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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Market characteristics

The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to NSW.

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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area'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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%NSW %Number%NSW %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents56,027100.0100.052,341100.0100.0+3,686
Males28,13350.249.326,23050.149.3+1,903
Females27,89949.850.726,11149.950.7+1,788
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years10,96519.618.510,78020.619.3+185
15 - 24 years6,76012.112.56,63212.712.9+128
25 - 54 years24,52043.840.823,50844.941.4+1,012
55 - 64 Years6,96912.411.96,15211.811.7+817
65 years and over6,81712.216.35,26910.114.7+1,548
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4,8058.68.14,5828.87.9+223
Secondary school3,7626.76.23,6757.06.5+87
TAFE1,1832.11.91,3352.62.4-152
University2,2884.15.01,9393.74.4+349
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born9,66017.227.69,04717.325.7+613
Speaks language other than English at home6,75612.125.15,96311.422.4+793
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all7831.44.57611.53.9+22
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree10,36423.023.48,69320.919.9+1,671
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,4839.98.93,7198.98.3+764
Certificate level8,97619.918.17,92619.117.7+1,050
No qualification16,62936.939.117,06141.142.8-432
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,63312.917.8--------
$650 to $1,4994,79823.627.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4494,70323.121.2--------
$2,500 or more 6,24330.723.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned5,57225.930.75,49327.331.9+79
Purchasing8,20738.130.47,87039.231.9+337
Renting5,83327.130.35,37326.729.1+460
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house17,15671.564.916,06272.867.9+1,094
Medium house4,63219.317.94,14218.817.4+490
High density1,8727.815.31,4946.813.3+378

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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