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Wagga Wagga

Code UCL112013 (UCL)
People 46,913
Male 22,544
Female 24,369
Median age 34
Families 12,269
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 20,142
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,115
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,549
Median weekly rent $225
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 46,913 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 22,544 48.1 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 24,369 51.9 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,422 5.2 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 46,913 people in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.2% of the population.

Age Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,532 7.5 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 3,212 6.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 3,236 6.9 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,381 7.2 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,845 8.2 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,401 7.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,970 6.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,988 6.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,937 6.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,867 6.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,928 6.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,737 5.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,341 5.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,814 3.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,493 3.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,228 2.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 994 2.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,008 2.1 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 16,903 45.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,264 3.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,025 8.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,334 6.3 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 13,407 36.3 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.8% were married and 11.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 15,422 46.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,489 10.5 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 14,373 43.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 939 6.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,417 16.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,262 8.5 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 510 3.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,706 11.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 953 6.4 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 470 3.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,688 11.4 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 2,113 14.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 228 1.5 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,521 17.0 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 14,807 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities) 31.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.3% were in primary school, 21.1% in secondary school and 25.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 40,992 87.4 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,691 10.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,992 4.5 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,414 3.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 36,209 81.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 14,521 61.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 6,560 27.6 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,384 5.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,261 5.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 23,726 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 23,726 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 61.2% were employed full time, 27.6% were employed part-time and 5.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,437 10.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,913 8.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,208 9.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 4,674 20.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 9,848 43.8 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 585 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,399 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,115 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities) was $585.

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

Unpaid work Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 27,057 73.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 10,801 29.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,161 11.3 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 7,310 19.8 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.2% 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, 19.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 8,207 22.2 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 10,269 27.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 4,777 12.9 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,804 10.3 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,701 38.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 5,036 41.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,295 18.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 237 1.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.0% were couple families with children, 38.3% were couple families without children and 18.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.0 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.0 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities) 16.0% of single parents were male and 84.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,863 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,147 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,147 and those without children was $1,863.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,349 24.1 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 296 3.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,307 23.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,335 13.7 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 423 4.3 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,684 17.3 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 647 6.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 691 7.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 24.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% 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 Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 17,816 90.7 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,819 9.3 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 14,795 83.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 758 4.3 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,163 12.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 79 0.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.0% were separate houses, 4.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 38 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 406 2.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,358 18.8 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 7,763 43.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 5,883 33.0 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 368 2.1 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.3% had 1 bedroom, 18.8% had 2 bedrooms and 43.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,134 28.8 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 5,907 33.2 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 6,175 34.7 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 113 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 487 2.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), 28.8% were owned outright, 33.2% were owned with a mortgage and 34.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 12,106 68.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 4,845 27.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 865 4.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 68.0% were family households, 27.2% were single person households and 4.9% were group households.

Household income Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.9 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.9% 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 Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 225 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.6 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.4 -- 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 Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,549 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 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 Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,486 8.3 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 6,551 36.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 6,584 37.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,524 14.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 672 3.8 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.2% 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 Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,423 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,174 48.5 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,249 51.5 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 2,423 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,174 (or 48.5%) were male and 1,249 (or 51.5%) 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 Wagga Wagga % 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 841 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wagga Wagga (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 $841.

Mortgage and rent Wagga Wagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 190 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,512 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Wagga Wagga (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,512.

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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