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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 residents286,624100.0100.0272,042100.0100.0+14,582
Males141,53149.449.4134,18949.349.6+7,342
Females145,09550.650.6137,85350.750.4+7,242
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years50,51117.619.453,63019.720.2-3,119
15 - 24 years29,43510.313.029,01110.713.6+424
25 - 54 years94,60033.040.595,27135.041.5-671
55 - 64 Years42,83014.911.840,01414.711.6+2,816
65 years and over69,27824.215.354,11619.913.1+15,162
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school22,7007.98.523,9768.88.8-1,276
Secondary school17,3776.16.316,5806.16.0+797
TAFE3,7191.31.64,5901.71.8-871
University4,9601.74.54,0371.54.0+923
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born34,47712.021.632,76812.020.5+1,709
Speaks language other than English at home9,8463.411.88,2523.09.7+1,594
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,3770.51.81,0980.41.4+279
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree21,4269.118.317,5348.015.9+3,892
Advanced Diploma or Diploma16,1736.88.712,5495.77.5+3,624
Certificate level55,78823.621.347,47221.719.9+8,316
No qualification112,31347.640.9114,63352.545.8-2,320
Household income--------------
Nill to $64929,47625.817.6--------
$650 to $1,49944,33538.930.4--------
$1,500 to $2,44918,27716.022.3--------
$2,500 or more 9,6948.519.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned45,66137.927.442,60038.328.4+3,061
Purchasing30,79325.531.430,39527.332.6+398
Renting31,88826.432.230,39227.332.0+1,496
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house114,35283.973.6108,63085.175.7+5,722
Medium house13,1949.715.711,9099.315.2+1,285
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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