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Noosa Shire Council area

Market characteristics

The RDA Sunshine Coast 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 Sunshine Coast Region's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the RDA Sunshine 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
Noosa Shire Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents52,149100.0100.048,897100.0100.0+3,252
Males25,34048.649.523,69248.549.7+1,648
Females26,81051.450.525,20851.650.3+1,602
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years8,44316.219.38,61317.620.4-170
15 - 24 years4,6849.012.24,7469.712.7-62
25 - 54 years17,99334.538.918,25337.340.3-260
55 - 64 Years8,44016.212.67,70215.812.2+738
65 years and over12,58424.117.09,58519.614.4+2,999
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3,9617.68.54,0768.38.9-115
Secondary school3,2966.36.32,9126.06.0+384
TAFE6021.21.57081.41.7-106
University1,2382.43.31,0652.22.9+173
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born11,23921.617.310,66721.816.7+572
Speaks language other than English at home2,6125.07.92,1494.46.6+463
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1980.41.11500.30.9+48
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree7,81417.914.06,03515.012.0+1,779
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,79211.08.33,9959.97.1+797
Certificate level9,98522.823.18,56421.321.5+1,421
No qualification16,34337.442.416,89041.947.4-547
Household income--------------
Nill to $6494,23120.019.4--------
$650 to $1,4997,31134.532.4--------
$1,500 to $2,4494,19719.821.1--------
$2,500 or more 3,01614.215.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned8,35237.829.27,35435.530.0+998
Purchasing6,42129.029.16,08129.430.1+340
Renting5,33424.131.45,86928.331.9-535
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house19,63573.373.018,82774.574.1+808
Medium house5,12019.116.04,64518.415.4+475
High density1,2394.66.81,1764.76.4+63

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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