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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Parkes

Code UCL113017 (UCL)
People 10,026
Male 4,858
Female 5,168
Median age 38
Families 2,579
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 4,389
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $920
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,387
Median weekly rent $165
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 Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 10,026 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,858 48.5 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,168 51.5 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 765 7.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,026 people in Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.6% of the population.

Age Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 750 7.5 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 701 7.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 811 8.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 678 6.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 576 5.7 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 587 5.9 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 575 5.7 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 557 5.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 622 6.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 621 6.2 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 655 6.5 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 556 5.5 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 513 5.1 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 430 4.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 432 4.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 357 3.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 315 3.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 291 2.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,589 46.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 295 3.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 673 8.7 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 662 8.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,551 32.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 46.2% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

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

Social marital status Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,163 46.6 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 761 11.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,865 42.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 34 -- 33 --

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

Education Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 191 6.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 622 20.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 189 6.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 39 1.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 487 15.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 210 6.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 52 1.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 260 8.4 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 154 5.0 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 24 0.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 862 27.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,090 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities) 30.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.6% were in primary school, 24.3% in secondary school and 13.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 8,797 87.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 621 6.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 354 3.9 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 255 2.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,945 86.6 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), 86.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,609 60.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,206 28.0 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 289 6.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 209 4.8 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,313 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,313 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 60.5% were employed full time, 28.0% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 463 11.3 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 330 8.0 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 412 10.0 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 690 16.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,919 46.8 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), 11.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 485 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,179 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 920 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities) was $485.

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

Unpaid work Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,204 67.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,194 28.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 951 12.2 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,573 20.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.2% provided care for children and 12.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,417 18.2 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,859 23.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 993 12.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 939 12.1 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,005 39.0 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,022 39.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 520 20.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 31 1.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.6% were couple families with children, 39.0% were couple families without children and 20.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.3 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.7 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities) 19.3% of single parents were male and 80.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,697 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,068 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,068 and those without children was $1,697.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 420 20.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 56 2.8 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 408 20.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 309 15.2 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 95 4.7 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 442 21.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 133 6.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 164 8.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 20.7% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 20.1% 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 Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,767 91.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 352 8.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,381 89.8 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 177 4.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 165 4.4 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 40 1.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.8% were separate houses, 4.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 16 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 124 3.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 656 17.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,748 46.4 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,128 30.0 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 94 2.5 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 Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 17.4% had 2 bedrooms and 46.4% 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 Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,232 32.7 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,157 30.7 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,212 32.2 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 32 0.8 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 132 3.5 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.7% were owned outright, 30.7% were owned with a mortgage and 32.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,543 67.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,137 30.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 86 2.3 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 67.5% were family households, 30.2% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

Household income Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 33.6 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.6 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.6% 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 Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 165 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.7 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.3 -- 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 Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,387 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
None 387 10.3 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,468 39.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,273 33.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 482 12.8 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 157 4.2 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.8% 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 Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 765 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 385 50.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 380 49.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 765 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 385 (or 50.3%) were male and 380 (or 49.7%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Parkes % 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 766 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Parkes (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 $766.

Mortgage and rent Parkes % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 155 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,213 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Parkes (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $155 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,213.

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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