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Lismore (C)

Code LGA14850 (LGA)
People 42,766
Male 20,904
Female 21,862
Median age 40
Families 11,244
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 18,467
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $907
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,495
Median weekly rent $224
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 Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 42,766 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 20,904 48.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 21,862 51.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,916 4.5 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 42,766 people in Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.5% of the population.

Age Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,623 6.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,746 6.4 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 3,048 7.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,016 7.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,614 6.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,112 4.9 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,259 5.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,595 6.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,862 6.7 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,185 7.4 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,443 8.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,286 7.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,706 6.3 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,840 4.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,446 3.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,132 2.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 987 2.3 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 863 2.0 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 14,700 42.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,270 3.7 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,713 10.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,977 5.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 12,689 36.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 42.8% were married and 14.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 13,499 43.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,480 11.3 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 13,812 44.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 778 5.8 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,444 18.2 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 817 6.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 401 3.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,874 13.9 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,068 7.9 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 219 1.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,165 8.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 2,056 15.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 256 1.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,385 17.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 13,463 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas) 31.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.2% were in primary school, 23.5% in secondary school and 23.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 36,772 86.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,990 12.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,603 6.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,819 4.5 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 31,005 76.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), 76.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 10,383 51.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 7,032 34.9 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,079 5.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,659 8.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 20,153 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 20,153 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 51.5% were employed full time, 34.9% were employed part-time and 8.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,491 13.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,983 10.7 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,554 13.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 3,747 20.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,638 35.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), 13.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 469 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,123 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 907 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

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

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

Unpaid work Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 26,066 75.9 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 9,833 28.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,523 13.2 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 7,895 23.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.6% provided care for children and 13.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 6,925 20.2 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 9,754 28.4 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 5,172 15.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 4,212 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 Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), 28.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.1% 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 Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,377 38.9 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 4,326 38.5 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,377 21.1 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 164 1.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), 38.5% were couple families with children, 38.9% were couple families without children and 21.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Lismore (C) % 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 Lismore (C) (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 Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,540 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,833 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,833 and those without children was $1,540.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,692 19.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 524 6.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,835 21.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,143 13.1 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 645 7.4 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,843 21.2 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 499 5.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 517 5.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.5% had both partners employed full-time, 6.0% had both employed part-time and 21.1% 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 Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 16,343 91.6 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,507 8.4 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), 91.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 13,876 84.9 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 907 5.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,218 7.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 329 2.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), 84.9% were separate houses, 5.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.5% were flats, units or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 167 1.0 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 770 4.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,011 18.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 7,475 45.7 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,602 28.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 317 1.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.7% had 1 bedroom, 18.4% had 2 bedrooms and 45.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,885 36.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 5,282 32.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,675 28.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 126 0.8 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 374 2.3 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), 36.0% were owned outright, 32.3% were owned with a mortgage and 28.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 11,047 67.6 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 4,487 27.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 809 5.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 67.6% were family households, 27.5% were single person households and 5.0% were group households.

Household income Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), 31.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.0% 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 Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 224 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.7 -- 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 Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,495 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.1 -- 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 Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,310 8.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 6,187 37.9 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 5,964 36.5 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,402 14.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 480 2.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), 37.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.7% 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 Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,916 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 937 48.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 979 51.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,916 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 937 (or 48.9%) were male and 979 (or 51.1%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Lismore (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 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 826 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $826.

Mortgage and rent Lismore (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 210 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,387 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Lismore (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $210 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,387.

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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