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

Market characteristics

The RDA Darling Downs and South West Region has a higher 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
Maranoa Regional Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents12,666100.0100.013,079100.0100.0-413
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years2,75721.819.32,97522.720.4-218
15 - 24 years1,42211.212.21,56812.012.7-146
25 - 54 years5,15740.738.95,47041.840.3-313
55 - 64 Years1,49211.812.61,46811.212.2+24
65 years and over1,84414.617.01,59812.214.4+246
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,1208.88.51,1598.98.9-39
Secondary school6995.56.36515.06.0+48
Total overseas born9007.117.37896.016.7+111
Speaks language other than English at home4793.87.93662.86.6+113
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all530.41.1450.30.9+8
Bachelor or higher degree1,10711.214.09869.812.0+121
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7707.88.36286.27.1+142
Certificate level2,14621.723.11,90118.821.5+245
No qualification4,54645.942.45,26752.147.4-721
Household income--------------
Nill to $64987618.219.4--------
$650 to $1,4991,45530.332.4--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,06922.221.1--------
$2,500 or more 77616.115.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house5,77688.673.05,34287.274.1+434
Medium house3675.616.04186.815.4-51
High density90.16.800.06.4+9

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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