RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionEconomic profile
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Quilpie 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
Quilpie Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents813100.6100.097699.9100.0-163
Males43654.049.552954.149.7-93
Females37746.750.544745.850.3-70
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years16920.919.320721.220.4-38
15 - 24 years8110.012.210711.012.7-26
25 - 54 years35243.638.942843.840.3-76
55 - 64 Years11213.912.611111.412.2+1
65 years and over10412.917.012312.614.4-19
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school8911.08.5919.38.9-2
Secondary school172.16.3272.86.0-10
TAFE162.01.5111.11.7+5
University192.43.3141.42.9+5
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born526.417.3616.216.7-9
Speaks language other than English at home70.97.9232.46.6-16
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all00.01.190.90.9-9
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree589.014.0536.812.0+5
Advanced Diploma or Diploma426.58.3445.77.1-2
Certificate level13621.123.112315.921.5+13
No qualification35855.642.447961.747.4-121
Household income--------------
Nill to $6498523.119.4--------
$650 to $1,49913235.932.4--------
$1,500 to $2,4496016.321.1--------
$2,500 or more 4311.715.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned12933.429.218740.530.0-58
Purchasing8321.529.17616.530.1+7
Renting11630.131.416435.531.9-48
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house35182.473.051780.374.1-166
Medium house286.616.0416.415.4-13
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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