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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Market characteristics

The RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Queensland.

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 Wide Bay Burnett Region's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents287,893100.0100.0273,268100.0100.0+14,625
Males142,15949.449.4134,78449.349.6+7,375
Females145,73050.650.6138,48450.750.4+7,246
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years50,97317.719.454,07119.820.2-3,098
15 - 24 years29,69110.313.029,23810.713.6+453
25 - 54 years95,00633.040.595,71735.041.5-711
55 - 64 Years42,91214.911.840,08214.711.6+2,830
65 years and over69,32424.115.354,16019.813.1+15,164
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school22,9018.08.524,1898.98.8-1,288
Secondary school17,4966.16.316,6586.16.0+838
TAFE3,7331.31.64,6091.71.8-876
University4,9641.74.54,0411.54.0+923
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born34,48312.021.632,76812.020.5+1,715
Speaks language other than English at home9,8913.411.88,3363.19.7+1,555
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,3770.51.81,1710.41.4+206
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree21,4299.018.317,5378.015.9+3,892
Advanced Diploma or Diploma16,2076.88.712,5795.77.5+3,628
Certificate level55,88823.621.347,61821.719.9+8,270
No qualification112,89447.640.9115,21652.645.8-2,322
Household income--------------
Nill to $64929,59225.917.6--------
$650 to $1,49944,45038.930.4--------
$1,500 to $2,44918,30616.022.3--------
$2,500 or more 9,7008.519.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned45,66137.827.442,60038.228.4+3,061
Purchasing30,79325.531.430,39527.332.6+398
Renting32,17226.632.230,64127.532.0+1,531
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house114,64183.973.6108,85185.175.7+5,790
Medium house13,2089.715.711,9539.315.2+1,255
High density1,0270.87.89040.76.5+123

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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