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Northern Midlands

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about the Northern Midlands'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 Midlands20162011Change
NameNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents12,822100.0100.012,223100.0100.0+599
Males6,35949.648.96,11850.049.0+241
Females6,45850.451.16,10549.951.0+353
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years2,20817.217.72,34419.219.0-136
15 - 24 years1,39210.912.01,34111.012.6+51
25 - 54 years4,49035.036.84,60037.638.7-110
55 - 64 Years1,99215.514.11,83015.013.5+162
65 years and over2,73521.319.42,10817.216.3+627
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,0308.08.61,1079.18.5-77
Secondary school6735.35.87696.36.0-96
TAFE2101.62.12482.02.6-38
University2131.73.62081.73.3+5
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born1,0308.012.01,0368.511.6-6
Speaks language other than English at home1941.55.31661.44.4+28
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all110.10.9110.10.70
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,07010.116.28969.114.2+174
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7487.07.56186.36.6+130
Certificate level2,35422.221.32,09921.220.2+255
No qualification5,11348.244.35,32253.948.8-209
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,19623.923.9--------
$650 to $1,4991,84036.834.6--------
$1,500 to $2,44992618.519.6--------
$2,500 or more 50610.112.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned1,97337.434.11,96339.935.3+10
Purchasing1,63831.031.81,60132.633.1+37
Renting1,20022.726.31,10522.526.0+95
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house5,45892.086.65,38294.185.6+76
Medium house2975.010.92494.412.2+48
High density00.01.100.01.00

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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