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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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
NSROC Region20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents597,507100.0100.0551,607100.0100.0+45,900
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years107,99118.118.5100,02718.119.3+7,964
15 - 24 years72,10812.112.569,03012.512.9+3,078
25 - 54 years256,56242.940.8238,72943.341.4+17,833
55 - 64 Years66,35511.111.962,59211.311.7+3,763
65 years and over94,46115.816.381,22714.714.7+13,234
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school49,7638.38.143,6417.97.9+6,122
Secondary school40,8296.86.237,9866.96.5+2,843
Total overseas born238,63039.927.6202,43636.725.7+36,194
Speaks language other than English at home194,33032.525.1150,17927.222.4+44,151
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all30,4695.14.521,6043.93.9+8,865
Bachelor or higher degree218,43944.623.4179,77339.819.9+38,666
Advanced Diploma or Diploma47,8229.88.947,19510.58.3+627
Certificate level47,6339.718.145,84910.217.7+1,784
No qualification136,30427.839.1136,64130.342.8-337
Household income--------------
Nill to $64924,72111.517.8--------
$650 to $1,49940,34418.827.5--------
$1,500 to $2,44944,51220.821.2--------
$2,500 or more 83,43238.923.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house120,20049.964.9122,31754.367.9-2,117
Medium house39,22816.317.937,25216.517.4+1,976
High density79,86233.215.364,90628.813.3+14,956

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

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