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Wangaratta

Code UCL213013 (UCL)
People 17,377
Male 8,172
Female 9,205
Median age 41
Families 4,545
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 8,078
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $856
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $180
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 Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Total 17,377 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,172 47.0 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,205 53.0 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 207 1.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 17,377 people in Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 47.0% were male and 53.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,146 6.6 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,133 6.5 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,065 6.1 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,134 6.5 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 887 5.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 957 5.5 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,009 5.8 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,032 5.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,126 6.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,113 6.4 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,101 6.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,096 6.3 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 993 5.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 847 4.9 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 775 4.5 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 697 4.0 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 624 3.6 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 640 3.7 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,625 47.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 501 3.6 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,213 8.6 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,323 9.4 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,366 31.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 47.2% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,011 47.6 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,028 8.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,587 44.2 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 259 5.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 723 15.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 617 12.9 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 61 1.3 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 591 12.4 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 486 10.2 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 62 1.3 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 467 9.8 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 252 5.3 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 92 1.9 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,155 24.2 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,765 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities) 27.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.4% were in primary school, 23.9% in secondary school and 15.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 15,133 87.1 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,964 12.0 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 899 5.5 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 562 3.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 12,876 79.0 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,462 55.3 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,637 32.7 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 531 6.6 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 438 5.4 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 8,068 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 8,068 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 55.3% were employed full time, 32.7% were employed part-time and 5.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 964 12.6 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 789 10.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 887 11.6 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,420 18.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,038 39.8 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 488 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,136 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 856 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities) was $488.

Travel to work, top responses Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,803 69.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,844 27.4 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,721 12.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,071 21.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.4% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,901 20.7 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,563 25.4 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,758 12.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,581 11.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,829 40.2 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,773 39.0 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 872 19.2 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 71 1.6 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.0% were couple families with children, 40.2% were couple families without children and 19.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.3 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.7 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities) 14.3% of single parents were male and 85.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,633 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,793 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,793 and those without children was $1,633.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 655 18.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 145 4.0 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 857 23.8 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 447 12.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 208 5.8 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 834 23.2 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 232 6.4 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 221 6.1 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 18.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 23.8% 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 Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,059 89.8 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 806 10.2 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,984 84.8 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 357 5.1 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 667 9.5 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 50 0.7 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.8% were separate houses, 5.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 258 3.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,382 19.6 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,612 51.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,615 22.9 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 179 2.5 35,543 1.8 143,394 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 Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 19.6% had 2 bedrooms and 51.2% 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 Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,583 36.6 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,254 31.9 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,953 27.7 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 51 0.7 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 219 3.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.6% were owned outright, 31.9% were owned with a mortgage and 27.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 4,491 63.6 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,377 33.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 190 2.7 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 63.6% were family households, 33.7% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

Household income Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.0 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.2% 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 Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.7 -- 9.1 -- 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 Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 10.1 -- 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 Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
None 630 8.9 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,791 39.5 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,444 34.6 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 895 12.7 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 300 4.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.7% 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 Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 208 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 91 43.8 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 117 56.2 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 208 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 91 (or 43.8%) were male and 117 (or 56.2%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wangaratta % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 828 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wangaratta (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $828.

Mortgage and rent Wangaratta % Victoria % 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 1,344 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Wangaratta (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 $1,344.

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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