Dungog Shire Council

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Dungog Shire

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Dungog 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
Dungog Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents8,97599.9100.08,318100.0100.0+657
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,66618.518.51,56818.819.3+98
15 - 24 years93010.412.593411.212.9-4
25 - 54 years3,12634.840.83,06136.841.4+65
55 - 64 Years1,45316.211.91,28915.511.7+164
65 years and over1,78919.916.31,46617.614.7+323
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school7518.48.16838.27.9+68
Secondary school5986.76.25776.96.5+21
Total overseas born4394.927.64044.925.7+35
Speaks language other than English at home760.825.1891.122.4-13
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all80.14.580.13.9--
Bachelor or higher degree88212.123.472410.719.9+158
Advanced Diploma or Diploma6609.08.95037.48.3+157
Certificate level1,88225.818.11,59823.617.7+284
No qualification3,01541.339.13,25948.242.8-244
Household income--------------
Nill to $64966120.117.8--------
$650 to $1,4991,09033.127.5--------
$1,500 to $2,44969221.021.2--------
$2,500 or more 50615.423.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house3,83895.764.93,68596.467.9+153
Medium house731.817.9962.517.4-23
High density0--15.30--13.3--

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,

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