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Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)

Code LGA16380 (LGA)
People 72,696
Male 34,935
Female 37,761
Median age 47
Families 20,633
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 34,027
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $837
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,650
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 72,696 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 34,935 48.1 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 37,761 51.9 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,416 3.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 72,696 people in Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.3% of the population.

Age Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,984 5.5 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 4,285 5.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,675 6.4 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 4,376 6.0 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,876 4.0 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,664 3.7 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,024 4.2 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,905 5.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,588 6.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,841 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 5,263 7.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 4,896 6.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 5,382 7.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 5,174 7.1 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 4,105 5.6 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3,475 4.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,731 3.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,453 3.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 47 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 24.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 31,285 52.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,298 3.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 6,474 10.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 5,050 8.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 14,645 24.5 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 52.4% were married and 14.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas) was 58 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 28,412 53.0 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,857 9.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 20,379 38.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 47 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 1,315 6.7 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 3,410 17.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,676 8.6 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 584 3.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,426 12.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,969 10.1 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 434 2.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,745 8.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,145 5.9 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 366 1.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 4,447 22.8 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 19,517 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas) 26.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.0% were in primary school, 24.7% in secondary school and 14.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 61,026 83.9 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 9,652 14.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,306 6.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,066 4.5 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 51,172 75.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), 75.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 15,505 52.3 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 10,429 35.1 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,691 5.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,049 6.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 29,674 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 29,674 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 52.3% were employed full time, 35.1% were employed part-time and 6.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,578 13.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,091 11.2 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,762 13.6 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 5,087 18.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 10,412 37.7 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

Occupation Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 447 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,008 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 837 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas) was $447.

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

Unpaid work Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 43,232 72.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 15,287 25.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 7,709 12.9 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 12,358 20.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.6% provided care for children and 12.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 10,908 18.3 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 15,844 26.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 8,838 14.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 7,638 12.8 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 10,052 48.7 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 7,006 34.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 3,364 16.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 210 1.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), 34.0% were couple families with children, 48.7% were couple families without children and 16.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.2 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.8 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas) 18.2% of single parents were male and 81.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,593 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,905 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,905 and those without children was $1,593.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,551 15.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 814 4.8 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,002 17.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,792 10.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,089 6.4 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 5,855 34.3 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 820 4.8 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,137 6.7 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 15.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 17.6% 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 29,061 89.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,571 10.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), 89.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 21,988 75.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,348 11.5 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,912 10.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 795 2.7 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), 75.7% were separate houses, 11.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.0% were flats, units or apartments and 2.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 105 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,182 4.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 6,108 21.0 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 12,910 44.4 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 8,184 28.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 572 2.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.1% had 1 bedroom, 21.0% had 2 bedrooms and 44.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 12,183 41.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7,850 27.0 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 7,680 26.4 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 504 1.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 844 2.9 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), 41.9% were owned outright, 27.0% were owned with a mortgage and 26.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 20,280 69.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 8,017 27.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 766 2.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.8% were family households, 27.6% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.3 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.6 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), 34.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.6% 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.8 -- 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,650 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.4 -- 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 2,236 7.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 12,238 42.1 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 9,942 34.2 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,673 12.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 973 3.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), 42.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.6% 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,418 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,205 49.8 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,213 50.2 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,418 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,205 (or 49.8%) were male and 1,213 (or 50.2%) 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings (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 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 815 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (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 $815.

Mortgage and rent Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 240 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,625 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $240 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,625.

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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