2011 Census QuickStats

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Greater Taree (C)

Code LGA13380 (LGA)
People 46,541
Male 22,658
Female 23,883
Median age 46
Families 12,918
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 21,731
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $770
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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People — demographics & education
People Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 46,541 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 22,658 48.7 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 23,883 51.3 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,501 5.4 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 46,541 people in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.4% of the population.

Age Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,650 5.7 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,772 6.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 3,254 7.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,012 6.5 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,887 4.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,772 3.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,834 3.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,384 5.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,718 5.8 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,105 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,491 7.5 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,550 7.6 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,646 7.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,261 7.0 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,590 5.6 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,916 4.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,451 3.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,247 2.7 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 46 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 18,949 50.0 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,521 4.0 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 4,093 10.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,110 8.2 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 10,189 26.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.0% were married and 14.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas) was 58 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 17,139 50.9 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,157 9.4 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 13,401 39.8 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 42 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 46 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 42 years.

Education Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 838 6.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,804 21.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 514 4.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 335 2.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,481 19.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 451 3.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 331 2.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,059 8.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 590 4.6 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 202 1.6 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,184 24.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 12,789 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas) 27.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.6% were in primary school, 25.5% in secondary school and 12.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 40,019 86.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,696 10.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,339 5.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,625 3.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 34,697 80.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), 80.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 9,106 50.4 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 6,151 34.0 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,145 6.3 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,672 9.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 18,074 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 18,074 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 50.4% were employed full time, 34.0% were employed part-time and 9.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,088 12.7 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,870 11.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,200 13.4 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,984 18.2 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,116 37.3 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), 12.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

Occupation Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 395 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 930 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 770 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas) was $395.

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

Unpaid work Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 26,483 69.9 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 9,434 24.9 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,309 14.0 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 7,454 19.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.9% provided care for children and 14.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 6,155 16.3 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 9,219 24.4 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 5,811 15.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 5,297 14.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), 24.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,105 47.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 4,293 33.2 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,380 18.4 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 141 1.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), 33.2% were couple families with children, 47.3% were couple families without children and 18.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.4 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.6 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas) 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,498 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,748 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,748 and those without children was $1,498.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,448 13.9 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 431 4.1 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,695 16.3 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,136 10.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 776 7.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,649 35.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 569 5.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 694 6.7 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 13.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 16.3% 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 Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 18,161 86.7 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,789 13.3 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), 86.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 15,616 86.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,082 6.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,185 6.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 257 1.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), 86.0% were separate houses, 6.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 90 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 691 3.8 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,197 17.6 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 8,673 47.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 5,148 28.4 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 359 2.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.8% had 1 bedroom, 17.6% had 2 bedrooms and 47.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,707 42.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 5,007 27.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,822 26.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 131 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 494 2.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), 42.4% were owned outright, 27.6% were owned with a mortgage and 26.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 12,669 69.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,010 27.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 481 2.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.8% were family households, 27.6% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 37.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), 37.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.8% 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 Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.5 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.5 -- 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 Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.0 -- 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 Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,419 7.8 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 7,120 39.2 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 6,409 35.3 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,573 14.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 638 3.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), 39.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.2% 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 Greater Taree (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,501 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,228 49.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,273 50.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,228 (or 49.1%) were male and 1,273 (or 50.9%) 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 Greater Taree (C) % 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 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 717 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $717.

Mortgage and rent Greater Taree (C) % 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 1,300 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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