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Wellington

Code UCL115153 (UCL)
People 4,540
Male 2,187
Female 2,353
Median age 42
Families 1,153
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 2,172
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $682
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,073
Median weekly rent $140
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 4,540 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,187 48.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,353 51.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,130 24.9 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,540 people in Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 24.9% of the population.

Age Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 315 6.9 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 317 7.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 333 7.3 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 320 7.0 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 225 5.0 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 219 4.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 186 4.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 229 5.0 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 253 5.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 277 6.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 283 6.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 266 5.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 301 6.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 252 5.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 257 5.7 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 218 4.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 161 3.5 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 128 2.8 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,376 38.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 146 4.1 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 327 9.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 367 10.3 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,358 38.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 38.5% were married and 13.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 60 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities) was 58 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,217 39.0 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 360 11.5 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,540 49.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 39.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 46 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 99 7.4 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 282 21.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 76 5.7 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 27 2.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 196 14.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 51 3.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 27 2.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 90 6.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 52 3.9 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 16 1.2 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 420 31.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,336 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.8% were in primary school, 20.5% in secondary school and 10.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 3,986 87.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 263 6.4 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 148 3.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 106 2.6 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,616 87.5 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), 87.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 851 52.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 468 28.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 116 7.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 195 12.0 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,630 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,630 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 52.2% were employed full time, 28.7% were employed part-time and 12.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 165 11.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 126 8.8 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 179 12.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 289 20.2 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 564 39.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), 11.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 387 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 878 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 682 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities) was $387.

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

Unpaid work Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,161 60.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 858 24.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 464 13.0 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 680 19.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.0% provided care for children and 13.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 538 15.1 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 793 22.2 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 439 12.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 390 10.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), 22.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 443 38.4 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 366 31.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 311 26.9 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 34 2.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), 31.7% were couple families with children, 38.4% were couple families without children and 26.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 11.3 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 88.7 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities) 11.3% of single parents were male and 88.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,559 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,981 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,981 and those without children was $1,559.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 145 18.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 24 3.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 122 15.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 63 7.8 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 55 6.8 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 281 34.9 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 55 6.8 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 61 7.6 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 15.1% 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 Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,764 84.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 313 15.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,580 89.6 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 59 3.3 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 101 5.7 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 24 1.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.6% were separate houses, 3.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 60 3.4 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 335 19.0 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 912 51.7 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 414 23.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 39 2.2 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 Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.4% had 1 bedroom, 19.0% had 2 bedrooms and 51.7% 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 Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 651 36.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 418 23.7 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 631 35.7 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 13 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 53 3.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.9% were owned outright, 23.7% were owned with a mortgage and 35.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,125 63.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 594 33.7 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 46 2.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 63.7% were family households, 33.7% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 44.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), 44.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.8% 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 Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 140 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.6 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.4 -- 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 Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,073 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.6 -- 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 Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
None 306 17.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 738 41.9 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 467 26.5 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 179 10.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 73 4.1 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 26.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.2% 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 Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,129 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 571 50.6 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 558 49.4 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 1,129 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 571 (or 50.6%) were male and 558 (or 49.4%) 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 Wellington % 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 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 729 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $729.

Mortgage and rent Wellington % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 140 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 900 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Wellington (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $140 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $900.

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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