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Singleton

Code UCL113019 (UCL)
People 13,961
Male 7,027
Female 6,934
Median age 33
Families 3,676
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 5,667
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,638
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $270
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 13,961 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,027 50.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,934 49.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 609 4.4 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,961 people in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.4% of the population.

Age Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,088 7.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,021 7.3 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,025 7.3 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,037 7.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,021 7.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,092 7.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 976 7.0 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,006 7.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,034 7.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 984 7.0 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 860 6.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 715 5.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 579 4.1 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 414 3.0 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 336 2.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 284 2.0 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 269 1.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 220 1.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,110 47.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 366 3.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 874 8.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 588 5.4 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,884 35.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 47.2% were married and 11.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,703 48.0 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,197 12.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,902 39.8 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 313 7.4 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 939 22.2 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 261 6.2 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 92 2.2 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 690 16.3 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 214 5.1 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 120 2.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 435 10.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 241 5.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 77 1.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 855 20.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,237 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities) 30.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.5% were in primary school, 24.2% in secondary school and 15.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 12,050 86.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,489 11.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 633 4.8 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 548 4.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 10,471 79.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,705 66.3 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,685 23.8 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 402 5.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 302 4.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,094 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,094 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 66.3% were employed full time, 23.8% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 590 8.7 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 537 7.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 557 8.2 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,043 15.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,661 53.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 8.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 634 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,912 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,638 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities) was $634.

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

Unpaid work Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,813 72.2 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,548 32.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,046 9.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,904 17.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.8% provided care for children and 9.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,342 21.6 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,846 26.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,303 12.0 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,322 12.2 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,280 34.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,741 47.4 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 617 16.8 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 38 1.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 47.4% were couple families with children, 34.8% were couple families without children and 16.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,518 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,736 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,736 and those without children was $2,518.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 666 22.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 57 1.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 739 24.4 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 663 21.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 80 2.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 433 14.3 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 206 6.8 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 184 6.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 22.0% had both partners employed full-time, 1.9% had both employed part-time and 24.4% 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 Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,987 92.2 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 423 7.8 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 92.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,138 83.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 394 7.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 354 7.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 98 2.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.0% were separate houses, 7.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.1% were flats, units or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 23 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 159 3.2 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 698 14.0 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,220 44.5 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,820 36.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 68 1.4 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 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 14.0% had 2 bedrooms and 44.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,365 27.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,860 37.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,644 33.0 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 22 0.4 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 97 1.9 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.4% were owned outright, 37.3% were owned with a mortgage and 33.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,610 72.4 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,214 24.3 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 162 3.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 72.4% were family households, 24.3% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 19.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 17.2% 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 Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 270 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.5 -- 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 Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
None 309 6.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,569 31.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,040 40.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 922 18.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 148 3.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), 31.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.5% 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 Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 609 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 287 47.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 322 52.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 609 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 287 (or 47.1%) were male and 322 (or 52.9%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Singleton % 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 1,359 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Singleton (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 $1,359.

Mortgage and rent Singleton % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,037 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Singleton (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,037.

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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