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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Taree

Code UCL113020 (UCL)
People 17,820
Male 8,443
Female 9,377
Median age 44
Families 4,675
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 8,069
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $719
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $190
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 Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 17,820 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,443 47.4 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,377 52.6 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,417 8.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 17,820 people in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 47.4% were male and 52.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.0% of the population.

Age Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,109 6.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,109 6.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,198 6.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,166 6.5 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 895 5.0 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 872 4.9 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 767 4.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 943 5.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,009 5.7 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,071 6.0 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,151 6.5 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,088 6.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,158 6.5 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,060 5.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 985 5.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 825 4.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 661 3.7 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 752 4.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 24.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,358 44.1 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 590 4.1 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,573 10.9 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,509 10.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,372 30.4 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 44.1% were married and 15.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities) was 58 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,775 45.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,184 9.3 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,726 45.1 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 45 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 353 7.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,065 21.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 213 4.2 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 166 3.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 867 17.2 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 166 3.3 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 142 2.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 435 8.6 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 230 4.6 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 93 1.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,317 26.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,047 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Taree (Urban Centres and Localities) 28.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.6% were in primary school, 23.3% in secondary school and 13.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 15,477 86.9 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,532 9.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 780 4.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 504 3.1 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 13,636 82.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), 82.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,319 50.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,169 33.1 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 379 5.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 684 10.4 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,551 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,551 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 50.7% were employed full time, 33.1% were employed part-time and 10.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 762 13.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 614 10.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 792 13.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,232 21.0 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,087 35.6 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Taree % 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 Taree (Urban Centres and Localities) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 390 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 894 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 719 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities) was $390.

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

Unpaid work Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,503 66.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,637 25.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,984 13.8 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,531 17.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.2% provided care for children and 13.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,331 16.2 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,343 23.2 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,994 13.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,837 12.8 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,017 43.2 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,538 32.9 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,055 22.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 64 1.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.9% were couple families with children, 43.2% were couple families without children and 22.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Taree (Urban Centres and Localities) 16.5% of single parents were male and 83.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,531 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,742 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,742 and those without children was $1,531.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 537 15.1 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 119 3.3 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 573 16.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 389 10.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 255 7.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,260 35.4 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 190 5.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 232 6.5 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 15.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 16.1% 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 Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,065 90.8 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 712 9.2 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,644 79.9 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 463 6.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 901 12.8 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 41 0.6 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.9% were separate houses, 6.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 25 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 347 4.9 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,448 20.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,399 48.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,657 23.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 188 2.7 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 Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.9% had 1 bedroom, 20.5% had 2 bedrooms and 48.1% 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 Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,561 36.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,802 25.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,411 34.1 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 55 0.8 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 235 3.3 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.3% were owned outright, 25.5% were owned with a mortgage and 34.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 4,577 64.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,274 32.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 213 3.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 64.8% were family households, 32.2% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

Household income Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 41.3 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.1% 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 Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 190 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.1 -- 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 Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 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 Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
None 888 12.6 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,018 42.7 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,054 29.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 795 11.3 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 309 4.4 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), 42.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.1% 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 Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,417 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 679 47.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 738 52.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 1,417 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 679 (or 47.9%) were male and 738 (or 52.1%) 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 Taree % 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 605 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Taree (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 $605.

Mortgage and rent Taree % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 175 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,400 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $175 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,400.

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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