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Wagga Wagga

Code SED10087 (SED)
People 73,439
Male 36,058
Female 37,381
Median age 36
Families 19,158
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 31,409
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,102
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $210
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 73,439 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 36,058 49.1 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 37,381 50.9 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,299 4.5 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 73,439 people in Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.5% of the population.

Age Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 5,300 7.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 5,060 6.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 5,074 6.9 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 5,562 7.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 5,737 7.8 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 4,712 6.4 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 4,323 5.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 4,592 6.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,642 6.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,726 6.4 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,821 6.6 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 4,469 6.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,905 5.3 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,026 4.1 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,478 3.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,938 2.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,583 2.2 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,491 2.0 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 27,716 47.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,851 3.2 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 4,528 7.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,527 6.1 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 20,385 35.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions) aged 15 years and over, 47.8% were married and 11.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 25,211 49.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 5,293 10.3 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 20,675 40.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 1,459 6.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,034 17.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,833 7.9 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 672 2.9 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,898 12.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,270 5.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 748 3.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,572 11.1 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,338 14.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 400 1.7 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,967 17.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 23,191 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions) 31.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.2% were in primary school, 21.2% in secondary school and 25.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 64,450 87.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,061 10.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 3,011 4.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,225 3.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 57,153 82.3 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), 82.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 22,864 61.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 10,267 27.6 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,154 5.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,852 5.0 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 37,137 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 37,137 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions). Of these 61.6% were employed full time, 27.6% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,805 10.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,016 8.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,446 9.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 6,801 19.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 16,062 45.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), 10.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 564 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,370 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,102 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions) was $564.

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

Unpaid work Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 42,185 72.7 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 16,797 29.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 6,545 11.3 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 12,630 21.8 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.0% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 12,472 21.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 15,714 27.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 7,585 13.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 6,418 11.1 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), 27.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 7,559 39.5 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 8,126 42.4 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 3,166 16.5 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 308 1.6 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), 42.4% were couple families with children, 39.5% were couple families without children and 16.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.1 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.9 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions) 17.1% of single parents were male and 82.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,785 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,088 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,088 and those without children was $1,785.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 3,715 23.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 496 3.2 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,791 24.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,211 14.1 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 709 4.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,687 17.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 1,003 6.4 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,076 6.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), of couple families, 23.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 24.2% 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 Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 27,059 88.6 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,479 11.4 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), 88.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 23,357 86.3 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 996 3.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,481 9.2 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 178 0.7 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), 86.3% were separate houses, 3.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 89 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 616 2.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,575 16.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 12,007 44.4 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 9,214 34.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 557 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 Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), of occupied private dwellings 2.3% had 1 bedroom, 16.9% had 2 bedrooms and 44.4% 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 Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 8,711 32.2 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 9,021 33.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 8,346 30.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 224 0.8 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 756 2.8 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), 32.2% were owned outright, 33.3% were owned with a mortgage and 30.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 18,931 70.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 7,036 26.0 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,091 4.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), of all households, 70.0% were family households, 26.0% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

Household income Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.9 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.7 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), 25.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.7% 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 Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 210 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.5 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.5 -- 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 Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.4 -- 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 Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,894 7.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 9,268 34.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 10,205 37.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 4,720 17.4 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 971 3.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), 34.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.4% 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 Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3,300 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,588 48.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,712 51.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), there were 3,300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,588 (or 48.1%) were male and 1,712 (or 51.9%) 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 Wagga Wagga % 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 847 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), 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 $847.

Mortgage and rent Wagga Wagga % 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 1,465 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Wagga Wagga (State Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,465.

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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