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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Wagga Wagga

Code UCL179200 (UCL)
People 46,735
Male 22,337
Female 24,398
Median age 33
Australian citizenship 43,415
People born overseas 3,184
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 145
Families 12,025
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 19,431
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $937
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,127
Median weekly rent $160
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Wagga Wagga % Australia %
Total 46,735 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 22,337 47.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 24,398 52.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,136 4.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 46,735 people were usually resident in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Of the total population 4.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Wagga Wagga % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,350 7.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 6,735 14.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 8,099 17.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 17,957 38.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 4,425 9.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 6,170 13.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 33 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.6% of people usually resident in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 22.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 33 years.

Selected characteristics Wagga Wagga % Australia %
Australian citizenship 43,415 92.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,184 6.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 145 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 92.9% of people usually resident in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 6.8% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Wagga Wagga % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 16,832 45.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 4,004 10.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,464 6.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 13,348 36.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 45.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 10.9% were either separated or divorced, 6.7% were widowed and 36.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Wagga Wagga % Australia %
Australia 41,407 88.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Wagga Wagga % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Wagga Wagga % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Wagga Wagga % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 13,964 59.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 6,536 28.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 811 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 566 2.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,465 6.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 11,878 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 23,342 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 23,342 people aged 15 years and over in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 59.8% worked full-time, 28.0% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.3% were unemployed. 11,878 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Wagga Wagga % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Wagga Wagga % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Wagga Wagga % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 452 -- 466 --
Family 1,127 -- 1,171 --
Household 937 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $452, the median family income was $1,127 and the median household income was $937.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Wagga Wagga % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,327 36.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 5,123 42.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 2,344 19.5 823,254 15.8
Other family 231 1.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 12,025 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 12,025 families in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 36.0% were couple families without children, 42.6% were couple families with children, 19.5% were one parent families and 1.9% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Wagga Wagga % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 17,899 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 19,431 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 17,899 occupied private dwellings were counted in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Wagga Wagga % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 14,679 82.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 811 4.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 2,278 12.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 131 0.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), 82.0% were separate houses, 4.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Wagga Wagga % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,277 29.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 5,759 32.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 5,995 33.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 162 0.9 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 705 3.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.2% were owned with a mortgage and 33.5% were rented.

Landlord type Wagga Wagga % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,142 52.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,280 21.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,459 24.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 115 1.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 52.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 21.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 24.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Wagga Wagga % Australia %
Median weekly rent 160 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,127 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $160. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,127. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wagga Wagga % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 11,915 66.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 4,650 26.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 866 4.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), 66.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.0% were single (or lone) person households and 4.8% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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