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Sutherland Shire

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Sutherland 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
Sutherland Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents218,464100.0100.0210,861100.0100.0+7,603
Males106,71348.849.3103,16648.949.3+3,547
Females111,75051.250.7107,69551.150.7+4,055
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years41,65419.118.540,37419.119.3+1,280
15 - 24 years25,84311.812.526,88012.712.9-1,037
25 - 54 years86,69539.740.886,59341.141.4+102
55 - 64 Years27,28012.511.925,59512.111.7+1,685
65 years and over36,99516.916.331,41914.914.7+5,576
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school18,9598.78.117,4518.37.9+1,508
Secondary school14,7146.76.214,0896.76.5+625
TAFE3,8001.71.94,8302.32.4-1,030
University9,5364.45.08,8444.24.4+692
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born39,31818.027.636,47617.325.7+2,842
Speaks language other than English at home28,31813.025.124,30811.522.4+4,010
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all3,3631.54.52,5311.23.9+832
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree41,57523.523.433,62819.719.9+7,947
Advanced Diploma or Diploma20,63211.78.918,77111.08.3+1,861
Certificate level38,87822.018.137,20821.817.7+1,670
No qualification61,78334.939.164,82438.042.8-3,041
Household income--------------
Nill to $6499,62912.617.8--------
$650 to $1,49917,13922.327.5--------
$1,500 to $2,44916,83721.921.2--------
$2,500 or more 25,49833.223.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned28,61236.130.728,44936.631.9+163
Purchasing29,63837.430.429,44137.831.9+197
Renting16,24020.530.315,83620.429.1+404
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house52,54762.264.953,90265.267.9-1,355
Medium house15,96618.917.913,94216.917.4+2,024
High density15,24318.015.314,41817.413.3+825

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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