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Murray (A)

Code LGA15500 (LGA)
People 6,957
Male 3,493
Female 3,464
Median age 47
Families 1,921
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 3,436
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $845
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,435
Median weekly rent $200
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 Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 6,957 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,493 50.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,464 49.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 229 3.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,957 people in Murray (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.2% were male and 49.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.3% of the population.

Age Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 341 4.9 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 406 5.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 436 6.3 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 396 5.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 287 4.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 274 3.9 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 306 4.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 393 5.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 451 6.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 419 6.0 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 485 7.0 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 479 6.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 569 8.2 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 571 8.2 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 455 6.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 323 4.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 218 3.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 149 2.1 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 47 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Murray (A) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 24.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,248 56.3 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 197 3.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 473 8.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 416 7.2 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,439 24.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Murray (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 56.3% were married and 11.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 59 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Murray (A) (Local Government Areas) was 59 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,805 56.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 486 9.8 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,688 33.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Murray (A) (Local Government Areas) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 93 5.5 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 366 21.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 64 3.8 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 93 5.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 150 8.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 118 6.9 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 153 9.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 110 6.5 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 86 5.0 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 26 1.5 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 445 26.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,704 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Murray (A) (Local Government Areas) 24.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.7% were in primary school, 24.7% in secondary school and 11.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 6,145 88.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 580 8.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 268 4.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 205 3.1 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,499 83.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), 83.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,886 58.9 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 940 29.4 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 230 7.2 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 146 4.6 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,202 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 3,202 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Murray (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 58.9% were employed full time, 29.4% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 333 10.9 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 264 8.6 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 340 11.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 412 13.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,478 48.3 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), 10.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Murray (A) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 463 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,043 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 845 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Murray (A) (Local Government Areas) was $463.

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

Unpaid work Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,951 68.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,453 25.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 586 10.2 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,298 22.5 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Murray (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, 25.2% provided care for children and 10.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,040 18.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,435 24.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 783 13.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 692 12.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), 24.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,019 53.1 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 663 34.5 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 220 11.5 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 18 0.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), 34.5% were couple families with children, 53.1% were couple families without children and 11.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.4 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.6 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Murray (A) (Local Government Areas) 22.4% of single parents were male and 77.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,533 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,815 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,815 and those without children was $1,533.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 341 20.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 67 4.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 345 20.5 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 165 9.8 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 93 5.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 472 28.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 99 5.9 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 99 5.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 20.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 20.5% 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 Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,709 82.7 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 567 17.3 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), 82.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,387 88.1 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 22 0.8 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 228 8.4 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 59 2.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), 88.1% were separate houses, 0.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.4% were flats, units or apartments and 2.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.1 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 50 1.8 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 587 21.7 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,270 46.9 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 740 27.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 58 2.1 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 1.8% had 1 bedroom, 21.7% had 2 bedrooms and 46.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,163 42.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 768 28.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 634 23.4 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 61 2.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 84 3.1 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), 42.9% were owned outright, 28.3% were owned with a mortgage and 23.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,903 70.2 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 745 27.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 61 2.3 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 70.2% were family households, 27.5% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

Household income Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 33.9 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), 33.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.8% 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 Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.4 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.6 -- 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 Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,435 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.5 -- 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 Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 141 5.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 969 35.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,052 38.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 437 16.1 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 110 4.1 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), 35.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.1% 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 Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 232 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 111 47.8 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 121 52.2 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 232 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 111 (or 47.8%) were male and 121 (or 52.2%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Murray (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 2.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 712 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $712.

Mortgage and rent Murray (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 100 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,854 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Murray (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $100 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,854.

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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