2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

Swan Hill

Code SSC22393 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 10,905
Male 48.7%
Female 51.3%
Median age 39
Families 2,630
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 4,915
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,098
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,285
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

QuickStats Search

Loading map...
Each of the sections below is expandable. Select once to expand the section and display the hidden content. Select again to collapse the section and hide the content. To access the hidden content within each section, select the section to display the content, then use arrow keys to navigate down to the expanded content.

Expand People category,
includes demographics & education cultural & language diversity employment

People — demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Male 5,307 48.7 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 5,596 51.3 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 395 3.6 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 10,905 people in Swan Hill (State Suburbs). Of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.6% of the population.

View the data quality statement for Place of Usual Residence (PURP)
Age Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 39 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 762 7.0 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 668 6.1 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 631 5.8 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 702 6.4 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 676 6.2 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 748 6.9 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 669 6.1 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 637 5.8 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 622 5.7 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 647 5.9 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 667 6.1 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 660 6.0 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 597 5.5 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 582 5.3 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 467 4.3 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 443 4.1 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 350 3.2 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 385 3.5 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Swan Hill (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.4% of the population.

View the data quality statement for Age (AGEP)
Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Married 4,274 48.3 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 283 3.2 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 703 7.9 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 718 8.1 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,878 32.5 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Swan Hill (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 48.3% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

View the data quality statement for Registered marital status (MSTP)
Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 3,471 46.9 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 713 9.6 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,211 43.4 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.6% were in a de facto marriage.

View the data quality statement for Social marital status (MDCP)
Education Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 162 4.8 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 486 14.5 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 263 7.8 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 43 1.3 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 444 13.2 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 226 6.7 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 28 0.8 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 204 6.1 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 159 4.7 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 67 2.0 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,271 37.9 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 30.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.7% were in primary school, 20.8% in secondary school and 10.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

View the data quality statement for Educational Institution Attendee Status (TYSTAP)
Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 949 10.7 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 628 7.1 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 259 2.9 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,269 14.3 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,085 12.3 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 765 8.6 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 986 11.1 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 11 0.1 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,156 13.1 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 135 1.5 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,425 16.1 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 12.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.1% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

View the data quality statement for Level of highest educational attainment (HEAP)
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Swan Hill (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

View the data quality statement for Ancestry (ANCP)
Country of birth Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 8,484 77.8 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

View the data quality statement for Country of birth (BPLP)
Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,447 13.3 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 323 3.0 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 254 2.3 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 7,648 70.2 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 70.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of father and/or mother (BPPP)
Country of birth of father, stated responses Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of father (BPMP)
Country of birth of mother, stated responses Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of mother (BPFP)
Religious affiliation, top responses Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Religious affiliation (RELP)
Language, top responses (other than English) Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Language spoken at home (LANP)
People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 2,837 57.9 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,530 31.2 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 297 6.1 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 236 4.8 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 4,900 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Swan Hill (State Suburbs). Of these 57.9% were employed full time, 31.2% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

View the data quality statement for Labour force status (LFSP)
Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 576 12.4 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 406 8.7 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 550 11.8 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 905 19.4 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,925 41.3 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 12.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.3% worked 40 hours or more.

View the data quality statement for Hours worked (HRSP)
Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Occupation (OCCP)
Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Industry of employment (INDP)
Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 604 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,407 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,098 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Swan Hill (State Suburbs) was $604.

View the data quality statements for: Total personal income (INCP) Total family income (FINF) Total household income (HIND)

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

View the data quality statement for Method of travel to work (MTWP)
Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,721 64.6 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,306 26.1 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,088 12.3 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,288 25.9 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.1% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

View the data quality statements for: Unpaid domestic work (DOMP) Unpaid child care (CHCAREP) Unpaid assistance (UNCAREP) Voluntary work (VOLWP)

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 1,747 19.7 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,120 23.9 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,031 11.6 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 824 9.3 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 23.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.3% worked 30 hours or more.

View the data quality statement for Unpaid domestic work, number of hours (DOMP)

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,091 41.4 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,042 39.5 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 455 17.2 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 50 1.9 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 39.5% were couple families with children, 41.4% were couple families without children and 17.2% were one parent families.

View the data quality statement for Family composition (FMCF)
Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 18.4 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.6 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% were female.

View the data quality statement for Family composition (FMCF)
Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 458 21.5 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 79 3.7 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 514 24.1 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 265 12.4 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 111 5.2 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 449 21.0 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 134 6.3 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 124 5.8 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 21.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 24.1% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

View the data quality statement for Labour force status of parents / partners in families (LFSF)

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure household composition mortgage & rent number of motor vehicles internet connection

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,030 90.2 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 438 9.8 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 90.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.8% were unoccupied.

View the data quality statements for: Dwelling type (DWTD) Dwelling Structure (STRD)

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 3,326 82.5 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 259 6.4 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 362 9.0 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 29 0.7 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 82.5% were separate houses, 6.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.0% were flat or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling structure (STRD)
Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 10 0.2 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 188 4.7 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 711 17.7 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 2,016 50.0 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 958 23.8 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 145 3.6 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.7% had 1 bedroom, 17.7% had 2 bedrooms and 50.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

View the data quality statements for: Number of bedrooms in a private dwelling (BEDD) Number of persons usually resident in dwelling (NPRD)

Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 1,335 33.2 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,177 29.2 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,342 33.3 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 25 0.6 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 148 3.7 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 33.2% were owned outright, 29.2% were owned with a mortgage and 33.3% were rented.

View the data quality statement for Tenure type (TEND)
Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,604 64.7 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,261 31.3 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 162 4.0 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), of all households, 64.7% were family households, 31.3% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

View the data quality statement for Household composition (HHCD)
Household income Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 27.0 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 6.6 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 27.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

View the data quality statement for Household income, total weekly (HIND)
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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.2 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.8 -- 10.4 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

View the data quality statement for Rent weekly payments (RNTD)
Mortgage monthly repayments Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,285 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.9 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.1 -- 7.5 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

View the data quality statement for Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED)
Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
None 304 7.6 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,429 35.5 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,441 35.8 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 625 15.5 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 224 5.6 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 35.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

View the data quality statement for Number of registered motor vehicles (VEHD)
Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 949 23.6 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,918 72.4 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 161 4.0 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 72.4% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling internet connection (NEDD)

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Male 180 46.0 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 211 54.0 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 46.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 54.0% were female. The median age was 20 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,076 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,076.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 185 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,214 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $185 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,214.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 23/10/2017

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat was 23 October 2017 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 2016 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census