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Murchison Area

Market characteristics

The Murchison Area 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 the Murchison Area's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Murchison Area'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
Murchison Area20162011Change
NameNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents27,238100.0100.027,924100.0100.0-686
Males13,73450.448.914,05950.349.0-325
Females13,50549.651.113,86549.751.0-360
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years4,96818.217.75,56819.919.0-600
15 - 24 years2,90010.712.03,25611.712.6-356
25 - 54 years9,77635.936.810,77038.638.7-994
55 - 64 Years4,18515.414.13,83813.713.5+347
65 years and over5,39319.819.44,49216.116.3+901
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,3898.88.62,3828.58.5+7
Secondary school1,4315.35.81,7106.16.0-279
TAFE4541.72.16872.52.6-233
University3551.33.63571.33.3-2
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born2,4479.012.02,5479.111.6-100
Speaks language other than English at home5742.15.35271.94.4+47
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all680.20.9670.20.7+1
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,8628.416.21,7017.614.2+161
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,4266.47.51,1945.36.6+232
Certificate level5,31023.821.34,87821.820.2+432
No qualification10,95949.244.312,28054.948.8-1,321
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,89926.423.9--------
$650 to $1,4993,79834.634.6--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,05518.719.6--------
$2,500 or more 1,0679.712.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned4,20236.534.14,34737.935.3-145
Purchasing3,30728.731.83,47730.333.1-170
Renting3,04026.426.32,97225.926.0+68
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house13,08692.286.612,66189.785.6+425
Medium house8716.110.91,1878.412.2-316
High density90.11.150.01.0+4

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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