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Tamworth

Code UCL112012 (UCL)
People 36,131
Male 17,482
Female 18,649
Median age 37
Families 9,484
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 15,570
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $962
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,408
Median weekly rent $215
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 Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 36,131 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 17,482 48.4 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 18,649 51.6 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,563 9.9 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 36,131 people in Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.9% of the population.

Age Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,690 7.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,433 6.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,515 7.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,591 7.2 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,352 6.5 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,311 6.4 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,139 5.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,150 6.0 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,231 6.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,276 6.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,379 6.6 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,099 5.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,941 5.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,642 4.5 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,417 3.9 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,186 3.3 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 906 2.5 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 873 2.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 12,865 45.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,019 3.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,616 9.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,114 7.4 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 9,875 34.7 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.2% were married and 12.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 11,451 45.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,611 10.4 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 10,956 43.8 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 753 6.9 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,954 17.8 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 685 6.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 369 3.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,752 16.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 469 4.3 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 392 3.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 988 9.0 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 660 6.0 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 156 1.4 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,777 25.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 10,955 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities) 30.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.5% were in primary school, 23.9% in secondary school and 15.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 31,921 88.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,288 6.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,360 4.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 862 2.6 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 28,738 86.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), 86.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 9,917 59.8 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,638 28.0 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 963 5.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,058 6.4 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 16,576 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 16,576 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 59.8% were employed full time, 28.0% were employed part-time and 6.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,633 10.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,348 8.7 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,659 10.7 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 3,137 20.2 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,784 43.7 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 531 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,192 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 962 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities) was $531.

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

Unpaid work Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 19,710 69.2 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 8,163 28.7 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 3,213 11.3 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,569 19.5 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.7% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,662 19.9 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 7,220 25.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,580 12.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,247 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 Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% 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 Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,679 38.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,528 37.2 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,107 22.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 171 1.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.2% were couple families with children, 38.8% were couple families without children and 22.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.8 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.2 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities) 14.8% of single parents were male and 85.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,769 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,954 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,954 and those without children was $1,769.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,645 22.8 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 216 3.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,486 20.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 995 13.8 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 374 5.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,571 21.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 449 6.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 472 6.5 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 22.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 20.6% 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 Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 13,714 92.0 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,198 8.0 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), 92.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 11,445 83.5 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 758 5.5 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,430 10.4 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 60 0.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.5% were separate houses, 5.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 21 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 481 3.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,300 16.8 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 6,513 47.5 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,010 29.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 388 2.8 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 16.8% had 2 bedrooms and 47.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,215 30.7 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4,089 29.8 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,842 35.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 82 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 486 3.5 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.7% were owned outright, 29.8% were owned with a mortgage and 35.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 9,313 67.9 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,968 28.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 434 3.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 67.9% were family households, 28.9% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.3 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.8% 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 Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 215 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.8 -- 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 Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,408 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.6 -- 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 Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,263 9.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 5,397 39.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,820 35.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,667 12.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 566 4.1 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.2% 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 Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3,563 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,736 48.7 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,827 51.3 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 3,563 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,736 (or 48.7%) were male and 1,827 (or 51.3%) 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 Tamworth % 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 840 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Tamworth (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 $840.

Mortgage and rent Tamworth % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,408 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Tamworth (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,408.

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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