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Limestone Coast region

Market characteristics

The Limestone Coast region has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to South Australia.

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 Limestone Coast region's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Limestone Coast 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
Limestone Coast region20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents64,794100.0100.063,078100.0100.0+1,716
Males32,84550.749.331,64250.249.3+1,203
Females31,94249.350.731,43649.850.7+506
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years12,30719.017.512,85420.418.0-547
15 - 24 years7,15011.012.47,25211.513.1-102
25 - 54 years23,99737.039.024,75339.240.3-756
55 - 64 Years8,94613.812.88,28913.112.5+657
65 years and over12,39019.118.39,93015.716.1+2,460
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school6,2979.78.56,33210.08.6-35
Secondary school3,7145.75.63,8316.15.7-117
TAFE1,0651.61.91,3972.22.2-332
University8581.34.77841.24.1+74
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born6,45610.022.95,9879.522.0+469
Speaks language other than English at home3,2595.016.32,5604.114.3+699
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all7701.22.96841.12.5+86
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree4,7299.018.54,0738.115.9+656
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,3116.38.32,6655.37.3+646
Certificate level12,37823.620.110,75921.418.8+1,619
No qualification26,12749.843.727,95755.648.1-1,830
Household income--------------
Nill to $6495,81923.221.6--------
$650 to $1,4998,92935.532.9--------
$1,500 to $2,4495,11520.420.8--------
$2,500 or more 2,80511.215.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned8,72333.431.08,60733.832.0+116
Purchasing8,39132.133.78,53933.634.1-148
Renting6,93426.527.56,82726.827.3+107
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house27,50186.576.527,35888.478.9+143
Medium house3,73711.820.33,14710.218.6+590
High density260.11.7610.21.6-35

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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