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Snowy River (A)

Code LGA17050 (LGA)
People 7,508
Male 4,013
Female 3,495
Median age 38
Families 1,648
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 5,024
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,154
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 7,508 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,013 53.4 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,495 46.6 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 76 1.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,508 people in Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 53.4% were male and 46.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 486 6.5 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 489 6.5 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 509 6.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 549 7.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 440 5.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 442 5.9 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 420 5.6 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 532 7.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 614 8.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 607 8.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 589 7.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 477 6.4 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 453 6.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 345 4.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 220 2.9 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 161 2.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 109 1.5 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 67 0.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,818 46.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 204 3.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 503 8.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 234 3.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,263 37.6 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 46.8% were married and 11.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,246 50.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 571 12.8 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,629 36.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 142 5.4 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 435 16.6 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 40 1.5 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 68 2.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 311 11.9 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 61 2.3 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 139 5.3 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 208 7.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 144 5.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 52 2.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,018 38.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,618 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas) 34.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.7% were in primary school, 19.5% in secondary school and 13.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 5,616 74.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,182 18.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 492 7.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 407 6.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,368 67.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), 67.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,572 65.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,073 27.1 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 227 5.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 81 2.0 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,953 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 3,953 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 65.1% were employed full time, 27.1% were employed part-time and 2.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 345 8.9 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 324 8.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 404 10.4 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 591 15.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,979 51.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), 8.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Snowy River (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 Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 634 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,405 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,154 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas) was $634.

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

Unpaid work Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,231 70.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,563 26.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 568 9.4 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,468 24.4 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.0% provided care for children and 9.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,391 23.1 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,559 25.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 724 12.0 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 555 9.2 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), 25.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 711 43.1 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 737 44.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 184 11.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 16 1.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), 44.7% were couple families with children, 43.1% were couple families without children and 11.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.1 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.9 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas) 21.1% of single parents were male and 78.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,647 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,953 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,953 and those without children was $1,647.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 449 31.1 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 64 4.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 333 23.0 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 152 10.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 64 4.4 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 211 14.6 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 85 5.9 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 88 6.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 31.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 23.0% 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 Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,364 63.7 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,347 36.3 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), 63.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 36.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,780 75.3 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 246 10.4 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 223 9.4 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 52 2.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), 75.3% were separate houses, 10.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.4% were flats, units or apartments and 2.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 20 0.8 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 110 4.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 399 16.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 988 41.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 754 31.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 94 4.0 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.7% had 1 bedroom, 16.9% had 2 bedrooms and 41.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 886 37.5 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 754 31.9 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 601 25.4 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 20 0.8 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 102 4.3 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), 37.5% were owned outright, 31.9% were owned with a mortgage and 25.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,634 69.1 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 623 26.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 107 4.5 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.1% were family households, 26.4% were single person households and 4.5% were group households.

Household income Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 23.1 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.5 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), 23.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.5% 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 Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.1 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.9 -- 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 Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 86 3.6 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 675 28.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 963 40.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 517 21.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 125 5.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), 28.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.9% 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 Snowy River (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 76 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 45 59.2 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 31 40.8 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 76 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 45 (or 59.2%) were male and 31 (or 40.8%) were female. The median age was 27 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Snowy River (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 2.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,166 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Snowy River (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,166.

Mortgage and rent Snowy River (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 1,700 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Snowy River (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 $1,700.

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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