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Shoalhaven (C)

Code LGA16950 (LGA)
People 92,812
Male 45,712
Female 47,100
Median age 46
Families 25,536
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 51,386
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $822
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $220
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 92,812 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 45,712 49.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 47,100 50.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,317 4.7 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 92,812 people in Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.7% of the population.

Age Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 5,185 5.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 5,315 5.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 5,906 6.4 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 5,815 6.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 4,208 4.5 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,806 4.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 4,019 4.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 4,894 5.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 5,414 5.8 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 6,142 6.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 6,799 7.3 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 6,489 7.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 7,212 7.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 6,374 6.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 5,333 5.7 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 4,148 4.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3,187 3.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,565 2.8 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 46 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 39,107 51.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,710 3.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 7,829 10.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 6,084 8.0 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 20,680 27.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.2% were married and 13.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas) was 58 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 34,509 51.7 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6,106 9.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 26,071 39.1 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 45 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 1,728 6.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 5,520 21.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 561 2.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 739 2.8 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 4,300 16.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 830 3.2 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 882 3.4 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,146 8.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,600 6.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 473 1.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 7,359 28.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 26,138 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas) 28.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.1% were in primary school, 23.0% in secondary school and 14.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 75,201 81.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 14,410 16.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 6,164 7.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 4,275 5.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 60,792 71.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), 71.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 18,829 51.4 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 12,640 34.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,380 6.5 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,798 7.6 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 36,647 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 36,647 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 51.4% were employed full time, 34.5% were employed part-time and 7.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4,753 14.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,788 11.2 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,095 12.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 6,001 17.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 12,832 37.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), 14.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 426 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 984 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 822 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas) was $426.

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

Unpaid work Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 53,130 69.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 18,979 24.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 10,170 13.3 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 15,419 20.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.8% 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, 20.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 12,887 16.9 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 18,997 24.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 11,053 14.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 10,190 13.3 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), 24.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 12,127 47.5 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 8,719 34.1 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,410 17.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 279 1.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.1% were couple families with children, 47.5% were couple families without children and 17.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.1 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.9 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas) 19.1% of single parents were male and 80.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,608 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,871 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,871 and those without children was $1,608.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,742 13.2 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 959 4.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,630 17.4 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,388 11.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,326 6.4 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 7,261 34.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 1,078 5.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,463 7.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 13.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 17.4% 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 Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 35,934 72.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 13,634 27.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), 72.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 27.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 31,845 88.6 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,848 5.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,520 4.2 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 659 1.8 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), 88.6% were separate houses, 5.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.2% were flats, units or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 135 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,182 3.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5,962 16.6 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 15,974 44.5 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 11,969 33.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 711 2.0 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 16.6% had 2 bedrooms and 44.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 15,585 43.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 10,031 27.9 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 8,970 25.0 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 325 0.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,021 2.8 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), 43.4% were owned outright, 27.9% were owned with a mortgage and 25.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 25,105 69.9 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 9,960 27.7 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 867 2.4 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.9% were family households, 27.7% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

Household income Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), 35.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.1% 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 Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.7 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.3 -- 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 Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.7 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.3 -- 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 Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 2,365 6.6 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 15,019 41.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 12,460 34.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 4,901 13.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,188 3.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), 41.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.6% 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 Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 4,316 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,137 49.5 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 2,179 50.5 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 4,316 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,137 (or 49.5%) were male and 2,179 (or 50.5%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Shoalhaven (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 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 819 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Shoalhaven (C) (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 $819.

Mortgage and rent Shoalhaven (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 205 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Shoalhaven (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $205 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517.

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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