Lismore City

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Lismore City'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
Lismore City20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents43,135100.0100.042,763100.0100.0+372
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years7,70417.918.58,41919.719.3-715
15 - 24 years5,22912.112.55,64013.212.9-411
25 - 54 years15,64836.340.816,43338.441.4-785
55 - 64 Years6,69715.511.96,00114.011.7+696
65 years and over7,85218.216.36,27014.714.7+1,582
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3,5078.18.13,6658.67.9-158
Secondary school2,8666.66.23,1567.46.5-290
Total overseas born4,0389.427.63,9789.325.7+60
Speaks language other than English at home1,9534.525.11,7954.222.4+158
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2390.64.52200.53.9+19
Bachelor or higher degree6,21617.523.45,41015.719.9+806
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,8858.18.92,5407.48.3+345
Certificate level8,24123.318.17,49021.817.7+751
No qualification13,82239.039.115,62245.542.8-1,800
Household income--------------
Nill to $6494,10625.017.8--------
$650 to $1,4995,85335.727.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4493,19019.521.2--------
$2,500 or more 1,70910.423.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house15,49181.564.915,48783.967.9+4
Medium house2,72314.317.92,35512.817.4+368
High density1040.515.31550.813.3-51

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,

Lismore City

economic profile