Gunnedah Shire

Market characteristics

Gunnedah Shire has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to New South Wales.

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

More detailed information about Gunnedah Shire'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 benchmark:
Market characteristics
Gunnedah Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents12,215100.1100.012,066100.0100.0+149
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years2,52520.718.52,55321.219.3-28
15 - 24 years1,36611.212.51,48412.312.9-118
25 - 54 years4,44336.440.84,34436.041.4+99
55 - 64 Years1,57312.911.91,48912.311.7+84
65 years and over2,32919.116.32,19618.214.7+133
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,0618.78.11,0538.77.9+8
Secondary school6655.46.28096.76.5-144
Total overseas born5814.827.64814.025.7+100
Speaks language other than English at home2732.225.11721.422.4+101
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all370.34.5250.23.9+12
Bachelor or higher degree98510.223.47818.219.9+204
Advanced Diploma or Diploma6546.88.95045.38.3+150
Certificate level2,26723.418.12,01221.217.7+255
No qualification4,51646.739.15,00952.742.8-493
Household income--------------
Nill to $64998621.317.8--------
$650 to $1,4991,38930.027.5--------
$1,500 to $2,44995820.721.2--------
$2,500 or more 77216.723.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house4,82488.064.94,58887.567.9+236
Medium house4608.417.953810.317.4-78
High density771.415.3170.313.3+60

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,

Gunnedah Shire Council

economic profile