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Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area

Market characteristics

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Port Macquarie-Hastings Council'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
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents78,539100.0100.072,697100.0100.0+5,842
Males37,69748.049.334,93348.149.3+2,764
Females40,84652.050.737,76451.950.7+3,082
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years13,09216.718.512,95917.819.3+133
15 - 24 years7,5289.612.57,24410.012.9+284
25 - 54 years24,88431.740.824,29133.441.4+593
55 - 64 Years11,26114.311.910,27614.111.7+985
65 years and over21,76627.716.317,92724.714.7+3,839
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school6,0187.78.15,6647.87.9+354
Secondary school4,9746.36.24,8266.66.5+148
TAFE1,5412.01.91,7492.42.4-208
University1,6152.15.01,1451.64.4+470
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born8,94811.427.68,03511.125.7+913
Speaks language other than English at home2,3613.025.11,6742.322.4+687
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2320.34.51600.23.9+72
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree8,78513.423.46,66511.219.9+2,120
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,9729.18.94,8048.08.3+1,168
Certificate level16,28024.918.114,19523.817.7+2,085
No qualification26,56040.639.126,91345.042.8-353
Household income--------------
Nill to $6497,41623.517.8--------
$650 to $1,49911,64436.927.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4495,59017.721.2--------
$2,500 or more 3,64411.623.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned13,28840.230.712,46440.931.9+824
Purchasing8,21524.930.47,90025.931.9+315
Renting8,37125.330.37,92226.029.1+449
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house25,94570.964.924,82473.067.9+1,121
Medium house7,03519.217.96,04817.817.4+987
High density2,2416.115.31,9765.813.3+265

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

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