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City of Whitehorse

Market characteristics

The City of Whitehorse has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Victoria.

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

More detailed information about the City of Whitehorse'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 Whitehorse20162011Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents162,078100.0100.0151,338100.0100.0+10,740
Males78,05148.249.172,82748.149.2+5,224
Females84,03251.850.978,51151.950.8+5,521
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years27,24116.818.226,13917.318.7+1,102
15 - 24 years23,46514.513.021,15014.013.5+2,315
25 - 54 years65,74140.641.861,53640.742.3+4,205
55 - 64 Years17,33110.711.416,30210.811.4+1,029
65 years and over28,29317.515.626,21117.314.2+2,082
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school12,4887.77.911,4017.57.7+1,087
Secondary school10,6196.66.19,4486.26.5+1,171
TAFE2,9961.81.73,3012.22.2-305
University14,3018.85.511,4747.64.6+2,827
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born62,22738.428.350,58433.426.2+11,643
Speaks language other than English at home59,41836.725.945,78230.323.0+13,636
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all12,2207.54.58,3015.54.0+3,919
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree48,38235.924.338,76231.020.8+9,620
Advanced Diploma or Diploma13,73410.29.212,94810.38.4+786
Certificate level14,87711.016.914,82111.816.4+56
No qualification48,22335.839.647,11037.643.9+1,113
Household income--------------
Nill to $64911,11418.918.3--------
$650 to $1,49915,46226.329.0--------
$1,500 to $2,44912,21820.822.2--------
$2,500 or more 14,42524.520.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned21,56235.730.722,32739.033.0-765
Purchasing18,75031.033.517,99431.534.5+756
Renting16,35827.127.513,56623.725.9+2,792
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house43,79666.672.145,60674.275.8-1,810
Medium house18,46128.119.414,66323.918.1+3,798
High density3,2785.07.41,1061.85.3+2,172

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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