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Bass Coast Shire

Market characteristics

Bass Coast Shire has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Victoria.

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 Bass Coast Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Bass Coast Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents29,616100.0100.026,541100.0100.0+3,075
Males14,50049.049.212,86448.549.1+1,636
Females15,11651.050.813,67751.550.9+1,439
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,03917.018.74,60417.319.3+435
15 - 24 years2,7139.213.52,4809.313.7+233
25 - 54 years10,31934.842.39,32435.142.6+995
55 - 64 Years4,54515.311.44,03215.210.8+513
65 years and over7,00023.614.26,10123.013.7+899
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,0406.97.71,8787.18.1+162
Secondary school1,5795.36.51,6146.16.8-35
TAFE5201.82.24661.82.1+54
University3341.14.62230.84.0+111
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born4,41714.926.23,75314.123.7+664
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,7515.919.51,3805.217.3+371
Speaks another language and English well or very well2,6669.06.72,3738.96.5+293
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,85211.620.82,0659.417.2+787
Certificate level5,43522.116.44,30119.615.3+1,134
No qualification11,32646.143.910,75149.047.5+575
Household income--------------
Nil to $5993,77130.021.3--------
$600 to $1,2493,54628.224.5--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1,92415.318.8--------
$2,000 or more 2,00115.924.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned5,21140.033.04,97744.334.7+234
Purchasing3,34225.634.52,93326.134.0+409
Renting3,49626.825.92,33820.823.9+1,158
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house21,77790.375.819,77792.176.2+2,000
Medium house1,8947.918.11,3326.218.3+562
High density1850.85.3740.34.6+111

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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