RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula RegionEconomic profile
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City of Whyalla

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 Whyalla20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents21,828100.0100.022,088100.0100.0-260
Males10,92050.050.411,17450.650.4-254
Females10,91050.049.610,91449.449.6-4
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years4,19819.217.74,44320.119.0-245
15 - 24 years2,65412.210.42,95913.411.1-305
25 - 54 years8,55139.235.38,95840.637.5-407
55 - 64 Years2,69312.314.82,45111.114.1+242
65 years and over3,72717.121.93,27714.818.3+450
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,0819.58.72,0609.39.2+21
Secondary school1,2345.75.41,2935.95.7-59
TAFE5012.31.55582.51.9-57
University3691.71.33201.41.1+49
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born4,01318.411.24,35719.711.2-344
Speaks language other than English at home1,3446.24.91,3065.94.6+38
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1270.60.81470.70.8-20
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,5138.69.31,4338.18.2+80
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9665.56.87514.35.7+215
Certificate level4,61826.223.04,22123.920.9+397
No qualification8,51448.348.79,07651.454.1-562
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,60129.025.0--------
$650 to $1,4992,60529.135.7--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,63618.318.4--------
$2,500 or more 1,20813.510.4--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned2,22823.735.52,19022.936.2+38
Purchasing2,91131.029.33,05632.029.9-145
Renting3,46136.926.03,59937.726.7-138
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house6,03253.586.17,03665.887.5-1,004
Medium house5,04044.710.53,40831.99.7+1,632
High density410.40.1910.90.3-50

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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