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Yarra Ranges Council area

Market characteristics

Yarra Ranges Council area 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 Yarra Ranges Council area's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Yarra Ranges Council area'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
Yarra Ranges Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents149,537100.0100.0144,531100.0100.0+5,006
Males73,81949.449.171,50849.549.2+2,311
Females75,71750.650.973,02350.550.8+2,694
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years28,45419.018.228,85120.018.7-397
15 - 24 years18,67212.513.019,69913.613.5-1,027
25 - 54 years59,37239.741.859,02840.842.3+344
55 - 64 Years19,70213.211.418,95613.111.4+746
65 years and over23,33815.615.617,99712.514.2+5,341
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school12,8788.67.912,4898.67.7+389
Secondary school10,2926.96.110,7107.46.5-418
TAFE2,9282.01.73,7082.62.2-780
University4,7073.15.54,2983.04.6+409
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born24,37816.328.323,61616.326.2+762
Speaks language other than English at home10,6057.125.98,6496.023.0+1,956
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,5391.04.51,0470.74.0+492
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree20,72217.124.316,97814.720.8+3,744
Advanced Diploma or Diploma12,82510.69.210,6039.28.4+2,222
Certificate level29,20224.116.926,73723.116.4+2,465
No qualification48,04439.739.651,09644.243.9-3,052
Household income--------------
Nill to $6498,03715.418.3--------
$650 to $1,49915,31029.329.0--------
$1,500 to $2,44913,03925.022.2--------
$2,500 or more 10,24919.620.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned17,75732.830.717,42233.333.0+335
Purchasing25,11446.433.524,56547.034.5+549
Renting7,60614.127.57,53014.425.9+76
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house54,69092.972.151,87591.975.8+2,815
Medium house3,4715.919.44,1337.318.1-662
High density960.27.4740.15.3+22

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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