RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionEconomic profile
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Balonne Shire

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 Regional QLD.

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
Balonne Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents4,377100.0100.04,719100.0100.0-342
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years94421.619.31,20725.620.4-263
15 - 24 years47110.812.249810.612.7-27
25 - 54 years1,70438.938.91,94241.140.3-238
55 - 64 Years58513.412.654111.512.2+44
65 years and over68015.517.053111.314.4+149
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4329.98.550310.78.9-71
Secondary school2385.46.32204.76.0+18
Total overseas born2676.117.32154.616.7+52
Speaks language other than English at home1323.07.9921.96.6+40
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all140.31.1140.30.90
Bachelor or higher degree37711.014.03369.612.0+41
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2717.98.32276.57.1+44
Certificate level59517.323.156116.021.5+34
No qualification1,74550.742.41,99456.847.4-249
Household income--------------
Nill to $64935321.019.4--------
$650 to $1,49954632.532.4--------
$1,500 to $2,44936321.621.1--------
$2,500 or more 20712.315.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house1,95788.273.01,96283.374.1-5
Medium house884.016.02018.515.4-113
High density00.06.800.06.40

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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