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George Town 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
George Town Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents6,764100.0100.06,640100.0100.0+124
Males3,37549.949.23,29549.649.2+80
Females3,39150.150.83,34550.450.8+46
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,24718.417.51,40421.219.1-157
15 - 24 years71510.611.671510.812.00
25 - 54 years2,26433.535.52,45737.037.9-193
55 - 64 Years1,07515.914.998114.814.0+94
65 years and over1,46521.720.61,08316.317.0+382
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school5858.68.45979.08.6-12
Secondary school3475.15.63675.56.0-20
TAFE1412.12.11692.52.6-28
University851.32.5741.12.4+11
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born71910.610.672610.910.4-7
Speaks language other than English at home1121.73.51211.83.0-9
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all30.00.6160.20.4-13
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree4057.312.33186.110.8+87
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3105.67.22464.76.3+64
Certificate level1,22422.222.61,12521.521.2+99
No qualification2,82051.146.52,99257.151.5-172
Household income--------------
Nill to $64981030.526.0--------
$650 to $1,49994635.635.9--------
$1,500 to $2,44942516.018.2--------
$2,500 or more 2097.99.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned99535.035.995035.337.2+45
Purchasing75426.530.478129.032.0-27
Renting80728.425.381230.225.3-5
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house3,24190.688.93,17090.588.5+71
Medium house3048.59.02888.29.6+16
High density00.00.300.00.30

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

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