Ku-ring-gai Council Economic profile
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Ku-ring-gai Council area

Market characteristics

Ku-ring-gai Council area 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 Ku-ring-gai Council area's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Ku-ring-gai 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
Ku-ring-gai Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents118,053100.0100.0109,297100.0100.0+8,756
Males56,65748.049.352,25947.849.3+4,398
Females61,39452.050.757,03852.250.7+4,356
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years23,86520.218.522,51820.619.3+1,347
15 - 24 years15,93113.512.515,06913.812.9+862
25 - 54 years43,26236.640.839,66336.341.4+3,599
55 - 64 Years13,53811.511.913,03911.911.7+499
65 years and over21,45618.216.319,00817.414.7+2,448
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school11,92710.18.110,88910.07.9+1,038
Secondary school11,0479.46.210,4409.66.5+607
TAFE1,3401.11.91,4781.42.4-138
University8,1696.95.07,3746.74.4+795
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born45,88538.927.638,77535.525.7+7,110
Speaks language other than English at home32,72227.725.122,95221.022.4+9,770
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all4,9114.24.52,8702.63.9+2,041
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree45,10147.923.437,54443.319.9+7,557
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8,9909.58.99,30310.78.3-313
Certificate level7,0907.518.16,6417.717.7+449
No qualification26,23727.939.126,07330.042.8+164
Household income--------------
Nill to $6493,6359.417.8--------
$650 to $1,4996,27916.227.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4496,66017.221.2--------
$2,500 or more 17,83746.023.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned16,30941.130.716,53544.831.9-226
Purchasing14,54436.730.413,11635.531.9+1,428
Renting6,81117.230.35,47814.829.1+1,333
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house30,71872.464.930,71877.567.90
Medium house3,5588.417.93,6669.217.4-108
High density8,04919.015.35,18913.113.3+2,860

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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