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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Forbes (NSW)

Code SSC10902 (SSC)
People 7,560
Male 3,675
Female 3,885
Median age 41
Families 1,977
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 3,471
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $805
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,148
Median weekly rent $155
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 7,560 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,675 48.6 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,885 51.4 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 837 11.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,560 people in Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 11.1% of the population.

Age Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 516 6.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 469 6.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 593 7.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 522 6.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 404 5.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 365 4.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 361 4.8 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 407 5.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 443 5.9 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 479 6.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 462 6.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 479 6.3 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 493 6.5 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 465 6.2 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 366 4.8 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 315 4.2 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 212 2.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 208 2.8 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,831 47.3 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 216 3.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 478 8.0 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 578 9.7 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,880 31.4 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.3% were married and 11.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,589 49.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 501 9.5 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,186 41.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 156 7.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 421 19.6 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 178 8.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 0.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 287 13.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 301 14.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 9 0.4 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 176 8.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 94 4.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 24 1.1 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 497 23.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,149 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs) 28.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.2% were in primary school, 27.7% in secondary school and 12.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 6,861 90.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 357 5.0 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 235 3.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 151 2.1 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,329 89.5 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), 89.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 5.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,921 59.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 893 27.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 220 6.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 190 5.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,224 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,224 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 59.6% were employed full time, 27.7% were employed part-time and 5.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 334 11.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 268 8.8 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 289 9.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 497 16.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,425 46.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 454 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,016 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 805 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $454.

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

Unpaid work Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,012 67.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,516 25.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 709 11.9 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,407 23.5 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.3% provided care for children and 11.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,114 18.6 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,426 23.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 755 12.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 720 12.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), 23.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 899 45.4 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 691 34.9 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 360 18.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 28 1.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), 34.9% were couple families with children, 45.4% were couple families without children and 18.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Forbes (NSW) % 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 Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs) 16.5% of single parents were male and 83.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,508 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,827 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,827 and those without children was $1,508.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 310 19.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 44 2.8 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 327 20.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 194 12.2 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 84 5.3 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 393 24.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 104 6.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 131 8.3 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.5% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 20.6% 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 Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,981 88.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 372 11.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), 88.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,653 89.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 123 4.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 169 5.7 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 31 1.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), 89.0% were separate houses, 4.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 10 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 80 2.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 560 18.8 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,407 47.2 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 828 27.8 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 94 3.2 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.7% had 1 bedroom, 18.8% had 2 bedrooms and 47.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,080 36.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 906 30.4 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 872 29.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 14 0.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 107 3.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), 36.3% were owned outright, 30.4% were owned with a mortgage and 29.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,950 65.4 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 965 32.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 66 2.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 65.4% were family households, 32.4% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.5 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), 36.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.5% 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 Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 155 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.7 -- 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 Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,148 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.5 -- 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 Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 245 8.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,109 37.2 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,097 36.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 397 13.3 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 133 4.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), 37.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.3% 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 Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 836 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 408 48.8 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 428 51.2 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 836 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 408 (or 48.8%) were male and 428 (or 51.2%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Forbes (NSW) % 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 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 776 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $776.

Mortgage and rent Forbes (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 159 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,127 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Forbes (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $159 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,127.

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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