RDA Murraylands and RiverlandEconomic profile
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Southern Mallee District Council

Market characteristics

The RDA Murraylands and Riverland has a higher 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
Southern Mallee District Council20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents2,027100.0100.02,102100.1100.0-75
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years34517.017.740719.419.0-62
15 - 24 years1648.110.41979.411.1-33
25 - 54 years75137.035.380638.437.5-55
55 - 64 Years30415.014.829314.014.1+11
65 years and over46122.721.939919.018.3+62
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1778.78.71828.79.2-5
Secondary school874.35.41286.15.7-41
Total overseas born22010.911.21708.111.2+50
Speaks language other than English at home984.84.9703.34.6+28
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all231.10.8100.50.8+13
Bachelor or higher degree1549.29.31287.58.2+26
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1006.06.81016.05.7-1
Certificate level31518.823.030117.720.9+14
No qualification90253.748.799158.454.1-89
Household income--------------
Nill to $64917422.325.0--------
$650 to $1,49927535.335.7--------
$1,500 to $2,44918523.718.4--------
$2,500 or more 739.410.4--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house1,02793.386.11,04996.487.5-22
Medium house211.910.5312.89.7-10
High density00.

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

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