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Lithgow City Council

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Lithgow City'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
Lithgow City Council 20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents21,090100.0100.020,161100.0100.0+929
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years3,59117.018.53,76918.719.3-178
15 - 24 years2,29310.912.52,37611.812.9-83
25 - 54 years7,45935.440.87,51837.341.4-59
55 - 64 Years3,08914.611.92,85614.211.7+233
65 years and over4,64422.016.33,64218.114.7+1,002
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,4897.18.11,5137.57.9-24
Secondary school1,1455.46.21,2346.16.5-89
Total overseas born1,9629.327.61,8139.025.7+149
Speaks language other than English at home7223.425.15882.922.4+134
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all970.54.5700.33.9+27
Bachelor or higher degree1,5248.723.41,2367.519.9+288
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,1466.68.98685.38.3+278
Certificate level4,29424.618.13,82223.317.7+472
No qualification7,57243.339.18,15149.742.8-579
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,22327.917.8--------
$650 to $1,4992,54432.027.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,34816.921.2--------
$2,500 or more 1,02312.823.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house8,24085.064.98,39689.167.9-156
Medium house8899.217.97548.017.4+135
High density340.415.3530.613.3-19

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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