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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Swan Hill

Code SSC21287 (SSC)
People 10,431
Male 5,075
Female 5,356
Median age 38
Families 2,683
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 4,744
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $886
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $170
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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Total 10,431 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,075 48.7 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,356 51.3 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 449 4.3 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,431 people in Swan Hill (State Suburbs) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.3% of the population.

Age Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 706 6.8 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 645 6.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 738 7.1 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 727 7.0 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 731 7.0 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 665 6.4 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 633 6.1 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 587 5.6 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 633 6.1 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 663 6.4 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 636 6.1 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 602 5.8 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 547 5.2 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 470 4.5 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 435 4.2 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 389 3.7 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 328 3.1 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 297 2.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Swan Hill (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,073 48.8 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 262 3.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 594 7.1 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 707 8.5 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,703 32.4 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Swan Hill (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 48.8% were married and 10.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Swan Hill (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,590 48.7 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 702 9.5 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,076 41.7 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Swan Hill (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 149 5.2 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 514 18.0 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 281 9.8 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 57 2.0 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 480 16.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 216 7.6 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 22 0.8 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 238 8.3 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 119 4.2 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 79 2.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 704 24.6 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,859 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs) 27.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.8% were in primary school, 25.1% in secondary school and 12.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 8,908 85.4 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,248 12.7 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 384 3.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 264 2.7 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,915 80.7 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 80.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,964 60.3 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,438 29.3 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 290 5.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 220 4.5 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,912 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,912 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Swan Hill (State Suburbs). Of these 60.3% were employed full time, 29.3% were employed part-time and 4.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 508 10.8 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 442 9.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 487 10.4 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 873 18.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,091 44.6 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 10.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Swan Hill (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 508 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,139 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 886 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Swan Hill (State Suburbs) was $508.

Travel to work, top responses Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,754 69.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,354 28.2 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,028 12.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,201 26.4 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.2% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,713 20.5 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,064 24.8 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,033 12.4 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 944 11.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 24.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.4% 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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,141 42.5 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,054 39.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 437 16.3 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 51 1.9 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 39.3% were couple families with children, 42.5% were couple families without children and 16.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs) 14.0% of single parents were male and 86.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,558 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,799 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,799 and those without children was $1,558.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 484 22.0 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 83 3.8 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 521 23.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 288 13.1 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 116 5.3 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 430 19.5 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 120 5.5 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 158 7.2 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), of couple families, 22.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 23.7% 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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,061 89.2 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 494 10.8 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

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

Dwelling structure Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,317 81.7 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 185 4.6 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 529 13.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 27 0.7 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 81.7% were separate houses, 4.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 201 5.0 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 731 18.0 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,110 52.0 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 903 22.2 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 106 2.6 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.0% had 1 bedroom, 18.0% had 2 bedrooms and 52.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,353 33.3 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,191 29.3 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,363 33.6 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 24 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 130 3.2 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 33.3% were owned outright, 29.3% were owned with a mortgage and 33.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,656 65.4 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,252 30.8 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 153 3.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), of all households, 65.4% were family households, 30.8% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

Household income Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 33.0 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.9 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 33.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.9% 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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 170 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.5 -- 9.1 -- 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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.6 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.4 -- 10.1 -- 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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
None 389 9.6 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,525 37.6 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,442 35.5 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 547 13.5 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 158 3.9 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), 37.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.5% 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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 448 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 201 44.9 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 247 55.1 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Swan Hill (State Suburbs), there were 448 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 201 (or 44.9%) were male and 247 (or 55.1%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 692 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $692.

Mortgage and rent Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 145 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Swan Hill (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $145 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $867.

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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