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Port Stephens (A)

Code LGA16400 (LGA)
People 64,807
Male 31,907
Female 32,900
Median age 42
Families 17,955
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 30,516
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $999
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,725
Median weekly rent $250
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 Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 64,807 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 31,907 49.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 32,900 50.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,328 3.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 64,807 people in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.6% of the population.

Age Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,127 6.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 4,146 6.4 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,358 6.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 4,212 6.5 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,378 5.2 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,015 4.7 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,171 4.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,939 6.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,177 6.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,560 7.0 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,371 6.7 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 4,298 6.6 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 4,537 7.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 4,129 6.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 3,142 4.8 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,241 3.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,627 2.5 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,379 2.1 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 27,155 52.0 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,754 3.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 5,278 10.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,513 6.7 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 14,477 27.7 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 52.0% were married and 13.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 24,393 52.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,481 9.6 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 17,609 37.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 1,309 7.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,047 21.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 751 4.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 610 3.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,989 16.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 581 3.1 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 689 3.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,388 7.4 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,433 7.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 348 1.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 4,490 24.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 18,635 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas) 28.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.0% were in primary school, 22.9% in secondary school and 15.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 53,874 83.1 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 8,787 14.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,037 6.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,827 4.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 44,733 74.1 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 74.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 15,926 56.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 8,930 31.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,756 6.2 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,766 6.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 28,378 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 28,378 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 56.1% were employed full time, 31.5% were employed part-time and 6.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,225 12.1 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,695 10.1 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,007 11.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 4,805 18.1 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 11,121 41.8 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 12.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 498 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,246 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 999 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas) was $498.

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

Unpaid work Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 37,212 71.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 15,042 28.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 6,363 12.2 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 8,651 16.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.8% provided care for children and 12.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 9,758 18.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 13,388 25.7 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 7,444 14.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 6,623 12.7 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 25.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 7,726 43.0 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 7,077 39.4 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,981 16.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 171 1.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 39.4% were couple families with children, 43.0% were couple families without children and 16.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.4 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.6 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas) 17.4% of single parents were male and 82.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,877 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,156 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,156 and those without children was $1,877.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,435 16.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 536 3.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,988 20.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,088 14.1 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 790 5.3 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 4,207 28.4 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 847 5.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 911 6.2 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 16.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 20.2% 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 Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 23,975 81.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 5,282 18.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 81.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 19,752 82.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,598 10.8 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,095 4.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 516 2.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 82.4% were separate houses, 10.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.6% were flats, units or apartments and 2.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 64 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 748 3.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,693 15.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 10,449 43.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 8,590 35.8 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 432 1.8 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 Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 15.4% had 2 bedrooms and 43.6% 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 Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 9,020 37.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7,493 31.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 6,620 27.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 244 1.0 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 599 2.5 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 37.6% were owned outright, 31.3% were owned with a mortgage and 27.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 17,542 73.2 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,890 24.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 545 2.3 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 73.2% were family households, 24.6% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

Household income Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.5 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 28.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.5% 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 Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.1 -- 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 Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,725 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.4 -- 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 Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,342 5.6 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 9,005 37.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 8,819 36.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 4,073 17.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 738 3.1 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 37.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.0% 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 Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,324 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,119 48.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,205 51.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,324 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,119 (or 48.1%) were male and 1,205 (or 51.9%) 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 Port Stephens (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 3.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,026 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Port Stephens (A) (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 $1,026.

Mortgage and rent Port Stephens (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 235 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $235 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,800.

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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