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Yass Valley (A)

Code LGA18710 (LGA)
People 15,020
Male 7,450
Female 7,570
Median age 40
Families 4,158
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 6,088
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,625
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 15,020 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,450 49.6 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,570 50.4 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 293 2.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 15,020 people in Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.0% of the population.

Age Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,071 7.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,109 7.4 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,139 7.6 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 990 6.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 656 4.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 600 4.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 799 5.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,120 7.5 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,265 8.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,104 7.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,170 7.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,003 6.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 989 6.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 711 4.7 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 484 3.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 322 2.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 266 1.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 223 1.5 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,741 57.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 301 2.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 934 8.0 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 563 4.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,164 27.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 57.6% were married and 10.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,040 57.9 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,140 10.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,259 31.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 300 6.5 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 797 17.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 477 10.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 155 3.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 628 13.6 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 307 6.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 181 3.9 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 324 7.0 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 426 9.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 77 1.7 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 930 20.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,602 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas) 30.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.1% were in primary school, 24.3% in secondary school and 16.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 12,610 84.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,964 14.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 914 6.5 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 762 5.5 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 10,323 73.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 73.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,023 63.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,230 28.0 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 512 6.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 192 2.4 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,957 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 7,957 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 63.1% were employed full time, 28.0% were employed part-time and 2.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 785 10.1 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 693 8.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 759 9.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,351 17.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,667 47.2 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 10.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 756 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,917 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,625 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas) was $756.

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

Unpaid work Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,094 77.7 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,843 32.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,414 12.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,136 26.8 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.8% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,338 20.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,557 30.4 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,808 15.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,391 11.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 30.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,718 41.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,983 47.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 435 10.5 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 22 0.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 47.7% were couple families with children, 41.3% were couple families without children and 10.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 23.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 76.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas) 23.5% of single parents were male and 76.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,351 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,481 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,481 and those without children was $2,351.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,011 27.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 167 4.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 847 22.9 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 464 12.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 188 5.1 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 486 13.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 279 7.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 262 7.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 27.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 22.9% 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 Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,178 88.6 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 664 11.4 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 88.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,904 94.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 163 3.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 57 1.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 54 1.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 94.7% were separate houses, 3.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.1% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 35 0.7 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 138 2.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 654 12.6 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,961 37.9 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,326 44.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 64 1.2 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.7% had 1 bedroom, 12.6% had 2 bedrooms and 37.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,799 34.7 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,241 43.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 989 19.1 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 48 0.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 102 2.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 34.7% were owned outright, 43.3% were owned with a mortgage and 19.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 4,090 79.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 991 19.1 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 99 1.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 79.0% were family households, 19.1% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.4 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.7 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 16.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.7% 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 Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.7 -- 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 Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.5 -- 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 Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 180 3.5 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,249 24.1 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,133 41.2 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,519 29.3 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 99 1.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 24.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 29.3% 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 Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 295 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 161 54.6 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 134 45.4 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 295 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 161 (or 54.6%) were male and 134 (or 45.4%) 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 Yass Valley (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 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,083 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Yass Valley (A) (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 $1,083.

Mortgage and rent Yass Valley (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Yass Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

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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