Douglas Shire Council

Market characteristics

Douglas Shire Council has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Queensland.

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

More detailed information about Douglas Shire Council'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
Douglas Shire Council20162011Change
NameNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents11,714100.0100.010,82799.9100.0+887
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,93816.519.42,00918.520.2-71
15 - 24 years1,0408.913.01,11310.313.6-73
25 - 54 years4,89741.840.54,84944.841.5+48
55 - 64 Years1,89316.211.81,51113.911.6+382
65 years and over1,95416.715.31,35712.513.1+597
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school8036.98.58197.68.8-16
Secondary school5304.56.34574.26.0+73
Total overseas born2,34220.021.62,07519.220.5+267
Speaks language other than English at home8597.311.87266.79.7+133
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all770.71.8710.71.4+6
Bachelor or higher degree1,31013.418.31,05412.015.9+256
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8448.68.76797.77.5+165
Certificate level2,34924.021.32,04723.219.9+302
No qualification3,50735.940.93,68741.845.8-180
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,01620.217.6--------
$650 to $1,4991,68133.430.4--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,05220.922.3--------
$2,500 or more 62012.319.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house4,07463.273.63,82963.075.7+245
Medium house1,37221.315.71,47824.315.2-106
High density2263.57.8901.56.5+136

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,

Douglas Shire Council

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