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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Cowra (A)

Code LGA12350 (LGA)
People 12,147
Male 6,055
Female 6,092
Median age 45
Families 3,205
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 5,876
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $785
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,098
Median weekly rent $155
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 Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 12,147 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,055 49.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,092 50.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 793 6.5 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,147 people in Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.5% of the population.

Age Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 673 5.5 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 790 6.5 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 844 6.9 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 815 6.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 528 4.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 478 3.9 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 541 4.5 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 638 5.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 760 6.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 776 6.4 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 822 6.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 911 7.5 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 928 7.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 720 5.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 716 5.9 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 481 4.0 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 398 3.3 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 327 2.7 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,974 50.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 365 3.7 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 866 8.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 908 9.2 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,724 27.7 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.6% were married and 12.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,489 51.4 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 816 9.4 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,421 39.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 46 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 238 6.5 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 681 18.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 282 7.8 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 28 0.8 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 674 18.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 131 3.6 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 38 1.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 342 9.4 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 112 3.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 44 1.2 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,064 29.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,634 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas) 29.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.3% were in primary school, 23.2% in secondary school and 12.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 10,557 86.9 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 937 8.4 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 494 4.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 363 3.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,385 84.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), 84.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,869 56.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,570 30.9 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 293 5.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 346 6.8 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,078 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,078 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 56.5% were employed full time, 30.9% were employed part-time and 6.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 555 11.7 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 448 9.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 560 11.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 812 17.2 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,064 43.6 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), 11.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 412 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,003 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 785 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas) was $412.

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

Unpaid work Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,527 66.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,452 24.9 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,216 12.4 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,156 21.9 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.9% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,622 16.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,248 22.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,359 13.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,299 13.2 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), 22.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,507 47.0 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,206 37.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 454 14.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 38 1.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), 37.6% were couple families with children, 47.0% were couple families without children and 14.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cowra (A) % 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 Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas) 18.9% of single parents were male and 81.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,409 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,659 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,659 and those without children was $1,409.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 474 17.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 103 3.8 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 577 21.3 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 357 13.2 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 152 5.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 734 27.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 150 5.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 166 6.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 17.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 21.3% 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 Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,743 85.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 815 14.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), 85.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,332 91.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 146 3.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 211 4.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 43 0.9 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), 91.4% were separate houses, 3.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 26 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 134 2.8 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 827 17.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,151 45.4 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,437 30.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 166 3.5 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 17.4% 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 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,006 42.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,280 27.0 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,214 25.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 44 0.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 196 4.1 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), 42.3% were owned outright, 27.0% were owned with a mortgage and 25.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,167 66.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,460 30.8 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 112 2.4 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 66.8% were family households, 30.8% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

Household income Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 38.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), 38.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.3% 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 Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 155 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,098 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 387 8.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,681 35.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,630 34.4 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 832 17.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 211 4.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), 35.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.5% 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 Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 794 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 416 52.4 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 378 47.6 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 794 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 416 (or 52.4%) were male and 378 (or 47.6%) 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 Cowra (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 2.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 757 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $757.

Mortgage and rent Cowra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 160 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,213 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Cowra (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $160 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,213.

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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