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Whitsunday

Market characteristics

Whitsunday Regional Council has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Queensland.

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

More detailed information about Whitsunday Regional Council'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
Whitsunday20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents33,778100.0100.031,426100.0100.0+2,352
Males17,49551.849.416,54552.649.6+950
Females16,28448.250.614,88147.450.4+1,403
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years6,11718.119.45,88318.720.2+234
15 - 24 years3,80911.313.03,82612.213.6-17
25 - 54 years14,32342.440.513,95944.441.5+364
55 - 64 Years4,60213.611.84,07413.011.6+528
65 years and over4,93014.615.33,68411.713.1+1,246
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,5767.68.52,4137.78.8+163
Secondary school1,7045.06.31,3984.46.0+306
TAFE4581.41.65931.91.8-135
University3911.24.52850.94.0+106
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born5,18115.321.64,42114.120.5+760
Speaks language other than English at home2,1146.311.81,4234.59.7+691
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all4071.21.82710.91.4+136
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,5809.318.31,9727.715.9+608
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,1177.78.71,5806.27.5+537
Certificate level6,92925.121.35,96923.419.9+960
No qualification11,20240.540.911,88346.545.8-681
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,67220.817.6--------
$650 to $1,4994,28633.430.4--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,52619.722.3--------
$2,500 or more 1,72013.419.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3,96028.627.43,94829.828.4+12
Purchasing3,44724.931.43,34025.232.6+107
Renting4,34731.432.24,43833.532.0-91
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house11,46971.473.610,40065.775.7+1,069
Medium house2,43415.115.73,02819.115.2-594
High density3422.17.86243.96.5-282

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

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