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Alexandrina Council

Market characteristics

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

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

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

Key statistics of local residents
Alexandrina Council20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents25,873100.0100.023,699100.0100.0+2,174
Males12,60148.749.311,54848.749.3+1,053
Females13,27151.350.712,15151.350.7+1,120
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years4,04615.617.53,99116.818.0+55
15 - 24 years2,3299.012.42,3509.913.1-21
25 - 54 years7,98730.939.07,94533.540.3+42
55 - 64 Years4,09315.812.83,81316.112.5+280
65 years and over7,41728.718.35,60023.616.1+1,817
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,9977.78.51,9248.18.6+73
Secondary school1,3575.25.61,3495.75.7+8
TAFE3801.51.94271.82.2-47
University4421.74.73831.64.1+59
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born4,18216.222.93,98916.822.0+193
Speaks language other than English at home6482.516.36622.814.3-14
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all420.22.9410.22.5+1
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,70212.418.52,17411.015.9+528
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,0559.48.31,6588.47.3+397
Certificate level5,33224.420.14,42622.518.8+906
No qualification9,21942.243.79,58848.748.1-369
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,48823.921.6--------
$650 to $1,4994,10439.432.9--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,83617.620.8--------
$2,500 or more 9038.715.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned4,24139.131.03,89839.632.0+343
Purchasing3,53532.633.73,27533.334.1+260
Renting2,16820.027.52,06221.027.3+106
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house14,25792.776.513,04792.178.9+1,210
Medium house8255.420.39456.718.6-120
High density00.01.700.01.60

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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