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Kempsey

Code UCL113010 (UCL)
People 10,374
Male 5,102
Female 5,272
Median age 39
Families 2,514
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 4,219
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $691
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 10,374 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,102 49.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,272 50.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,016 19.4 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,374 people in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 19.4% of the population.

Age Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 815 7.9 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 752 7.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 702 6.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 688 6.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 635 6.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 585 5.6 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 549 5.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 534 5.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 591 5.7 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 639 6.2 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 657 6.3 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 609 5.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 649 6.3 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 547 5.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 449 4.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 335 3.2 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 308 3.0 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 330 3.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,976 36.7 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 390 4.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 827 10.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 798 9.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,123 38.5 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 36.7% were married and 15.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,563 38.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 642 9.6 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,453 51.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 38.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 226 6.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 603 17.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 217 6.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 73 2.1 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 472 13.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 139 4.1 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 56 1.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 235 6.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 80 2.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 40 1.2 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,270 37.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,411 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities) 32.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.2% were in primary school, 19.5% in secondary school and 9.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 9,205 88.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 656 7.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 416 4.5 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 231 2.5 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,849 85.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,573 48.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,105 34.1 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 192 5.9 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 375 11.6 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,245 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,245 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 48.5% were employed full time, 34.1% were employed part-time and 11.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 369 12.9 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 326 11.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 406 14.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 637 22.2 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 940 32.8 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 32.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Kempsey % 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 Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 380 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 848 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 691 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities) was $380.

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

Unpaid work Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,879 60.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,965 24.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,105 13.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,264 15.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.2% provided care for children and 13.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,198 14.8 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,699 20.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 982 12.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 998 12.3 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), 20.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 891 35.5 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 754 30.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 821 32.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 47 1.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.0% were couple families with children, 35.5% were couple families without children and 32.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.1 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.9 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities) 15.1% of single parents were male and 84.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,396 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,646 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,646 and those without children was $1,396.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 207 12.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 61 3.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 276 16.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 193 11.7 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 112 6.8 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 577 35.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 89 5.4 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 130 7.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 12.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 16.8% 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 Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,734 91.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 350 8.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,215 86.1 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 251 6.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 211 5.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 54 1.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), 86.1% were separate houses, 6.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.6% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 25 0.7 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 181 4.8 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 792 21.2 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,879 50.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 781 20.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 79 2.1 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.8% had 1 bedroom, 21.2% had 2 bedrooms and 50.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,299 34.8 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 932 24.9 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,380 36.9 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 18 0.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 107 2.9 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.8% were owned outright, 24.9% were owned with a mortgage and 36.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,454 65.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,174 31.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 107 2.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 65.7% were family households, 31.4% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

Household income Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 43.3 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 1.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), 43.3% 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 Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.4 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 16.6 -- 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 Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.1 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.9 -- 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 Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
None 548 14.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,625 43.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,062 28.4 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 370 9.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 130 3.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), 43.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.9% 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 Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,017 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,029 51.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 988 49.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 2,017 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,029 (or 51.0%) were male and 988 (or 49.0%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Kempsey % 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 664 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Kempsey (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 $664.

Mortgage and rent Kempsey % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 170 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $170 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $867.

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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