RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionEconomic profile
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Goondiwindi Regional Council area

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
Goondiwindi Regional Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents10,630100.0100.010,629100.0100.0+1
Males5,34050.249.55,32550.149.7+15
Females5,28849.850.55,30449.950.3-16
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years2,26821.319.32,54924.020.4-281
15 - 24 years1,14210.712.21,10510.412.7+37
25 - 54 years3,94237.138.94,16639.240.3-224
55 - 64 Years1,41313.312.61,21611.412.2+197
65 years and over1,87417.617.01,59315.014.4+281
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school9829.28.51,12510.68.9-143
Secondary school5935.66.35355.06.0+58
TAFE1291.21.51751.61.7-46
University1651.63.31191.12.9+46
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born6325.917.35805.516.7+52
Speaks language other than English at home3443.27.92442.36.6+100
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all540.51.1300.30.9+24
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree88010.514.07779.612.0+103
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5887.08.34615.77.1+127
Certificate level1,61419.323.11,44117.821.5+173
No qualification4,09549.042.44,35453.947.4-259
Household income--------------
Nill to $64981320.219.4--------
$650 to $1,4991,37834.232.4--------
$1,500 to $2,44986821.621.1--------
$2,500 or more 49612.315.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned1,39031.929.21,33031.630.0+60
Purchasing1,00523.129.11,04424.830.1-39
Renting1,38431.831.41,38332.931.9+1
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house4,24685.573.04,17187.174.1+75
Medium house4378.816.03968.315.4+41
High density40.16.830.16.4+1

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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