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Bega

Code UCL115014 (UCL)
People 4,155
Male 1,963
Female 2,192
Median age 41
Families 1,073
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,875
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $795
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $188
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 Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 4,155 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,963 47.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,192 52.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 239 5.8 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,155 people in Bega (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 47.2% were male and 52.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.8% of the population.

Age Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 322 7.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 261 6.3 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 277 6.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 297 7.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 204 4.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 211 5.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 210 5.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 215 5.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 236 5.7 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 277 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 301 7.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 254 6.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 241 5.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 192 4.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 213 5.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 171 4.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 128 3.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 144 3.5 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bega (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,367 41.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 140 4.2 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 312 9.5 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 332 10.1 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,148 34.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bega (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 41.4% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 26 -- 25 --

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

Social marital status Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,224 42.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 359 12.4 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,314 45.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bega (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 73 6.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 193 16.0 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 65 5.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 74 6.2 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 232 19.3 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 34 2.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 28 2.3 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 111 9.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 61 5.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 13 1.1 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 319 26.5 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,203 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bega (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.5% were in primary school, 24.3% in secondary school and 14.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 3,615 87.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 358 9.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 239 6.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 165 4.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,107 80.3 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), 80.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 900 52.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 620 36.2 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 102 6.0 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 89 5.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,711 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 1,711 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bega (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 52.6% were employed full time, 36.2% were employed part-time and 5.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 234 14.4 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 180 11.1 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 200 12.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 307 18.9 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 602 37.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), 14.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bega (Urban Centres and Localities) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 439 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,002 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 795 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bega (Urban Centres and Localities) was $439.

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

Unpaid work Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,193 66.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 865 26.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 383 11.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 740 22.4 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.2% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 572 17.3 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 791 24.0 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 422 12.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 406 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 Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% 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 Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 410 38.2 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 397 37.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 255 23.8 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 10 0.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.0% were couple families with children, 38.2% were couple families without children and 23.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.4 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.6 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Bega (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.4% of single parents were male and 82.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,559 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,698 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,698 and those without children was $1,559.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 126 15.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 43 5.3 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 164 20.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 117 14.4 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 63 7.8 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 196 24.2 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 48 5.9 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 53 6.5 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 15.6% had both partners employed full-time, 5.3% 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 Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,636 90.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 172 9.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,362 83.2 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 103 6.3 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 157 9.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 9 0.5 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.2% were separate houses, 6.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 61 3.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 326 19.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 835 51.0 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 365 22.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 45 2.7 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 19.9% had 2 bedrooms and 51.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 580 35.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 465 28.4 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 526 32.1 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 56 3.4 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.4% were owned outright, 28.4% were owned with a mortgage and 32.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,062 64.9 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 523 31.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 52 3.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 64.9% were family households, 31.9% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 37.3 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.4 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.4% 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 Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 188 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.1 -- 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 Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 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 Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
None 175 10.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 740 45.2 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 490 29.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 166 10.1 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 66 4.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), 45.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.1% 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 Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 238 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 112 47.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 126 52.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 238 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 112 (or 47.1%) were male and 126 (or 52.9%) 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 Bega % 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 1.4 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 956 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $956.

Mortgage and rent Bega % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 205 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Bega (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $205 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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