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Walgett (A)

Code LGA17900 (LGA)
People 6,454
Male 3,488
Female 2,966
Median age 41
Families 1,510
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 3,846
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $706
Median monthly mortgage repayments $810
Median weekly rent $100
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 Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 6,454 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,488 54.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,966 46.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,812 28.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,454 people in Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 54.0% were male and 46.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 28.1% of the population.

Age Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 495 7.7 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 495 7.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 380 5.9 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 322 5.0 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 321 5.0 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 331 5.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 351 5.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 385 6.0 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 411 6.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 442 6.8 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 498 7.7 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 494 7.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 469 7.3 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 386 6.0 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 304 4.7 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 159 2.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 136 2.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 75 1.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,843 36.3 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 221 4.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 579 11.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 342 6.7 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,097 41.3 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 36.3% were married and 15.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 57 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 59 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 34 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 34 years.

Social marital status Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,571 36.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 624 14.4 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,129 49.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 36.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 42 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 47 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 42 years.

Education Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 144 7.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 393 20.8 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 137 7.2 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 0.2 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 211 11.2 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 9 0.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 32 1.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 111 5.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 83 4.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 18 1.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 751 39.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,892 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.2% were in primary school, 13.3% in secondary school and 10.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 5,118 79.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 805 14.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 210 3.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 153 2.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,554 79.6 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), 79.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,546 61.4 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 584 23.2 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 187 7.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 201 8.0 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,518 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 2,518 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 61.4% were employed full time, 23.2% were employed part-time and 8.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 165 7.1 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 190 8.2 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 225 9.7 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 342 14.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,208 52.2 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), 7.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 386 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 959 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 706 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas) was $386.

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

Unpaid work Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,081 60.6 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,169 23.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 566 11.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,149 22.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.0% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 805 15.8 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,145 22.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 560 11.0 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 571 11.2 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), 22.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 598 39.5 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 534 35.3 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 345 22.8 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 36 2.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), 35.3% were couple families with children, 39.5% were couple families without children and 22.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 23.0 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.0 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas) 23.0% of single parents were male and 77.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,650 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,600 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,600 and those without children was $1,650.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 271 24.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 32 2.8 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 202 17.9 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 124 11.0 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 74 6.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 268 23.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 69 6.1 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 91 8.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 24.0% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 17.9% 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 Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,492 72.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 926 27.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), 72.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 27.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,112 84.8 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 16 0.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 106 4.3 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 242 9.7 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), 84.8% were separate houses, 0.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.3% were flats, units or apartments and 9.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 73 2.9 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 343 13.8 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 552 22.2 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 807 32.4 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 599 24.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 114 4.6 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 13.8% had 1 bedroom, 22.2% had 2 bedrooms and 32.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,020 41.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 347 13.9 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 905 36.4 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 71 2.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 146 5.9 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), 41.0% were owned outright, 13.9% were owned with a mortgage and 36.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,460 58.6 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 941 37.8 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 89 3.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 58.6% were family households, 37.8% were single person households and 3.6% were group households.

Household income Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 44.0 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), 44.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.3% 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 Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 100 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.6 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.4 -- 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 Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 810 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.6 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.4 -- 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 Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 342 13.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 930 37.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 679 27.3 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 364 14.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 175 7.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), 37.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 27.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.6% 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 Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,811 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 861 47.5 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 950 52.5 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,811 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 861 (or 47.5%) were male and 950 (or 52.5%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Walgett (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 723 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Walgett (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 $723.

Mortgage and rent Walgett (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 130 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 802 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Walgett (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $130 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $802.

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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