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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Nelson Bay (NSW)

Code SSC11699 (SSC)
People 5,396
Male 2,677
Female 2,719
Median age 47
Families 1,456
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 4,083
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $930
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,800
Median weekly rent $275
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 5,396 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,677 49.6 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,719 50.4 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 127 2.4 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,396 people in Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.4% of the population.

Age Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 277 5.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 287 5.3 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 305 5.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 275 5.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 266 4.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 247 4.6 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 251 4.6 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 310 5.7 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 318 5.9 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 354 6.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 384 7.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 406 7.5 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 456 8.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 432 8.0 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 325 6.0 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 220 4.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 172 3.2 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 113 2.1 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 47 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,311 51.0 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 195 4.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 498 11.0 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 311 6.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,213 26.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.0% were married and 15.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 59 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 59 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,958 51.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 349 9.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,522 39.7 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 45 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 58 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 93 6.5 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 235 16.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 90 6.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 61 4.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 187 13.1 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 36 2.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 54 3.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 106 7.4 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 107 7.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 35 2.4 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 426 29.8 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,430 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs) 26.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.0% were in primary school, 19.4% in secondary school and 14.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 4,211 78.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 984 19.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 364 7.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 239 4.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,358 67.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), 67.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,242 52.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 817 34.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 153 6.5 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 154 6.5 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,366 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,366 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 52.5% were employed full time, 34.5% were employed part-time and 6.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 313 14.2 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 248 11.2 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 255 11.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 380 17.2 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 864 39.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), 14.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 523 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,178 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 930 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $523.

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

Unpaid work Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,215 71.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,145 25.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 543 12.0 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 824 18.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.3% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 850 18.8 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,236 27.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 617 13.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 513 11.3 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), 27.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 722 49.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 464 31.9 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 254 17.4 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 16 1.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), 31.9% were couple families with children, 49.6% were couple families without children and 17.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 12.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 87.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs) 12.7% of single parents were male and 87.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,806 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,035 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,035 and those without children was $1,806.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 178 15.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 52 4.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 223 18.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 129 10.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 72 6.1 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 386 32.5 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 63 5.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 83 7.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 15.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% 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 Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,137 55.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,741 44.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), 55.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 44.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,370 64.1 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 423 19.8 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 324 15.2 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 13 0.6 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), 64.1% were separate houses, 19.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 15.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 70 3.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 437 20.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 959 44.9 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 627 29.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 39 1.8 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 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 20.4% had 2 bedrooms and 44.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 836 39.1 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 477 22.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 768 35.9 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 0.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 49 2.3 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), 39.1% were owned outright, 22.3% were owned with a mortgage and 35.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,435 67.2 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 638 29.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 63 2.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 67.2% were family households, 29.9% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

Household income Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.9 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), 29.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.9% 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 Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 275 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.4 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 16.6 -- 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 Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 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 Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 162 7.6 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 953 44.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 766 35.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 207 9.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 50 2.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), 44.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.7% 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 Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 126 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 58 46.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 68 54.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 30 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 126 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 58 (or 46.0%) were male and 68 (or 54.0%) were female. The median age was 30 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Nelson Bay (NSW) % 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 2.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,083 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,083.

Mortgage and rent Nelson Bay (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,232 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Nelson Bay (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,232.

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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