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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Commonwealth Electoral Divisions

Hunter, NSW

Code CED122 (CED)
People 138,388
Male 69,238
Female 69,150
Median age 36
Families 37,239
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 57,335
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,221
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $235
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 138,388 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 69,238 50.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 69,150 50.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 5,909 4.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 138,388 people in Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) of these 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.3% of the population.

Age Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10,296 7.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 9,797 7.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 9,962 7.2 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 9,577 6.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 8,581 6.2 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 8,812 6.4 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 8,807 6.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 9,408 6.8 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 9,620 7.0 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 9,311 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 9,411 6.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 8,552 6.2 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 7,954 5.7 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 5,919 4.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 4,140 3.0 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3,326 2.4 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,646 1.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,266 1.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52,894 48.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 3,789 3.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 9,311 8.6 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 6,415 5.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 35,920 33.2 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) aged 15 years and over, 48.8% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48,476 49.9 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 10,877 11.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 37,785 38.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 2,908 7.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 8,802 21.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,473 6.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,127 2.7 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 6,290 15.3 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 2,197 5.3 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 990 2.4 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,435 8.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 2,509 6.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 650 1.6 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 9,769 23.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 41,150 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) 29.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.1% were in primary school, 23.0% in secondary school and 14.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 121,103 87.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 12,582 9.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 6,522 5.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 4,816 3.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 105,027 81.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 81.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 39,765 60.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 18,246 27.8 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 4,169 6.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 3,356 5.1 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 65,536 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 65,536 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions). Of these 60.7% were employed full time, 27.8% were employed part-time and 5.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 6,436 10.4 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 5,853 9.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 5,955 9.6 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 9,867 15.9 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 29,899 48.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 10.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Hunter, NSW % 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 Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 534 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,480 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,221 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was $534.

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

Unpaid work Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 75,839 70.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 34,695 32.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 12,740 11.8 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 17,045 15.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.0% 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, 15.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 21,079 19.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 27,029 25.0 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 13,797 12.7 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 13,935 12.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 25.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 13,798 37.1 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 16,569 44.5 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 6,442 17.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 431 1.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 44.5% were couple families with children, 37.1% were couple families without children and 17.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.9 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.1 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) 18.9% of single parents were male and 81.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,075 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,379 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,379 and those without children was $2,075.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 5,948 19.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 870 2.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 7,000 23.0 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5,415 17.8 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,447 4.8 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 5,804 19.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 2,040 6.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,845 6.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of couple families, 19.6% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 23.0% 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 Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 49,490 89.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 5,546 10.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 89.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 44,598 90.1 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,401 4.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,971 4.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 476 1.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 90.1% were separate houses, 4.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 160 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,605 3.2 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 7,639 15.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 22,554 45.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 16,585 33.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 946 1.9 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 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 15.4% had 2 bedrooms and 45.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 16,171 32.7 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 17,937 36.2 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 13,755 27.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 344 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,283 2.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 32.7% were owned outright, 36.2% were owned with a mortgage and 27.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 36,466 73.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 11,702 23.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,322 2.7 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of all households, 73.7% were family households, 23.6% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

Household income Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 25.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.8% 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 Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 235 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.4 -- 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 Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
None 3,138 6.3 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 15,801 31.9 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 19,188 38.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 9,750 19.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,613 3.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 31.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.7% 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 Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 5,910 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,950 49.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 2,960 50.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), there were 5,910 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,950 (or 49.9%) were male and 2,960 (or 50.1%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Hunter, NSW % 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 3.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,173 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,173.

Mortgage and rent Hunter, NSW % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,647 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Hunter, NSW (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,647.

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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