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Golden Plains Shire

Market characteristics

Golden Plains Shire has a similar 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Golden Plains Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents21,688100.0100.018,765100.0100.0+2,923
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years4,92222.718.24,34923.218.7+573
15 - 24 years2,46111.313.02,10411.213.5+357
25 - 54 years8,47139.141.87,70741.142.3+764
55 - 64 Years2,91213.411.42,59713.811.4+315
65 years and over2,91013.415.62,00810.714.2+902
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,30310.67.91,97810.57.7+325
Secondary school1,6687.76.11,4958.06.5+173
Total overseas born2,0209.328.31,93410.326.2+86
Speaks language other than English at home6443.025.95853.123.0+59
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all570.34.5560.34.0+1
Bachelor or higher degree2,39414.324.31,78212.420.8+612
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,5829.49.21,1698.18.4+413
Certificate level4,45926.616.93,53224.516.4+927
No qualification6,74240.239.66,61245.843.9+130
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,11015.318.3--------
$650 to $1,4992,28231.529.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,85225.522.2--------
$2,500 or more 1,24717.220.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house8,19798.272.17,15797.975.8+1,040
Medium house530.619.4580.818.1-5
High density00.07.400.05.30

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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