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Shoalhaven City

Market characteristics

Shoalhaven City has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to New South Wales.

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

More detailed information about Shoalhaven 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
Shoalhaven City20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents99,650100.0100.092,805100.0100.0+6,845
Males49,28449.549.345,71249.349.3+3,572
Females50,36450.550.747,09350.750.7+3,271
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years16,31516.418.516,40217.719.3-87
15 - 24 years9,93110.012.510,02210.812.9-91
25 - 54 years31,70431.840.831,08233.541.4+622
55 - 64 Years15,34615.411.913,69814.811.7+1,648
65 years and over26,34726.416.321,60123.314.7+4,746
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school7,2677.38.16,8207.37.9+447
Secondary school5,4055.46.26,0146.56.5-609
TAFE1,6471.71.92,1472.32.4-500
University1,8341.85.01,6011.74.4+233
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born12,75112.827.611,72512.625.7+1,026
Speaks language other than English at home3,9824.025.13,1363.422.4+846
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all4980.54.53630.43.9+135
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree10,07412.123.47,81910.219.9+2,255
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7,0618.58.95,6397.48.3+1,422
Certificate level21,46725.818.118,37224.017.7+3,095
No qualification33,64840.439.134,20944.842.8-561
Household income--------------
Nill to $6499,70724.917.8--------
$650 to $1,49914,42337.027.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4496,67917.121.2--------
$2,500 or more 3,95910.223.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned17,04841.630.715,84442.031.9+1,204
Purchasing10,37325.330.410,10626.831.9+267
Renting9,73623.830.39,12824.229.1+608
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house47,65187.664.945,71689.067.9+1,935
Medium house4,9459.117.94,6159.017.4+330
High density930.215.3860.213.3+7

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

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