 9,29816.526.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned19,15133.131.919,24435.633.2-93
Purchasing19,11033.031.917,12431.730.2+1,986
Renting15,92327.529.114,02425.928.4+1,899
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house53,41081.467.951,49382.569.1+1,917
Medium house9,15414.017.48,24613.216.9+908
High density2,0213.113.31,5702.512.4+451

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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