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City of Mount Gambier

Market characteristics

The City of Mount Gambier has a lower 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 City of Mount Gambier's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Mount Gambier'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
City of Mount Gambier20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents26,276100.0100.025,247100.0100.0+1,029
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,20719.817.55,25820.818.0-51
15 - 24 years3,18712.112.43,22612.813.1-39
25 - 54 years9,75437.139.09,88639.240.3-132
55 - 64 Years3,26612.412.82,94611.712.5+320
65 years and over4,85518.518.33,93115.616.1+924
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,6049.98.52,53210.08.6+72
Secondary school1,5896.05.61,5396.15.7+50
Total overseas born2,84310.822.92,59710.322.0+246
Speaks language other than English at home1,5776.016.31,2705.014.3+307
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all3161.22.93351.32.5-19
Bachelor or higher degree1,9959.518.51,7048.515.9+291
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,2566.08.39844.97.3+272
Certificate level5,23724.920.14,54222.718.8+695
No qualification10,54350.143.710,92854.648.1-385
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,67925.621.6--------
$650 to $1,4993,66835.032.9--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,15820.620.8--------
$2,500 or more 1,0269.815.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house9,11074.176.59,33980.478.9-229
Medium house3,02124.620.32,14518.518.6+876
High density260.21.7610.51.6-35

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

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