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Woolgoolga

Code SSC12559 (SSC)
People 5,050
Male 2,491
Female 2,559
Median age 45
Families 1,430
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 2,336
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $784
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,603
Median weekly rent $240
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 Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 5,050 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,491 49.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,559 50.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 207 4.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,050 people in Woolgoolga (State Suburbs) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.1% of the population.

Age Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 257 5.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 295 5.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 338 6.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 315 6.2 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 234 4.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 284 5.6 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 232 4.6 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 254 5.0 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 298 5.9 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 298 5.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 360 7.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 409 8.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 340 6.7 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 284 5.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 231 4.6 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 263 5.2 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 189 3.7 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 170 3.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Woolgoolga (State Suburbs) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,149 51.7 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 178 4.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 425 10.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 331 8.0 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,075 25.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Woolgoolga (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.7% were married and 14.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 56 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Woolgoolga (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,937 51.4 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 291 7.7 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,544 40.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 43 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Woolgoolga (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 43 years.

Education Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 84 6.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 303 21.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 76 5.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 14 1.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 282 20.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 41 2.9 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 9 0.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 173 12.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 80 5.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 33 2.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 314 22.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,409 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Woolgoolga (State Suburbs) 27.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.9% were in primary school, 23.5% in secondary school and 17.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 3,897 77.2 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,200 25.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 299 6.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 246 5.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,012 63.3 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), 63.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 966 47.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 742 36.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 136 6.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 201 9.8 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,045 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 2,045 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Woolgoolga (State Suburbs). Of these 47.2% were employed full time, 36.3% were employed part-time and 9.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 255 13.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 237 12.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 253 13.7 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 320 17.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 648 35.2 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), 13.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Woolgoolga (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 409 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 901 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 784 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Woolgoolga (State Suburbs) was $409.

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

Unpaid work Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,836 68.2 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 997 24.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 523 12.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 807 19.4 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Woolgoolga (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, 24.0% provided care for children and 12.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 729 17.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,030 24.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 535 12.9 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 540 13.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), 24.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 660 46.1 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 483 33.8 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 268 18.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 20 1.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), 33.8% were couple families with children, 46.1% were couple families without children and 18.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.2 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.8 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Woolgoolga (State Suburbs) 21.2% of single parents were male and 78.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,429 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,708 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,708 and those without children was $1,429.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 165 14.4 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 71 6.2 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 169 14.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 106 9.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 78 6.8 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 406 35.5 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 64 5.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 85 7.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), of couple families, 14.4% had both partners employed full-time, 6.2% had both employed part-time and 14.8% 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 Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,948 89.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 231 10.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), 89.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,374 70.6 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 186 9.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 178 9.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 206 10.6 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), 70.6% were separate houses, 9.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.1% were flats, units or apartments and 10.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 13 0.7 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 130 6.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 450 23.1 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 817 41.9 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 485 24.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 53 2.7 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.7% had 1 bedroom, 23.1% had 2 bedrooms and 41.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 823 42.2 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 415 21.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 621 31.9 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 18 0.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 71 3.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), 42.2% were owned outright, 21.3% were owned with a mortgage and 31.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,361 69.9 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 543 27.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 44 2.3 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), of all households, 69.9% were family households, 27.9% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

Household income Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 37.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.7 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), 37.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.7% 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 Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 240 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.4 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.6 -- 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 Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,603 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
None 183 9.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 835 42.9 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 592 30.4 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 264 13.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 72 3.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), 42.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.6% 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 Woolgoolga % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 205 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 96 46.8 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 109 53.2 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), there were 205 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 96 (or 46.8%) were male and 109 (or 53.2%) 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 Woolgoolga % 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 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 758 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Woolgoolga (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $758.

Mortgage and rent Woolgoolga % 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 1,733 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Woolgoolga (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 $1,733.

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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