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City of Unley

Market characteristics

The City of Unley has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to South Australia.

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

More detailed information about the City of Unley'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
City of Unley20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents37,721100.0100.036,842100.0100.0+879
Males17,77147.149.317,33647.149.3+435
Females19,94952.950.719,50652.950.7+443
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,98215.917.55,92916.118.0+53
15 - 24 years4,76412.612.44,87313.213.1-109
25 - 54 years15,01439.839.015,34741.740.3-333
55 - 64 Years4,72712.512.84,67512.712.5+52
65 years and over7,22519.218.36,01816.316.1+1,207
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3,1348.38.52,9338.08.6+201
Secondary school2,0945.65.61,9145.25.7+180
TAFE5861.61.96481.82.2-62
University3,3558.94.73,1898.74.1+166
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born9,32824.722.98,51723.122.0+811
Speaks language other than English at home7,29119.316.36,40017.414.3+891
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,0522.82.99462.62.5+106
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree12,89540.618.511,34436.715.9+1,551
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,8529.08.32,7298.87.3+123
Certificate level3,33610.520.13,24410.518.8+92
No qualification10,18032.143.710,63534.448.1-455
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,54017.021.6--------
$650 to $1,4993,80525.532.9--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,95619.820.8--------
$2,500 or more 4,20828.215.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned5,12133.331.05,01533.032.0+106
Purchasing4,51329.333.74,59630.234.1-83
Renting4,61129.927.54,58830.227.3+23
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house9,76257.176.59,90159.078.9-139
Medium house6,60338.620.36,46938.518.6+134
High density6663.91.74012.41.6+265

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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