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Shire of Murray

Market characteristics

Shire of Murray has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Western 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 Shire of Murray's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Shire of Murray'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
Shire of Murray20162011Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents16,698100.0100.014,149100.0100.0+2,549
Males8,36550.150.07,17350.750.3+1,192
Females8,33549.950.06,97649.349.7+1,359
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years3,14018.819.32,79719.819.7+343
15 - 24 years1,83211.012.51,52710.813.7+305
25 - 54 years5,82934.942.85,08936.043.0+740
55 - 64 Years2,29813.811.42,05014.511.4+248
65 years and over3,60721.614.02,68619.012.3+921
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,3918.38.51,2719.08.4+120
Secondary school1,0536.36.37295.25.5+324
TAFE2571.51.92271.62.2+30
University3011.84.31971.44.1+104
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born2,99918.032.22,64918.730.5+350
Speaks language other than English at home4732.817.53202.314.5+153
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all390.22.5380.32.1+1
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree9957.320.57266.417.5+269
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9056.78.96505.78.1+255
Certificate level3,49225.820.42,60723.019.5+885
No qualification6,51048.038.95,93652.343.3+574
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,26820.816.2--------
$650 to $1,4991,79729.426.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,14018.722.4--------
$2,500 or more 1,03516.923.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned2,15032.827.31,87634.228.7+274
Purchasing2,34535.836.91,92735.135.5+418
Renting1,27919.526.81,12320.528.1+156
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house6,96789.076.56,18691.878.1+781
Medium house5006.417.33014.516.0+199
High density00.04.000.03.70

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

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