MidCoast Council area

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about the MidCoast 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
MidCoast Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents90,303100.0100.085,848100.0100.0+4,455
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years13,93615.418.514,75317.219.3-817
15 - 24 years8,2359.112.58,3019.712.9-66
25 - 54 years26,32329.240.826,96231.441.4-639
55 - 64 Years14,61116.211.913,56415.811.7+1,047
65 years and over27,19330.116.322,26825.914.7+4,925
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school6,3047.08.16,3007.37.9+4
Secondary school4,9915.56.25,4766.46.5-485
Total overseas born8,4269.327.67,7629.025.7+664
Speaks language other than English at home2,3402.625.11,8932.222.4+447
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2160.24.52240.33.9-8
Bachelor or higher degree7,5339.923.46,0228.519.9+1,511
Advanced Diploma or Diploma6,0177.98.94,7436.78.3+1,274
Certificate level19,05325.018.116,41623.117.7+2,637
No qualification33,86244.339.134,65048.742.8-788
Household income--------------
Nill to $64910,28027.717.8--------
$650 to $1,49914,64839.427.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4495,51014.821.2--------
$2,500 or more 2,7957.523.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house36,92377.964.935,33878.267.9+1,585
Medium house7,00614.817.97,01015.517.4-4
High density1,7903.815.31,6463.613.3+144

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,

MidCoast Council

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