RDA Murraylands and RiverlandEconomic profile
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RDA Murraylands and Riverland region

Market characteristics

The RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the RDA Murraylands and Riverland'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
RDA Murraylands and Riverland region20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents69,504100.0100.067,656100.0100.0+1,848
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years11,81717.017.512,65718.718.0-840
15 - 24 years7,71711.112.47,74011.413.1-23
25 - 54 years24,68335.539.025,46237.640.3-779
55 - 64 Years10,08614.512.89,51814.112.5+568
65 years and over15,24821.918.312,27918.116.1+2,969
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school5,8358.48.56,0609.08.6-225
Secondary school3,7885.55.63,9395.85.7-151
Total overseas born8,16611.822.97,43811.022.0+728
Speaks language other than English at home5,3677.716.34,7637.014.3+604
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,1731.72.99911.52.5+182
Bachelor or higher degree4,3247.518.53,5446.415.9+780
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,6536.38.32,7795.17.3+874
Certificate level12,53421.720.110,63419.318.8+1,900
No qualification30,06252.143.731,15056.748.1-1,088
Household income--------------
Nill to $6497,33326.421.6--------
$650 to $1,49910,38937.532.9--------
$1,500 to $2,4494,91817.720.8--------
$2,500 or more 2,2648.215.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house32,07188.476.530,50188.578.9+1,570
Medium house2,9238.120.32,9538.618.6-30
High density00.01.7160.01.6-16

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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