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Mid-Western Regional (A)

Code LGA15270 (LGA)
People 22,318
Male 11,284
Female 11,034
Median age 41
Families 5,971
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 10,843
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $929
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,551
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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People — demographics & education
People Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 22,318 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 11,284 50.6 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 11,034 49.4 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 870 3.9 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 22,318 people in Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.9% of the population.

Age Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,476 6.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,458 6.5 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,593 7.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,456 6.5 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,054 4.7 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,073 4.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,103 4.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,381 6.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,594 7.1 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,584 7.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,535 6.9 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,399 6.3 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,556 7.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,342 6.0 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 994 4.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 746 3.3 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 514 2.3 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 462 2.1 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,884 49.9 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 674 3.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,637 9.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,266 7.1 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,334 30.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.9% were married and 13.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,976 51.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,743 11.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,864 37.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 408 6.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,383 21.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 401 6.2 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 23 0.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,354 21.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 119 1.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 30 0.5 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 574 8.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 303 4.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 105 1.6 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,754 27.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,454 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) 28.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.0% were in primary school, 23.3% in secondary school and 13.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 19,088 85.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,299 11.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,020 4.9 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 819 4.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 16,561 80.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 80.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,767 58.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,019 30.4 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 581 5.9 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 563 5.7 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,930 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 9,930 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 58.1% were employed full time, 30.4% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,033 11.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 972 10.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,015 10.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,336 14.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,426 47.3 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 449 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,204 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 929 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) was $449.

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

Unpaid work Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,337 69.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,771 26.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,008 11.3 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,763 21.1 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.8% 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, 21.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,182 17.9 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,352 24.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,346 13.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,454 13.8 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,586 43.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,407 40.3 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 905 15.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 73 1.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 40.3% were couple families with children, 43.3% were couple families without children and 15.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.2 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.8 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) 20.2% of single parents were male and 79.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,750 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,090 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,090 and those without children was $1,750.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 924 18.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 209 4.2 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,047 21.0 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 764 15.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 291 5.8 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,138 22.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 261 5.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 357 7.2 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 21.0% 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 Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,362 81.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,913 18.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 81.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,614 91.1 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 305 3.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 298 3.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 142 1.7 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 91.1% were separate houses, 3.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.6% were flats, units or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 55 0.7 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 306 3.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,410 16.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,703 44.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,690 32.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 197 2.4 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 Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 16.9% had 2 bedrooms and 44.3% 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 Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,387 40.5 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,452 29.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,220 26.5 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 53 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 250 3.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 40.5% were owned outright, 29.3% were owned with a mortgage and 26.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 5,875 70.2 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,271 27.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 217 2.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 70.2% were family households, 27.2% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.9 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 32.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.2% 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 Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.4 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.6 -- 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 Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,551 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.1 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.9 -- 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 Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 525 6.3 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,876 34.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,096 37.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,560 18.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 305 3.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 34.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.7% 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 Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 870 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 450 51.7 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 420 48.3 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 870 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 450 (or 51.7%) were male and 420 (or 48.3%) 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 Mid-Western Regional (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 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,037 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,037.

Mortgage and rent Mid-Western Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,616 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Mid-Western Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,616.

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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