2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | New South Wales | Significant Urban Areas

Lismore

Code 1018 (SUA)
People 28,285
Male 13,588
Female 14,697
Median age 38
Families 7,224
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 12,320
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $868
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,492
Median weekly rent $227
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 28,285 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 13,588 48.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 14,697 52.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,539 5.4 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 28,285 people in Lismore (Significant Urban Areas) of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.4% of the population.

Age Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,823 6.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,728 6.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,857 6.6 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,016 7.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,148 7.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,689 6.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,675 5.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,663 5.9 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,785 6.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,903 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,013 7.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,845 6.5 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,582 5.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,146 4.1 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,038 3.7 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 841 3.0 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 793 2.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 742 2.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Lismore (Significant Urban Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,956 39.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 858 3.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,495 10.9 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,576 6.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 8,989 39.3 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Lismore (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 39.2% were married and 14.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Lismore (Significant Urban Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,238 40.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,250 11.0 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 9,936 48.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Lismore (Significant Urban Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 529 6.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,453 16.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 552 6.2 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 273 3.1 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,139 12.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 617 7.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 154 1.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 795 9.0 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,634 18.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 177 2.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,545 17.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 8,868 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Lismore (Significant Urban Areas) 31.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.7% were in primary school, 21.5% in secondary school and 27.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 24,685 87.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,961 11.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,648 6.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,106 4.1 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 21,052 78.6 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), 78.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,657 51.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,459 34.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 690 5.3 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,195 9.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 13,001 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 13,001 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Lismore (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 51.2% were employed full time, 34.3% were employed part-time and 9.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,605 13.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,203 10.2 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,652 14.0 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,568 21.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,090 34.7 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), 13.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 34.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Lismore (Significant Urban Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 458 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,088 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 868 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Lismore (Significant Urban Areas) was $458.

Travel to work, top responses Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 16,901 73.9 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,241 27.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,890 12.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,801 21.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.3% provided care for children and 12.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,784 20.9 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 6,391 27.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,161 13.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,567 11.2 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), 27.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.2% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,738 37.9 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,630 36.4 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,728 23.9 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 128 1.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), 36.4% were couple families with children, 37.9% were couple families without children and 23.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.0 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.0 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Lismore (Significant Urban Areas) 17.0% of single parents were male and 83.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,546 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,815 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,815 and those without children was $1,546.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 995 18.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 274 5.1 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,119 20.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 720 13.4 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 399 7.4 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,258 23.4 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 294 5.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 311 5.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 5.1% had both employed part-time and 20.8% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 11,073 92.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 897 7.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), 92.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 8,709 78.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 886 8.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,214 11.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 261 2.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), 78.7% were separate houses, 8.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.0% were flats, units or apartments and 2.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 92 0.8 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 439 4.0 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,188 19.8 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,294 47.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,817 25.4 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 242 2.2 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.0% had 1 bedroom, 19.8% had 2 bedrooms and 47.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,612 32.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,373 30.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,719 33.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 70 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 300 2.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), 32.6% were owned outright, 30.5% were owned with a mortgage and 33.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 7,109 64.2 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,324 30.0 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 638 5.8 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 64.2% were family households, 30.0% were single person households and 5.8% were group households.

Household income Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 33.4 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), 33.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.3% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 227 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.6 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.4 -- 11.6 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,492 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.2 -- 10.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,151 10.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,567 41.2 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,703 33.4 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,289 11.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 364 3.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), 41.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,538 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 748 48.6 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 790 51.4 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), there were 1,538 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 748 (or 48.6%) were male and 790 (or 51.4%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 769 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $769.

Mortgage and rent Lismore % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,387 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Lismore (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,387.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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