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Tweed Heads South

Code SSC12333 (SSC)
People 7,902
Male 3,694
Female 4,208
Median age 52
Families 2,107
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 4,216
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $662
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $300
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 Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 7,902 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,694 46.7 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,208 53.3 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 438 5.5 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,902 people in Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs) of these 46.7% were male and 53.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.5% of the population.

Age Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 382 4.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 363 4.6 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 363 4.6 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 414 5.2 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 326 4.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 347 4.4 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 330 4.2 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 357 4.5 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 419 5.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 391 4.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 418 5.3 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 438 5.5 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 555 7.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 613 7.8 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 636 8.0 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 606 7.7 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 517 6.5 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 429 5.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 52 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs) was 52 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 35.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,908 42.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 288 4.2 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 902 13.3 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 869 12.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,825 26.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.8% were married and 17.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 65 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 61 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs) was 65 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,669 44.0 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 507 8.4 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,894 47.7 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 65 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 53 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs) was 65 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 87 4.4 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 363 18.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 59 3.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 48 2.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 262 13.3 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 45 2.3 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 43 2.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 149 7.6 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 144 7.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 52 2.6 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 712 36.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,964 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs) 24.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.9% were in primary school, 17.9% in secondary school and 14.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 5,715 72.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,824 25.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 434 6.0 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 349 4.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,592 63.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), 63.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,215 47.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 945 37.0 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 166 6.5 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 230 9.0 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,556 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,556 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs). Of these 47.5% were employed full time, 37.0% were employed part-time and 9.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 322 13.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 253 10.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 372 16.0 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 437 18.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 777 33.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), 13.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 33.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 381 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 855 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 662 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs) was $381.

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

Unpaid work Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,099 60.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,246 18.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 849 12.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 935 13.8 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.3% provided care for children and 12.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,091 16.1 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,483 21.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 791 11.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 734 10.8 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), 21.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,117 53.0 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 500 23.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 448 21.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 42 2.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), 23.7% were couple families with children, 53.0% were couple families without children and 21.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs) 15.7% of single parents were male and 84.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,583 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,924 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,924 and those without children was $1,583.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 159 9.8 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 51 3.1 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 191 11.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 156 9.6 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 112 6.9 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 779 48.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 63 3.9 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 110 6.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), of couple families, 9.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 11.8% 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 Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,494 92.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 268 7.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), 92.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,840 52.6 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,010 28.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 439 12.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 197 5.6 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), 52.6% were separate houses, 28.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.6% were flats, units or apartments and 5.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 21 0.6 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 304 8.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,035 29.6 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,480 42.4 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 533 15.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 121 3.5 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 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 8.7% had 1 bedroom, 29.6% had 2 bedrooms and 42.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,599 45.8 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 582 16.7 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,129 32.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 44 1.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 141 4.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), 45.8% were owned outright, 16.7% were owned with a mortgage and 32.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,066 59.1 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,291 36.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 137 3.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), of all households, 59.1% were family households, 36.9% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

Household income Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 45.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 1.9 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), 45.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 1.9% 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 Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 82.7 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 17.3 -- 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 Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
None 437 12.5 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,831 52.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 799 22.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 223 6.4 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 206 5.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), 52.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 22.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 6.4% 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 Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 438 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 223 50.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 215 49.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), there were 438 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 223 (or 50.9%) were male and 215 (or 49.1%) 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 Tweed Heads South % 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 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 911 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $911.

Mortgage and rent Tweed Heads South % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 278 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,084 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Tweed Heads South (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $278 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,084.

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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