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Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW)

Code SSC12187 (SSC)
People 437
Male 213
Female 224
Median age 42
Families 121
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 174
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $949
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 437 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 213 48.7 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 224 51.3 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 27 6.2 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 437 people in Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.2% of the population.

Age Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 22 5.0 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 25 5.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 46 10.5 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 26 5.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 8 1.8 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 14 3.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 13 3.0 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 29 6.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 40 9.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 32 7.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 37 8.5 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 33 7.6 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 51 11.7 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 34 7.8 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 14 3.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3 0.7 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3 0.7 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 7 1.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 185 54.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 15 4.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 35 10.3 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 21 6.2 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 83 24.5 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.6% were married and 14.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 55 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 34 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 34 years.

Social marital status Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 160 54.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 33 11.3 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 99 33.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 7 5.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 29 20.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 8 5.7 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 4.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 14 10.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 4.3 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 9 6.4 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 9 6.4 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 6 4.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 6 4.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 40 28.6 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 140 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs) 31.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.7% were in primary school, 20.7% in secondary school and 10.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 354 81.2 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 44 11.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 30 7.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 18 4.6 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 303 76.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), 76.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 105 53.0 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 68 34.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 12 6.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 13 6.6 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 198 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 198 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 53.0% were employed full time, 34.3% were employed part-time and 6.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 24 12.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 27 14.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 16 8.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 27 14.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 79 42.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), 12.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 14.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 471 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,295 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 949 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs) was $471.

Travel to work, top responses Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 230 68.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 105 31.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 46 13.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 39 11.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.2% provided care for children and 13.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 46 13.6 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 78 23.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 49 14.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 56 16.6 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), 23.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 16.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 52 42.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 47 38.2 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 21 17.1 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 2.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), 38.2% were couple families with children, 42.3% were couple families without children and 17.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 23.8 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 76.2 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs) 23.8% of single parents were male and 76.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,849 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,250 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,250 and those without children was $1,849.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 11 10.9 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 3 3.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 28 27.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 21 20.8 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 3 3.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 21 20.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 8 7.9 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 6 5.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 10.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 27.7% 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 Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 139 86.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 21 13.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), 86.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 135 97.8 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 2.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), 97.8% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 2.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3 2.2 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 17 12.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 49 35.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 68 49.6 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.2% had 1 bedroom, 12.4% had 2 bedrooms and 35.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 66 48.5 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 47 34.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 19 14.0 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 2.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), 48.5% were owned outright, 34.6% were owned with a mortgage and 14.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 118 85.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 17 12.3 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3 2.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 85.5% were family households, 12.3% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.4 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), 21.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.4% 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 Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.6 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.4 -- 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 Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.6 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.4 -- 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 Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 0 0.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 32 23.2 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 51 37.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 52 37.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3 2.2 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), 23.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 37.7% 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 Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 26 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 6 23.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 20 76.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 26 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 6 (or 23.1%) were male and 20 (or 76.9%) were female. The median age was 27 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % 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 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.5 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,733 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,733.

Mortgage and rent Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,400 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Swan Bay (Port Stephens - NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,400.

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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