Wollondilly Shire

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about Wollondilly Shire's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
Wollondilly Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents48,519100.0100.043,259100.0100.0+5,260
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years10,67822.018.59,98823.119.3+690
15 - 24 years6,31313.012.55,86613.612.9+447
25 - 54 years19,04039.240.817,55340.641.4+1,487
55 - 64 Years6,01512.411.95,18812.011.7+827
65 years and over6,46013.316.34,66410.814.7+1,796
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4,90510.18.14,41610.27.9+489
Secondary school3,5647.36.23,2427.56.5+322
Total overseas born5,72011.827.65,36712.425.7+353
Speaks language other than English at home2,7415.625.12,2185.122.4+523
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2870.64.52130.53.9+74
Bachelor or higher degree4,77012.623.43,68811.119.9+1,082
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,4859.28.92,4787.48.3+1,007
Certificate level10,64028.118.18,69326.117.7+1,947
No qualification15,34740.639.115,13645.542.8+211
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,78811.817.8--------
$650 to $1,4993,65324.127.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4493,73224.621.2--------
$2,500 or more 4,29028.323.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house15,65793.564.914,53894.067.9+1,119
Medium house8715.217.97695.017.4+102
High density60.015.330.013.3+3

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

Wollondilly Shire Council

economic profile