Population and Economic Profile

Data from the Census helps identify who we are, what we do and how we live. By looking at trends from the past four Censuses we can also view the Shire's changing social, economic and cultural profile. 

Community profile

Graph of age structure in service age group for 2011.  Source: Australian Bereau of STatistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011.  Click on image to be take to data table.
Image source is profile.id

Former Wyong Shire's community profile presents the population characteristics of your community, how they have changed over time and how they compare to other areas.  It assists Council, the general public, students, communtiy groups, business and investors to become more informed about the community.

The profile presents data from 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing for the local government area, and for 25 smaller areas within the Shire.  This data is presented in easy to use tables, charts and commentary to answer the majority of frequently asked socio-demographic questions.

The information helps with informed decision making for planning and service delivery.  It can be easily used for planning documents, reports, presentations and funding applications.  

Social atlas

Former Wyong Shire's community atlas presents key socio-demographic characteristics for the area in a series of interactive maps. 

Based on data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing (Australian Bureau of Statistics), each map is prepared using the finest level of detail to help identify spatial patterns and trends in the area.

   Map showing the population density of the former Wyong Shire in 2011.
Population density (former Wyong Shire) 2011 - Source is atlas.id.

Population forecasts

Forcast Id important statistics.  Population by 2016 160,638. Population by 2036 215.554. Change 2016-36 is 34.19%25.
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Wyong Shire's population forecasts outline the drivers of population change and forecasts how population, age structure and household types will change across the Local Government Area and social planning districts for the period 2006 to 2031.

This data is presented in easy to use tables, charts and commentary and is designed to inform community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public.

These forecasts assist in make evidence-based decisions about futrure planning and resource allocation.


Economic profile

Economy Id important statistics.  GRP $5.16 billion NIEIR 2015. Population 159,981 ABS ERP 2015. Local jobs 49,570 NIEIR 2015. Larges industry is health care and social assistance NIEIR 2015.  Local businesses 8,277 ABS 2015. Employed residents 69,409 NIEIR 2015.
Source is economy.id

Wyong Shire's economic profile combines 2 different datasets to build a cohesive story of the local economy, how it is changing and how it compares to other areas.

This information can be used to attract investment and promote the Shire, deliver economic facts and figures, provide evidence for funding submissions and reports, monitor and track economic performance.

It can be used by business, community, investors, government agencies, community groups, students and Council staff.