Cowra Shire

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Cowra Shire'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
Cowra Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents12,460100.0100.012,147100.0100.0+313
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years2,16917.418.52,30919.019.3-140
15 - 24 years1,39411.212.51,33511.012.9+59
25 - 54 years3,99032.040.84,01833.141.4-28
55 - 64 Years1,80914.511.91,84015.111.7-31
65 years and over3,10924.916.32,64521.814.7+464
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school9777.88.19888.17.9-11
Secondary school6965.66.28467.06.5-150
Total overseas born7596.127.67135.925.7+46
Speaks language other than English at home3242.625.12652.222.4+59
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all470.44.5340.33.9+13
Bachelor or higher degree9289.023.47497.619.9+179
Advanced Diploma or Diploma6706.58.95795.98.3+91
Certificate level2,34322.718.11,98220.217.7+361
No qualification5,00248.639.15,15552.442.8-153
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,29926.417.8--------
$650 to $1,4991,81436.927.5--------
$1,500 to $2,44982716.821.2--------
$2,500 or more 4429.023.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house5,31088.964.95,27089.767.9+40
Medium house5088.517.94277.317.4+81
High density140.215.3160.313.3-2

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,

Cowra Shire

economic profile