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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Muswellbrook

Code SSC11665 (SSC)
People 11,791
Male 6,124
Female 5,667
Median age 33
Families 2,994
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 5,048
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,404
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $240
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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 11,791 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,124 51.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,667 48.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 713 6.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,791 people in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs) of these 51.9% were male and 48.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.0% of the population.

Age Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 972 8.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 910 7.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 820 7.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 843 7.2 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 865 7.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 914 7.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 862 7.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 791 6.7 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 822 7.0 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 848 7.2 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 739 6.3 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 669 5.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 545 4.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 385 3.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 286 2.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 237 2.0 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 162 1.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 119 1.0 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,108 45.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 387 4.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 744 8.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 467 5.1 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,391 37.3 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.2% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,688 46.6 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,030 13.0 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,194 40.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 250 6.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 712 18.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 234 6.2 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 82 2.2 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 492 13.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 234 6.2 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 56 1.5 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 276 7.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 160 4.2 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 50 1.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,227 32.5 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,773 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs) 32.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.2% were in primary school, 20.8% in secondary school and 11.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 10,181 86.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 979 9.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 473 4.5 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 361 3.4 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 8,805 82.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 82.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,624 63.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,411 24.8 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 352 6.2 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 310 5.4 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,697 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,697 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs). Of these 63.6% were employed full time, 24.8% were employed part-time and 5.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 498 9.2 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 460 8.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 451 8.4 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 904 16.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,723 50.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 9.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 622 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,736 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,404 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs) was $622.

Travel to work, top responses Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,136 67.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,890 31.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 900 9.9 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,351 14.9 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.8% provided care for children and 9.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,831 20.1 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,147 23.6 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,070 11.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,086 11.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 23.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,067 35.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,332 44.5 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 542 18.1 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 54 1.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 44.5% were couple families with children, 35.6% were couple families without children and 18.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.3 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.7 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs) 21.3% of single parents were male and 78.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,401 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,609 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,609 and those without children was $2,401.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 536 22.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 57 2.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 563 23.4 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 497 20.7 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 91 3.8 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 351 14.6 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 179 7.4 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 129 5.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), of couple families, 22.3% had both partners employed full-time, 2.4% had both employed part-time and 23.4% 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,185 89.2 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 509 10.8 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 89.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,672 87.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 155 3.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 297 7.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 42 1.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 87.7% were separate houses, 3.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.1% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 169 4.0 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 541 12.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,935 46.2 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,443 34.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 93 2.2 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.0% had 1 bedroom, 12.9% had 2 bedrooms and 46.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,067 25.5 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,414 33.8 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,576 37.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 18 0.4 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 111 2.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 25.5% were owned outright, 33.8% were owned with a mortgage and 37.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,948 70.4 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,106 26.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 135 3.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), of all households, 70.4% were family households, 26.4% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.4 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 21.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 13.8% 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 240 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.2 -- 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.6 -- 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
None 336 8.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,433 34.2 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,563 37.3 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 705 16.8 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 149 3.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 34.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.8% 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 Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 712 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 364 51.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 348 48.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), there were 712 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 364 (or 51.1%) were male and 348 (or 48.9%) 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 Muswellbrook % 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 1,177 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), 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 $1,177.

Mortgage and rent Muswellbrook % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 213 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Muswellbrook (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $213 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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