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Northern Tasmania Region

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about the Northern Tasmania Region'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 Tasmania Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents140,487100.0100.0137,562100.0100.0+2,925
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years24,47717.417.725,90318.819.0-1,426
15 - 24 years17,46112.412.017,57312.812.6-112
25 - 54 years50,25835.836.852,18637.938.7-1,928
55 - 64 Years20,04414.314.118,75713.613.5+1,287
65 years and over28,27220.119.423,14316.816.3+5,129
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school11,7908.48.611,7028.58.5+88
Secondary school8,0855.85.88,5206.26.0-435
Total overseas born16,30511.612.015,55311.311.6+752
Speaks language other than English at home6,5414.75.35,2533.84.4+1,288
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,3391.00.98590.60.7+480
Bachelor or higher degree16,24414.016.213,87512.414.2+2,369
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8,3427.27.57,1416.46.6+1,201
Certificate level25,08221.621.322,85420.520.2+2,228
No qualification53,24745.944.356,69950.848.8-3,452
Household income--------------
Nill to $64914,31325.823.9--------
$650 to $1,49919,68035.534.6--------
$1,500 to $2,44910,19118.419.6--------
$2,500 or more 5,85610.612.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house58,11586.186.656,70686.885.6+1,409
Medium house7,89411.710.97,58511.612.2+309
High density3340.51.12100.31.0+124

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

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