Community Profile

The Coonamble Shire community profile provides valuable insights into the local community of the region. The site profiles the region’s population in terms of age, migration, family types, education, work, housing and relative wellbeing. Data used to inform this profile was sourced from the 2016 Census.

The community profile also details trends over time and provides benchmark data for the wider region and the state. This profile is designed to inform community groups, service providers, potential new residents, investors, businesses, students and the general public.

ABS 2020 Estimated Residential Population: 3,907
ABS Census Place of Usual Residence Population: 3,919
Annualised Population Growth Rate (2011–2016): -0.6%
Median Age: 43 years
Median Weekly Income: $520 ($27,065 pa)
Labour Force Participation Rate: 50.06%

Population by Age and Gender

The single largest age cohort in the Coonamble LGA is “45-49 years” with 296 people representing 7.55 percent of the population. The median age is 43 years and the overall ratio of males to females is 1 to 1.01.

Population by Life Stage

Understanding the population by life stage within the Coonamble LGA provides valuable insights into the region's requirements for amenity, services, infrastructure, investment and education and employment opportunities.

The largest life stage group in the Coonamble LGA is “Working Age (30 to 64 years)” representing 43.5% percent of the overall population.

Education (highest qualification)

Education levels across the community are a key indicator of the propensity of residents to be engaged in the work force, and are also an important factor influencing levels of relative social wellbeing in the region.

In the Coonamble LGA, the largest “highest qualification attained” cohort is “Certificate Level”, representing 13.7% percent of the overall population.

Employment by Industry

From 2011 to 2016 the number of working residents decreased by 238 (18.2% percent). The largest industry sector of employment is “Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing”, representing 34.1% percent of total working residents.

Home Ownership

It is estimated that 65.3% percent of residents own their home, either outright or with a mortgage. From 2011 the rate of home ownership has decreased by 12.6% percent.

For further demographic insights into the Coonamble Shire, click here.