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Grafton

Code UCL113008 (UCL)
People 16,598
Male 7,982
Female 8,616
Median age 40
Families 4,272
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 7,248
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $772
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $205
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 16,598 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,982 48.1 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,616 51.9 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,381 8.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 16,598 people in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.3% of the population.

Age Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,127 6.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,068 6.4 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,131 6.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,124 6.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 988 6.0 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 864 5.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 890 5.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 928 5.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 930 5.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,034 6.2 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,155 7.0 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,018 6.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 963 5.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 850 5.1 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 749 4.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 666 4.0 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 559 3.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 557 3.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,594 42.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 573 4.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,408 10.6 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,261 9.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,435 33.4 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 42.2% were married and 14.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,974 43.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,145 9.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,420 47.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 345 7.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,029 20.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 170 3.5 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 107 2.2 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 809 16.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 219 4.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 74 1.5 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 445 9.1 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 250 5.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 82 1.7 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,382 28.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,912 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.6% were in primary school, 22.4% in secondary school and 14.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 14,866 89.6 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 970 6.4 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 669 4.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 479 3.1 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 13,106 86.1 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), 86.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,395 51.8 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,152 32.8 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 398 6.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 613 9.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,558 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,558 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 51.8% were employed full time, 32.8% were employed part-time and 9.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 735 12.4 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 631 10.6 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 785 13.2 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,301 21.9 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,089 35.2 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 424 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 961 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 772 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities) was $424.

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

Unpaid work Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,783 66.2 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,594 27.1 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,793 13.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,472 18.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.1% provided care for children and 13.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,212 16.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,155 23.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,760 13.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,657 12.5 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,665 39.0 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,470 34.4 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,058 24.8 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 80 1.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.4% were couple families with children, 39.0% were couple families without children and 24.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.4 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.6 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities) 14.4% of single parents were male and 85.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,444 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,723 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,723 and those without children was $1,444.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 457 14.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 119 3.8 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 633 20.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 426 13.6 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 217 6.9 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 898 28.6 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 166 5.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 219 7.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 14.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 20.2% 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 Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,404 91.2 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 620 8.8 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,333 83.3 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 355 5.5 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 597 9.3 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 97 1.5 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.3% were separate houses, 5.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 35 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 261 4.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,309 20.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,065 47.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,569 24.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 167 2.6 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 Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.1% had 1 bedroom, 20.4% had 2 bedrooms and 47.8% 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 Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,324 36.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,769 27.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,070 32.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 32 0.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 211 3.3 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.3% were owned outright, 27.6% were owned with a mortgage and 32.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 4,196 65.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,010 31.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 200 3.1 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 65.5% were family households, 31.4% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

Household income Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 38.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.0% 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 Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 205 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.2 -- 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 Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
None 746 11.6 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,826 44.1 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,889 29.5 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 697 10.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 246 3.8 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), 44.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.9% 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 Grafton % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,378 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 696 50.5 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 682 49.5 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 1,378 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 696 (or 50.5%) were male and 682 (or 49.5%) 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 Grafton % 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 825 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), 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 $825.

Mortgage and rent Grafton % 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 1,426 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,426.

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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