Hilltops Council area

Market characteristics

The Hilltops Council area has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to NSW.

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 Hilltops Council area's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Hilltops Council area'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
Hilltops Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%. NSWNumber%. NSW2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents18,498100.1100.018,219100.0100.0+279
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years3,61019.518.53,87121.219.3-261
15 - 24 years2,04711.112.51,98910.912.9+58
25 - 54 years6,14333.240.86,31134.641.4-168
55 - 64 Years2,52713.711.92,54814.011.7-21
65 years and over4,16522.516.33,50019.214.7+665
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,6508.98.11,6038.87.9+47
Secondary school1,1886.46.21,3157.26.5-127
Total overseas born1,1466.227.61,0285.625.7+118
Speaks language other than English at home6223.425.14542.522.4+168
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all790.44.5770.43.9+2
Bachelor or higher degree1,4809.923.41,2518.719.9+229
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,0417.08.98475.98.3+194
Certificate level3,36722.618.12,97020.717.7+397
No qualification7,11147.739.17,56252.742.8-451
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,84625.817.8--------
$650 to $1,4992,57135.927.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,27017.721.2--------
$2,500 or more 6629.223.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house7,91688.964.97,86691.567.9+50
Medium house8009.017.96187.217.4+182
High density0--15.390.113.3-9

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,

Hilltops Council area

economic profile