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Parkes (A)

Code LGA16200 (LGA)
People 14,592
Male 7,193
Female 7,399
Median age 39
Families 3,794
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 6,522
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $882
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 14,592 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,193 49.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,399 50.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,211 8.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,592 people in Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.3% of the population.

Age Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,040 7.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,055 7.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,189 8.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 981 6.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 725 5.0 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 741 5.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 777 5.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 829 5.7 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 931 6.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 967 6.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,004 6.9 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 901 6.2 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 814 5.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 690 4.7 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 634 4.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 511 3.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 434 3.0 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 370 2.5 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,604 49.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 391 3.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 933 8.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 903 8.0 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,485 30.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.5% were married and 11.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

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

Social marital status Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,955 50.0 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 964 9.7 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,992 40.3 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 34 -- 33 --

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

Education Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 281 6.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 928 20.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 294 6.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 77 1.7 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 733 16.1 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 268 5.9 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 70 1.5 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 378 8.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 205 4.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 46 1.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,279 28.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,559 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas) 31.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.5% were in primary school, 23.5% in secondary school and 12.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 12,847 88.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 883 6.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 524 3.9 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 383 2.9 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 11,589 86.6 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), 86.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,845 60.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,755 27.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 428 6.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 312 4.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,340 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 6,340 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 60.6% were employed full time, 27.7% were employed part-time and 4.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 642 10.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 522 8.7 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 594 9.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 907 15.0 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,936 48.7 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 456 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,131 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 882 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas) was $456.

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

Unpaid work Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,643 67.6 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,242 28.7 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,476 13.0 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,612 23.1 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.7% provided care for children and 13.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,035 18.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,670 23.6 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,483 13.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,455 12.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), 23.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,527 40.2 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,525 40.2 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 699 18.4 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 43 1.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), 40.2% were couple families with children, 40.2% were couple families without children and 18.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas) 21.5% of single parents were male and 78.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,606 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,963 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,963 and those without children was $1,606.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 671 22.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 87 2.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 618 20.3 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 441 14.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 157 5.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 639 21.0 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 202 6.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 231 7.6 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.0% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 20.3% 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 Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,402 88.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 731 11.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), 88.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,974 92.1 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 184 3.4 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 189 3.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 53 1.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), 92.1% were separate houses, 3.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 24 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 181 3.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 871 16.1 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,437 45.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,765 32.7 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 125 2.3 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 16.1% had 2 bedrooms and 45.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,033 37.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,601 29.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,551 28.7 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 53 1.0 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 165 3.1 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), 37.6% were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 28.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,734 69.1 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,561 28.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 107 2.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.1% were family households, 28.9% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.0 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.5 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), 35.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.5% 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 Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Parkes (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 -- 94.2 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 494 9.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,949 36.1 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,858 34.4 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 908 16.8 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 195 3.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), 36.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.4% 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 Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,212 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 595 49.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 617 50.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,212 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 595 (or 49.1%) were male and 617 (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 Parkes (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 748 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Parkes (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 $748.

Mortgage and rent Parkes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 140 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Parkes (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $140 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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