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Penrith City

Market characteristics

Penrith City 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 Penrith City's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Penrith City'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
Penrith City20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents196,066100.0100.0178,465100.0100.0+17,601
Males96,82249.449.388,09249.449.3+8,730
Females99,24350.650.790,37350.650.7+8,870
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years41,28521.118.538,70221.719.3+2,583
15 - 24 years27,15613.912.526,39114.812.9+765
25 - 54 years82,49042.140.875,88642.541.4+6,604
55 - 64 Years22,22711.311.920,34711.411.7+1,880
65 years and over22,91711.716.317,1399.614.7+5,778
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school17,8449.18.115,8888.97.9+1,956
Secondary school13,1926.76.212,7867.26.5+406
TAFE4,0992.11.94,7982.72.4-699
University6,9043.55.05,4313.04.4+1,473
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born42,33221.627.637,25120.925.7+5,081
Speaks language other than English at home32,96516.825.125,91214.522.4+7,053
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all3,8051.94.52,9481.73.9+857
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree20,71613.423.414,80510.619.9+5,911
Advanced Diploma or Diploma12,9978.48.99,8877.18.3+3,110
Certificate level35,75923.118.130,81622.017.7+4,943
No qualification70,06745.339.169,45249.742.8+615
Household income--------------
Nill to $6498,88813.917.8--------
$650 to $1,49917,44027.227.5--------
$1,500 to $2,44916,64326.021.2--------
$2,500 or more 14,96123.423.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned16,61824.830.715,97626.031.9+642
Purchasing26,00138.830.426,05842.431.9-57
Renting19,33328.830.315,98926.029.1+3,344
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house56,81380.064.952,09680.567.9+4,717
Medium house10,82315.217.99,59814.817.4+1,225
High density2,8033.915.32,6354.113.3+168

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

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