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Golden Plains Shire

Market characteristics

Golden Plains Shire has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Victoria.

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 Golden Plains Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Golden Plains Shire's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Golden Plains Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents18,765100.0100.016,458100.0100.0+2,307
Males9,54650.949.28,38350.949.1+1,163
Females9,21949.150.88,07549.150.9+1,144
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years4,34923.218.73,95024.019.3+399
15 - 24 years2,10411.213.51,76410.713.7+340
25 - 54 years7,70741.142.37,11943.342.6+588
55 - 64 Years2,59713.811.42,13513.010.8+462
65 years and over2,00810.714.21,4849.013.7+524
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,97810.57.71,81211.08.1+166
Secondary school1,4958.06.51,3238.06.8+172
TAFE3481.92.22781.72.1+70
University4032.14.63141.94.0+89
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born1,93410.326.21,67910.223.7+255
Non-English speaking backgrounds7353.919.56163.717.3+119
Speaks another language and English well or very well1,1996.46.71,0636.56.5+136
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,78212.420.81,29010.317.2+492
Certificate level3,53224.516.42,67021.315.3+862
No qualification6,61245.843.96,43751.547.5+175
Household income--------------
Nil to $5991,20119.021.3--------
$600 to $1,2491,69326.824.5--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1,44422.818.8--------
$2,000 or more 1,27320.124.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned2,37436.633.02,22139.234.7+153
Purchasing3,22349.834.52,73848.334.0+485
Renting5628.725.94347.723.9+128
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house7,15797.975.86,05497.876.2+1,103
Medium house580.818.1320.518.3+26
High density00.05.300.04.60

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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