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Moreton Bay Region

Market characteristics

Moreton Bay Region has a higher 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 Moreton Bay Region's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Moreton Bay Region'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
Moreton Bay Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents425,302100.0100.0378,039100.0100.0+47,263
Males208,17048.949.4185,67749.149.6+22,493
Females217,13651.150.6192,36250.950.4+24,774
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years89,13021.019.482,92621.920.2+6,204
15 - 24 years53,30612.513.049,20913.013.6+4,097
25 - 54 years167,45739.440.5152,58640.441.5+14,871
55 - 64 Years49,08411.511.844,23511.711.6+4,849
65 years and over66,34415.615.349,08313.013.1+17,261
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school40,3919.58.536,5649.78.8+3,827
Secondary school28,8456.86.324,3046.46.0+4,541
TAFE7,0011.61.66,7551.81.8+246
University13,4713.24.510,1182.74.0+3,353
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born83,23719.621.671,60618.920.5+11,631
Speaks language other than English at home29,0676.811.820,2315.49.7+8,836
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all3,5100.81.82,1760.61.4+1,334
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree46,90014.018.335,62212.115.9+11,278
Advanced Diploma or Diploma32,1979.68.723,5308.07.5+8,667
Certificate level81,49124.221.365,41622.219.9+16,075
No qualification143,54842.740.9141,51148.045.8+2,037
Household income--------------
Nill to $64924,71716.617.6--------
$650 to $1,49946,90231.530.4--------
$1,500 to $2,44935,26723.722.3--------
$2,500 or more 27,76318.619.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned40,97526.427.437,37627.228.4+3,599
Purchasing55,91936.031.452,90938.532.6+3,010
Renting47,07430.332.239,27528.632.0+7,799
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house135,59581.373.6125,40184.475.7+10,194
Medium house24,75714.815.718,04012.115.2+6,717
High density4,2092.57.83,4102.36.5+799

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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