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Moree Plains (A)

Code LGA15300 (LGA)
People 13,429
Male 6,828
Female 6,601
Median age 35
Families 3,321
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 6,134
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,053
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $140
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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People — demographics & education
People Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 13,429 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,828 50.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,601 49.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,791 20.8 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,429 people in Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.8% were male and 49.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 20.8% of the population.

Age Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,168 8.7 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,017 7.6 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 961 7.2 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 852 6.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 837 6.2 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 827 6.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 876 6.5 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 927 6.9 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 945 7.0 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 908 6.8 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 918 6.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 781 5.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 731 5.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 582 4.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 432 3.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 295 2.2 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 203 1.5 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 167 1.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,550 44.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 323 3.1 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 695 6.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 659 6.4 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,056 39.4 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 44.2% were married and 9.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,926 45.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,170 13.5 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,602 41.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 300 7.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 877 20.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 335 8.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 51 1.2 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 527 12.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 132 3.1 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 79 1.9 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 265 6.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 176 4.2 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 56 1.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,406 33.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,204 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas) 31.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.1% were in primary school, 17.5% in secondary school and 10.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 11,580 86.2 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 710 5.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 370 3.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 320 2.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 10,659 88.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), 88.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 5.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,003 64.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,414 22.9 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 397 6.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 371 6.0 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,185 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 6,185 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 64.7% were employed full time, 22.9% were employed part-time and 6.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 462 7.9 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 406 7.0 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 546 9.4 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 889 15.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,113 53.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), 7.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 558 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,253 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,053 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas) was $558.

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

Unpaid work Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,556 63.7 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,966 28.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,076 10.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,229 21.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.8% provided care for children and 10.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,895 18.4 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,344 22.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,180 11.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,135 11.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), 22.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,223 36.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,385 41.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 651 19.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 62 1.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), 41.7% were couple families with children, 36.8% were couple families without children and 19.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Moree Plains (A) % 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 Moree Plains (A) (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 Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,789 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,941 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,941 and those without children was $1,789.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 707 27.1 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 76 2.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 571 21.9 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 391 15.0 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 104 4.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 394 15.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 182 7.0 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 184 7.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 27.1% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 21.9% 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 Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,662 83.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 919 16.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), 83.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,073 87.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 130 2.8 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 382 8.2 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 69 1.5 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), 87.4% were separate houses, 2.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.2% were flats, units or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 25 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 180 3.9 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 832 17.8 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,938 41.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,553 33.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 134 2.9 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.9% had 1 bedroom, 17.8% had 2 bedrooms and 41.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,401 30.1 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,159 24.9 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,880 40.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 48 1.0 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 172 3.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), 30.1% were owned outright, 24.9% were owned with a mortgage and 40.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,236 69.4 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,312 28.1 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 115 2.5 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.4% were family households, 28.1% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), 27.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.1% 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 Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 140 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Moree Plains (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 -- 95.3 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.7 -- 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 Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 474 10.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,477 31.7 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,634 35.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 836 17.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 240 5.1 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), 31.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.9% 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 Moree Plains (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,791 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,319 47.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,472 52.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,791 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,319 (or 47.3%) were male and 1,472 (or 52.7%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Moree Plains (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 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 728 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Moree Plains (A) (Local Government Areas), 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 $728.

Mortgage and rent Moree Plains (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 1,300 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Moree Plains (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 $1,300.

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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