City of Albany

Market characteristics

The City of Albany has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Western 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 Albany's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Albany's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
City of Albany20162011Change
NameNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents36,583100.0100.033,648100.0100.0+2,935
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years6,78718.519.36,72520.019.7+62
15 - 24 years4,17111.412.54,07112.113.7+100
25 - 54 years12,96235.442.812,58637.443.0+376
55 - 64 Years5,11714.011.44,41113.111.4+706
65 years and over7,54420.614.05,85517.412.3+1,689
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,9458.08.53,0359.08.4-90
Secondary school2,6307.26.32,0506.15.5+580
Total overseas born6,91618.932.26,32618.830.5+590
Speaks language other than English at home2,1755.917.51,7575.214.5+418
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2380.72.51800.52.1+58
Bachelor or higher degree3,87013.020.53,03211.317.5+838
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,6408.98.92,1247.98.1+516
Certificate level7,04923.620.45,89021.919.5+1,159
No qualification12,62542.438.912,95748.143.3-332
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,88721.116.2--------
$650 to $1,4994,44132.426.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,90721.222.4--------
$2,500 or more 1,97814.423.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house14,92288.576.513,65987.578.1+1,263
Medium house1,4948.917.31,64110.516.0-147
High density0--4.0260.23.7-26

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

City of Albany

economic profile