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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents56,612100.0100.056,399100.0100.0+213
Males28,61250.649.328,50950.649.3+103
Females27,98949.550.727,89049.550.7+99
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years11,00419.417.511,54420.518.0-540
15 - 24 years6,16210.912.46,82812.113.1-666
25 - 54 years21,37637.839.022,28739.540.3-911
55 - 64 Years7,80613.812.87,00812.412.5+798
65 years and over10,26118.118.38,73215.516.1+1,529
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school5,2619.38.55,4209.68.6-159
Secondary school3,1205.55.63,2655.85.7-145
TAFE9171.61.91,1792.12.2-262
University7421.34.76091.14.1+133
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born6,33411.222.96,73911.922.0-405
Speaks language other than English at home2,4654.416.32,3684.214.3+97
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2480.42.92640.52.5-16
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree4,1559.118.53,6508.115.9+505
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,7686.18.32,2715.17.3+497
Certificate level10,90623.920.19,89622.018.8+1,010
No qualification21,99748.243.723,92053.348.1-1,923
Household income--------------
Nill to $6495,80124.921.6--------
$650 to $1,4997,43232.032.9--------
$1,500 to $2,4494,44819.120.8--------
$2,500 or more 2,87012.315.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned7,50530.731.07,29131.032.0+214
Purchasing6,88728.233.76,80528.934.1+82
Renting7,58331.127.57,68732.727.3-104
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house21,82572.076.521,96777.078.9-142
Medium house6,79722.420.35,40018.918.6+1,397
High density540.21.72020.71.6-148

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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