Waverley Local Government Area (LGA)Economic profile
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Waverley Council area

Market characteristics

Waverley Council area 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 Waverley Council area's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Waverley Council area'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
Waverley Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents66,812100.0100.063,486100.0100.0+3,326
Males32,48548.649.331,26149.249.3+1,224
Females34,33451.450.732,22550.850.7+2,109
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years10,70916.018.59,80015.419.3+909
15 - 24 years6,1209.212.56,2319.812.9-111
25 - 54 years35,83253.640.834,18653.841.4+1,646
55 - 64 Years5,6658.511.95,6768.911.7-11
65 years and over8,49512.716.37,59312.014.7+902
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4,3576.58.13,5355.67.9+822
Secondary school2,8634.36.22,5494.06.5+314
TAFE1,1511.71.91,1731.82.4-22
University3,4315.15.03,2945.24.4+137
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born25,69838.527.623,77137.425.7+1,927
Speaks language other than English at home13,98420.925.111,96218.822.4+2,022
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,2461.94.51,1591.83.9+87
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree24,98144.523.421,23439.519.9+3,747
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,2099.38.95,1869.78.3+23
Certificate level5,1099.118.15,1379.617.7-28
No qualification12,75922.739.113,52025.242.8-761
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,81811.017.8--------
$650 to $1,4994,50617.627.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4494,97219.421.2--------
$2,500 or more 10,21739.923.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned6,36122.530.76,53323.331.9-172
Purchasing6,05821.430.45,98221.331.9+76
Renting12,14143.030.311,90242.529.1+239
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house4,74115.164.95,65318.467.9-912
Medium house10,00331.817.99,76831.717.4+235
High density16,20651.415.315,08249.013.3+1,124

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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