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NSROC Region

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about the NSROC Region's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
NSROC Region20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents570,999100.0100.0541,127100.0100.0+29,872
Males275,52348.349.3260,36448.149.3+15,159
Females295,47651.750.7280,76351.950.7+14,713
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years103,37118.119.396,69617.919.8+6,675
15 - 24 years72,12212.612.972,14413.313.3-22
25 - 54 years246,63643.241.4235,43743.542.0+11,199
55 - 64 Years64,84511.411.760,29211.111.0+4,553
65 years and over84,02514.714.776,40014.113.8+7,625
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school45,1507.97.941,6667.78.4+3,484
Secondary school39,5986.96.538,5437.16.7+1,055
TAFE10,6111.92.410,7272.02.5-116
University39,6786.94.434,4166.43.6+5,262
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born211,43337.025.7182,28233.723.7+29,151
Non-English speaking backgrounds148,49426.018.6122,93022.716.8+25,564
Speaks another language and English well or very well62,93911.07.159,35211.06.9+3,587
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree186,18739.819.9153,60634.616.5+32,581
Certificate level47,42510.117.747,59010.716.8-165
No qualification141,95730.442.8144,49432.545.5-2,537
Household income--------------
Nil to $59928,16113.521.7--------
$600 to $1,24934,71416.623.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 33,67316.117.7--------
$2,000 or more 91,08643.626.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned73,53534.031.972,68035.033.2+855
Purchasing68,11231.531.961,37029.630.2+6,742
Renting61,23228.329.157,46027.728.4+3,772
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house127,30154.767.9125,92656.369.1+1,375
Medium house37,83516.317.436,48616.316.9+1,349
High density66,48728.613.360,16326.912.4+6,324

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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