RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionEconomic profile
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Murweh 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
Murweh Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents4,30799.6100.04,619100.0100.0-312
Males2,13149.349.52,30649.949.7-175
Females2,18050.450.52,31350.150.3-133
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years90621.019.31,02422.220.4-118
15 - 24 years49111.412.254511.812.7-54
25 - 54 years1,62437.638.91,86540.440.3-241
55 - 64 Years60213.912.652111.312.2+81
65 years and over68915.917.066414.414.4+25
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3668.58.54309.38.9-64
Secondary school2395.56.32254.96.0+14
TAFE410.91.5962.11.7-55
University671.53.3611.32.9+6
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born2896.717.33467.516.7-57
Speaks language other than English at home1854.37.91964.26.6-11
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all691.61.11032.20.9-34
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree35910.514.03399.412.0+20
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2056.08.31825.17.1+23
Certificate level61718.123.160816.921.5+9
No qualification1,79752.742.42,00455.747.4-207
Household income--------------
Nill to $64942923.719.4--------
$650 to $1,49955930.932.4--------
$1,500 to $2,44933618.621.1--------
$2,500 or more 23513.015.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned68836.229.268835.830.00
Purchasing45323.929.146924.430.1-16
Renting53428.131.458630.531.9-52
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house1,95985.173.02,03087.874.1-71
Medium house1305.616.0883.815.4+42
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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