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Upper Lachlan Shire (A)

Code LGA17640 (LGA)
People 7,193
Male 3,604
Female 3,589
Median age 46
Families 2,021
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 3,900
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $943
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,460
Median weekly rent $140
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 7,193 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,604 50.1 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,589 49.9 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 121 1.7 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,193 people in Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

Age Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 367 5.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 456 6.3 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 488 6.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 458 6.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 247 3.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 218 3.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 292 4.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 418 5.8 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 470 6.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 567 7.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 559 7.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 538 7.5 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 596 8.3 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 503 7.0 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 370 5.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 310 4.3 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 186 2.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 149 2.1 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 46 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,316 56.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 206 3.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 454 7.7 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 448 7.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,458 24.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 56.4% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 54 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,997 57.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 393 7.5 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,845 35.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 42 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 46 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 42 years.

Education Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 127 6.5 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 388 19.8 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 171 8.7 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 14 0.7 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 379 19.3 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 98 5.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 17 0.9 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 173 8.8 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 117 6.0 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 26 1.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 449 22.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,959 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) 27.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.2% were in primary school, 25.2% in secondary school and 14.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 6,310 87.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 667 9.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 299 4.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 201 3.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,610 82.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 82.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,231 62.3 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,040 29.0 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 205 5.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 107 3.0 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,583 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 3,583 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 62.3% were employed full time, 29.0% were employed part-time and 3.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 343 9.9 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 349 10.1 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 346 10.0 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 501 14.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,728 49.8 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 9.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

Occupation Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 492 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,192 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 943 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was $492.

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

Unpaid work Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,331 73.6 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,525 25.9 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 792 13.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,698 28.9 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.9% provided care for children and 13.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 28.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,126 19.1 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,511 25.7 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 885 15.0 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 813 13.8 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 25.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 964 47.7 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 783 38.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 245 12.1 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 30 1.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 38.7% were couple families with children, 47.7% were couple families without children and 12.1% were one parent families.

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

In Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,593 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,789 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,789 and those without children was $1,593.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 384 22.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 65 3.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 435 24.9 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 237 13.6 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 86 4.9 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 323 18.5 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 97 5.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 119 6.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 24.9% 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 Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,798 74.0 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 983 26.0 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 74.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 26.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,706 96.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 41 1.5 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 15 0.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 31 1.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 96.7% were separate houses, 1.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 10 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 78 2.8 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 414 14.8 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,241 44.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,009 36.0 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 47 1.7 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 14.8% had 2 bedrooms and 44.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,385 49.5 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 825 29.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 485 17.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 38 1.4 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 66 2.4 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 49.5% were owned outright, 29.5% were owned with a mortgage and 17.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,998 71.4 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 774 27.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 28 1.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.4% were family households, 27.6% were single person households and 1.0% were group households.

Household income Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.6 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.5 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 31.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.5% 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 Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 140 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.7 -- 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 Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,460 -- 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 Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 97 3.5 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 788 28.1 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,113 39.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 728 26.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 74 2.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 28.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.0% 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 Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 122 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 56 45.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 66 54.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 122 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 56 (or 45.9%) were male and 66 (or 54.1%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Upper Lachlan Shire (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 3.4 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,267 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,267.

Mortgage and rent Upper Lachlan Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 120 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 871 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Upper Lachlan Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $120 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $871.

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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