Livingstone Shire Council area

Market characteristics

Livingstone Shire Council area has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Queensland.

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

More detailed information about Livingstone Shire 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
Livingstone Shire Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents36,272100.0100.032,563100.0100.0+3,709
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years6,85418.919.46,48619.920.2+368
15 - 24 years4,17811.513.03,92512.113.6+253
25 - 54 years13,54837.440.512,74439.141.5+804
55 - 64 Years5,29714.611.84,59414.111.6+703
65 years and over6,39217.615.34,81914.813.1+1,573
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3,0328.48.52,9289.08.8+104
Secondary school2,5337.06.32,3687.36.0+165
Total overseas born3,65010.121.63,40110.420.5+249
Speaks language other than English at home9122.511.87432.39.7+169
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all810.21.8920.31.4-11
Bachelor or higher degree3,60112.218.32,92711.215.9+674
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,0086.88.71,5726.07.5+436
Certificate level7,18724.421.35,63721.619.9+1,550
No qualification12,50342.540.912,53148.145.8-28
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,55019.017.6--------
$650 to $1,4994,02530.030.4--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,62719.622.3--------
$2,500 or more 2,27717.019.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house13,50181.673.612,28182.775.7+1,220
Medium house1,5509.415.71,2108.115.2+340
High density2841.77.82471.76.5+37

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,

Livingstone Shire

economic profile