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Gunnedah (A)

Code LGA13550 (LGA)
People 12,066
Male 6,033
Female 6,033
Median age 40
Families 3,178
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 5,240
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $937
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $190
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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People — demographics & education
People Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 12,066 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,033 50.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,033 50.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,360 11.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,066 people in Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 11.3% of the population.

Age Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 887 7.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 801 6.6 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 859 7.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 827 6.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 655 5.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 659 5.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 633 5.2 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 665 5.5 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 745 6.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 794 6.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 860 7.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 780 6.5 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 709 5.9 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 622 5.2 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 538 4.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 441 3.7 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 322 2.7 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 268 2.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,712 49.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 321 3.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 716 7.5 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 755 7.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,009 31.6 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.5% were married and 10.9% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,266 50.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 840 9.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,343 39.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 259 7.4 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 639 18.2 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 335 9.5 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 80 2.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 457 13.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 274 7.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 75 2.1 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 236 6.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 148 4.2 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 46 1.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 962 27.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,511 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas) 29.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.0% were in primary school, 23.0% in secondary school and 11.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 10,767 89.2 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 594 5.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 397 3.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 290 2.6 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,895 88.5 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), 88.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 5.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,324 59.8 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,598 28.8 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 304 5.5 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 332 6.0 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,558 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 5,558 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 59.8% were employed full time, 28.8% were employed part-time and 6.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 563 10.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 484 9.3 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 550 10.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 717 13.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,608 49.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), 10.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 485 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,200 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 937 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas) was $485.

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

Unpaid work Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,519 68.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,675 28.1 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,079 11.3 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,168 22.8 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), 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, 28.1% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,804 19.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,228 23.4 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,192 12.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,295 13.6 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), 23.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,282 40.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,318 41.5 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 532 16.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 46 1.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), 41.5% were couple families with children, 40.3% were couple families without children and 16.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas) 19.5% of single parents were male and 80.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,596 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,915 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,915 and those without children was $1,596.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 535 20.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 97 3.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 620 23.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 372 14.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 119 4.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 562 21.6 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 143 5.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 158 6.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 20.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 23.8% 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 Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,487 90.2 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 488 9.8 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), 90.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,009 89.3 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 124 2.8 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 302 6.7 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 50 1.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), 89.3% were separate houses, 2.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 15 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 140 3.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 742 16.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,101 46.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,399 31.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 91 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 16.5% had 2 bedrooms and 46.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,701 37.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,272 28.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,339 29.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 50 1.1 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 126 2.8 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), 37.9% were owned outright, 28.3% were owned with a mortgage and 29.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,135 69.9 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,234 27.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 118 2.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.9% were family households, 27.5% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.0 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), 32.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.1% 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 Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 190 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.7 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.3 -- 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 Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.2 -- 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 Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 345 7.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,497 33.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,631 36.3 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 862 19.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 155 3.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), 33.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.2% 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 Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,363 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 686 50.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 677 49.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,363 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 686 (or 50.3%) were male and 677 (or 49.7%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Gunnedah (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 778 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Gunnedah (A) (Local Government 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 $778.

Mortgage and rent Gunnedah (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,170 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Gunnedah (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,170.

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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