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Coffs Harbour

Code UCL112004 (UCL)
People 45,580
Male 21,770
Female 23,810
Median age 42
Families 12,161
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 20,611
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $887
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,600
Median weekly rent $250
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 Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 45,580 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 21,770 47.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 23,810 52.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,973 4.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 45,580 people in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.3% of the population.

Age Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,857 6.3 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,787 6.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,965 6.5 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,086 6.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,543 5.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,362 5.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,271 5.0 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,672 5.9 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,863 6.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,068 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,246 7.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,081 6.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,040 6.7 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,430 5.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,009 4.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,608 3.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,340 2.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,352 3.0 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 17,070 46.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,428 3.9 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 4,175 11.3 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,835 7.7 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 11,461 31.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 46.2% were married and 15.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 15,355 46.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,192 9.7 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 14,266 43.5 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 820 6.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,210 16.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 779 5.7 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 598 4.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,814 13.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 619 4.6 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 649 4.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,484 10.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,219 9.0 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 284 2.1 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,112 22.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 13,588 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.4% were in primary school, 22.7% in secondary school and 19.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 37,501 82.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,915 16.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,792 6.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,947 4.6 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 30,730 72.5 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), 72.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 10,282 51.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 6,963 34.6 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,188 5.9 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,671 8.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 20,104 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 20,104 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 51.1% were employed full time, 34.6% were employed part-time and 8.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,537 13.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,933 10.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,493 13.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 3,670 19.9 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,612 35.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), 13.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 474 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,107 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 887 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities) was $474.

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

Unpaid work Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 26,387 71.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 9,969 27.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,389 11.9 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 6,902 18.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.0% provided care for children and 11.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 7,389 20.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 9,959 26.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 4,996 13.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 4,045 10.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,111 42.0 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 4,395 36.1 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,526 20.8 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 129 1.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.1% were couple families with children, 42.0% were couple families without children and 20.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,690 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,897 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,897 and those without children was $1,690.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,564 16.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 418 4.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,941 20.4 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,183 12.4 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 641 6.7 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,609 27.5 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 526 5.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 621 6.5 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 16.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 20.4% 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 Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 17,795 90.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,867 9.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 12,427 69.8 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,603 14.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,327 13.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 430 2.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), 69.8% were separate houses, 14.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.1% were flats, units or apartments and 2.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 94 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 794 4.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,951 22.2 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 7,914 44.5 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,696 26.4 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 348 2.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 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 Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.5% had 1 bedroom, 22.2% had 2 bedrooms and 44.5% 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 Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,943 33.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4,775 26.8 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 6,366 35.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 251 1.4 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 462 2.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.4% were owned outright, 26.8% were owned with a mortgage and 35.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 11,923 67.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,174 29.1 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 702 3.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 67.0% were family households, 29.1% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

Household income Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.5% 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 Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.0 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 16.0 -- 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 Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,600 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 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 Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,747 9.8 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 7,524 42.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 5,843 32.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,017 11.3 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 666 3.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), 42.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.3% 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 Coffs Harbour % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,974 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 925 46.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,049 53.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 1,974 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 925 (or 46.9%) were male and 1,049 (or 53.1%) 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 Coffs Harbour % 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 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 868 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), 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 $868.

Mortgage and rent Coffs Harbour % 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 1,733 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 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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