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Gladstone Regional Council area

Market characteristics

Gladstone Regional Council area has a higher 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 Gladstone Regional Council area's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Gladstone Regional Council area'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
Gladstone Regional Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents61,640100.0100.057,882100.0100.0+3,758
Males31,64751.349.430,08652.049.6+1,561
Females29,98948.650.627,79648.050.4+2,193
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years13,94322.619.413,23922.920.2+704
15 - 24 years7,44112.113.07,43112.813.6+10
25 - 54 years26,61643.240.525,45244.041.5+1,164
55 - 64 Years7,27111.811.86,48911.211.6+782
65 years and over6,37910.315.35,2719.113.1+1,108
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school6,0589.88.55,6679.88.8+391
Secondary school4,2406.96.33,3955.96.0+845
TAFE9131.51.61,0231.81.8-110
University1,2942.14.51,0051.74.0+289
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born8,90614.421.67,16412.420.5+1,742
Speaks language other than English at home3,8246.211.82,3344.09.7+1,490
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all3950.61.82410.41.4+154
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree5,33011.218.34,3339.715.9+997
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,1496.68.72,4275.47.5+722
Certificate level13,65128.621.311,46325.719.9+2,188
No qualification20,31742.640.921,08447.245.8-767
Household income--------------
Nill to $6493,94717.517.6--------
$650 to $1,4995,78125.730.4--------
$1,500 to $2,4495,04022.422.3--------
$2,500 or more 5,16222.919.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned5,75624.127.45,71126.028.4+45
Purchasing8,22134.431.47,82235.532.6+399
Renting7,74532.432.26,39729.132.0+1,348
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house23,42180.873.620,59982.675.7+2,822
Medium house3,33111.515.72,3889.615.2+943
High density8803.07.83641.56.5+516

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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