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Gisborne

Code UCL214007 (UCL)
People 8,057
Male 3,867
Female 4,190
Median age 37
Families 2,216
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 2,967
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,581
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,944
Median weekly rent $289
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Total 8,057 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,867 48.0 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,190 52.0 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 31 0.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,057 people in Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 650 8.1 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 676 8.4 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 670 8.3 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 621 7.7 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 366 4.5 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 352 4.4 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 446 5.5 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 667 8.3 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 660 8.2 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 605 7.5 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 562 7.0 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 377 4.7 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 412 5.1 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 348 4.3 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 218 2.7 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 149 1.8 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 119 1.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 159 2.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,490 57.5 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 149 2.5 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 448 7.4 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 319 5.3 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,661 27.4 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 57.5% were married and 9.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,286 58.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 474 8.4 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,869 33.2 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 26 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 195 7.6 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 595 23.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 270 10.5 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 67 2.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 346 13.5 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 175 6.8 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 172 6.7 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 152 5.9 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 281 10.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 52 2.0 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 265 10.3 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,570 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities) 31.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.3% were in primary school, 27.0% in secondary school and 16.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 6,817 84.6 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,529 19.5 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 629 8.0 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 464 5.9 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,216 66.5 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), 66.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,430 59.0 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,335 32.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 220 5.3 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 136 3.3 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,121 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,121 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 59.0% were employed full time, 32.4% were employed part-time and 3.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 522 13.1 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 413 10.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 400 10.0 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 562 14.1 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,867 46.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), 13.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 638 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,830 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,581 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities) was $638.

Travel to work, top responses Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,811 79.3 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,245 37.0 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 664 10.9 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,339 22.1 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 79.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 37.0% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,393 23.0 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,732 28.5 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 862 14.2 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 825 13.6 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), 28.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 709 32.0 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,214 54.8 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 283 12.8 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 10 0.5 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), 54.8% were couple families with children, 32.0% were couple families without children and 12.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.1 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.9 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.1% of single parents were male and 82.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,208 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,373 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,373 and those without children was $2,208.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 397 20.6 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 59 3.1 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 567 29.5 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 318 16.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 85 4.4 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 268 13.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 124 6.4 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 106 5.5 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 20.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 29.5% 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 Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,693 92.0 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 234 8.0 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), 92.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,449 90.9 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 103 3.8 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 140 5.2 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.9% were separate houses, 3.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 67 2.5 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 205 7.6 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,132 42.0 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,252 46.4 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 40 1.5 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.5% had 1 bedroom, 7.6% had 2 bedrooms and 42.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 835 31.0 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,305 48.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 486 18.0 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 0.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 60 2.2 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), 31.0% were owned outright, 48.4% were owned with a mortgage and 18.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,195 81.4 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 465 17.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 35 1.3 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 81.4% were family households, 17.3% were single person households and 1.3% were group households.

Household income Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.6 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.9 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), 16.6% 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 Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 289 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.8 -- 9.1 -- 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 Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,944 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.4 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.6 -- 10.1 -- 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 Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
None 74 2.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 709 26.3 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,210 44.9 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 649 24.1 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 53 2.0 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 44.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.1% 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 Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 32 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 18 56.2 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 14 43.8 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 32 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 18 (or 56.2%) were male and 14 (or 43.8%) were female. The median age was 28 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,375 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.8, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,375.

Mortgage and rent Gisborne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 303 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Gisborne (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $303 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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