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South Gippsland Shire

Market characteristics

South Gippsland Shire has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Victoria.

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 South Gippsland Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about South Gippsland Shire'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
South Gippsland Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents28,703100.0100.027,213100.0100.0+1,490
Males14,05949.049.113,41549.349.2+644
Females14,64451.050.913,79850.750.8+846
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,12217.818.25,14418.918.7-22
15 - 24 years2,7619.613.02,85210.513.5-91
25 - 54 years9,47733.041.89,62835.442.3-151
55 - 64 Years4,54315.811.44,24915.611.4+294
65 years and over6,79823.715.65,34019.614.2+1,458
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,2487.87.92,1848.07.7+64
Secondary school1,7546.16.11,9157.06.5-161
TAFE4031.41.75021.82.2-99
University4471.65.53431.34.6+104
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born3,14411.028.33,03611.226.2+108
Speaks language other than English at home9723.425.99423.523.0+30
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1250.44.51200.44.0+5
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,99012.724.32,56411.620.8+426
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,9448.29.21,5847.28.4+360
Certificate level5,54623.516.94,99622.616.4+550
No qualification10,17043.139.610,69348.543.9-523
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,75725.018.3--------
$650 to $1,4993,88535.329.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,03618.522.2--------
$2,500 or more 1,15210.520.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned4,78240.830.74,66742.933.0+115
Purchasing3,69431.533.53,55732.734.5+137
Renting2,06717.627.51,98418.225.9+83
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house14,97894.472.114,21194.175.8+767
Medium house6364.019.47004.618.1-64
High density00.07.400.05.30

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

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