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Nambucca Heads

Code SSC11675 (SSC)
People 6,222
Male 2,955
Female 3,267
Median age 53
Families 1,642
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 3,411
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $626
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,400
Median weekly rent $183
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 6,222 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,955 47.5 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,267 52.5 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 602 9.7 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,222 people in Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs) of these 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.7% of the population.

Age Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 331 5.3 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 307 4.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 320 5.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 308 5.0 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 213 3.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 255 4.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 206 3.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 259 4.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 266 4.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 340 5.5 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 439 7.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 473 7.6 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 500 8.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 520 8.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 471 7.6 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 364 5.9 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 325 5.2 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 323 5.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 53 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs) was 53 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 32.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,223 42.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 222 4.2 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 779 14.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 606 11.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,434 27.2 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.2% were married and 19.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 64 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 55 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 59 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs) was 64 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,030 43.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 420 8.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,260 48.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 64 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 47 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 53 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs) was 64 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 47 years.

Education Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 97 6.5 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 303 20.2 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 79 5.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 10 0.7 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 274 18.2 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 20 1.3 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 26 1.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 157 10.4 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 51 3.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 23 1.5 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 463 30.8 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,503 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs) 24.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.1% were in primary school, 21.3% in secondary school and 13.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 5,180 83.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 795 13.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 329 5.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 261 4.5 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,418 76.1 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), 76.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 822 43.4 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 708 37.4 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 114 6.0 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 250 13.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,894 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 1,894 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs). Of these 43.4% were employed full time, 37.4% were employed part-time and 13.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 251 15.3 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 210 12.8 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 249 15.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 285 17.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 536 32.6 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), 15.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 32.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 48 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 48 years.

Occupation Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 371 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 800 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 626 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs) was $371.

Travel to work, top responses Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,457 65.7 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,018 19.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 780 14.8 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,131 21.5 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 19.3% provided care for children and 14.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 817 15.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,257 23.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 719 13.7 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 664 12.6 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), 23.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 858 52.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 386 23.5 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 367 22.4 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 31 1.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), 23.5% were couple families with children, 52.3% were couple families without children and 22.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.3 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.7 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs) 16.3% of single parents were male and 83.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,369 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,576 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,576 and those without children was $1,369.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 123 9.9 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 46 3.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 141 11.3 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 100 8.0 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 91 7.3 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 613 49.2 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 53 4.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 79 6.3 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), of couple families, 9.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 11.3% 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 Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,814 87.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 411 12.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), 87.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,990 70.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 273 9.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 418 14.8 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 134 4.8 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), 70.7% were separate houses, 9.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.8% were flats, units or apartments and 4.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 38 1.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 220 7.8 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 875 31.1 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,079 38.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 478 17.0 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 124 4.4 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 7.8% had 1 bedroom, 31.1% had 2 bedrooms and 38.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,197 42.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 453 16.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,004 35.7 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 22 0.8 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 137 4.9 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), 42.6% were owned outright, 16.1% were owned with a mortgage and 35.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,611 57.2 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,111 39.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 93 3.3 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), of all households, 57.2% were family households, 39.5% were single person households and 3.3% were group households.

Household income Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 47.9 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 1.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), 47.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 1.8% 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 Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 183 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 82.6 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 17.4 -- 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 Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,400 -- 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 Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
None 384 13.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,411 50.2 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 663 23.6 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 182 6.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 173 6.2 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), 50.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 23.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 6.5% 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 Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 601 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 294 48.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 307 51.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), there were 601 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 294 (or 48.9%) were male and 307 (or 51.1%) 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 Nambucca Heads % 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 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 673 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $673.

Mortgage and rent Nambucca Heads % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Nambucca Heads (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517.

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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