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Cessnock City

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Cessnock City'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
Cessnock City20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents55,560100.0100.050,840100.0100.0+4,720
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years11,37620.518.510,86221.419.3+514
15 - 24 years6,89712.412.56,52012.812.9+377
25 - 54 years21,00637.840.819,74838.841.4+1,258
55 - 64 Years7,17412.911.96,57512.911.7+599
65 years and over9,11216.416.37,13514.014.7+1,977
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4,9548.98.14,3218.57.9+633
Secondary school3,3546.06.23,3556.66.5-1
Total overseas born3,4826.327.63,3366.625.7+146
Speaks language other than English at home1,0401.925.18631.722.4+177
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1360.24.51280.33.9+8
Bachelor or higher degree3,2987.523.42,6556.619.9+643
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,7986.38.92,0695.28.3+729
Certificate level11,98327.118.19,94224.917.7+2,041
No qualification20,28845.939.120,29150.842.8-3
Household income--------------
Nill to $6494,22521.617.8--------
$650 to $1,4996,52333.427.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4494,10521.021.2--------
$2,500 or more 2,74614.023.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house20,24189.364.919,01090.967.9+1,231
Medium house2,1679.617.91,7238.217.4+444
High density30.015.300.013.3+3

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

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