Shire of Ashburton

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about the Shire of Ashburton'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
Shire of Ashburton20162011Change
NameNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents13,026100.0100.010,002100.0100.0+3,024
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,72413.219.31,78517.919.7-61
15 - 24 years8046.212.51,04110.413.7-237
25 - 54 years8,92468.542.86,25862.643.0+2,666
55 - 64 Years1,35010.411.47707.711.4+580
65 years and over2381.814.01481.512.3+90
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school7215.58.57637.68.4-42
Secondary school3022.36.32212.25.5+81
Total overseas born3,45926.532.21,94519.530.5+1,514
Speaks language other than English at home1,48511.417.57017.014.5+784
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all810.62.5460.52.1+35
Bachelor or higher degree1,24311.020.57969.717.5+447
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7546.78.95026.18.1+252
Certificate level3,90834.620.42,49630.419.5+1,412
No qualification3,12527.738.92,82134.343.3+304
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491997.616.2--------
$650 to $1,49936113.826.0--------
$1,500 to $2,44974128.322.4--------
$2,500 or more 93135.523.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house2,41168.276.52,24667.278.1+165
Medium house37810.717.335610.716.0+22
High density250.74.00--3.7+25

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,

Shire of Ashburton

economic profile