RDA Murraylands and RiverlandEconomic profile
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Mid Murray Council area

Market characteristics

The RDA Murraylands and Riverland has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Regional SA.

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
Mid Murray Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents8,642100.0100.08,136100.0100.0+506
Males4,61753.450.44,32453.250.4+293
Females4,02046.549.63,81246.949.6+208
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,13813.217.71,23915.219.0-101
15 - 24 years7799.010.47299.011.1+50
25 - 54 years2,95434.235.32,95636.337.5-2
55 - 64 Years1,57718.214.81,52918.814.1+48
65 years and over2,20825.521.91,68320.718.3+525
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school5536.48.75917.39.2-38
Secondary school3894.55.44325.35.7-43
TAFE1011.21.51321.61.9-31
University951.11.3460.61.1+49
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born92310.711.293911.511.2-16
Speaks language other than English at home2082.44.91882.34.6+20
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all230.30.8270.30.8-4
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree5066.79.33995.88.2+107
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4235.66.83344.85.7+89
Certificate level1,74923.323.01,50521.820.9+244
No qualification3,70749.448.73,65653.054.1+51
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,10330.425.0--------
$650 to $1,4991,35837.435.7--------
$1,500 to $2,44955915.418.4--------
$2,500 or more 2436.710.4--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned1,64842.835.51,58944.736.2+59
Purchasing1,14229.629.31,03028.929.9+112
Renting69618.126.062617.626.7+70
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house6,38594.586.15,66392.687.5+722
Medium house691.010.52373.99.7-168
High density00.00.100.00.30

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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