North Sydney Council area

Market characteristics

North Sydney Council area has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to New South Wales.

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 North Sydney Council area's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about North Sydney Council area's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
North Sydney Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents67,658100.0100.062,289100.0100.0+5,369
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years8,54212.618.56,93411.119.3+1,608
15 - 24 years5,2907.812.55,3418.612.9-51
25 - 54 years36,88754.540.835,32656.741.4+1,561
55 - 64 Years7,17810.611.96,87911.011.7+299
65 years and over9,74814.416.37,80912.514.7+1,939
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3,2624.88.12,3543.87.9+908
Secondary school2,0853.16.21,7472.86.5+338
Total overseas born25,59437.827.622,69736.425.7+2,897
Speaks language other than English at home15,01622.225.112,18719.622.4+2,829
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,5022.24.51,2692.03.9+233
Bachelor or higher degree31,63453.523.427,04848.919.9+4,586
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,7779.88.95,78810.58.3-11
Certificate level4,3627.418.14,1327.517.7+230
No qualification11,15618.939.111,60621.042.8-450
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,9349.617.8--------
$650 to $1,4995,03916.527.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4497,11323.221.2--------
$2,500 or more 12,84142.023.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house3,76410.264.94,51812.967.9-754
Medium house9,19625.017.98,98525.717.4+211
High density23,62964.215.321,20360.813.3+2,426

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

North Sydney Council

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