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Wyong (A)

Code LGA18550 (LGA)
People 149,746
Male 72,379
Female 77,367
Median age 40
Families 40,732
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 65,590
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $934
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 149,746 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 72,379 48.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 77,367 51.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 5,465 3.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 149,746 people in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.6% of the population.

Age Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 9,956 6.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 9,960 6.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 10,410 7.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 10,404 6.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 8,240 5.5 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 7,886 5.3 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 8,019 5.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 9,352 6.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 9,918 6.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 9,868 6.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 9,809 6.6 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 8,939 6.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 8,836 5.9 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 7,914 5.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 6,710 4.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 5,323 3.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4,364 2.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3,836 2.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55,399 46.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 4,948 4.1 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 12,953 10.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 8,942 7.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 37,179 31.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 46.4% were married and 15.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

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

Social marital status Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51,249 47.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 10,465 9.6 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 47,044 43.3 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 3,279 7.4 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 9,476 21.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,248 5.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,019 2.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 7,416 16.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,936 4.4 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 893 2.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,375 7.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,553 8.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 781 1.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 10,117 22.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 44,093 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas) 29.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.9% were in primary school, 23.2% in secondary school and 15.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 124,063 82.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 23,042 16.5 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 10,669 7.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 7,124 5.1 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 98,944 70.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), 70.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 36,028 55.4 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 19,864 30.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 4,063 6.2 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 5,090 7.8 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 65,045 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 65,045 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.4% were employed full time, 30.5% were employed part-time and 7.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 6,968 11.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 6,075 10.1 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 6,819 11.4 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 11,866 19.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 24,163 40.3 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 469 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,171 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 934 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas) was $469.

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

Unpaid work Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 82,760 69.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 35,034 29.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 14,723 12.3 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 16,356 13.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.3% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 23,462 19.6 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 29,503 24.7 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 15,731 13.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 14,064 11.8 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), 24.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 15,235 37.4 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 16,291 40.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 8,681 21.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 526 1.3 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), 40.0% were couple families with children, 37.4% were couple families without children and 21.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.9 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.1 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas) 15.9% of single parents were male and 84.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,834 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,060 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,060 and those without children was $1,834.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 5,462 17.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,023 3.2 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 6,436 20.4 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 4,589 14.6 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,653 5.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 8,605 27.3 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 1,888 6.0 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,865 5.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 17.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 20.4% 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 Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 55,909 87.8 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 7,734 12.2 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), 87.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 46,770 83.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,127 9.2 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3,280 5.9 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 706 1.3 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), 83.7% were separate houses, 9.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.9% were flats, units or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 140 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,981 3.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 10,440 18.7 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 23,886 42.7 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 18,287 32.7 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,175 2.1 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 18.7% had 2 bedrooms and 42.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 18,953 33.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 19,058 34.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 15,788 28.2 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 518 0.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,591 2.8 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), 33.9% were owned outright, 34.1% were owned with a mortgage and 28.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 39,722 71.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 14,662 26.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,527 2.7 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.0% were family households, 26.2% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

Household income Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.6 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.4 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), 31.6% 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 Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.5 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.5 -- 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 Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.2 -- 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 Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 4,546 8.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 22,071 39.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 18,995 34.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 8,100 14.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,198 3.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), 39.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.5% 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 Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 5,464 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,650 48.5 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 2,814 51.5 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 5,464 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,650 (or 48.5%) were male and 2,814 (or 51.5%) 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 Wyong (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 1,009 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wyong (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 $1,009.

Mortgage and rent Wyong (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 257 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $257 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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