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Walcha (A)

Code LGA17850 (LGA)
People 3,021
Male 1,505
Female 1,516
Median age 44
Families 859
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,564
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $826
Median monthly mortgage repayments $867
Median weekly rent $100
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 3,021 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,505 49.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,516 50.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 221 7.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,021 people in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.3% of the population.

Age Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 182 6.0 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 175 5.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 205 6.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 182 6.0 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 138 4.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 124 4.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 125 4.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 173 5.7 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 191 6.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 210 6.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 206 6.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 228 7.5 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 236 7.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 227 7.5 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 155 5.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 104 3.4 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 86 2.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 75 2.5 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,405 57.1 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 66 2.7 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 157 6.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 208 8.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 624 25.4 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 57.1% were married and 9.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,280 58.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 180 8.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 739 33.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 69 8.9 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 174 22.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 35 4.5 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 16 2.1 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 136 17.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 23 3.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 40 5.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 49 6.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 43 5.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 10 1.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 180 23.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 775 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas) 25.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.1% were in primary school, 25.6% in secondary school and 11.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,741 90.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 171 5.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 103 3.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 86 3.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,531 87.5 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 87.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 5.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 939 62.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 426 28.2 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 85 5.6 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 59 3.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,509 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,509 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 62.2% were employed full time, 28.2% were employed part-time and 3.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 138 9.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 138 9.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 153 10.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 175 12.1 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 765 52.7 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 9.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 459 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,077 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 826 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas) was $459.

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

Unpaid work Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,721 70.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 611 24.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 272 11.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 778 31.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.8% 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, 31.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 487 19.8 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 599 24.4 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 314 12.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 323 13.1 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 24.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 430 50.1 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 318 37.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 99 11.5 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 12 1.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 37.0% were couple families with children, 50.1% were couple families without children and 11.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.0 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.0 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas) 20.0% of single parents were male and 80.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,365 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,700 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,700 and those without children was $1,365.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 186 24.9 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 34 4.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 179 23.9 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 92 12.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 33 4.4 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 134 17.9 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 37 4.9 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 53 7.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 24.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 23.9% 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 Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,218 80.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 298 19.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 80.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 19.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,149 94.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 18 1.5 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 32 2.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 18 1.5 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 94.4% were separate houses, 1.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.6% were flats, units or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 42 3.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 181 14.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 563 46.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 401 32.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 26 2.1 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 Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 14.9% had 2 bedrooms and 46.3% 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 Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 560 46.1 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 273 22.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 317 26.1 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 23 1.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 43 3.5 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 46.1% were owned outright, 22.5% were owned with a mortgage and 26.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 855 70.3 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 347 28.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 14 1.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 70.3% were family households, 28.5% were single person households and 1.2% were group households.

Household income Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 34.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.3% 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 Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 100 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.7 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.3 -- 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 Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.2 -- 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 Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 73 6.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 363 29.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 463 38.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 275 22.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 43 3.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), 29.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.6% 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 Walcha (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 221 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 110 49.8 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 111 50.2 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 221 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 110 (or 49.8%) were male and 111 (or 50.2%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Walcha (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 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 581 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Walcha (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $581.

Mortgage and rent Walcha (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 600 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Walcha (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 $600.

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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