2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | New South Wales | Significant Urban Areas

Dubbo

Code 1012 (SUA)
People 33,997
Male 16,244
Female 17,753
Median age 35
Families 8,857
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 14,064
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,079
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 33,997 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 16,244 47.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 17,753 52.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,760 14.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 33,997 people in Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas) of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 14.0% of the population.

Age Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,783 8.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,396 7.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,515 7.4 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,560 7.5 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,218 6.5 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,219 6.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,004 5.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,075 6.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,264 6.7 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,224 6.5 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,287 6.7 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,903 5.6 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,727 5.1 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,341 3.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,183 3.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 892 2.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 733 2.2 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 674 2.0 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 11,855 45.1 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 883 3.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,264 8.6 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,753 6.7 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 9,547 36.3 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 45.1% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 10,659 45.9 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,655 11.4 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 9,905 42.7 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 723 7.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,745 16.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 942 9.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 383 3.7 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,380 13.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 700 6.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 304 3.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,037 10.1 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 688 6.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 162 1.6 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,239 21.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 10,303 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas) 30.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.8% were in primary school, 23.1% in secondary school and 16.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 30,446 89.6 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,370 7.4 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,318 4.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 833 2.6 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 27,375 85.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), 85.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 10,508 62.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,588 27.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 853 5.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 857 5.1 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 16,806 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 16,806 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 62.5% were employed full time, 27.3% were employed part-time and 5.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,568 9.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,351 8.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,669 10.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 3,405 21.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 7,104 44.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), 9.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 576 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,330 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,079 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas) was $576.

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

Unpaid work Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 18,982 72.2 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 8,311 31.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 3,116 11.8 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,966 18.9 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.6% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,514 21.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 7,213 27.4 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,543 13.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,712 10.3 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), 27.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,211 36.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,676 41.5 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,831 20.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 139 1.6 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), 41.5% were couple families with children, 36.3% were couple families without children and 20.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.1 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.9 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas) 16.1% of single parents were male and 83.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,825 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,110 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,110 and those without children was $1,825.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,803 26.2 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 201 2.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,628 23.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 847 12.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 313 4.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,157 16.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 381 5.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 556 8.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 26.2% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 23.6% 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 Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 12,429 91.8 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,105 8.2 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), 91.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 10,327 83.1 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 797 6.4 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,201 9.7 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 102 0.8 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), 83.1% were separate houses, 6.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 38 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 404 3.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,063 16.6 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,042 40.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,624 37.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 259 2.1 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 16.6% had 2 bedrooms and 40.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,529 28.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4,358 35.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,077 32.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 132 1.1 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 331 2.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), 28.4% were owned outright, 35.1% were owned with a mortgage and 32.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 8,676 69.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,340 26.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 413 3.3 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 69.8% were family households, 26.9% were single person households and 3.3% were group households.

Household income Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.1 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.6 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), 26.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.6% 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 Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 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 Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,080 8.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,636 37.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,468 35.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,805 14.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 443 3.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), 37.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.5% 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 Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 4,760 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,258 47.4 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 2,502 52.6 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), there were 4,760 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,258 (or 47.4%) were male and 2,502 (or 52.6%) 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 Dubbo % 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 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 931 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $931.

Mortgage and rent Dubbo % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 182 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,396 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Dubbo (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $182 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,396.

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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