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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Market characteristics

The Canberra Region has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Regional NSW.

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

More detailed information about the Canberra Region's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area20112006Change
NameNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents52,341100.0100.048,286100.0100.0+4,055
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years10,78020.619.410,47521.720.4+305
15 - 24 years6,63212.712.36,26313.012.4+369
25 - 54 years23,50844.937.121,90045.438.5+1,608
55 - 64 Years6,15211.813.35,17210.712.2+980
65 years and over5,26910.118.04,4729.316.5+797
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4,5828.88.24,5609.48.9+22
Secondary school3,6757.06.73,4027.07.0+273
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born9,04717.310.87,84916.310.1+1,198
Non-English speaking backgrounds5,52910.65.24,6799.74.7+850
Speaks another language and English well or very well3,5186.75.63,1706.65.4+348
Bachelor or higher degree8,69320.912.46,72217.810.3+1,971
Certificate level7,92619.122.16,72817.820.2+1,198
No qualification17,06141.146.816,89344.750.3+168
Household income--------------
Nil to $5992,78414.427.2--------
$600 to $1,2493,63918.827.1--------
$1,250 to $1,999 3,83019.817.0--------
$2,000 or more 7,20037.317.9--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house16,06272.881.515,15573.781.7+907
Medium house4,14218.814.03,76618.313.6+376
High density1,4946.82.21,2246.02.1+270

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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