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Market characteristics

The Far North Queensland Regional 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 the Far North Queensland Regional's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Far North Queensland Regional'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
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents264,152100.0100.0248,638100.0100.0+15,514
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years51,59819.519.452,32321.020.2-725
15 - 24 years30,13511.413.029,60111.913.6+534
25 - 54 years105,29839.940.5104,05841.841.5+1,240
55 - 64 Years35,48913.411.831,05812.511.6+4,431
65 years and over41,63315.815.331,62712.713.1+10,006
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school22,2098.48.521,6748.78.8+535
Secondary school16,5006.26.314,8956.06.0+1,605
Total overseas born48,43118.321.643,93417.720.5+4,497
Speaks language other than English at home29,18511.011.824,5519.99.7+4,634
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all4,3981.71.83,6011.41.4+797
Bachelor or higher degree29,04513.718.323,14611.815.9+5,899
Advanced Diploma or Diploma17,4708.28.713,8517.17.5+3,619
Certificate level48,50922.821.342,46821.619.9+6,041
No qualification87,19341.040.990,33346.045.8-3,140
Household income--------------
Nill to $64920,73220.517.6--------
$650 to $1,49933,66133.230.4--------
$1,500 to $2,44920,90720.622.3--------
$2,500 or more 13,77813.619.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house88,45272.473.683,00972.175.7+5,443
Medium house18,58815.215.718,27415.915.2+314
High density6,5855.47.86,6505.86.5-65

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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