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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
Ku-ring-gai Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents118,053100.0100.0109,297100.0100.0+8,756
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
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
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--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house30,71872.464.930,71877.567.9--
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). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

Ku-ring-gai Council

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