City of Canterbury Bankstown

Market characteristics

City of Canterbury Bankstown 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about City of Canterbury Bankstown'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
City of Canterbury Bankstown20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents346,302100.0100.0319,807100.0100.0+26,495
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years71,04120.518.567,01421.019.3+4,027
15 - 24 years46,35913.412.542,72013.412.9+3,639
25 - 54 years143,71641.540.8133,64141.841.4+10,075
55 - 64 Years36,93810.711.932,88710.311.7+4,051
65 years and over48,25113.916.343,54513.614.7+4,706
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school29,8708.68.125,8418.17.9+4,029
Secondary school23,4736.86.221,3746.76.5+2,099
Total overseas born152,46044.027.6134,64942.125.7+17,811
Speaks language other than English at home208,18760.125.1187,48258.622.4+20,705
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all45,23113.14.540,14912.63.9+5,082
Bachelor or higher degree54,23119.723.439,46815.619.9+14,763
Advanced Diploma or Diploma23,6238.68.919,7627.88.3+3,861
Certificate level39,06014.218.135,73414.117.7+3,326
No qualification131,84447.939.1126,01249.842.8+5,832
Household income--------------
Nill to $64922,30620.617.8--------
$650 to $1,49932,73330.227.5--------
$1,500 to $2,44922,43620.721.2--------
$2,500 or more 19,71618.223.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house68,07156.164.969,02960.667.9-958
Medium house34,47228.417.931,24527.417.4+3,227
High density17,51514.415.312,68611.113.3+4,829

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,

City of Canterbury Bankstown

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