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Baw Baw Shire

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Baw Baw Shire'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
Baw Baw Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents48,479100.0100.042,861100.0100.0+5,618
Males23,54348.649.121,01049.049.2+2,533
Females24,93851.450.921,85151.050.8+3,087
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years9,28819.218.28,55820.018.7+730
15 - 24 years5,51311.413.05,38912.613.5+124
25 - 54 years17,18235.441.815,92137.142.3+1,261
55 - 64 Years6,72013.911.45,80013.511.4+920
65 years and over9,76920.115.67,19316.814.2+2,576
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4,2158.77.93,5458.37.7+670
Secondary school3,0706.36.13,1047.26.5-34
TAFE8201.71.71,0142.42.2-194
University1,1912.55.58582.04.6+333
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born5,23410.828.34,44810.426.2+786
Speaks language other than English at home1,8983.925.91,4063.323.0+492
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2460.54.51520.44.0+94
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree5,45613.924.34,26112.420.8+1,195
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,5048.99.22,6927.98.4+812
Certificate level9,61424.516.97,82122.816.4+1,793
No qualification16,33841.739.616,15147.143.9+187
Household income--------------
Nill to $6493,64120.518.3--------
$650 to $1,4996,06434.229.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4493,75421.222.2--------
$2,500 or more 2,46713.920.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned6,80736.330.76,31538.333.0+492
Purchasing6,62335.333.55,97336.234.5+650
Renting3,69919.727.53,29120.025.9+408
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house18,82590.272.116,65989.375.8+2,166
Medium house1,7348.319.41,7679.518.1-33
High density00.07.400.05.30

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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