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Wagga Wagga (C)

Code LGA17750 (LGA)
People 59,458
Male 28,979
Female 30,479
Median age 34
Families 15,389
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 24,682
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,149
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,549
Median weekly rent $220
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 59,458 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 28,979 48.7 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 30,479 51.3 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,731 4.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 59,458 people in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.6% of the population.

Age Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,386 7.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 4,071 6.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,118 6.9 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 4,673 7.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 5,153 8.7 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 4,072 6.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,625 6.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,733 6.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 3,745 6.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,716 6.2 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,820 6.4 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,510 5.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,976 5.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,240 3.8 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,842 3.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,477 2.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,174 2.0 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,128 1.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 21,947 46.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,513 3.2 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,622 7.7 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,663 5.7 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 17,140 36.6 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 46.8% were married and 10.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 20,017 48.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,215 10.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 17,050 41.3 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 1,194 6.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 3,120 16.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,539 8.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 645 3.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,222 11.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,129 5.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 685 3.5 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,185 11.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,167 16.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 345 1.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,105 16.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 19,336 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas) 32.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.4% were in primary school, 20.9% in secondary school and 27.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 52,234 87.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,776 10.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,541 4.5 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,835 3.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 46,101 82.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), 82.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 18,873 61.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 8,426 27.6 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,770 5.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,515 5.0 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 30,584 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 30,584 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 61.7% were employed full time, 27.6% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,171 10.9 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,441 8.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,812 9.7 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 5,805 20.0 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 13,070 45.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 586 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,418 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,149 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas) was $586.

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

Unpaid work Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 34,424 73.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 13,664 29.1 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,216 11.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 9,830 21.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.1% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 10,561 22.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 12,924 27.6 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 6,029 12.9 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 4,911 10.5 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), 27.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,940 38.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 6,538 42.5 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,641 17.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 268 1.7 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), 42.5% were couple families with children, 38.6% were couple families without children and 17.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas) 16.5% of single parents were male and 83.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,835 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,129 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,129 and those without children was $1,835.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 3,063 24.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 386 3.1 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,045 24.4 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,716 13.8 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 549 4.4 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,019 16.2 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 813 6.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 884 7.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 24.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 24.4% 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 Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 21,714 90.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,340 9.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), 90.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 18,412 84.8 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 922 4.2 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,229 10.3 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 133 0.6 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), 84.8% were separate houses, 4.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 53 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 458 2.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,751 17.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 9,342 43.0 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 7,679 35.4 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 431 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.1% had 1 bedroom, 17.3% had 2 bedrooms and 43.0% 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 Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,486 29.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7,434 34.2 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 7,023 32.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 187 0.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 584 2.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), 29.9% were owned outright, 34.2% were owned with a mortgage and 32.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 15,184 69.9 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,535 25.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 997 4.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.9% were family households, 25.5% were single person households and 4.6% were group households.

Household income Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 24.4 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), 24.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.2% 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 Wagga Wagga (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 Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,549 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,561 7.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 7,490 34.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 8,235 37.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,659 16.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 770 3.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.9% 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 Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,732 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,334 48.8 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,398 51.2 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,732 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,334 (or 48.8%) were male and 1,398 (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 Wagga Wagga (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 3.1 -- 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 Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $866.

Mortgage and rent Wagga Wagga (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 190 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Wagga Wagga (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 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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