2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Lismore (NSW)

Code SSC11380 (SSC)
People 3,799
Male 1,908
Female 1,891
Median age 34
Families 789
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,683
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $705
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $195
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 3,799 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,908 50.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,891 49.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 207 5.4 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,799 people in Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 50.2% were male and 49.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.4% of the population.

Age Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 247 6.5 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 202 5.3 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 213 5.6 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 312 8.2 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 414 10.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 255 6.7 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 260 6.8 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 236 6.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 212 5.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 237 6.2 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 261 6.9 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 241 6.3 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 206 5.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 117 3.1 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 106 2.8 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 81 2.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 96 2.5 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 103 2.7 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 772 24.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 148 4.7 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 399 12.7 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 201 6.4 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,612 51.5 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 24.6% were married and 17.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 682 27.6 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 326 13.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,467 59.3 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 27.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 55 4.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 186 13.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 41 3.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 20 1.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 142 10.6 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 55 4.1 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 14 1.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 134 10.0 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 341 25.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 26 1.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 324 24.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,338 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs) 35.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 18.5% were in primary school, 15.7% in secondary school and 35.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 3,149 82.9 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 420 12.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 249 7.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 156 4.5 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,611 76.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), 76.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 693 43.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 579 36.4 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 102 6.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 216 13.6 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,590 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 1,590 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 43.6% were employed full time, 36.4% were employed part-time and 13.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 220 16.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 156 11.3 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 202 14.7 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 296 21.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 399 29.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), 16.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 29.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 391 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 959 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 705 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $391.

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

Unpaid work Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,134 68.2 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 725 23.1 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 346 11.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 589 18.8 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.1% 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, 18.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 635 20.3 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 828 26.4 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 373 11.9 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 299 9.5 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), 26.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 246 31.2 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 269 34.1 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 249 31.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 24 3.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), 34.1% were couple families with children, 31.2% were couple families without children and 31.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs) 14.7% of single parents were male and 85.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,437 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,658 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,658 and those without children was $1,437.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 83 16.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 33 6.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 105 20.3 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 77 14.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 52 10.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 107 20.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 35 6.8 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 26 5.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.0% had both partners employed full-time, 6.4% had both employed part-time and 20.3% 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 Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,443 91.2 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 139 8.8 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), 91.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,005 69.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 78 5.4 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 266 18.4 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 89 6.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), 69.7% were separate houses, 5.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 18.4% were flats, units or apartments and 6.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 50 3.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 117 8.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 438 30.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 557 38.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 245 17.0 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 36 2.5 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 8.1% had 1 bedroom, 30.4% had 2 bedrooms and 38.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 355 24.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 348 24.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 693 48.1 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 9 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 37 2.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), 24.6% were owned outright, 24.1% were owned with a mortgage and 48.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 768 53.3 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 566 39.3 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 107 7.4 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 53.3% were family households, 39.3% were single person households and 7.4% were group households.

Household income Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 43.0 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.6 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), 43.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.6% 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 Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 195 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 74.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 25.7 -- 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 Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.4 -- 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 Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 284 19.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 629 43.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 342 23.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 121 8.4 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 67 4.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), 43.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 23.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.4% 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 Lismore (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 206 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 98 47.6 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 108 52.4 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 206 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 98 (or 47.6%) were male and 108 (or 52.4%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Lismore (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 2.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 782 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $782.

Mortgage and rent Lismore (NSW) % 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 1,436 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Lismore (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,436.

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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