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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Urban Centres and Localities

Swan Hill

Code UCL214018 (UCL)
People 9,894
Male 4,783
Female 5,111
Median age 37
Families 2,545
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 4,519
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $881
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $170
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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Total 9,894 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,783 48.3 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,111 51.7 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 431 4.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,894 people in Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.4% of the population.

Age Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 682 6.9 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 619 6.3 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 696 7.0 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 681 6.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 693 7.0 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 650 6.6 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 614 6.2 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 561 5.7 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 588 5.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 617 6.2 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 582 5.9 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 549 5.5 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 507 5.1 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 446 4.5 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 421 4.3 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 370 3.7 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 323 3.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 295 3.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,817 48.3 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 243 3.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 571 7.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 691 8.7 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,579 32.6 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 48.3% were married and 10.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,373 48.2 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 672 9.6 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,950 42.2 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 142 5.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 492 18.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 259 9.6 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 56 2.1 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 447 16.6 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 200 7.4 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 20 0.7 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 223 8.3 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 116 4.3 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 75 2.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 670 24.8 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,700 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) 27.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.9% were in primary school, 24.7% in secondary school and 12.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 8,431 85.2 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,212 13.0 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 373 4.0 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 250 2.7 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,479 80.3 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 80.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,767 60.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,346 29.3 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 275 6.0 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 213 4.6 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,601 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,601 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 60.1% were employed full time, 29.3% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 474 10.8 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 412 9.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 461 10.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 824 18.8 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,942 44.2 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 506 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,131 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 881 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) was $506.

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

Unpaid work Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,443 68.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,246 28.4 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 972 12.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,067 26.2 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.4% 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, 26.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,618 20.5 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,951 24.7 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 979 12.4 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 891 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 Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.4% 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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,084 42.6 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 986 38.7 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 427 16.8 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 48 1.9 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.7% were couple families with children, 42.6% were couple families without children and 16.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.9 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.1 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) 13.9% of single parents were male and 86.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,581 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,820 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,820 and those without children was $1,581.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 446 21.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 78 3.8 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 470 22.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 272 13.1 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 112 5.4 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 424 20.5 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 118 5.7 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 150 7.2 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 21.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 22.7% 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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,885 89.1 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 474 10.9 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,163 81.4 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 185 4.8 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 525 13.5 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 9 0.2 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.4% were separate houses, 4.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 189 4.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 716 18.4 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,043 52.6 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 833 21.4 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 99 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 Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.9% had 1 bedroom, 18.4% had 2 bedrooms and 52.6% 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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,291 33.2 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,136 29.2 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,321 34.0 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 22 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 117 3.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.2% were owned outright, 29.2% were owned with a mortgage and 34.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,523 64.9 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,216 31.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 147 3.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 64.9% were family households, 31.3% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

Household income Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 33.3 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.8 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.8% 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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 170 -- 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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.3 -- 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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
None 378 9.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,489 38.3 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,380 35.5 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 485 12.5 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 153 3.9 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.5% 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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 432 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 194 44.9 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 238 55.1 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 432 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 194 (or 44.9%) were male and 238 (or 55.1%) 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 Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 688 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $688.

Mortgage and rent Swan Hill % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 142 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Swan Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $142 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $867.

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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