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Muswellbrook

Code UCL113015 (UCL)
People 11,042
Male 5,597
Female 5,445
Median age 32
Families 2,861
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 4,776
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,409
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $240
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 11,042 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,597 50.7 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,445 49.3 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 663 6.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,042 people in Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 50.7% were male and 49.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.0% of the population.

Age Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 950 8.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 884 8.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 790 7.2 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 812 7.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 814 7.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 826 7.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 783 7.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 735 6.7 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 733 6.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 779 7.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 675 6.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 622 5.6 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 507 4.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 366 3.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 273 2.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 226 2.0 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 156 1.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 113 1.0 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,826 45.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 358 4.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 674 8.0 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 450 5.3 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,111 37.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.4% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,532 46.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 975 12.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,044 40.3 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 244 7.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 701 20.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 229 6.8 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 75 2.2 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 475 14.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 225 6.6 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 52 1.5 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 266 7.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 155 4.6 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 50 1.5 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 912 27.0 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,384 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities) 30.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.7% were in primary school, 22.2% in secondary school and 12.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 9,557 86.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 924 9.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 448 4.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 349 3.4 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 8,458 83.1 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,459 63.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,347 24.8 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 330 6.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 291 5.4 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,427 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 5,427 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 63.7% were employed full time, 24.8% were employed part-time and 5.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 484 9.4 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 441 8.6 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 423 8.2 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 856 16.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,601 50.7 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), 9.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 620 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,732 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,409 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities) was $620.

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

Unpaid work Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,862 69.6 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,786 33.1 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 868 10.3 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,291 15.3 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.1% provided care for children and 10.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,761 20.9 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,045 24.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,022 12.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,033 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 Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.3% 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,014 35.4 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,280 44.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 523 18.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 46 1.6 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), 44.7% were couple families with children, 35.4% were couple families without children and 18.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.2 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.8 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities) 20.2% of single parents were male and 79.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,394 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,612 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,612 and those without children was $2,394.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 505 22.1 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 52 2.3 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 545 23.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 478 20.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 85 3.7 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 338 14.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 170 7.4 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 116 5.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 22.1% had both partners employed full-time, 2.3% had both employed part-time and 23.8% 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,999 89.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 450 10.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,497 87.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 145 3.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 297 7.4 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 41 1.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), 87.4% were separate houses, 3.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 164 4.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 508 12.7 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,863 46.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,370 34.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 87 2.2 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.1% had 1 bedroom, 12.7% had 2 bedrooms and 46.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,023 25.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,383 34.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,466 36.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 18 0.4 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 110 2.8 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.6% were owned outright, 34.6% were owned with a mortgage and 36.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,816 70.4 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,059 26.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 124 3.1 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 70.4% were family households, 26.5% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

Household income Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.6 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.9 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), 21.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 13.9% 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 240 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.7 -- 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
None 334 8.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,375 34.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,493 37.3 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 653 16.3 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 143 3.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.3% 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 660 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 314 47.6 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 346 52.4 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 660 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 314 (or 47.6%) were male and 346 (or 52.4%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Muswellbrook % 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 1,131 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Muswellbrook (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 $1,131.

Mortgage and rent Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 210 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Muswellbrook (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $210 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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