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Northern Beaches Council area

Market characteristics

The Northern Beaches 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 the Northern Beaches Council area's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Northern Beaches Council 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
Northern Beaches Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents252,878100.0100.0237,643100.0100.0+15,235
Males123,50748.849.3116,43049.049.3+7,077
Females129,37051.250.7121,21351.050.7+8,157
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years49,84919.718.547,22919.919.3+2,620
15 - 24 years26,96610.712.525,17310.612.9+1,793
25 - 54 years105,15941.640.8102,01142.941.4+3,148
55 - 64 Years28,42011.211.926,39011.111.7+2,030
65 years and over42,46516.816.336,84015.514.7+5,625
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school23,2669.28.120,3078.57.9+2,959
Secondary school17,3936.96.215,0176.36.5+2,376
TAFE4,2231.71.95,0032.12.4-780
University10,7494.35.09,3763.94.4+1,373
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born72,92628.827.665,74727.725.7+7,179
Speaks language other than English at home38,11315.125.131,76613.422.4+6,347
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all4,1881.74.53,6001.53.9+588
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree65,65232.323.453,72728.219.9+11,925
Advanced Diploma or Diploma23,83111.78.922,80612.08.3+1,025
Certificate level33,17116.318.130,99516.317.7+2,176
No qualification61,90430.539.163,17133.242.8-1,267
Household income--------------
Nill to $64910,04511.317.8--------
$650 to $1,49917,47219.727.5--------
$1,500 to $2,44918,02220.321.2--------
$2,500 or more 33,40337.723.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned30,55433.130.729,90433.531.9+650
Purchasing31,33933.930.430,85934.631.9+480
Renting23,04424.930.322,72425.529.1+320
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house56,54055.764.956,61458.067.9-74
Medium house17,45917.217.917,34517.817.4+114
High density26,29025.915.323,13023.713.3+3,160

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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