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Inner West Council area

Market characteristics

The Inner West Council area has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Greater Sydney.

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

More detailed information about the Inner West Council area'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
Inner West Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents182,043100.0100.0169,911100.0100.0+12,132
Males88,73648.749.382,59648.649.2+6,140
Females93,30251.350.787,31551.450.8+5,987
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years27,91115.318.726,24715.419.2+1,664
15 - 24 years19,52210.713.017,92010.513.3+1,602
25 - 54 years93,88951.643.589,30752.643.8+4,582
55 - 64 Years18,51710.210.917,11710.110.8+1,400
65 years and over22,19712.213.919,32011.412.8+2,877
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school11,8036.58.19,6935.77.8+2,110
Secondary school7,6504.26.36,4053.86.4+1,245
TAFE3,1971.81.93,9412.32.4-744
University13,8827.66.112,2837.25.2+1,599
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born62,29034.236.759,18934.834.2+3,101
Speaks language other than English at home51,60428.335.849,61229.232.4+1,992
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all10,1155.66.510,1466.05.8-31
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree64,26841.728.353,75337.424.1+10,515
Advanced Diploma or Diploma13,7618.99.313,1529.29.0+609
Certificate level15,79610.215.115,12510.515.1+671
No qualification44,64229.037.745,73031.840.5-1,088
Household income--------------
Nill to $6499,10213.115.1--------
$650 to $1,49914,33720.624.2--------
$1,500 to $2,44915,27222.022.2--------
$2,500 or more 24,35135.028.3--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned17,14023.127.716,76023.629.1+380
Purchasing19,68126.531.520,59629.033.2-915
Renting30,37640.932.628,04839.530.4+2,328
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house19,31624.055.025,97234.058.9-6,656
Medium house37,48046.620.331,60241.419.7+5,878
High density21,50526.823.517,72023.220.7+3,785

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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