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Willoughby City

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Willoughby City'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
Willoughby City20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents74,302100.0100.067,355100.0100.0+6,947
Males35,68648.049.332,46348.249.3+3,223
Females38,62452.050.734,89251.850.7+3,732
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years14,40619.418.512,86019.119.3+1,546
15 - 24 years8,45811.412.57,79211.612.9+666
25 - 54 years33,74145.440.831,06946.141.4+2,672
55 - 64 Years7,51410.111.97,13410.611.7+380
65 years and over10,17813.716.38,50012.614.7+1,678
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school6,6769.08.15,4088.07.9+1,268
Secondary school4,5826.26.24,0025.96.5+580
TAFE1,1551.61.91,2181.82.4-63
University5,3737.25.04,4676.64.4+906
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born33,76645.427.628,50042.325.7+5,266
Speaks language other than English at home29,88340.225.123,63235.122.4+6,251
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all5,6557.64.54,1676.23.9+1,488
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree28,64247.823.423,89743.919.9+4,745
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,5389.28.95,3879.98.3+151
Certificate level4,5247.618.14,3398.017.7+185
No qualification16,58427.739.115,80929.042.8+775
Household income--------------
Nill to $6493,24512.217.8--------
$650 to $1,4994,62717.427.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4495,28919.921.2--------
$2,500 or more 10,55639.823.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned8,40230.430.78,43632.431.9-34
Purchasing7,43926.930.47,27628.031.9+163
Renting9,89735.830.38,69133.429.1+1,206
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house13,35644.564.913,56148.467.9-205
Medium house4,21014.017.93,87713.817.4+333
High density12,26140.915.310,50637.513.3+1,755

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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