2011 Census QuickStats

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Coffs Harbour (C)

Code LGA11800 (LGA)
People 68,413
Male 33,201
Female 35,212
Median age 42
Families 18,669
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 30,611
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $902
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,575
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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People — demographics & education
People Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 68,413 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 33,201 48.5 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 35,212 51.5 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,816 4.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 68,413 people in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.1% of the population.

Age Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,152 6.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 4,272 6.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,689 6.9 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 4,719 6.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,487 5.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,291 4.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,293 4.8 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,957 5.8 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,447 6.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,825 7.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 5,165 7.5 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 5,017 7.3 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 4,757 7.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,653 5.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,927 4.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,264 3.3 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,792 2.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,707 2.5 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 26,767 48.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,107 3.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 6,087 11.0 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,725 6.7 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 16,619 30.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 48.4% were married and 14.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 24,124 48.9 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,933 10.0 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 20,273 41.1 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 1,246 6.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 3,674 18.0 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,079 5.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 789 3.9 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,072 15.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 851 4.2 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 951 4.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,157 10.6 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,697 8.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 411 2.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 4,487 22.0 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 20,414 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas) 29.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.2% were in primary school, 23.9% in secondary school and 18.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 56,181 82.1 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 10,687 16.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,269 6.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,051 4.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 45,819 71.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 71.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 15,443 50.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 10,689 35.0 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,859 6.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,533 8.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 30,524 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 30,524 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 50.6% were employed full time, 35.0% were employed part-time and 8.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,866 13.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,047 10.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,771 13.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 5,312 19.0 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 10,135 36.2 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 13.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 469 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,097 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 902 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas) was $469.

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

Unpaid work Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 39,999 72.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 14,990 27.1 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 6,746 12.2 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 10,627 19.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.1% provided care for children and 12.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 10,773 19.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 14,919 27.0 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 7,847 14.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 6,462 11.7 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 27.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 7,949 42.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 6,974 37.4 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 3,552 19.0 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 195 1.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 37.4% were couple families with children, 42.6% were couple families without children and 19.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.1 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.9 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas) 18.1% of single parents were male and 81.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,658 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,874 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,874 and those without children was $1,658.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,407 16.1 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 767 5.1 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,998 20.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,811 12.1 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,033 6.9 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 4,048 27.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 844 5.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,013 6.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 16.1% had both partners employed full-time, 5.1% had both employed part-time and 20.1% 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 Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 26,074 89.7 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,993 10.3 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 89.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 19,866 76.2 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,876 11.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,542 9.7 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 781 3.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 76.2% were separate houses, 11.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.7% were flats, units or apartments and 3.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 134 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,172 4.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5,352 20.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 11,344 43.5 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 7,572 29.0 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 501 1.9 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 Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.5% had 1 bedroom, 20.5% had 2 bedrooms and 43.5% 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 Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 9,285 35.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7,493 28.7 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 8,303 31.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 325 1.2 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 669 2.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 35.6% were owned outright, 28.7% were owned with a mortgage and 31.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 18,239 69.9 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 6,934 26.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 902 3.5 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.9% were family households, 26.6% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

Household income Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.5 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 31.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.5% 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 Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.7 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.3 -- 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 Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,575 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.6 -- 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 Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 2,093 8.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 10,447 40.1 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 9,105 34.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,529 13.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 903 3.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 40.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.5% 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 Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,817 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,335 47.4 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,482 52.6 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,817 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,335 (or 47.4%) were male and 1,482 (or 52.6%) 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 Coffs Harbour (C) % 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 870 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 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 $870.

Mortgage and rent Coffs Harbour (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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