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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Muswellbrook (A)

Code LGA15650 (LGA)
People 15,791
Male 8,163
Female 7,628
Median age 34
Families 4,003
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 6,689
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,399
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 15,791 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,163 51.7 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,628 48.3 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 847 5.4 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 15,791 people in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.7% were male and 48.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.4% of the population.

Age Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,246 7.9 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,221 7.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,137 7.2 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,120 7.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,075 6.8 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,126 7.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,110 7.0 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,104 7.0 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,117 7.1 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,155 7.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,027 6.5 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 903 5.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 777 4.9 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 581 3.7 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 375 2.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 326 2.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 221 1.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 173 1.1 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,723 47.0 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 482 4.0 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 962 7.9 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 630 5.2 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,392 36.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.0% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,087 48.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,345 12.7 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,122 39.1 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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

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

Education Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 335 6.7 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,005 20.2 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 319 6.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 106 2.1 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 634 12.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 347 7.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 75 1.5 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 360 7.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 197 4.0 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 63 1.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,533 30.8 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,974 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas) 31.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.7% were in primary school, 21.2% in secondary school and 11.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 13,643 86.4 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,316 9.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 670 4.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 468 3.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 11,857 82.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), 82.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,954 63.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,944 25.0 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 507 6.5 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 375 4.8 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,780 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,780 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 63.7% were employed full time, 25.0% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 686 9.3 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 647 8.7 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 609 8.2 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,168 15.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,788 51.2 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), 9.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 619 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,697 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,399 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas) was $619.

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

Unpaid work Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,344 68.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,862 31.7 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,215 10.0 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,076 17.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.7% provided care for children and 10.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,431 19.9 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,958 24.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,483 12.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,474 12.1 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), 24.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,483 37.0 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,791 44.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 661 16.5 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 68 1.7 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), 44.7% were couple families with children, 37.0% were couple families without children and 16.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.6 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.4 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas) 20.6% of single parents were male and 79.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,218 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,582 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,582 and those without children was $2,218.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 743 22.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 94 2.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 776 23.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 652 19.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 132 4.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 463 14.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 239 7.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 179 5.5 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.7% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 23.7% 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 Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,531 88.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 693 11.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), 88.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,923 89.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 216 3.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 317 5.7 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 56 1.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), 89.0% were separate houses, 3.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 11 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 205 3.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 736 13.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,516 45.5 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,940 35.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 125 2.3 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 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 13.3% had 2 bedrooms and 45.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,511 27.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,854 33.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,975 35.7 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 36 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 156 2.8 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), 27.3% were owned outright, 33.5% were owned with a mortgage and 35.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,933 71.1 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,416 25.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 184 3.3 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.1% were family households, 25.6% were single person households and 3.3% were group households.

Household income Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.6 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), 21.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 13.6% 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 Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.1 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.9 -- 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 Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.1 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.9 -- 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 Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 385 7.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,802 32.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,124 38.4 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,034 18.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 187 3.4 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), 32.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.7% 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 Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 846 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 431 50.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 415 49.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 846 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 431 (or 50.9%) were male and 415 (or 49.1%) 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 Muswellbrook (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 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,297 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Muswellbrook (A) (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 $1,297.

Mortgage and rent Muswellbrook (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 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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