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Tamworth Regional (A)

Code LGA17310 (LGA)
People 56,292
Male 27,523
Female 28,769
Median age 39
Families 15,208
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 24,232
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $958
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,430
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 56,292 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 27,523 48.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 28,769 51.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,722 8.4 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 56,292 people in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.4% of the population.

Age Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,935 7.0 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 3,858 6.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,000 7.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,869 6.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,153 5.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,084 5.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,024 5.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,416 6.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 3,618 6.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,747 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,943 7.0 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,700 6.6 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,465 6.2 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,855 5.1 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,346 4.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,769 3.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,324 2.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,185 2.1 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 22,035 49.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,544 3.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,947 8.9 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,080 6.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 13,892 31.2 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.5% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 19,827 50.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,811 9.7 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 15,811 40.1 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 1,141 6.9 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 3,205 19.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,095 6.6 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 602 3.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,617 15.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 751 4.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 697 4.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,422 8.6 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 958 5.8 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 247 1.5 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,864 23.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 16,599 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) 29.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.5% were in primary school, 24.5% in secondary school and 14.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 50,162 89.1 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,614 6.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,144 4.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,442 2.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 45,170 86.3 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 86.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 15,787 59.8 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 7,565 28.6 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,542 5.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,527 5.8 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 26,421 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 26,421 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 59.8% were employed full time, 28.6% were employed part-time and 5.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,645 10.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,269 9.1 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,647 10.6 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 4,571 18.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 11,220 45.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Tamworth Regional (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 Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 515 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,181 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 958 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) was $515.

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

Unpaid work Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 31,365 70.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 12,865 28.9 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,302 11.9 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 9,446 21.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.9% provided care for children and 11.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 8,619 19.4 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 11,309 25.4 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 5,942 13.4 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 5,493 12.3 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 25.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,223 40.9 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 5,929 39.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,837 18.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 219 1.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 39.0% were couple families with children, 40.9% were couple families without children and 18.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.0 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.0 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) 16.0% of single parents were male and 84.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,687 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,944 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,944 and those without children was $1,687.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,754 22.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 434 3.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,547 21.0 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,609 13.2 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 659 5.4 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,542 20.9 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 751 6.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 859 7.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 21.0% 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 Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 21,142 90.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,226 9.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 90.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 18,488 87.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 917 4.3 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,513 7.2 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 193 0.9 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 87.4% were separate houses, 4.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 56 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 701 3.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,165 15.0 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 9,702 45.9 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 6,995 33.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 521 2.5 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 Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 15.0% had 2 bedrooms and 45.9% 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 Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,375 34.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 6,789 32.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 6,138 29.0 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 168 0.8 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 671 3.2 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 34.9% were owned outright, 32.1% were owned with a mortgage and 29.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 14,946 70.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,609 26.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 586 2.8 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 70.7% were family households, 26.5% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.4 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 29.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.4% 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 Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.0 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.0 -- 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 Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,430 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 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 Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,551 7.3 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 7,453 35.2 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 7,747 36.6 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,607 17.1 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 786 3.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 35.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.1% 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 Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 4,723 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,307 48.8 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 2,416 51.2 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 4,723 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,307 (or 48.8%) were male and 2,416 (or 51.2%) 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 Tamworth Regional (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 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 866 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Tamworth Regional (A) (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 $866.

Mortgage and rent Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,400 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,400.

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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