RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula RegionEconomic profile
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City of Port Lincoln

Market characteristics

The RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region 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 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
City of Port Lincoln20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents14,064100.0100.014,087100.0100.0-23
Males6,93049.350.46,87248.850.4+58
Females7,13850.749.67,21551.249.6-77
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years2,71519.317.72,87220.419.0-157
15 - 24 years1,61711.510.41,84413.111.1-227
25 - 54 years5,20137.035.35,49939.037.5-298
55 - 64 Years1,86013.214.81,64511.714.1+215
65 years and over2,65518.921.92,22715.818.3+428
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,2599.08.71,3369.59.2-77
Secondary school8245.95.48335.95.7-9
TAFE2031.41.53102.21.9-107
University1841.31.31491.11.1+35
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born1,1638.311.21,2028.511.2-39
Speaks language other than English at home5073.64.94663.34.6+41
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all490.30.8640.50.8-15
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,14410.19.39718.78.2+173
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7196.36.86475.85.7+72
Certificate level2,76024.323.02,52422.520.9+236
No qualification5,34447.148.75,86852.354.1-524
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,32724.225.0--------
$650 to $1,4991,87534.135.7--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,07619.618.4--------
$2,500 or more 61311.210.4--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned1,56927.135.51,59927.836.2-30
Purchasing1,73830.029.31,71629.829.9+22
Renting1,93133.326.02,02235.126.7-91
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house5,24277.686.14,80473.387.5+438
Medium house1,35720.110.51,52423.39.7-167
High density130.20.11121.70.3-99

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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