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Forbes (A)

Code LGA12900 (LGA)
People 9,170
Male 4,548
Female 4,622
Median age 41
Families 2,442
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 4,202
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $832
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,127
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 9,170 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,548 49.6 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,622 50.4 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 882 9.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,170 people in Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.6% of the population.

Age Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 635 6.9 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 588 6.4 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 709 7.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 617 6.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 460 5.0 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 443 4.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 438 4.8 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 504 5.5 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 559 6.1 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 619 6.8 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 594 6.5 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 610 6.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 616 6.7 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 541 5.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 423 4.6 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 345 3.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 240 2.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 229 2.5 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,628 50.1 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 247 3.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 561 7.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 633 8.7 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,169 30.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.1% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,311 51.7 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 568 8.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,528 39.5 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 187 7.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 513 19.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 242 9.2 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 12 0.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 342 13.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 358 13.6 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 11 0.4 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 218 8.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 113 4.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 31 1.2 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 600 22.8 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,627 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas) 28.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.2% were in primary school, 27.1% in secondary school and 12.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 8,342 91.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 435 5.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 286 3.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 200 2.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,690 89.3 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), 89.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 5.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,516 61.3 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,105 26.9 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 265 6.5 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 219 5.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,105 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,105 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 61.3% were employed full time, 26.9% were employed part-time and 5.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 394 10.1 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 349 9.0 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 363 9.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 562 14.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,952 50.2 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), 10.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Forbes (A) % 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 Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 460 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,010 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 832 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas) was $460.

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

Unpaid work Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,952 68.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,922 26.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 858 11.9 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,807 25.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.6% provided care for children and 11.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,339 18.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,748 24.2 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 948 13.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 916 12.7 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), 24.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,094 44.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 896 36.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 414 17.0 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 36 1.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), 36.7% were couple families with children, 44.8% were couple families without children and 17.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.9 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.1 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas) 19.9% of single parents were male and 80.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,452 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,769 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,769 and those without children was $1,452.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 432 21.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 61 3.1 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 443 22.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 249 12.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 99 5.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 427 21.4 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 133 6.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 148 7.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 21.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 22.2% 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 Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,560 87.7 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 499 12.3 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), 87.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,228 90.6 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 125 3.5 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 169 4.7 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 34 1.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), 90.6% were separate houses, 3.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 18 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 86 2.4 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 625 17.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,633 45.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,097 30.8 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 103 2.9 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.4% had 1 bedroom, 17.5% had 2 bedrooms and 45.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,337 37.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,064 29.9 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,011 28.4 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 19 0.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 129 3.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), 37.6% were owned outright, 29.9% were owned with a mortgage and 28.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,407 67.6 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,078 30.3 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 78 2.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 67.6% were family households, 30.3% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.1 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), 35.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.8% 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 Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,127 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 258 7.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,222 34.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,327 37.2 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 600 16.8 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 156 4.4 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), 34.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.8% 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 Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 883 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 432 48.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 451 51.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 883 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 432 (or 48.9%) were male and 451 (or 51.1%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Forbes (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 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 760 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $760.

Mortgage and rent Forbes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 155 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,100 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Forbes (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $155 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,100.

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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