Cumberland City

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Cumberland 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
Cumberland City20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents216,079100.0100.0193,079100.0100.0+23,000
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years44,36520.518.540,77221.119.3+3,593
15 - 24 years29,68613.712.528,12314.612.9+1,563
25 - 54 years97,33045.040.884,83143.941.4+12,499
55 - 64 Years20,5859.511.918,2819.511.7+2,304
65 years and over24,12511.216.321,07310.914.7+3,052
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school18,1278.48.114,8807.77.9+3,247
Secondary school13,1786.16.212,5286.56.5+650
Total overseas born112,74952.227.692,52347.925.7+20,226
Speaks language other than English at home141,72465.625.1118,40661.322.4+23,318
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all31,80314.74.525,07513.03.9+6,728
Bachelor or higher degree38,04922.223.427,27917.919.9+10,770
Advanced Diploma or Diploma14,5568.58.912,1718.08.3+2,385
Certificate level21,16012.318.119,80713.017.7+1,353
No qualification81,64547.539.173,89848.542.8+7,747
Household income--------------
Nill to $64912,19018.817.8--------
$650 to $1,49919,15629.527.5--------
$1,500 to $2,44914,60822.521.2--------
$2,500 or more 11,98518.523.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house39,93755.464.940,36860.267.9-431
Medium house17,81124.717.916,34424.417.4+1,467
High density13,46118.715.310,03515.013.3+3,426

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,

Cumberland City Council

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