Meander Valley Council

Market characteristics

Meander Valley Council has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Tasmania.

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 Meander Valley Council's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Meander Valley Council'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
Meander Valley Council20162011Change
NameNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents19,282100.0100.018,888100.0100.0+394
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years3,33117.317.73,58119.019.0-250
15 - 24 years2,18811.312.02,18211.612.6+6
25 - 54 years6,86635.636.87,15137.938.7-285
55 - 64 Years2,87114.914.12,77814.713.5+93
65 years and over4,03220.919.43,19616.916.3+836
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,6178.48.61,6868.98.5-69
Secondary school1,1826.15.81,2986.96.0-116
Total overseas born1,92510.012.01,94510.311.6-20
Speaks language other than English at home4792.55.34152.24.4+64
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all500.30.9500.30.7--
Bachelor or higher degree1,89911.916.21,56310.214.2+336
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,1997.57.51,0166.66.6+183
Certificate level3,65722.921.33,25821.320.2+399
No qualification7,52047.144.38,01352.348.8-493
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,85924.923.9--------
$650 to $1,4992,64235.434.6--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,42319.019.6--------
$2,500 or more 82211.012.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house7,82390.486.67,36288.485.6+461
Medium house7208.310.989810.812.2-178
High density0--

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,

Meander Valley Council

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