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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Upper Hunter Shire (A)

Code LGA17620 (LGA)
People 13,754
Male 6,865
Female 6,889
Median age 39
Families 3,699
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,461
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,071
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,600
Median weekly rent $170
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 13,754 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,865 49.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,889 50.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 537 3.9 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,754 people in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.9% of the population.

Age Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 984 7.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 996 7.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 926 6.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 807 5.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 771 5.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 828 6.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 793 5.8 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 905 6.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 858 6.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 920 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 953 6.9 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 912 6.6 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 841 6.1 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 704 5.1 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 532 3.9 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 408 3.0 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 327 2.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 286 2.1 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,531 51.0 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 333 3.1 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 926 8.5 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 721 6.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,336 30.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.0% were married and 11.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,996 51.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,135 11.7 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,566 36.8 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 284 7.5 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 792 20.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 238 6.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 206 5.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 535 14.1 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 211 5.6 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 135 3.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 311 8.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 148 3.9 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 49 1.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 889 23.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,798 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) 27.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.5% were in primary school, 23.2% in secondary school and 12.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 12,095 88.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,098 8.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 520 4.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 419 3.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 10,794 84.1 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 84.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,309 63.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,793 26.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 427 6.3 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 243 3.6 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,772 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,772 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 63.6% were employed full time, 26.5% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 651 10.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 547 8.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 591 9.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 934 14.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,378 51.8 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 552 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,392 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,071 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was $552.

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

Unpaid work Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,676 70.8 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,247 29.9 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,183 10.9 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,485 22.9 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.9% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,105 19.4 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,746 25.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,426 13.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,401 12.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,575 42.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,573 42.5 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 520 14.1 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 32 0.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 42.5% were couple families with children, 42.6% were couple families without children and 14.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.2 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.8 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) 22.2% of single parents were male and 77.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,762 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,181 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,181 and those without children was $1,762.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 701 22.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 84 2.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 750 23.9 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 511 16.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 139 4.4 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 533 17.0 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 201 6.4 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 224 7.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.3% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 23.9% 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 Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,245 84.7 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 946 15.3 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 84.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,825 92.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 105 2.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 196 3.7 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 109 2.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 92.0% were separate houses, 2.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.7% were flats, units or apartments and 2.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 18 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 189 3.6 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 802 15.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,366 45.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,743 33.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 125 2.4 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 15.3% had 2 bedrooms and 45.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,849 35.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,618 30.9 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,553 29.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 60 1.1 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 164 3.1 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 35.3% were owned outright, 30.9% were owned with a mortgage and 29.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,660 69.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,427 27.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 157 3.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.8% were family households, 27.2% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

Household income Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.5 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 27.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.5% 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 Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 170 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.7 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.3 -- 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 Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,600 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.5 -- 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 Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 334 6.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,702 32.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,025 38.6 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,010 19.3 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 172 3.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 32.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.3% 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 Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 536 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 277 51.7 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 259 48.3 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 536 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 277 (or 51.7%) were male and 259 (or 48.3%) 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 Upper Hunter Shire (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 1,184 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Upper Hunter Shire (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 $1,184.

Mortgage and rent Upper Hunter Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,278 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,278.

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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