Murchison AreaEconomic profile
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West Coast Council area

Market characteristics

The Murchison Area has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Greater Hobart.

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
West Coast Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Greater Hobart %Number%Greater Hobart %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents4,14999.9100.04,678100.0100.0-529
Males2,15952.048.52,44852.348.6-289
Females1,99248.051.52,23047.751.4-238
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years76918.518.095320.418.8-184
15 - 24 years3809.112.454211.613.4-162
25 - 54 years1,63339.338.51,94441.639.7-311
55 - 64 Years66616.013.259312.712.8+73
65 years and over70917.117.864613.815.4+63
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3638.78.83928.48.4-29
Secondary school1794.36.02194.76.0-40
TAFE481.22.1881.92.6-40
University511.25.0370.84.6+14
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born3538.513.83637.813.2-10
Speaks language other than English at home1092.67.61082.36.4+1
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all130.31.2150.31.0-2
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2356.921.32386.418.7-3
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1725.17.91484.07.1+24
Certificate level81924.219.787023.418.8-51
No qualification1,71950.841.42,03154.745.1-312
Household income--------------
Nill to $64957630.621.0--------
$650 to $1,49956229.832.8--------
$1,500 to $2,44935618.921.4--------
$2,500 or more 1809.615.4--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned76438.531.684339.232.8-79
Purchasing43021.733.648722.634.7-57
Renting59430.027.564930.226.9-55
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house2,61889.383.22,82688.881.2-208
Medium house2528.613.62367.416.1+16
High density90.32.250.22.0+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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