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Cowra

Code UCL114006 (UCL)
People 8,107
Male 3,970
Female 4,137
Median age 43
Families 2,035
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 3,758
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $741
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $160
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 Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 8,107 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,970 49.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,137 51.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 679 8.4 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,107 people in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.4% of the population.

Age Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 488 6.0 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 520 6.4 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 549 6.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 564 7.0 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 398 4.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 363 4.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 390 4.8 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 428 5.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 479 5.9 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 477 5.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 503 6.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 540 6.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 549 6.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 425 5.2 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 478 5.9 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 356 4.4 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 329 4.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 271 3.3 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,994 45.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 253 3.9 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 570 8.7 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 738 11.3 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,985 30.4 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.8% were married and 12.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,674 46.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 574 10.0 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,468 43.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 46 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 161 6.4 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 460 18.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 141 5.6 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 23 0.9 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 450 17.9 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 79 3.1 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 28 1.1 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 232 9.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 77 3.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 24 1.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 841 33.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,516 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities) 31.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.9% were in primary school, 22.2% in secondary school and 12.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 7,010 86.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 549 7.5 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 305 4.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 247 3.4 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,252 85.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,705 54.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,011 32.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 165 5.3 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 245 7.8 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,126 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 3,126 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 54.5% were employed full time, 32.3% were employed part-time and 7.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 365 12.7 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 290 10.1 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 355 12.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 557 19.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,142 39.7 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 401 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 968 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 741 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities) was $401.

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

Unpaid work Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,145 63.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,593 24.4 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 779 11.9 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,274 19.5 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.4% provided care for children and 11.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,063 16.3 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,411 21.6 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 864 13.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 805 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 Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), 21.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% 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 Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 902 44.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 754 37.1 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 355 17.4 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 24 1.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.1% were couple families with children, 44.3% were couple families without children and 17.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.0 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.0 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities) 18.0% of single parents were male and 82.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,400 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,713 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,713 and those without children was $1,400.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 245 14.8 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 59 3.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 350 21.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 215 13.0 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 96 5.8 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 502 30.3 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 85 5.1 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 104 6.3 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 14.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 21.1% 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 Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,180 89.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 358 10.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

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

Dwelling structure Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,806 88.2 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 145 4.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 210 6.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 19 0.6 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), 88.2% were separate houses, 4.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 18 0.6 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 73 2.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 612 19.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,513 47.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 829 26.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 134 4.2 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.3% had 1 bedroom, 19.3% had 2 bedrooms and 47.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,227 38.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 820 25.8 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 959 30.2 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 25 0.8 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 149 4.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.6% were owned outright, 25.8% were owned with a mortgage and 30.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,010 63.2 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,079 33.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 91 2.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 63.2% were family households, 33.9% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

Household income Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 40.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.5 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), 40.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.5% 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 Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 160 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.7 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.3 -- 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 Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.1 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.9 -- 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 Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
None 352 11.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,290 40.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 987 31.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 383 12.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 167 5.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), 40.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.0% 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 Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 678 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 351 51.8 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 327 48.2 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 678 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 351 (or 51.8%) were male and 327 (or 48.2%) 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 Cowra % 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 2.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 738 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $738.

Mortgage and rent Cowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 160 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $160 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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