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Clarence Valley Council area

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Clarence Valley Council'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
Clarence Valley Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents50,671100.0100.049,673100.0100.0+998
Males25,14049.649.324,51649.449.3+624
Females25,53050.450.725,15750.650.7+373
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
TAFE1,0672.11.91,2092.42.4-142
University6611.35.07121.44.4-51
Diversity--------------
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
Qualifications--------------
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--------------
Owned9,13642.030.78,72342.631.9+413
Purchasing5,31524.430.45,43126.531.9-116
Renting5,22824.030.35,02524.529.1+203
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 , the population experts.

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