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Armidale Regional Council

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about the Armidale Regional 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
Armidale Regional Council20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents29,449100.0100.028,501100.0100.0+948
Males14,22748.349.313,72148.149.3+506
Females15,22051.750.714,78051.950.7+440
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,33218.118.55,58419.619.3-252
15 - 24 years5,35318.212.55,29618.612.9+57
25 - 54 years10,22834.740.810,05935.341.4+169
55 - 64 Years3,55012.011.93,32711.711.7+223
65 years and over4,99116.916.34,23514.914.7+756
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,3518.08.12,3738.37.9-22
Secondary school2,1727.46.22,1517.56.5+21
TAFE5631.91.97552.62.4-192
University3,13110.65.02,87710.14.4+254
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born3,61812.327.63,01010.625.7+608
Speaks language other than English at home2,3227.925.11,5945.622.4+728
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all3311.14.52330.83.9+98
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree5,59723.223.44,68220.419.9+915
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,7297.28.91,5116.68.3+218
Certificate level4,31717.918.13,95617.317.7+361
No qualification9,65340.039.110,20444.542.8-551
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,32022.117.8--------
$650 to $1,4993,44132.827.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,17420.721.2--------
$2,500 or more 1,43513.723.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3,58832.430.73,66533.931.9-77
Purchasing2,69324.330.42,79325.831.9-100
Renting3,78734.230.33,52732.629.1+260
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house10,48382.864.99,99582.567.9+488
Medium house1,87214.817.91,88715.617.4-15
High density600.515.3540.413.3+6

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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