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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Cobar (A)

Code LGA11750 (LGA)
People 4,710
Male 2,461
Female 2,249
Median age 35
Families 1,181
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,440
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,259
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $143
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 Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 4,710 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,461 52.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,249 47.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 606 12.9 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,710 people in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 52.3% were male and 47.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 12.9% of the population.

Age Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 396 8.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 347 7.4 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 312 6.6 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 300 6.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 298 6.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 369 7.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 301 6.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 346 7.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 263 5.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 358 7.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 340 7.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 282 6.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 234 5.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 176 3.7 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 153 3.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 109 2.3 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 67 1.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 61 1.3 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,687 46.1 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 129 3.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 315 8.6 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 208 5.7 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,319 36.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 46.1% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,400 45.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 498 16.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,200 38.7 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 93 6.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 290 20.6 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 132 9.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 0.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 239 16.9 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.2 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 7 0.5 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 124 8.8 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 58 4.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 13 0.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 446 31.6 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,411 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas) 29.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.3% were in primary school, 17.6% in secondary school and 12.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 3,976 84.4 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 389 9.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 133 3.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 136 3.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,631 84.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), 84.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,565 67.3 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 496 21.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 164 7.0 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 102 4.4 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,327 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,327 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 67.3% were employed full time, 21.3% were employed part-time and 4.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 164 7.4 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 152 6.8 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 176 7.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 237 10.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,330 59.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), 7.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 59.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 582 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,587 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,259 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas) was $582.

Travel to work, top responses Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,417 66.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,041 28.5 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 315 8.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 674 18.4 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.5% provided care for children and 8.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 643 17.6 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 885 24.2 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 442 12.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 448 12.3 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), 24.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 488 41.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 500 42.3 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 175 14.8 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 18 1.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), 42.3% were couple families with children, 41.3% were couple families without children and 14.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 23.0 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.0 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas) 23.0% of single parents were male and 77.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,182 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,521 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,521 and those without children was $2,182.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 245 24.9 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 21 2.1 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 206 20.9 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 190 19.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 39 4.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 131 13.3 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 61 6.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 92 9.3 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 24.9% had both partners employed full-time, 2.1% had both employed part-time and 20.9% 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 Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,721 78.2 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 481 21.8 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), 78.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 21.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,532 89.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 21 1.2 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 126 7.3 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 37 2.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), 89.0% were separate houses, 1.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.3% were flats, units or apartments and 2.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.7 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 80 4.6 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 245 14.2 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 781 45.4 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 567 32.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 37 2.1 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.6% had 1 bedroom, 14.2% had 2 bedrooms and 45.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 550 32.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 435 25.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 681 39.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 45 2.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), 32.0% were owned outright, 25.3% were owned with a mortgage and 39.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,158 67.2 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 526 30.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 38 2.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 67.2% were family households, 30.5% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.5 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), 26.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.5% 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 Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 143 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.1 -- 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 Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.6 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.4 -- 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 Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 133 7.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 645 37.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 608 35.3 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 271 15.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 65 3.8 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), 37.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.7% 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 Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 603 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 319 52.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 284 47.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 603 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 319 (or 52.9%) were male and 284 (or 47.1%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Cobar (A) % 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 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,113 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,113.

Mortgage and rent Cobar (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 135 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,192 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $135 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,192.

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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