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SSROC region

Market characteristics

The SSROC has a higher 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 the SSROC's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the SSROC'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
SSROC region20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents1,644,618100.0100.01,324,343100.0100.0+320,275
Males811,72049.449.3656,34349.649.3+155,377
Females832,90950.650.7668,00050.450.7+164,909
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years263,84716.018.5222,22216.819.3+41,625
15 - 24 years220,42213.412.5176,83113.412.9+43,591
25 - 54 years766,45846.640.8611,59746.241.4+154,861
55 - 64 Years168,29210.211.9136,81010.311.7+31,482
65 years and over225,60413.716.3176,88313.414.7+48,721
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school111,2916.88.186,8796.67.9+24,412
Secondary school85,3815.26.271,2215.46.5+14,160
TAFE32,3252.01.931,3702.42.4+955
University131,0448.05.085,8286.54.4+45,216
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born649,18139.527.6491,37837.125.7+157,803
Speaks language other than English at home650,92939.625.1502,85738.022.4+148,072
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all120,0637.34.589,9576.83.9+30,106
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree449,94932.623.4294,34326.719.9+155,606
Advanced Diploma or Diploma127,4909.28.9100,7799.18.3+26,711
Certificate level174,30512.618.1147,46413.417.7+26,841
No qualification482,75135.039.1420,58638.242.8+62,165
Household income--------------
Nill to $64994,43016.017.8--------
$650 to $1,499134,33422.827.5--------
$1,500 to $2,449126,39521.421.2--------
$2,500 or more 174,29429.623.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned163,93426.230.7145,99928.431.9+17,935
Purchasing164,57026.330.4143,22527.931.9+21,345
Renting239,00338.230.3179,10634.829.1+59,897
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house237,85635.164.9228,18541.367.9+9,671
Medium house177,75726.217.9128,15823.217.4+49,599
High density252,72437.315.3191,53034.713.3+61,194

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

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