Coffs Harbour

2011 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Geography type Indigenous Locations
Area code ILOC10400503
Total population 53,406
Total dwellings 23,869
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,060
Male 984
Female 1,077
Median age 21
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 880
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $911
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,647
Median weekly rent $250
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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 1,940 94.2 164,612 95.4 495,757 90.4
Torres Strait Islander 62 3.0 4,767 2.8 31,407 5.7
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 58 2.8 3,242 1.9 21,206 3.9
Total 2,060 -- 172,621 -- 548,370 --
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Male 984 47.7 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,077 52.3 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7

In Coffs Harbour, there were 2,060 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 984 (or 47.7%) were male and 1,077 (or 52.3%) were female.

Age Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
0-4 years 260 12.6 21,409 12.4 67,415 12.3
5-14 years 492 23.9 41,174 23.9 129,670 23.6
15-24 years 412 20.0 33,389 19.3 105,652 19.3
25-54 years 699 33.9 58,441 33.9 192,627 35.1
55-64 years 127 6.2 10,892 6.3 32,232 5.9
65 years and over 71 3.4 7,316 4.2 20,772 3.8
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Median age 21 -- 21 -- 21 --

In Coffs Harbour the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 21 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 36.4% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 3.4% were people aged 65 years and over.

Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 271 20.7 24,843 22.6 85,741 24.4
Separated 67 5.1 5,149 4.7 14,925 4.2
Divorced 114 8.7 8,507 7.7 23,126 6.6
Widowed 41 3.1 3,559 3.2 12,142 3.5
Never married 819 62.4 67,979 61.8 215,347 61.3

In Coffs Harbour 20.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 13.7% were either divorced or separated.

Median age by registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 46 -- 47 -- 44 --
Separated 43 -- 47 -- 46 --
Divorced 52 -- 52 -- 51 --
Widowed 76 -- 68 -- 65 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 26 --

In Coffs Harbour for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people the median age of married people was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 247 21.2 22,611 23.0 71,575 23.3
De facto marriage 161 13.8 13,641 13.9 48,600 15.8
Not married 756 64.9 61,851 63.0 187,097 60.9

In Coffs Harbour 21.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 13.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 46 -- 47 -- 45 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 34 --
Not married 28 -- 28 -- 28 --

In Coffs Harbour for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people the median age in a registered marriage was 46 years and in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Pre-school 93 10.1 5,603 7.5 13,977 6.2
Primary 299 32.6 25,134 33.7 81,554 36.4
Secondary 219 23.9 18,591 24.9 50,986 22.8
Technical or further education institution 111 12.1 5,774 7.7 13,211 5.9
University or tertiary institution 48 5.2 3,547 4.8 10,125 4.5
Other 12 1.3 1,046 1.4 3,662 1.6
Not stated 135 14.7 14,878 20.0 50,410 22.5
Total 917 -- 74,573 -- 223,925 --

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Coffs Harbour, 44.5% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.6% were attending a primary school, 23.9% were attending a secondary school and 17.1% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Gumbaynggir 6 0.3 59 0.0 59 0.0
Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec 3 0.1 111 0.1 562 0.1
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English only spoken at home 1,993 96.7 163,100 94.5 453,895 82.8

English was the only language spoken at home by 96.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Coffs Harbour. The only other responses for language at home were Gumbaynggir 0.3% and Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec 0.1%.

Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 302 42.3 27,768 49.3 86,714 48.7
Worked part-time 212 29.7 15,016 26.6 47,035 26.4
Away from work 50 7.0 4,026 7.1 13,959 7.8
Unemployed 150 21.0 9,537 16.9 30,462 17.1
Total in labour force 714 -- 56,347 -- 178,170 --

There were 714 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Coffs Harbour. Of these 42.3% were employed full time, 29.7% were employed part-time and 21.0% were unemployed.

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Median age by employment status
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Employed full-time 37 -- 37 -- 37 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 34 -- 34 --

The median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Coffs Harbour who were employed full time was 37 years and those employed part time was 37 years.

Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 375 -- 375 -- 362 --
Household 911 -- 941 -- 991 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Coffs Harbour was $375 and the median weekly household income was $911.

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Dwellings

dwelling characteristics | dwelling structure

Dwelling characteristics

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
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5 -- 1.5 -- 1.5 --

In Coffs Harbour, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom and 1.5 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

Housing costs
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 250 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,647 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Coffs Harbour, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,647.

Dwelling structure

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 655 74.3 58,675 79.4 168,749 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 82 9.3 6,465 8.7 16,437 7.9
Flat, unit or apartment 117 13.3 7,854 10.6 20,640 9.9
Other dwelling 27 3.1 812 1.1 2,949 1.4
Total 881 -- 73,909 -- 209,047 --

In Coffs Harbour there were 881 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people: 74.3% were separate houses, 9.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.3% were flats, unit or apartments and 3.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 94 10.7 9,864 13.3 23,333 11.2
Owned with a mortgage 203 23.1 19,211 26.0 51,761 24.8
Rented 557 63.3 41,632 56.3 124,099 59.4
Other tenure type 4 0.5 521 0.7 1,516 0.7
Tenure type not stated 22 2.5 2,682 3.6 8,338 4.0

In Coffs Harbour, of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 10.7% were owned outright, 23.1% were owned with a mortgage and 63.3% were rented.

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.