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Bega Valley Shire

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Bega Valley 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
Bega Valley Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents33,253100.0100.031,950100.0100.0+1,303
Males16,25248.949.315,68449.149.3+568
Females17,00151.150.716,26650.950.7+735
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,25615.818.55,59517.519.3-339
15 - 24 years2,9819.012.53,1419.812.9-160
25 - 54 years10,25230.840.810,86334.041.4-611
55 - 64 Years6,16318.511.95,51817.311.7+645
65 years and over8,60625.916.36,83321.414.7+1,773
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,3787.28.12,4047.57.9-26
Secondary school1,8905.76.22,2487.06.5-358
TAFE4631.41.96992.22.4-236
University4751.45.04401.44.4+35
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born3,85611.627.63,74811.725.7+108
Speaks language other than English at home9963.025.19082.822.4+88
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all910.34.5790.23.9+12
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree4,18915.023.43,41813.019.9+771
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,3328.38.91,9427.48.3+390
Certificate level6,67123.818.15,96122.617.7+710
No qualification11,10939.739.112,00245.542.8-893
Household income--------------
Nill to $6493,53525.917.8--------
$650 to $1,4995,11737.427.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,29716.821.2--------
$2,500 or more 1,2208.923.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned6,21543.130.75,81743.331.9+398
Purchasing3,67725.530.43,61726.931.9+60
Renting3,10421.530.33,14923.429.1-45
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house13,99480.264.913,31379.567.9+681
Medium house2,70815.517.92,83516.917.4-127
High density510.315.3710.413.3-20

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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