Bellingen Shire

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Bellingen Shire'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
Bellingen Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents12,668100.0100.012,517100.0100.0+151
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years2,19917.418.52,45119.619.3-252
15 - 24 years1,1158.812.51,2199.712.9-104
25 - 54 years4,10332.440.84,37735.041.4-274
55 - 64 Years2,24217.711.91,97815.811.7+264
65 years and over3,01523.816.32,49219.914.7+523
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,0037.98.11,0958.77.9-92
Secondary school8256.56.29747.86.5-149
Total overseas born1,49611.827.61,52712.225.7-31
Speaks language other than English at home4013.225.13863.122.4+15
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all200.24.5260.23.9-6
Bachelor or higher degree1,94518.623.41,58015.719.9+365
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9749.38.98328.38.3+142
Certificate level2,39622.918.12,24222.317.7+154
No qualification3,95037.839.14,45244.242.8-502
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,31225.717.8--------
$650 to $1,4991,90637.327.5--------
$1,500 to $2,44989217.521.2--------
$2,500 or more 4498.823.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house5,35688.464.95,21787.967.9+139
Medium house4327.117.93796.417.4+53
High density110.215.3300.513.3-19

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,

Bellingen Shire

economic profile