RDA Yorke and Mid North RegionEconomic profile
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Wakefield Regional Council area

Market characteristics

RDA Yorke and Mid North Region has a lower 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 RDA Yorke and Mid North Region's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about RDA Yorke and Mid North 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
Wakefield Regional Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents6,801100.0100.06,662100.0100.0+139
Males3,46550.950.43,40251.150.4+63
Females3,33849.149.63,26048.949.6+78
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,32919.517.71,38420.819.0-55
15 - 24 years72210.610.470110.511.1+21
25 - 54 years2,36534.835.32,43036.537.5-65
55 - 64 Years99914.714.897614.714.1+23
65 years and over1,37920.321.91,17117.618.3+208
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school6299.28.76549.89.2-25
Secondary school4226.25.44456.75.7-23
TAFE1041.51.5931.41.9+11
University691.01.3681.01.1+1
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born70010.311.266610.011.2+34
Speaks language other than English at home2543.74.91732.64.6+81
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all420.60.8330.50.8+9
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree4277.89.33626.88.2+65
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3306.06.82735.25.7+57
Certificate level1,17821.623.095518.120.9+223
No qualification2,91353.448.73,12859.154.1-215
Household income--------------
Nill to $64968626.125.0--------
$650 to $1,49996936.835.7--------
$1,500 to $2,44946117.518.4--------
$2,500 or more 2479.410.4--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned1,03837.535.51,04039.136.2-2
Purchasing89632.429.386732.629.9+29
Renting61122.126.058321.926.7+28
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house3,00693.886.13,05995.687.5-53
Medium house1274.010.5832.69.7+44
High density00.00.150.20.3-5

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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