2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

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Wagga Wagga (C)

Code LGA17750 (LGA)
People 57,015
Male 27,843
Female 29,172
Median age 33
Australian citizenship 53,066
People born overseas 3,693
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 160
Families 14,700
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 23,074
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $967
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,127
Median weekly rent $155
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People — demographics
People Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
Total 57,015 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 27,843 48.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 29,172 51.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,336 4.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 57,015 people were usually resident in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Of the total population 4.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,059 7.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 8,526 15.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 9,776 17.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 22,162 38.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 5,451 9.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 7,041 12.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 33 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 22.1% of people usually resident in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.9% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 33 years.

Selected characteristics Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 53,066 93.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,693 6.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 160 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 93.1% of people usually resident in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 6.5% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 21,271 47.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 4,622 10.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,717 6.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 15,823 35.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 10.4% were either separated or divorced, 6.1% were widowed and 35.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
Australia 50,660 88.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 17,784 61.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 7,964 27.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 956 3.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 711 2.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,644 5.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 13,666 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 29,059 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 29,059 people aged 15 years and over in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 61.2% worked full-time, 27.4% worked part-time, 3.3% were away from work, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.7% were unemployed. 13,666 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 463 -- 466 --
Family 1,137 -- 1,171 --
Household 967 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $463, the median family income was $1,137 and the median household income was $967.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,271 35.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 6,558 44.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 2,616 17.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 255 1.7 89,686 1.7
Total families 14,700 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 14,700 families in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 35.9% were couple families without children, 44.6% were couple families with children, 17.8% were one parent families and 1.7% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 21,185 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 23,074 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 21,185 occupied private dwellings were counted in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 17,830 84.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 859 4.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 2,310 10.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 186 0.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), 84.2% were separate houses, 4.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,485 30.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 7,057 33.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 6,596 31.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 196 0.9 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 852 4.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), 30.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 33.3% were owned with a mortgage and 31.1% were rented.

Landlord type Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,303 50.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,290 19.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,829 27.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 171 2.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 50.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 19.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 27.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 155 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,127 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $155. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,127. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wagga Wagga (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 14,554 68.7 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 5,159 24.4 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 912 4.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), 68.7% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.4% were single (or lone) person households and 4.3% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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