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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Market characteristics

The RDA Darling Downs and South West Region has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Queensland.

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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the RDA Darling Downs and South West 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents264,119100.0100.0252,945100.0100.0+11,174
Males130,25449.349.4124,94649.449.6+5,308
Females133,87250.750.6127,99950.650.4+5,873
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years54,00220.419.455,32821.920.2-1,326
15 - 24 years32,48812.313.031,96712.613.6+521
25 - 54 years97,09336.840.596,01138.041.5+1,082
55 - 64 Years33,16012.611.830,43912.011.6+2,721
65 years and over47,42518.015.339,20015.513.1+8,225
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school23,8189.08.524,0979.58.8-279
Secondary school17,6816.76.316,1396.46.0+1,542
TAFE3,9771.51.64,2521.71.8-275
University7,6652.94.56,7262.74.0+939
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born27,02510.221.623,1909.220.5+3,835
Speaks language other than English at home14,2735.411.810,0584.09.7+4,215
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2,1230.81.81,7340.71.4+389
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree28,81113.718.323,55611.915.9+5,255
Advanced Diploma or Diploma15,8557.58.712,7496.57.5+3,106
Certificate level45,61521.721.338,54619.519.9+7,069
No qualification94,98345.240.9101,57851.445.8-6,595
Household income--------------
Nill to $64919,96620.417.6--------
$650 to $1,49933,15733.930.4--------
$1,500 to $2,44920,71121.222.3--------
$2,500 or more 13,81814.119.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned33,01631.827.432,73333.628.4+283
Purchasing29,24928.231.428,77929.532.6+470
Renting31,20230.132.229,03429.832.0+2,168
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house98,83284.073.695,33186.475.7+3,501
Medium house15,30913.015.711,82410.715.2+3,485
High density2130.27.84300.46.5-217

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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