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Shellharbour City

Market characteristics

Shellharbour City has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Regional NSW.

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

More detailed information about Shellharbour City'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
Shellharbour City20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents68,460100.0100.063,605100.0100.0+4,855
Males33,44448.949.231,15849.049.3+2,286
Females35,01551.250.832,44751.050.7+2,568
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years13,60519.918.413,56721.319.4+38
15 - 24 years8,99013.111.68,55613.512.3+434
25 - 54 years25,86737.835.725,13139.537.1+736
55 - 64 Years8,50912.413.87,27811.413.3+1,231
65 years and over11,48516.820.69,07314.318.0+2,412
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school6,1218.98.25,8279.28.2+294
Secondary school4,7827.06.24,8837.76.7-101
TAFE1,4192.11.91,6802.62.5-261
University1,9012.83.11,4922.32.9+409
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born11,40016.711.211,29017.710.8+110
Speaks language other than English at home7,08410.35.76,86310.85.0+221
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,0621.60.91,0341.60.7+28
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree5,72310.414.54,0818.212.4+1,642
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,7148.68.23,5067.07.1+1,208
Certificate level14,76126.923.612,65425.322.1+2,107
No qualification24,24544.241.724,83349.646.8-588
Household income--------------
Nill to $6494,39818.522.0--------
$650 to $1,4997,37631.033.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4495,37422.619.6--------
$2,500 or more 4,21917.714.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned8,15233.035.57,59633.036.6+556
Purchasing8,52334.528.68,34536.329.7+178
Renting6,32425.626.55,96325.927.0+361
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house20,86679.080.219,91581.481.5+951
Medium house4,97818.814.34,03716.514.0+941
High density190.12.51270.52.2-108

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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