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Singleton (A)

Code LGA17000 (LGA)
People 22,694
Male 11,648
Female 11,046
Median age 35
Families 6,089
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 9,044
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,692
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 22,694 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 11,648 51.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 11,046 48.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 845 3.7 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 22,694 people in Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.3% were male and 48.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.7% of the population.

Age Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,651 7.3 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,658 7.3 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,723 7.6 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,794 7.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,498 6.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,499 6.6 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,416 6.2 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,595 7.0 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,788 7.9 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,672 7.4 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,594 7.0 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,305 5.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,147 5.1 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 792 3.5 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 532 2.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 417 1.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 347 1.5 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 266 1.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,097 51.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 540 3.1 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,313 7.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 804 4.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,912 33.5 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.5% were married and 10.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,371 52.9 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,767 11.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,696 36.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 489 7.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,526 22.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 493 7.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 156 2.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,061 15.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 457 6.6 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 200 2.9 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 668 9.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 386 5.6 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 116 1.7 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,347 19.5 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,899 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas) 30.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.5% were in primary school, 24.9% in secondary school and 15.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 19,769 87.1 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,280 10.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,045 4.9 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 929 4.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 17,163 80.1 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), 80.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,665 65.0 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,991 25.4 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 741 6.3 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 394 3.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 11,791 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 11,791 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 65.0% were employed full time, 25.4% were employed part-time and 3.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,055 9.3 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 963 8.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 975 8.6 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,559 13.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,102 53.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), 9.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 640 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,927 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,692 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas) was $640.

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

Unpaid work Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,943 73.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,817 32.9 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,899 10.8 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,355 19.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.9% provided care for children and 10.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,694 20.9 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,607 26.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,299 13.0 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,344 13.3 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), 26.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,199 36.1 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,003 49.3 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 832 13.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 55 0.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), 49.3% were couple families with children, 36.1% were couple families without children and 13.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.9 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.1 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas) 20.9% of single parents were male and 79.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,368 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,735 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,735 and those without children was $2,368.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,130 21.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 134 2.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,300 25.0 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,053 20.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 183 3.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 702 13.5 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 368 7.1 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 329 6.3 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 21.7% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 25.0% 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 Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,759 89.8 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 879 10.2 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), 89.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,884 88.8 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 404 5.2 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 352 4.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 113 1.5 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), 88.8% were separate houses, 5.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 34 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 215 2.8 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 935 12.1 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,218 41.5 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,264 42.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 90 1.2 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 12.1% had 2 bedrooms and 41.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,383 30.7 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,079 39.7 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,119 27.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 43 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 133 1.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), 30.7% were owned outright, 39.7% were owned with a mortgage and 27.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 5,952 76.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,602 20.7 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 202 2.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 76.7% were family households, 20.7% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), 18.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.0% 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 Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 343 4.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,043 26.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,272 42.2 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,893 24.4 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 207 2.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), 26.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.4% 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 Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 845 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 414 49.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 431 51.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 845 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 414 (or 49.0%) were male and 431 (or 51.0%) 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 Singleton (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 1,541 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Singleton (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 $1,541.

Mortgage and rent Singleton (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 245 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Singleton (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $245 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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