Coffs Harbour City

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Coffs Harbour City'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
Coffs Harbour City20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents72,944100.0100.068,418100.0100.0+4,526
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years13,35518.318.513,11519.219.3+240
15 - 24 years8,01911.012.58,20512.012.9-186
25 - 54 years25,49835.040.824,97636.541.4+522
55 - 64 Years10,69514.711.99,77714.311.7+918
65 years and over15,37421.116.312,34518.014.7+3,029
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school6,0278.38.15,5468.17.9+481
Secondary school4,5686.36.24,8747.16.5-306
Total overseas born10,12613.927.68,81912.925.7+1,307
Speaks language other than English at home5,4227.425.13,8675.722.4+1,555
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,0771.54.56551.03.9+422
Bachelor or higher degree8,81414.823.47,00312.719.9+1,811
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,4369.18.94,2117.68.3+1,225
Certificate level14,24323.918.112,71723.017.7+1,526
No qualification24,04240.339.124,85944.942.8-817
Household income--------------
Nill to $6496,22422.317.8--------
$650 to $1,49910,10936.227.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4495,34219.121.2--------
$2,500 or more 3,35612.023.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house23,09071.364.922,51873.567.9+572
Medium house6,74120.817.96,04019.717.4+701
High density8812.715.36482.113.3+233

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,

City of Coffs Harbour

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