Kempsey Shire

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Kempsey 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
Kempsey Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents28,885100.0100.028,134100.0100.0+751
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years4,97217.218.55,47419.519.3-502
15 - 24 years2,98910.312.53,03410.812.9-45
25 - 54 years9,28232.140.89,62334.241.4-341
55 - 64 Years4,72816.411.94,41915.711.7+309
65 years and over6,90823.916.35,58419.814.7+1,324
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,1677.58.12,2768.17.9-109
Secondary school1,6465.76.21,9136.86.5-267
Total overseas born2,0547.127.61,9717.025.7+83
Speaks language other than English at home6432.225.15271.922.4+116
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1000.34.5610.23.9+39
Bachelor or higher degree1,9588.223.41,6777.419.9+281
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,5046.38.91,2485.58.3+256
Certificate level5,86724.518.15,12122.617.7+746
No qualification10,55344.139.111,30149.942.8-748
Household income--------------
Nill to $6493,01827.317.8--------
$650 to $1,4994,25738.527.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,73815.721.2--------
$2,500 or more 7897.123.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house11,70886.064.911,41885.267.9+290
Medium house1,1808.717.91,44410.817.4-264
High density1701.215.3930.713.3+77

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,

Kempsey Shire

economic profile