City of Salisbury

Market characteristics

The City of Salisbury has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to South Australia.

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 City of Salisbury's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Salisbury's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
City of Salisbury20162011Change
NameNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents137,979100.0100.0129,111100.0100.0+8,868
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years27,18219.717.525,62919.918.0+1,553
15 - 24 years18,63913.512.418,50014.313.1+139
25 - 54 years57,34241.639.054,79842.440.3+2,544
55 - 64 Years15,25911.112.814,38311.112.5+876
65 years and over19,54414.218.315,80112.216.1+3,743
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school12,7749.38.511,1828.78.6+1,592
Secondary school7,9095.75.67,5915.95.7+318
Total overseas born42,80331.022.935,91027.822.0+6,893
Speaks language other than English at home38,64328.016.328,27621.914.3+10,367
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all9,1456.62.96,5905.12.5+2,555
Bachelor or higher degree12,87711.618.59,3899.115.9+3,488
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7,7727.08.35,8835.77.3+1,889
Certificate level24,14621.820.121,03320.318.8+3,113
No qualification56,70751.243.756,24854.448.1+459
Household income--------------
Nill to $64910,69121.521.6--------
$650 to $1,49918,62737.432.9--------
$1,500 to $2,44910,97122.020.8--------
$2,500 or more 5,08010.215.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house45,26982.076.543,57883.678.9+1,691
Medium house8,71915.820.37,78614.918.6+933
High density8781.61.75721.11.6+306

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

City of Salisbury

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