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East Gippsland Shire

Market characteristics

The East Gippsland Shire has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Victoria.

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

More detailed information about the East Gippsland Shire's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
East Gippsland Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents45,040100.0100.042,193100.0100.0+2,847
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years7,14715.918.27,25217.218.7-105
15 - 24 years4,1149.113.04,22610.013.5-112
25 - 54 years13,87130.841.813,99933.242.3-128
55 - 64 Years7,20516.011.46,90016.411.4+305
65 years and over12,70028.215.69,81623.314.2+2,884
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3,1306.97.93,0887.37.7+42
Secondary school2,4015.36.12,5606.16.5-159
Total overseas born4,87110.828.34,53310.726.2+338
Speaks language other than English at home1,5603.525.91,3313.223.0+229
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1970.44.51420.34.0+55
Bachelor or higher degree4,21211.124.33,55610.220.8+656
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,1878.49.22,6187.58.4+569
Certificate level8,87523.416.97,47021.416.4+1,405
No qualification16,14242.639.617,23549.343.9-1,093
Household income--------------
Nill to $6494,83126.918.3--------
$650 to $1,4996,76837.729.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,88816.122.2--------
$2,500 or more 1,4237.920.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house21,84290.672.119,61386.775.8+2,229
Medium house1,4616.119.42,31610.218.1-855
High density60.07.400.05.3+6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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