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Town of Cambridge

Market characteristics

The Town of Cambridge has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Western Australia.

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

More detailed information about the Town of Cambridge'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
Town of Cambridge20162011Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents26,783100.0100.024,966100.0100.0+1,817
Males13,12349.050.012,17948.850.3+944
Females13,65751.050.012,78751.249.7+870
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,64621.119.35,15320.619.7+493
15 - 24 years3,21912.012.53,27113.113.7-52
25 - 54 years10,51939.342.810,06140.343.0+458
55 - 64 Years3,14611.711.42,72410.911.4+422
65 years and over4,25415.914.03,75715.012.3+497
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,89410.88.52,48710.08.4+407
Secondary school2,1207.96.31,7316.95.5+389
TAFE2971.11.93491.42.2-52
University1,7876.74.31,7417.04.1+46
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born7,79029.132.27,19128.830.5+599
Speaks language other than English at home3,68913.817.52,95811.814.5+731
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all3221.22.52381.02.1+84
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree9,91746.920.58,42342.517.5+1,494
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,0019.58.91,9529.98.1+49
Certificate level1,7848.420.41,7799.019.5+5
No qualification5,59426.538.95,96430.143.3-370
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,07111.316.2--------
$650 to $1,4991,65617.526.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,55016.422.4--------
$2,500 or more 4,05942.923.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3,61236.827.33,57038.428.7+42
Purchasing3,34434.136.93,03132.635.5+313
Renting2,08621.226.82,08522.428.1+1
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house8,04274.876.58,01778.278.1+25
Medium house1,78416.617.31,46014.216.0+324
High density8958.34.07577.43.7+138

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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