Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

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Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about the FNQROC'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 area:
Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
NameNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents263,688100.0100.0248,153100.0100.0+15,535
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years51,59019.619.452,33121.120.2-741
15 - 24 years30,14711.413.029,66712.013.6+480
25 - 54 years105,14139.940.5103,77541.841.5+1,366
55 - 64 Years35,36513.411.830,92712.511.6+4,438
65 years and over41,46315.715.331,48212.713.1+9,981
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school22,1908.48.521,7208.88.8+470
Secondary school16,5006.36.314,9236.06.0+1,577
Total overseas born48,31618.321.643,79417.620.5+4,522
Speaks language other than English at home29,99711.411.825,44910.39.7+4,548
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all4,4221.71.83,6341.51.4+788
Bachelor or higher degree28,97413.718.323,10811.815.9+5,866
Advanced Diploma or Diploma17,4208.28.713,8367.17.5+3,584
Certificate level48,48822.921.342,48721.719.9+6,001
No qualification86,95641.040.990,12246.045.8-3,166
Household income--------------
Nill to $64920,66120.517.6--------
$650 to $1,49933,39233.230.4--------
$1,500 to $2,44920,77320.622.3--------
$2,500 or more 13,66113.619.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house88,26272.773.682,81972.575.7+5,443
Medium house18,57615.315.718,20615.915.2+370
High density6,5855.47.86,6445.86.5-59

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,

Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

economic profile