2011 Census QuickStats

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Indigenous Locations

Nowra

Code ILOC10600302 (ILOC) Total population 26,434 | Total dwellings 11,466
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,030
Male 976
Female 1,054
Median age 20
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Households 879
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $745
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,538
Median weekly rent $180
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal 1,966 96.8 164,612 95.4 495,757 90.4
Torres Strait Islander 44 2.2 4,767 2.8 31,407 5.7
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 20 1.0 3,242 1.9 21,206 3.9
Total 2,030 -- 172,621 -- 548,370 --
           
Male 976 48.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,054 51.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7

For the 2011 Census in Nowra (Indigenous Locations), there were 2,030 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 976 (or 48.1%) were male and 1,054 (or 51.9%) were female.

Age Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
0-4 years 304 15.0 21,409 12.4 67,415 12.3
5-14 years 506 24.9 41,174 23.9 129,670 23.6
15-24 years 374 18.4 33,389 19.3 105,652 19.3
25-54 years 608 30.0 58,441 33.9 192,627 35.1
55-64 years 151 7.4 10,892 6.3 32,232 5.9
65 years and over 87 4.3 7,316 4.2 20,772 3.8
           
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

In Nowra (Indigenous Locations) the median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was 20 years. Of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 39.9% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 4.3% were people aged 65 years and over.

Registered marital status Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 284 23.3 24,843 22.6 85,741 24.4
Separated 43 3.5 5,149 4.7 14,925 4.2
Divorced 94 7.7 8,507 7.7 23,126 6.6
Widowed 56 4.6 3,559 3.2 12,142 3.5
Never married 742 60.9 67,979 61.8 215,347 61.3

In Nowra (Indigenous Locations) 23.3% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were married and 11.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 47 -- 44 --
Separated 53 -- 47 -- 46 --
Divorced 54 -- 52 -- 51 --
Widowed 67 -- 68 -- 65 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 26 --

In Nowra (Indigenous Locations) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age of married people was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 269 24.2 22,611 23.0 71,575 23.3
De facto marriage 140 12.6 13,641 13.9 48,600 15.8
Not married 703 63.2 61,851 63.0 187,097 60.9

In Nowra (Indigenous Locations) 24.2% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 12.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 47 -- 45 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 34 --
Not married 30 -- 28 -- 28 --

In Nowra (Indigenous Locations) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age in a registered marriage was 49 years and in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 89 10.7 5,603 7.5 13,977 6.2
Primary 306 36.8 25,134 33.7 81,554 36.4
Secondary 186 22.4 18,591 24.9 50,986 22.8
Technical or further education institution 53 6.4 5,774 7.7 13,211 5.9
University or tertiary institution 22 2.6 3,547 4.8 10,125 4.5
Other 13 1.6 1,046 1.4 3,662 1.6
Not stated 163 19.6 14,878 20.0 50,410 22.5
Total 832 -- 74,573 -- 223,925 --

Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Nowra (Indigenous Locations), 40.9% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.8% were attending a primary school, 22.4% were attending a secondary school and 9.4% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — language diversity
Australian Indigenous Language, top responses Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 255 44.2 27,768 49.3 86,714 48.7
Worked part-time 153 26.5 15,016 26.6 47,035 26.4
Away from work 29 5.0 4,026 7.1 13,959 7.8
Unemployed 140 24.3 9,537 16.9 30,462 17.1
Total in labour force 577 -- 56,347 -- 178,170 --
 
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There were 577 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Nowra (Indigenous Locations). Of these 44.2% were employed full time, 26.5% were employed part-time and 24.3% were unemployed.

Median age by employment status Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 36 -- 37 -- 37 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 34 -- 34 --

The median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Nowra (Indigenous Locations) who were employed full time was 36 years and those employed part time was 37 years.

Median weekly incomes Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 336 -- 375 -- 362 --
Household 745 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
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The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Nowra (Indigenous Locations) was $336 and the median weekly household income was $745.

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includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Nowra % 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 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4 -- 1.5 -- 1.5 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Nowra (Indigenous Locations), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom and 1.4 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

Housing costs Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,538 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Nowra (Indigenous Locations), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,538.

Dwellings — dwelling structure
Dwelling structure Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander            
Separate house 725 82.7 58,675 79.4 168,749 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 79 9.0 6,465 8.7 16,437 7.9
Flat, unit or apartment 63 7.2 7,854 10.6 20,640 9.9
Other dwelling 10 1.1 812 1.1 2,949 1.4
Total 877 -- 73,909 -- 209,047 --

In Nowra (Indigenous Locations) there were 877 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: 82.7% were separate houses, 9.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.2% were flats, unit or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Tenure Nowra % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Owned outright 83 9.5 9,864 13.3 23,333 11.2
Owned with a mortgage 172 19.6 19,211 26.0 51,761 24.8
Rented 586 66.8 41,632 56.3 124,099 59.4
Other tenure type 3 0.3 521 0.7 1,516 0.7
Tenure type not stated 33 3.8 2,682 3.6 8,338 4.0

In Nowra (Indigenous Locations), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 9.5% were owned outright, 19.6% were owned with a mortgage and 66.8% were rented.

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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