Hornsby Shire

Market characteristics

Hornsby Shire has a higher 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 Hornsby Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Hornsby 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
Hornsby Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents142,667100.0100.0137,450100.0100.0+5,217
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years27,86919.518.527,09119.719.3+778
15 - 24 years18,04912.712.518,29313.312.9-244
25 - 54 years56,46939.640.856,03140.841.4+438
55 - 64 Years17,19512.111.916,18911.811.7+1,006
65 years and over23,08416.216.319,84414.414.7+3,240
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school13,3249.38.112,0698.87.9+1,255
Secondary school11,1707.86.211,1248.16.5+46
Total overseas born52,64236.927.646,40233.825.7+6,240
Speaks language other than English at home44,34331.125.135,42925.822.4+8,914
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all6,4514.54.54,7853.53.9+1,666
Bachelor or higher degree44,04838.423.436,90833.419.9+7,140
Advanced Diploma or Diploma12,14710.68.912,15811.08.3-11
Certificate level15,36713.418.115,43014.017.7-63
No qualification34,86130.439.136,85633.442.8-1,995
Household income--------------
Nill to $6495,44511.517.8--------
$650 to $1,4999,81520.827.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4499,99821.121.2--------
$2,500 or more 17,30136.623.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house37,14972.264.937,66075.467.9-511
Medium house6,28012.217.95,59311.217.4+687
High density7,60714.815.36,43212.913.3+1,175

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,

Hornsby Shire Council

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