Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Market characteristics

The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 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 Shire of Augusta-Margaret River's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River'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 Augusta-Margaret River20162011Change
NameNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents14,258100.0100.011,761100.0100.0+2,497
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years3,09621.719.32,46621.019.7+630
15 - 24 years1,1378.012.51,0599.013.7+78
25 - 54 years6,06142.542.85,22744.443.0+834
55 - 64 Years1,91413.411.41,53513.111.4+379
65 years and over2,04914.414.01,47412.512.3+575
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,3039.18.51,0989.38.4+205
Secondary school8906.26.35955.15.5+295
Total overseas born3,01221.132.22,33019.830.5+682
Speaks language other than English at home9566.717.56225.314.5+334
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1020.72.5830.72.1+19
Bachelor or higher degree2,23520.020.51,51116.317.5+724
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,0719.68.98369.08.1+235
Certificate level2,67423.920.42,02321.819.5+651
No qualification3,82834.338.93,81441.043.3+14
Household income--------------
Nill to $64999318.616.2--------
$650 to $1,4991,66131.126.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,14121.422.4--------
$2,500 or more 80915.123.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house7,04891.076.56,17190.678.1+877
Medium house3574.617.34136.116.0-56
High density0--4.00--3.7--

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 Augusta-Margaret River

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