Burdekin Shire

Market characteristics

Burdekin Shire has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Queensland.

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

More detailed information about Burdekin 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
Burdekin Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents17,074100.0100.017,363100.0100.0-289
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years3,03217.819.43,60020.720.2-568
15 - 24 years1,94611.413.01,90711.013.6+39
25 - 54 years5,96434.940.56,44137.141.5-477
55 - 64 Years2,49514.611.82,36213.611.6+133
65 years and over3,63221.315.33,05317.613.1+579
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,3407.88.51,5969.28.8-256
Secondary school1,1036.56.31,0806.26.0+23
Total overseas born1,4248.321.61,4598.420.5-35
Speaks language other than English at home1,0666.211.81,1836.89.7-117
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2091.21.82001.21.4+9
Bachelor or higher degree1,0797.718.39196.715.9+160
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7015.08.76024.47.5+99
Certificate level3,27523.321.32,92221.219.9+353
No qualification7,38652.640.97,84457.045.8-458
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,46321.217.6--------
$650 to $1,4992,35634.130.4--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,38320.022.3--------
$2,500 or more 88812.819.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house7,03184.273.66,82584.775.7+206
Medium house7569.115.77969.915.2-40
High density0--7.80--6.5--

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,

Burdekin Shire Council

economic profile