Edward River Council

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Edward River 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
Edward River Council20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents8,851100.1100.08,660100.0100.0+191
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,57517.818.51,72019.919.3-145
15 - 24 years98411.112.596411.112.9+20
25 - 54 years2,95833.540.83,02634.941.4-68
55 - 64 Years1,36315.411.91,23814.311.7+125
65 years and over1,97122.316.31,71219.814.7+259
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school7037.98.16777.87.9+26
Secondary school5035.76.26016.96.5-98
Total overseas born5666.427.64845.625.7+82
Speaks language other than English at home2813.225.11882.222.4+93
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all640.74.5280.33.9+36
Bachelor or higher degree73910.223.46168.919.9+123
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5087.08.94346.38.3+74
Certificate level1,57321.618.11,43420.717.7+139
No qualification3,30745.539.13,52950.942.8-222
Household income--------------
Nill to $64983824.117.8--------
$650 to $1,4991,17933.927.5--------
$1,500 to $2,44965118.721.2--------
$2,500 or more 39311.323.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house3,72887.064.93,78588.067.9-57
Medium house4219.817.94069.417.4+15
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,

Edward River Council

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