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Parkes Shire

Market characteristics

Parkes Shire has a lower 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 Parkes Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Parkes Shire'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
Parkes Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents14,608100.0100.014,592100.0100.0+16
Males7,19049.249.37,19349.349.3-3
Females7,41650.850.77,39950.750.7+17
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years2,95120.218.53,29022.519.3-339
15 - 24 years1,81712.412.51,71111.712.9+106
25 - 54 years4,99734.240.85,24535.941.4-248
55 - 64 Years1,94813.311.91,72211.811.7+226
65 years and over2,89519.816.32,62418.014.7+271
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,3089.08.11,3008.97.9+8
Secondary school9616.66.21,0717.36.5-110
TAFE2962.01.93782.62.4-82
University2401.65.02041.44.4+36
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born7845.427.66934.725.7+91
Speaks language other than English at home4032.825.13212.222.4+82
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all460.34.5370.33.9+9
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,0999.423.49258.219.9+174
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7186.28.95795.18.3+139
Certificate level2,77923.818.12,44721.617.7+332
No qualification5,34045.839.15,86051.842.8-520
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,35024.917.8--------
$650 to $1,4991,67831.027.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,05119.421.2--------
$2,500 or more 66312.223.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned1,99834.230.72,06235.631.9-64
Purchasing1,55526.630.41,60927.831.9-54
Renting1,57326.930.31,59327.529.1-20
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house5,89187.464.95,92690.967.9-35
Medium house6539.717.94456.817.4+208
High density170.315.3110.213.3+6

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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