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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Tweed (A)

Code LGA17550 (LGA)
People 85,105
Male 41,012
Female 44,093
Median age 45
Families 23,297
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 40,084
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $845
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $295
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 85,105 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 41,012 48.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 44,093 51.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,943 3.5 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 85,105 people in Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.5% of the population.

Age Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,865 5.7 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 4,920 5.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 5,375 6.3 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 5,212 6.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,667 4.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,656 4.3 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,907 4.6 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 4,893 5.7 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 5,405 6.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 5,837 6.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 6,323 7.4 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 5,778 6.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 5,804 6.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 5,052 5.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 4,347 5.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3,954 4.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3,210 3.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,902 3.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 33,235 47.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,551 3.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 8,137 11.6 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 5,783 8.3 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 20,239 28.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.5% were married and 15.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 30,192 48.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6,154 9.8 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 26,352 42.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 46 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 1,264 5.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,402 18.6 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,403 5.9 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 774 3.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,526 14.9 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,174 5.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 711 3.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,907 8.0 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,946 8.2 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 476 2.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 6,111 25.8 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 23,694 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas) 27.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.8% were in primary school, 22.8% in secondary school and 16.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 67,476 79.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 14,902 18.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 5,741 7.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 4,009 5.1 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 54,713 68.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), 68.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 17,498 49.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 12,990 36.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,174 6.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,939 8.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 35,601 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 35,601 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 49.2% were employed full time, 36.5% were employed part-time and 8.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4,605 14.1 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,637 11.1 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,748 14.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 5,295 16.2 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 12,206 37.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), 14.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 442 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,045 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 845 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas) was $442.

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

Unpaid work Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 48,509 69.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 18,021 25.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 8,551 12.2 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 12,613 18.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.8% provided care for children and 12.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 13,143 18.8 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 17,659 25.2 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 9,578 13.7 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 8,129 11.6 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), 25.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 10,444 44.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 8,238 35.4 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,322 18.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 293 1.3 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), 35.4% were couple families with children, 44.8% were couple families without children and 18.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.2 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.8 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas) 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,638 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,878 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,878 and those without children was $1,638.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,446 13.1 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 914 4.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,505 18.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,197 11.8 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,292 6.9 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 5,926 31.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 1,021 5.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,383 7.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 13.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 18.8% 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 Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 33,658 88.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,205 11.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

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

Dwelling structure Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 21,893 65.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6,417 19.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 4,145 12.3 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 1,157 3.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), 65.0% were separate houses, 19.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.3% were flats, units or apartments and 3.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 232 0.7 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,771 5.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 7,907 23.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 14,626 43.5 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 8,364 24.8 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 759 2.3 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.3% had 1 bedroom, 23.5% had 2 bedrooms and 43.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 13,401 39.8 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 9,406 27.9 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 9,516 28.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 333 1.0 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,003 3.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), 39.8% were owned outright, 27.9% were owned with a mortgage and 28.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 22,819 67.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 9,570 28.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,267 3.8 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 67.8% were family households, 28.4% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

Household income Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), 34.2% 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 Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 295 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.5 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.5 -- 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 Tweed (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 -- 89.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.6 -- 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 Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 2,642 7.8 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 14,276 42.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 11,224 33.3 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 4,242 12.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,274 3.8 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), 42.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.3% 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 Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,939 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,484 50.5 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,455 49.5 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,939 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,484 (or 50.5%) were male and 1,455 (or 49.5%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Tweed (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 995 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Tweed (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 $995.

Mortgage and rent Tweed (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 285 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,777 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Tweed (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $285 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,777.

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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