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Break O'Day Council area

Market characteristics

The Northern Tasmania Region has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Regional TAS.

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
Break O'Day Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents6,104100.0100.06,194100.0100.0-90
Males3,09650.749.23,15651.049.2-60
Females3,00849.350.83,03849.050.8-30
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years86914.217.51,03416.719.1-165
15 - 24 years4537.411.64837.812.0-30
25 - 54 years1,78929.335.52,08833.737.9-299
55 - 64 Years1,26220.714.91,21919.714.0+43
65 years and over1,74728.620.61,37022.117.0+377
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4076.78.44407.18.6-33
Secondary school2594.25.63365.46.0-77
TAFE821.32.11071.72.6-25
University621.02.5570.92.4+5
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born76212.510.675612.210.4+6
Speaks language other than English at home1222.03.51181.93.0+4
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all140.20.690.10.4+5
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree54010.312.34308.310.8+110
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3326.37.22845.56.3+48
Certificate level1,21923.322.61,07020.721.2+149
No qualification2,47747.346.52,71652.651.5-239
Household income--------------
Nill to $64995135.526.0--------
$650 to $1,4991,01037.735.9--------
$1,500 to $2,44929010.818.2--------
$2,500 or more 1274.79.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned1,34447.735.91,30547.837.2+39
Purchasing62122.030.462622.932.0-5
Renting60221.425.361222.425.3-10
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house4,18493.088.93,97091.588.5+214
Medium house1212.79.02044.79.6-83
High density00.00.300.00.30

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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