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Shellharbour (C)

Code LGA16900 (LGA)
People 63,605
Male 31,158
Female 32,447
Median age 37
Families 17,893
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 24,470
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,126
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,900
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 63,605 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 31,158 49.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 32,447 51.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,929 3.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 63,605 people in Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.0% of the population.

Age Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,298 6.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 4,465 7.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,798 7.5 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 4,803 7.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,754 5.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,614 5.7 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,625 5.7 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 4,398 6.9 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,387 6.9 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,725 7.4 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,381 6.9 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,781 5.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,496 5.5 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,813 4.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,313 3.6 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,714 2.7 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,317 2.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 922 1.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 25,665 51.3 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,629 3.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 4,290 8.6 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,003 6.0 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 15,457 30.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.3% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 24,215 52.0 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,883 8.3 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 18,441 39.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 1,455 7.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,423 23.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 980 5.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 425 2.2 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,348 17.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,153 6.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 379 2.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,681 8.8 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,492 7.8 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 315 1.6 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,496 18.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 19,147 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas) 30.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.4% were in primary school, 25.5% in secondary school and 16.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 49,741 78.2 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 16,655 27.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 5,174 8.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,620 6.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 34,900 57.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 57.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 27.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 16,775 57.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 8,733 29.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,904 6.5 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,983 6.7 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 29,395 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 29,395 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.1% were employed full time, 29.7% were employed part-time and 6.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,955 10.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,809 10.2 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,972 10.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 5,396 19.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 11,372 41.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 479 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,346 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,126 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas) was $479.

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

Unpaid work Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 35,150 70.2 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 16,331 32.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 6,676 13.3 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 6,528 13.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.6% provided care for children and 13.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 9,953 19.9 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 12,535 25.0 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 6,658 13.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 6,002 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 Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 25.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% 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 Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,096 34.1 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 8,228 46.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 3,347 18.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 222 1.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 46.0% were couple families with children, 34.1% were couple families without children and 18.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Shellharbour (C) % 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 Shellharbour (C) (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 Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,944 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,190 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,190 and those without children was $1,944.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,497 17.4 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 401 2.8 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,272 22.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,379 16.6 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 681 4.8 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,346 23.4 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 956 6.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 796 5.6 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 17.4% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 22.8% 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 Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 22,437 93.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,467 6.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 93.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 18,461 82.3 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,493 11.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,145 5.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 334 1.5 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 82.3% were separate houses, 11.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.1% were flats, units or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 42 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 526 2.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,846 12.7 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 10,671 47.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 7,997 35.6 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 356 1.6 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.3% had 1 bedroom, 12.7% had 2 bedrooms and 47.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,548 33.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 8,319 37.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 5,895 26.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 147 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 528 2.4 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 33.6% were owned outright, 37.1% were owned with a mortgage and 26.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 17,416 77.6 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 4,641 20.7 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 380 1.7 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 77.6% were family households, 20.7% were single person households and 1.7% were group households.

Household income Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.9 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.8% 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 Shellharbour (C) % 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 Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,900 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.2 -- 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 Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,584 7.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 7,593 33.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 8,404 37.5 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 4,134 18.4 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 723 3.2 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 33.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.4% 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 Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,929 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 965 50.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 964 50.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,929 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 965 (or 50.0%) were male and 964 (or 50.0%) 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 Shellharbour (C) % 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 3.4 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 990 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $990.

Mortgage and rent Shellharbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 215 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Shellharbour (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $215 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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