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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Port Macquarie

Code UCL112011 (UCL)
People 41,491
Male 19,621
Female 21,870
Median age 46
Families 11,654
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 19,889
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $855
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
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 Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 41,491 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 19,621 47.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 21,870 52.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,274 3.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 41,491 people in Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 47.3% were male and 52.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.1% of the population.

Age Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,329 5.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,368 5.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,506 6.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,464 5.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,798 4.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,707 4.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,899 4.6 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,262 5.5 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,583 6.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,680 6.5 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,911 7.0 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,560 6.2 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,888 7.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,862 6.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,313 5.6 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,064 5.0 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,721 4.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,578 3.8 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 46 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 25.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 17,392 50.7 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,289 3.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,870 11.3 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,058 8.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 8,677 25.3 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 50.7% were married and 15.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities) was 58 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 15,798 51.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,763 9.0 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 12,098 39.5 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 46 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 768 7.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,671 15.2 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,062 9.6 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 388 3.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,142 10.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,296 11.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 251 2.3 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,025 9.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 727 6.6 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 212 1.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,470 22.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 11,012 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities) 26.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.3% were in primary school, 24.4% in secondary school and 15.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 34,292 82.6 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,174 15.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,575 6.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,848 4.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 28,321 72.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), 72.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 9,150 53.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 5,976 34.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 936 5.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,166 6.8 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 17,228 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 17,228 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 53.1% were employed full time, 34.7% were employed part-time and 6.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,094 13.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,720 10.7 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,165 13.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 3,133 19.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,013 37.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 471 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,066 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 855 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities) was $471.

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

Unpaid work Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 24,612 71.8 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 8,822 25.7 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,160 12.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 6,971 20.3 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.7% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 6,569 19.2 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 9,263 27.0 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 4,859 14.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,920 11.4 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,667 48.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,860 33.1 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,998 17.1 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 129 1.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.1% were couple families with children, 48.6% were couple families without children and 17.1% were one parent families.

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

In Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,706 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,017 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,017 and those without children was $1,706.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,496 15.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 452 4.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,673 17.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,011 10.6 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 586 6.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,217 33.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 445 4.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 647 6.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 15.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 17.6% 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 Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 16,994 89.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,002 10.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 11,278 66.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,756 16.2 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,489 14.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 458 2.7 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), 66.4% were separate houses, 16.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.6% were flats, units or apartments and 2.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 50 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 725 4.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,965 23.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 7,457 43.9 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,436 26.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 363 2.1 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 23.3% had 2 bedrooms and 43.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,654 39.2 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4,375 25.7 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 5,104 30.0 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 343 2.0 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 518 3.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.2% were owned outright, 25.7% were owned with a mortgage and 30.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 11,503 67.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,027 29.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 465 2.7 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 67.7% were family households, 29.6% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

Household income Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 33.6 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.1% 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 Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.6 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.4 -- 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 Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,548 9.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 7,641 45.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 5,522 32.5 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,683 9.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 601 3.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), 45.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.9% 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 Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,273 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 624 49.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 649 51.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 1,273 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 624 (or 49.0%) were male and 649 (or 51.0%) 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 Port Macquarie % 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 874 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), 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 $874.

Mortgage and rent Port Macquarie % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 245 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Port Macquarie (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $245 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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