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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Wilcannia (L)

Code UCL121121 (UCL)
People 604
Male 274
Female 330
Median age 28
Families 145
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 211
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $860
Median monthly mortgage repayments $250
Median weekly rent $88
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 604 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 274 45.4 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 330 54.6 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 466 77.2 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 604 people in Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 45.4% were male and 54.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 77.2% of the population.

Age Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 57 9.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 49 8.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 57 9.4 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 51 8.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 42 6.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 49 8.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 39 6.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 45 7.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 43 7.1 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 38 6.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 33 5.5 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 31 5.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 28 4.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 17 2.8 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 9 1.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 9 1.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4 0.7 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4 0.7 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 28 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 28 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 27.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 76 17.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 10 2.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 25 5.7 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 20 4.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 307 70.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 17.4% were married and 8.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 39 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 67 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 68 16.7 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 101 24.8 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 238 58.5 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 16.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 24.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 19 10.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 66 35.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 10 5.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 54 28.9 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 1.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6 3.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 8 4.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 21 11.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 187 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 30.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 40.9% were in primary school, 30.1% in secondary school and 7.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 578 95.2 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 17 2.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 7 1.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 0 0.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 574 96.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 96.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 2.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 134 53.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 63 25.2 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 9 3.6 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 44 17.6 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 250 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 250 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 53.6% were employed full time, 25.2% were employed part-time and 17.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 27 13.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 12 5.8 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 20 9.6 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 55 26.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 83 39.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 353 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 772 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 860 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $353.

Travel to work, top responses Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 352 80.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 158 35.9 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 60 13.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 92 21.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 80.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 35.9% provided care for children and 13.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 86 19.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 180 40.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 65 14.7 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 22 5.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 40.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 34 23.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 50 34.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 55 38.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 5 3.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.7% were couple families with children, 23.6% were couple families without children and 38.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wilcannia (L) % 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 Wilcannia (L) (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 Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 3,071 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,024 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,024 and those without children was $3,071.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 15 17.9 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 3 3.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 10 11.9 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 12 14.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 11 13.1 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 22 26.2 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 3 3.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 8 9.5 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 17.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 11.9% 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 Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 190 96.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 7 3.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 96.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 3.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 84 44.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 37 19.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 23 12.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 44.4% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 19.6% were flats, units or apartments and 12.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 16 8.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 36 19.0 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 78 41.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 54 28.6 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 5 2.6 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 8.5% had 1 bedroom, 19.0% had 2 bedrooms and 41.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 52 27.8 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4 2.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 131 70.1 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.8% were owned outright, 2.1% were owned with a mortgage and 70.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 126 66.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 59 31.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 4 2.1 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 66.7% were family households, 31.2% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

Household income Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.4 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.0% 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 Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 88 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 250 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.0 -- 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 Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 52 27.8 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 80 42.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 40 21.4 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 10 5.3 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 5 2.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 42.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 21.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 5.3% 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 Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 464 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 202 43.5 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 262 56.5 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 464 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 202 (or 43.5%) were male and 262 (or 56.5%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wilcannia (L) % 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 3.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 846 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.9, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $846.

Mortgage and rent Wilcannia (L) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 105 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 250 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Wilcannia (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $105 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $250.

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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