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West Tamar Council area

Market characteristics

West Tamar has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Tasmania.

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

More detailed information about West Tamar'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
West Tamar Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents22,718100.0100.021,823100.0100.0+895
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years3,99217.617.74,22019.319.0-228
15 - 24 years2,61111.512.02,51211.512.6+99
25 - 54 years7,81734.436.88,19037.538.7-373
55 - 64 Years3,55315.614.13,13214.413.5+421
65 years and over4,74920.919.43,76917.316.3+980
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,0068.88.62,0309.38.5-24
Secondary school1,5266.75.81,4636.76.0+63
Total overseas born3,10113.612.03,08314.111.6+18
Speaks language other than English at home8903.95.38103.74.4+80
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all890.40.9690.30.7+20
Bachelor or higher degree3,15216.816.22,65815.114.2+494
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,5928.57.51,3988.06.6+194
Certificate level4,35923.321.33,87822.120.2+481
No qualification7,65340.944.38,02845.748.8-375
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,83921.123.9--------
$650 to $1,4993,11835.734.6--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,78920.519.6--------
$2,500 or more 1,14113.112.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house9,87994.286.69,16192.585.6+718
Medium house4344.110.96376.412.2-203
High density00.

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

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