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Cardinia Shire

Market characteristics

Cardinia Shire has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Victoria.

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

More detailed information about Cardinia 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
Cardinia Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents94,128100.0100.074,181100.0100.0+19,947
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years21,72623.118.217,32823.418.7+4,398
15 - 24 years12,16712.913.010,09913.613.5+2,068
25 - 54 years39,38741.841.831,23942.142.3+8,148
55 - 64 Years9,64010.211.47,61210.311.4+2,028
65 years and over11,21711.915.67,90310.714.2+3,314
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school9,2389.87.97,2489.87.7+1,990
Secondary school6,5517.06.15,4637.46.5+1,088
Total overseas born17,80118.928.312,22616.526.2+5,575
Speaks language other than English at home10,50211.225.95,1787.023.0+5,324
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,1941.34.55760.84.0+618
Bachelor or higher degree9,98813.824.36,43411.320.8+3,554
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7,25010.09.24,6008.18.4+2,650
Certificate level18,34825.316.913,56923.916.4+4,779
No qualification30,03441.539.626,88447.343.9+3,150
Household income--------------
Nill to $6494,40914.118.3--------
$650 to $1,4999,65631.029.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4498,30226.622.2--------
$2,500 or more 5,65618.120.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house31,90090.972.125,66891.375.8+6,232
Medium house2,9068.319.42,1467.618.1+760
High density00.07.4660.25.3-66

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

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