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Wellington (A)

Code LGA18150 (LGA)
People 8,493
Male 4,427
Female 4,066
Median age 41
Families 2,144
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 3,810
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $765
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $130
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 8,493 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,427 52.1 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,066 47.9 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,700 20.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,493 people in Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 52.1% were male and 47.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 20.0% of the population.

Age Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 557 6.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 579 6.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 605 7.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 535 6.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 433 5.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 458 5.4 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 435 5.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 512 6.0 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 520 6.1 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 529 6.2 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 604 7.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 560 6.6 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 561 6.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 467 5.5 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 435 5.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 314 3.7 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 233 2.7 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 157 1.8 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,060 45.3 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 243 3.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 588 8.7 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 502 7.4 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,356 34.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 45.3% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,618 47.0 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 592 10.6 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,362 42.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 46 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 157 5.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 520 18.6 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 175 6.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 49 1.8 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 345 12.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 101 3.6 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 57 2.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 174 6.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 89 3.2 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 28 1.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,098 39.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,793 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas) 32.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.6% were in primary school, 18.0% in secondary school and 9.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 7,515 88.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 481 6.5 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 282 3.8 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 223 3.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,414 86.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), 86.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,895 57.3 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 900 27.2 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 239 7.2 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 274 8.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,308 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,308 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.3% were employed full time, 27.2% were employed part-time and 8.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 314 10.3 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 254 8.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 331 10.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 500 16.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,399 46.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), 10.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 411 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 950 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 765 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas) was $411.

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

Unpaid work Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,141 61.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,716 25.4 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 820 12.2 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,462 21.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.4% 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, 21.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,021 15.1 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,496 22.2 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 834 12.4 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 791 11.7 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), 22.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 871 40.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 785 36.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 440 20.5 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 47 2.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), 36.6% were couple families with children, 40.6% were couple families without children and 20.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.8 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.2 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas) 16.8% of single parents were male and 83.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,429 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,902 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,902 and those without children was $1,429.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 364 22.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 61 3.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 280 16.9 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 182 11.0 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 91 5.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 422 25.5 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 122 7.4 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 134 8.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 16.9% 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 Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,063 83.8 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 594 16.2 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), 83.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,863 93.5 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 61 2.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 107 3.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 31 1.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), 93.5% were separate houses, 2.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 16 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 98 3.2 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 514 16.8 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,427 46.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 946 30.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 61 2.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 16.8% had 2 bedrooms and 46.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,257 41.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 815 26.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 874 28.5 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 23 0.8 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 94 3.1 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), 41.0% were owned outright, 26.6% were owned with a mortgage and 28.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,105 68.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 894 29.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 62 2.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 68.8% were family households, 29.2% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 38.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), 38.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.8% 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 Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 130 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 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 Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.3 -- 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 Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 352 11.5 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,072 35.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,012 33.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 506 16.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 122 4.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), 35.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.5% 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 Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,702 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 975 57.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 727 42.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,702 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 975 (or 57.3%) were male and 727 (or 42.7%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wellington (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 777 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wellington (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 $777.

Mortgage and rent Wellington (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 135 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,062 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Wellington (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $135 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,062.

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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