Our people

Our People – a progressive, environmentally and culturally rich community enjoying a unique lifestyle

In recent years the Georges River LGA  resident population has increased steadily from 110,000 people in 1991 to over 158,411 people in 2018 (Australian Bureau of Statistics - Estimated Residential Population).

From 2011 to 2016, Georges River Council area's population increased by 12,173 people (9.0%). This represents an average annual population change of 1.75% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • Young workforce (25 to 34) (+4,088 people)

  • Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69) (+1,975 people)

  • Tertiary education and independence (18 to 24) (+1,963 people)

  • Older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59) (+1,845 people)

At the 2016 Census 45.5% of people in Georges River were born overseas with the top five countries being China, Nepal, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Greece.

54% of the population speaks a language other than English at home. 

At the 2016 Census 30.2% of the resident population stated that they had a Bachelor or Higher Qualifications, 9.7% had Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas and 13% of the population had trade qualifications.

31% of the resident population uses public transport to commute to work.

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