RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionEconomic profile
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Paroo 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
Paroo Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents1,640100.3100.01,85899.9100.0-218
Males81549.849.594951.049.7-134
Females82450.450.590948.950.3-85
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years31319.119.341722.420.4-104
15 - 24 years1509.212.219310.412.7-43
25 - 54 years57935.438.972839.140.3-149
55 - 64 Years28917.712.624313.112.2+46
65 years and over31319.117.027714.914.4+36
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1257.68.51588.58.9-33
Secondary school684.26.3613.36.0+7
TAFE161.01.5231.21.7-7
University251.53.3150.82.9+10
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born684.217.3774.116.7-9
Speaks language other than English at home191.27.9361.96.6-17
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all00.01.130.20.9-3
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree987.414.0986.812.00
Advanced Diploma or Diploma906.88.3815.67.1+9
Certificate level25319.023.126018.121.5-7
No qualification72554.642.484358.647.4-118
Household income--------------
Nill to $64923631.119.4--------
$650 to $1,49926534.932.4--------
$1,500 to $2,44910613.921.1--------
$2,500 or more 699.115.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned36144.529.240845.430.0-47
Purchasing12415.329.112513.930.1-1
Renting23028.431.427931.031.9-49
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house77085.073.091983.974.1-149
Medium house273.016.0282.615.4-1
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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