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Gunnedah

Code UCL114010 (UCL)
People 7,888
Male 3,852
Female 4,036
Median age 39
Families 2,016
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 3,548
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $888
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
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 Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 7,888 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,852 48.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,036 51.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,105 14.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,888 people in Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 14.0% of the population.

Age Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 602 7.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 496 6.3 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 525 6.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 521 6.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 510 6.5 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 482 6.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 427 5.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 404 5.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 433 5.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 485 6.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 492 6.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 444 5.6 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 434 5.5 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 408 5.2 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 391 5.0 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 342 4.3 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 253 3.2 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 240 3.0 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,813 44.9 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 218 3.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 489 7.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 625 10.0 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,122 33.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 44.9% were married and 11.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,525 45.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 585 10.5 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,442 44.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 177 7.8 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 418 18.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 172 7.6 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 46 2.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 287 12.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 152 6.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 37 1.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 171 7.6 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 87 3.9 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 35 1.6 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 676 29.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,258 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities) 28.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.2% were in primary school, 21.1% in secondary school and 11.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 6,974 88.4 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 421 5.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 259 3.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 189 2.6 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,400 88.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), 88.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 5.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,007 58.3 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,012 29.4 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 187 5.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 239 6.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,445 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,445 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 58.3% were employed full time, 29.4% were employed part-time and 6.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 359 11.2 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 289 9.0 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 363 11.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 530 16.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,476 46.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), 11.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Gunnedah % 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 Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 478 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,180 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 888 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities) was $478.

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

Unpaid work Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,203 67.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,700 27.1 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 689 11.0 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,290 20.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.1% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,176 18.8 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,457 23.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 756 12.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 812 13.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 820 40.7 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 766 38.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 395 19.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 35 1.7 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.0% were couple families with children, 40.7% were couple families without children and 19.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.2 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.8 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,764 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,956 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,956 and those without children was $1,764.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 291 18.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 56 3.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 353 22.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 218 13.7 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 91 5.7 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 395 24.9 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 82 5.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 102 6.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 18.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 22.2% 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 Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,067 91.0 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 303 9.0 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,618 85.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 125 4.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 295 9.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 27 0.9 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.4% were separate houses, 4.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 13 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 98 3.2 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 587 19.1 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,522 49.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 784 25.6 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 62 2.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 19.1% had 2 bedrooms and 49.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,085 35.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 832 27.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,036 33.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 28 0.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 84 2.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.4% were owned outright, 27.1% were owned with a mortgage and 33.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,989 64.9 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 974 31.8 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 102 3.3 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 64.9% were family households, 31.8% were single person households and 3.3% were group households.

Household income Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.4 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.4% 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 Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.1 -- 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 Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.7 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.3 -- 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 Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
None 309 10.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,202 39.2 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,027 33.5 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 415 13.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 112 3.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.5% 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 Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,106 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 550 49.7 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 556 50.3 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 1,106 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 550 (or 49.7%) were male and 556 (or 50.3%) 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 Gunnedah % 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 767 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Gunnedah (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 $767.

Mortgage and rent Gunnedah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 188 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Gunnedah (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $188 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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