2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales Local Government Areas

Tamworth Regional (A)

Code LGA17310 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 59,663
Male 48.7%
Female 51.3%
Median age 40
Families 15,373
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 26,041
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,180
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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People — demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 29,077 48.7 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 30,581 51.3 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 6,031 10.1 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 59,663 people in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 10.1% of the population.

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Age Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 40 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 3,906 6.5 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 4,142 6.9 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 4,065 6.8 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 3,757 6.3 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 3,195 5.4 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 3,615 6.1 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 3,579 6.0 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 3,312 5.6 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 3,615 6.1 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 3,789 6.4 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 3,839 6.4 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 3,957 6.6 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 3,736 6.3 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 3,433 5.8 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 2,726 4.6 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 2,141 3.6 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,425 2.4 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,437 2.4 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 22,632 47.6 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,888 4.0 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 4,370 9.2 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 3,184 6.7 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 15,475 32.5 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.6% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 19,494 47.6 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 4,303 10.5 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 17,121 41.8 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 1,198 6.6 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 3,494 19.2 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,216 6.7 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 589 3.2 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 2,384 13.1 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 794 4.4 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 802 4.4 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,173 6.4 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 1,061 5.8 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 267 1.5 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 5,217 28.7 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 30.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.2% were in primary school, 21.9% in secondary school and 12.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Respondents had the option of reporting two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of total reported ancestry responses in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), and therefore the total responses count will not equal the persons count.

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Country of birth Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 50,479 84.6 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,786 8.0 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 2,153 3.6 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,542 2.6 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 46,090 77.3 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 77.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment - Released October 2017
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time
Worked part-time
Away from work
Unemployed
Total in labour force -- -- --

There were people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these % were employed full time, % were employed part-time and % were unemployed.

Available Oct 2017
Employment - hours worked - Released October 2017
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week
16-24 hours per week
25-34 hours per week
35-39 hours per week
40 hours or more per week

Of employed people in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), % worked 1 to 15 hours, % worked 16 to 24 hours and % worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status - Released October 2017
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed full-time -- -- --
Employed part-time -- -- --

The median age of people employed full-time in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) was years and for people who were employed part-time was years.

Occupation - Released October 2017
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Industry of employment, top responses - Released October 2017
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 633 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,446 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,180 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas) was $633.

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Travel to work, top responses - Released October 2017
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 32,650 68.7 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 13,305 28.0 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,780 12.2 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 10,375 21.8 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.0% provided care for children and 12.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 9,149 19.2 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 12,324 25.9 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 6,214 13.1 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 4,963 10.4 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 25.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,263 40.7 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 5,961 38.8 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 2,912 18.9 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 235 1.5 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 38.8% were couple families with children, 40.7% were couple families without children and 18.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 16.1 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.9 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 16.1% of single parents were male and 83.9% were female.

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Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes - Released October 2017 Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children -- -- --
Families with children -- -- --
 

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $ and those without children was $.

This table uses Labour Force Status of Parents/Partners in Families (LFSF) to report the median family income of couple families with 2 incomes. This data will be available from October 2017.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families - Released October 2017
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time
Both employed, worked part-time
One employed full-time, one part-time
One employed full-time, other not working
One employed part-time, other not working
Both not working
Other
Labour force status not stated

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, % had both partners employed full-time, % had both employed part-time and % had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

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includes dwelling structure household composition mortgage & rent number of motor vehicles internet connection

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 21,745 89.4 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,580 10.6 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 89.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 18,918 87.0 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,827 8.4 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 439 2.0 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 422 1.9 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 87.0% were separate houses, 8.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.0% were flat or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 66 0.3 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 687 3.2 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 3,064 14.1 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 9,326 42.9 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 7,929 36.5 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 670 3.1 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 14.1% had 2 bedrooms and 42.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 7,372 33.9 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 6,763 31.1 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 6,729 30.9 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 177 0.8 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 710 3.3 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 33.9% were owned outright, 31.1% were owned with a mortgage and 30.9% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 15,096 69.4 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 5,972 27.5 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 678 3.1 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.4% were family households, 27.5% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

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Household income Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.6 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 9.3 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 23.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 9.3% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households with rent payments less than 30% of household income -- 88.9 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than 30% of household income -- 11.1 -- 12.9 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than 30% of household income -- 5.3 -- 7.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,305 6.0 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 7,214 33.2 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 8,036 37.0 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 4,135 19.0 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,050 4.8 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 33.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 4,730 21.7 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 16,287 74.9 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 739 3.4 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 74.9% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 2,992 49.5 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 3,048 50.5 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), 49.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.5% were female. The median age was 21 years.

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Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,106 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,106.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Tamworth Regional (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 260 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,512 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Tamworth Regional (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $260 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,512.

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LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 27/06/2017

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Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat was 27 June 2017 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 2016 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census