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Furneaux Island Group

Market characteristics

The Furneaux Island Group has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Tasmania.

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 Furneaux Island Group's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Furneaux Island Group'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
Furneaux Island Group20162011Change
NameNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents906100.8100.0776100.0100.0+130
Males49054.548.941052.849.0+80
Females41245.851.136647.251.0+46
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years13114.617.711715.119.0+14
15 - 24 years596.612.0344.412.6+25
25 - 54 years27430.536.827134.938.7+3
55 - 64 Years19421.614.118323.613.5+11
65 years and over23826.519.417122.016.3+67
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school465.18.6465.98.50
Secondary school353.95.8111.46.0+24
TAFE111.22.1131.72.6-2
University80.93.640.53.3+4
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born879.712.0779.911.6+10
Speaks language other than English at home151.75.3151.94.40
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all00.00.900.00.70
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree11915.416.29013.514.2+29
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7810.17.5639.56.6+15
Certificate level18624.121.313219.820.2+54
No qualification30239.144.331747.648.8-15
Household income--------------
Nill to $64910224.123.9--------
$650 to $1,49915837.334.6--------
$1,500 to $2,4497417.519.6--------
$2,500 or more 399.212.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned17939.834.116142.535.3+18
Purchasing6815.131.87118.733.1-3
Renting16737.126.312031.726.0+47
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house60394.286.661292.785.6-9
Medium house203.110.9172.612.2+3
High density00.01.100.01.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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