2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Statistical Local Areas

Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A

Code 150057751 (SLA)
People 54,624
Male 26,536
Female 28,088
Median age 33
Families 14,032
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 22,666
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,140
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,538
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
Community profile

QuickStats Search

Loading map...
Each of the sections below is expandable. Select once to expand the section and display the hidden content. Select again to collapse the section and hide the content. To access the hidden content within each section, select the section to display the content, then use arrow keys to navigate down to the expanded content.

Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 54,624 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 26,536 48.6 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 28,088 51.4 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,644 4.8 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 54,624 people in Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.8% of the population.

Age Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,053 7.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 3,684 6.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 3,707 6.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 4,277 7.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 4,965 9.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,919 7.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,438 6.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,433 6.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 3,341 6.1 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,340 6.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,406 6.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,154 5.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,629 4.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,017 3.7 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,676 3.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,381 2.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,114 2.0 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,090 2.0 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 19,689 45.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,427 3.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,370 7.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,539 5.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 16,151 37.4 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas) aged 15 years and over, 45.6% were married and 11.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 17,935 47.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,960 10.5 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 15,992 42.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 1,100 6.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,838 15.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,377 7.7 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 566 3.2 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,028 11.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,027 5.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 552 3.1 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,082 11.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,010 16.9 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 333 1.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,901 16.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 17,814 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas) 32.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.8% were in primary school, 20.2% in secondary school and 28.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 47,781 87.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,502 10.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,380 4.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,703 3.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 42,058 81.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), 81.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 17,165 61.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 7,667 27.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,625 5.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,443 5.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 27,900 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 27,900 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas). Of these 61.5% were employed full time, 27.5% were employed part-time and 5.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,887 10.9 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,219 8.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,564 9.7 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 5,475 20.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 11,687 44.2 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), 10.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 586 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,413 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,140 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas) was $586.

Travel to work, top responses Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 31,549 73.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 12,444 28.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,777 11.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 8,774 20.3 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.8% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 9,757 22.6 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 11,908 27.6 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 5,480 12.7 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 4,403 10.2 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), 27.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,403 38.5 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 5,866 41.8 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,510 17.9 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 253 1.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), 41.8% were couple families with children, 38.5% were couple families without children and 17.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.1 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.9 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas) 16.1% of single parents were male and 83.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,862 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,131 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,131 and those without children was $1,862.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,724 24.2 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 330 2.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,701 24.0 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,570 13.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 489 4.3 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,907 16.9 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 750 6.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 800 7.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), of couple families, 24.2% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 24.0% 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 Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 20,066 90.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,019 9.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), 90.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 16,788 83.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 915 4.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,223 11.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 122 0.6 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), 83.7% were separate houses, 4.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 48 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 435 2.2 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,598 17.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 8,740 43.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 6,834 34.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 411 2.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.2% had 1 bedroom, 17.9% had 2 bedrooms and 43.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,796 28.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 6,835 34.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 6,727 33.5 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 160 0.8 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 549 2.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), 28.9% were owned outright, 34.1% were owned with a mortgage and 33.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 13,850 69.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,241 26.1 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 975 4.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), of all households, 69.0% were family households, 26.1% were single person households and 4.9% were group households.

Household income Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 24.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), 24.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.0% 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 Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.1 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.9 -- 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 Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,538 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,528 7.6 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 7,174 35.7 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 7,563 37.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,061 15.3 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 742 3.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), 35.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.3% 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 Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,644 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,294 48.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,350 51.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), there were 2,644 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,294 (or 48.9%) were male and 1,350 (or 51.1%) 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 Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % 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 863 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local 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 $863.

Mortgage and rent Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 190 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,491 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A (Statistical Local Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,491.

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

Back to Top