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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

West Tamworth

Code SSC12478 (SSC)
People 5,347
Male 2,600
Female 2,747
Median age 33
Families 1,369
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,465
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $726
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,280
Median weekly rent $190
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 West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 5,347 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,600 48.6 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,747 51.4 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,066 19.9 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,347 people in West Tamworth (State Suburbs) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 19.9% of the population.

Age West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 486 9.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 432 8.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 389 7.3 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 372 7.0 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 398 7.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 342 6.4 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 337 6.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 293 5.5 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 302 5.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 316 5.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 327 6.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 253 4.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 264 4.9 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 236 4.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 209 3.9 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 163 3.0 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 127 2.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 101 1.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Tamworth (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.7% of the population.

Registered marital status West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,362 33.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 188 4.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 429 10.6 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 325 8.0 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,744 43.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Tamworth (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 33.6% were married and 15.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Tamworth (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,212 33.0 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 403 11.0 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,062 56.1 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In West Tamworth (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 33.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Tamworth (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 123 7.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 390 22.8 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 78 4.6 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 32 1.9 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 265 15.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 46 2.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 23 1.3 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 162 9.5 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 78 4.6 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 23 1.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 489 28.6 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,709 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Tamworth (State Suburbs) 32.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.3% were in primary school, 19.6% in secondary school and 13.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 4,691 87.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 332 6.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 219 4.5 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 101 2.1 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,231 86.6 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In West Tamworth (State Suburbs), 86.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,102 53.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 587 28.6 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 119 5.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 244 11.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,052 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,052 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Tamworth (State Suburbs). Of these 53.7% were employed full time, 28.6% were employed part-time and 11.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 199 11.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 170 9.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 215 11.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 379 21.0 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 723 40.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Tamworth (State Suburbs), 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West Tamworth (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 414 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 888 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 726 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Tamworth (State Suburbs) was $414.

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

Unpaid work West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,556 63.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,097 27.1 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 461 11.4 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 580 14.3 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In West Tamworth (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.1% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 729 18.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 895 22.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 454 11.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 480 11.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Tamworth (State Suburbs), 22.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 432 31.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 395 28.9 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 499 36.4 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 43 3.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Tamworth (State Suburbs), 28.9% were couple families with children, 31.6% were couple families without children and 36.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.0 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.0 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In West Tamworth (State Suburbs) 14.0% of single parents were male and 86.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,555 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,715 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Tamworth (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,715 and those without children was $1,555.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 144 17.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 27 3.3 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 129 15.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 123 15.0 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 55 6.7 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 239 29.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 55 6.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 50 6.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In West Tamworth (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 15.7% 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 West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,118 89.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 254 10.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In West Tamworth (State Suburbs), 89.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,707 80.6 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 185 8.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 222 10.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Tamworth (State Suburbs), 80.6% were separate houses, 8.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 113 5.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 472 22.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,167 55.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 295 13.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 62 2.9 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 West Tamworth (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.3% had 1 bedroom, 22.3% had 2 bedrooms and 55.1% 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 West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 537 25.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 441 20.8 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,041 49.2 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 14 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 83 3.9 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Tamworth (State Suburbs), 25.4% were owned outright, 20.8% were owned with a mortgage and 49.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,329 62.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 707 33.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 80 3.8 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In West Tamworth (State Suburbs), of all households, 62.8% were family households, 33.4% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

Household income West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 40.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 1.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Tamworth (State Suburbs), 40.7% 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 West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 190 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.4 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.6 -- 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 West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,280 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.1 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.9 -- 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 West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
None 352 16.6 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 958 45.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 529 25.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 174 8.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 103 4.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In West Tamworth (State Suburbs), 45.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 25.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.2% 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 West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,063 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 516 48.5 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 547 51.5 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Tamworth (State Suburbs), there were 1,063 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 516 (or 48.5%) were male and 547 (or 51.5%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics West Tamworth % 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 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 635 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Tamworth (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $635.

Mortgage and rent West Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 185 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,473 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In West Tamworth (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $185 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,473.

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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