Clarence Valley Council area

Market characteristics

Clarence Valley Council area 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 Clarence Valley Council area's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Clarence Valley Council area'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
Clarence Valley Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents50,671100.0100.049,673100.0100.0+998
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years8,31116.418.59,22218.619.3-911
15 - 24 years5,0089.912.55,31710.712.9-309
25 - 54 years15,99731.640.816,79833.841.4-801
55 - 64 Years8,34916.511.97,74915.611.7+600
65 years and over13,00025.716.310,58721.314.7+2,413
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3,8127.58.13,8557.87.9-43
Secondary school2,9025.76.23,4426.96.5-540
Total overseas born3,8187.527.63,6407.325.7+178
Speaks language other than English at home1,0632.125.19071.822.4+156
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1110.24.51070.23.9+4
Bachelor or higher degree4,2069.923.43,4548.519.9+752
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,0087.18.92,3445.88.3+664
Certificate level10,49724.818.19,33323.117.7+1,164
No qualification18,85244.539.120,44050.542.8-1,588
Household income--------------
Nill to $6495,54126.917.8--------
$650 to $1,4997,89638.427.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4493,26215.821.2--------
$2,500 or more 1,6788.223.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house20,23581.564.919,90783.467.9+328
Medium house2,76611.117.92,58210.817.4+184
High density2310.915.32481.013.3-17

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,

Clarence Valley Council

economic profile