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City of West Torrens

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about the City of West Torrens'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 West Torrens20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents57,901100.0100.054,961100.0100.0+2,940
Males28,25048.849.326,85448.949.3+1,396
Females29,64651.250.728,10751.150.7+1,539
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years8,45714.617.58,05814.718.0+399
15 - 24 years7,89013.612.47,78614.213.1+104
25 - 54 years25,10543.439.023,83243.440.3+1,273
55 - 64 Years6,05210.512.85,3639.812.5+689
65 years and over10,39618.018.39,92218.116.1+474
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4,0977.18.53,7226.88.6+375
Secondary school2,6444.65.62,5764.75.7+68
TAFE1,2792.21.91,3952.52.2-116
University4,7668.24.73,7806.94.1+986
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born17,70930.622.916,10229.322.0+1,607
Speaks language other than English at home17,80830.816.315,96229.014.3+1,846
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2,8685.02.92,6114.82.5+257
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree12,63025.518.59,92921.215.9+2,701
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,4078.98.33,7778.17.3+630
Certificate level8,12516.420.17,57016.118.8+555
No qualification20,19940.843.720,96044.748.1-761
Household income--------------
Nill to $6495,21522.221.6--------
$650 to $1,4997,54032.032.9--------
$1,500 to $2,4494,97221.120.8--------
$2,500 or more 3,74015.915.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned7,14029.331.07,42731.232.0-287
Purchasing6,79527.933.76,46027.134.1+335
Renting8,55735.227.58,26534.727.3+292
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house16,74762.476.516,60064.078.9+147
Medium house8,94333.320.38,50732.818.6+436
High density9353.51.77983.11.6+137

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

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