The Hills Shire

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about The Hills Shire's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
The Hills Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents157,243100.0100.0141,928100.0100.0+15,315
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years33,62621.418.530,96721.819.3+2,659
15 - 24 years20,96013.312.519,62113.812.9+1,339
25 - 54 years62,81239.940.857,95340.841.4+4,859
55 - 64 Years18,61311.811.917,81112.511.7+802
65 years and over21,23013.516.315,58811.014.7+5,642
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school16,26010.38.114,27610.17.9+1,984
Secondary school12,8968.26.211,5928.26.5+1,304
Total overseas born55,14335.127.644,75331.525.7+10,390
Speaks language other than English at home50,06031.825.137,43826.422.4+12,622
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all6,5954.24.54,0362.83.9+2,559
Bachelor or higher degree41,40933.523.431,38628.319.9+10,023
Advanced Diploma or Diploma13,78311.18.912,43311.28.3+1,350
Certificate level19,16515.518.118,23116.417.7+934
No qualification41,55933.639.140,54336.542.8+1,016
Household income--------------
Nill to $6494,0848.517.8--------
$650 to $1,4998,82918.427.5--------
$1,500 to $2,44910,21421.321.2--------
$2,500 or more 19,99841.623.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house42,20981.564.940,06084.767.9+2,149
Medium house6,88813.317.95,45511.517.4+1,433
High density2,3604.615.31,6623.513.3+698

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

The Hills Shire Council

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