2011 Census QuickStats

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South Murwillumbah

Code SSC12111 (SSC)
People 1,064
Male 540
Female 524
Median age 41
Families 261
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 458
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $834
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,603
Median weekly rent $280
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 South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 1,064 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 540 50.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 524 49.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 35 3.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,064 people in South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs) of these 50.8% were male and 49.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.3% of the population.

Age South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 69 6.5 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 75 7.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 88 8.3 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 59 5.5 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 48 4.5 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 52 4.9 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 58 5.5 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 68 6.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 73 6.9 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 77 7.2 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 77 7.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 62 5.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 84 7.9 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 48 4.5 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 31 2.9 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 27 2.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 21 2.0 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 47 4.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.9% of the population.

Registered marital status South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 296 35.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 46 5.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 107 12.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 90 10.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 295 35.4 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 35.5% were married and 18.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 58 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 85 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 260 36.6 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 74 10.4 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 376 53.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 36.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 23 7.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 60 19.2 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 25 8.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 15 4.8 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 45 14.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 20 6.4 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 1.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 29 9.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 12 3.8 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 6 1.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 75 24.0 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 313 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs) 29.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.9% were in primary school, 21.7% in secondary school and 13.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 934 87.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 104 10.5 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 73 7.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 43 4.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 770 77.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), 77.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 224 52.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 142 33.1 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 18 4.2 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 45 10.5 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 429 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 429 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs). Of these 52.2% were employed full time, 33.1% were employed part-time and 10.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 58 15.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 40 10.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 49 12.7 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 70 18.1 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 154 39.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), 15.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 411 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 919 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 834 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs) was $411.

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

Unpaid work South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 556 66.7 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 242 29.1 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 92 11.0 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 148 17.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.1% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 139 16.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 210 25.2 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 117 14.0 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 88 10.6 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), 25.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 79 30.2 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 91 34.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 87 33.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 5 1.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), 34.7% were couple families with children, 30.2% were couple families without children and 33.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.4 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.6 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs) 22.4% of single parents were male and 77.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,750 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,474 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,474 and those without children was $1,750.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 33 19.2 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 14 8.1 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 38 22.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 25 14.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 12 7.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 31 18.0 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 10 5.8 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 9 5.2 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.2% had both partners employed full-time, 8.1% had both employed part-time and 22.1% 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 South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 384 90.6 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 40 9.4 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), 90.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 337 87.3 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7 1.8 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 14 3.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 28 7.3 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), 87.3% were separate houses, 1.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.6% were flats, units or apartments and 7.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 13 3.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 23 6.0 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 83 21.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 163 42.2 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 76 19.7 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 28 7.3 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.0% had 1 bedroom, 21.5% had 2 bedrooms and 42.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 105 27.1 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 119 30.7 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 132 34.1 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.8 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 28 7.2 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), 27.1% were owned outright, 30.7% were owned with a mortgage and 34.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 242 62.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 122 31.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 22 5.7 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), of all households, 62.7% were family households, 31.6% were single person households and 5.7% were group households.

Household income South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), 35.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.3% 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 South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 280 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.5 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.5 -- 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 South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,603 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.2 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.8 -- 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 South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
None 46 11.9 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 137 35.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 119 30.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 54 14.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 30 7.8 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), 35.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.0% 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 South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 35 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 17 48.6 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 18 51.4 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), there were 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 17 (or 48.6%) were male and 18 (or 51.4%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics South Murwillumbah % 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 2.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 633 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $633.

Mortgage and rent South Murwillumbah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 6,500 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In South Murwillumbah (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $6,500.

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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