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District Council of Mount Barker

Market characteristics

The District Council of Mount Barker has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to South Australia.

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 District Council of Mount Barker's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents33,397100.0100.029,764100.0100.0+3,633
Males16,24648.649.314,46048.649.3+1,786
Females17,14951.350.715,30451.450.7+1,845
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years6,73720.217.56,51421.918.0+223
15 - 24 years4,22112.612.43,71412.513.1+507
25 - 54 years13,06639.139.012,22841.140.3+838
55 - 64 Years4,23012.712.83,68812.412.5+542
65 years and over5,15215.418.33,62012.216.1+1,532
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3,32910.08.53,30811.18.6+21
Secondary school2,2446.75.61,9566.65.7+288
TAFE6672.01.96862.32.2-19
University1,2633.84.79863.34.1+277
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born4,64613.922.94,29314.422.0+353
Speaks language other than English at home1,3494.016.31,1403.814.3+209
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1030.32.91020.32.5+1
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree4,82618.118.53,73416.115.9+1,092
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,71310.28.32,2269.67.3+487
Certificate level6,34723.820.15,18922.318.8+1,158
No qualification10,43739.243.710,38644.748.1+51
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,98316.321.6--------
$650 to $1,4993,71930.632.9--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,98624.620.8--------
$2,500 or more 2,19518.115.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3,43327.231.03,09127.732.0+342
Purchasing5,45443.233.75,01044.834.1+444
Renting2,85522.627.52,52622.627.3+329
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house12,71794.076.511,26492.678.9+1,453
Medium house6664.920.38056.618.6-139
High density00.01.700.01.60

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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