Nowra

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 114011278
People 20,039
Male 50.4%
Female 49.6%
Median age 37
Families 4,860
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 8,085
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,032
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

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
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 10,098 50.4 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 9,940 49.6 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,964 9.8 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 20,039 people in Nowra. Of these 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.8% of the population.

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Age Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,376 6.9 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,376 6.9 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,236 6.2 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,209 6.0 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,505 7.5 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,445 7.2 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,322 6.6 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,159 5.8 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,215 6.1 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,179 5.9 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,149 5.7 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,192 5.9 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,092 5.5 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,140 5.7 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 883 4.4 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 605 3.0 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 477 2.4 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 475 2.4 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Nowra was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 6,521 40.6 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 708 4.4 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,717 10.7 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 982 6.1 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 6,124 38.2 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Nowra aged 15 years and over, 40.6% were married and 15.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 5,492 42.2 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,639 12.6 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 5,876 45.2 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Nowra, of people aged 15 years and over, 42.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 432 6.5 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,273 19.0 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 253 3.8 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 176 2.6 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 814 12.2 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 217 3.2 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 141 2.1 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 358 5.3 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 415 6.2 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 107 1.6 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 2,511 37.5 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Nowra 33.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.4% were in primary school, 17.5% in secondary school and 11.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,386 8.6 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,221 7.6 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 755 4.7 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,624 16.3 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,661 10.3 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 648 4.0 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 2,442 15.2 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 35 0.2 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,838 11.5 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 39 0.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 2,974 18.5 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Nowra, 10.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 21.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.6% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian 8,729 32.1 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
English 8,002 29.4 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 2,075 7.6 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 1,724 6.3 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 781 2.9 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Nowra were Australian 32.1%, English 29.4%, Irish 7.6%, Scottish 6.3% and German 2.9%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Nowra (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 15,969 79.8 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 645 3.2 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 197 1.0 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Philippines 110 0.5 86,749 1.2 232,386 1.0
India 107 0.5 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 79 0.4 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2

In Nowra, 79.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.2%, New Zealand 1.0%, Philippines 0.5%, India 0.5% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 2,633 13.1 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,206 6.0 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 865 4.3 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 12,784 63.8 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Nowra, 63.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 13,738 68.7 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 1,155 5.8 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 284 1.4 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 199 1.0 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
Netherlands 169 0.8 40,444 0.5 175,354 0.7

In Nowra, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 68.7%, England 5.8%, New Zealand 1.4%, Scotland 1.0% and Netherlands 0.8%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 14,117 70.5 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 1,091 5.4 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 237 1.2 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Scotland 176 0.9 63,302 0.8 245,915 1.1
Philippines 153 0.8 124,029 1.7 325,049 1.4

In Nowra, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 70.5%, England 5.4%, New Zealand 1.2%, Scotland 0.9% and Philippines 0.8%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 5,626 28.1 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 4,191 20.9 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Catholic 3,983 19.9 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 2,749 13.7 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Presbyterian and Reformed 721 3.6 188,330 2.5 526,689 2.3

The most common responses for religion in Nowra were No Religion, so described 28.1%, Anglican 20.9%, Catholic 19.9%, Not stated 13.7% and Presbyterian and Reformed 3.6%. In Nowra, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (64.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Tagalog 57 0.3 45,130 0.6 111,273 0.5
Thai 49 0.2 24,839 0.3 55,444 0.2
Spanish 45 0.2 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
Cantonese 45 0.2 143,333 1.9 280,943 1.2
Mandarin 45 0.2 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
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English only spoken at home 16,798 83.9 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 515 7.0 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Nowra 83.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Tagalog 0.3%, Thai 0.2%, Spanish 0.2%, Cantonese 0.2% and Mandarin 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 4,185 53.6 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,523 32.3 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 446 5.7 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 659 8.4 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 7,813 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Nowra. Of these 53.6% were employed full time, 32.3% were employed part-time and 8.4% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 896 12.5 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 785 11.0 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 840 11.7 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,434 20.0 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,758 38.5 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Nowra, 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 1,337 18.7 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 1,112 15.5 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Professionals 987 13.8 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Labourers 865 12.1 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 796 11.1 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 793 11.1 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 687 9.6 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 455 6.4 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Nowra included Technicians and Trades Workers 18.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 15.5%, Professionals 13.8%, Labourers 12.1%, Sales Workers 11.1%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.1%, Managers 9.6% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.4%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Defence 685 9.7 21,848 0.6 75,462 0.7
Aged Care Residential Services 271 3.8 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 270 3.8 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 202 2.9 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Other Social Assistance Services 201 2.8 54,259 1.6 158,230 1.5

Of the employed people in Nowra, the most common responses for industry of employment included Defence 9.7%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.8%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.8%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.9% and Other Social Assistance Services 2.8%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 524 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,251 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,032 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Nowra was $524.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 4,987 69.7 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 446 6.2 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Walked only 257 3.6 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 233 3.3 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Bicycle 67 0.9 23,332 0.7 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 65 0.9 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 5,499 76.8 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Nowra, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 69.7%, Car, as passenger 6.2%, Walked only 3.6%, Worked at home 3.3% and Bicycle 0.9%. On the day, 0.9% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 76.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,115 63.0 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,288 26.7 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,997 12.4 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,545 15.9 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Nowra, of people aged 15 years and over, 63.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.7% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.9% 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
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 2,805 17.5 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 3,842 23.9 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,837 11.4 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,632 10.2 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Nowra, 23.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 1,837 37.8 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,819 37.4 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,135 23.3 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 71 1.5 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Nowra, 37.4% were couple families with children, 37.8% were couple families without children and 23.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.2 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.8 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Nowra, 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 574 15.7 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 132 3.6 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 753 20.6 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 514 14.1 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 233 6.4 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,041 28.5 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 180 4.9 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 225 6.2 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Nowra, of couple families with children, 15.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 20.6% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

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

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 6,896 91.0 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 685 9.0 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Nowra, 91.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 5,901 85.6 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 666 9.7 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 171 2.5 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 65 0.9 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Nowra, 85.6% were separate houses, 9.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.5% were flats or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 29 0.4 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 315 4.6 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 972 14.1 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 2,692 39.0 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 2,697 39.1 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 198 2.9 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 Nowra, of occupied private dwellings 4.6% had 1 bedroom, 14.1% had 2 bedrooms and 39.0% 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
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 1,957 28.4 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 2,031 29.4 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 2,630 38.1 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 62 0.9 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 220 3.2 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Nowra, 28.4% were owned outright, 29.4% were owned with a mortgage and 38.1% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 4,742 68.7 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,941 28.1 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 224 3.2 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Nowra, of all households, 68.7% were family households, 28.1% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

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Household income Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 27.5 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.2 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Nowra, 27.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.2% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 260 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.5 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 15.5 -- 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 Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.2 -- 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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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 555 8.0 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 2,620 38.0 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 2,252 32.6 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,136 16.5 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 338 4.9 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Nowra, 38.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,435 20.8 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 5,251 76.1 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 214 3.1 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Nowra, 76.1% 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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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 1,018 52.0 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 941 48.0 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Nowra, 52.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 48.0% were female. The median age was 21 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 964 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Nowra, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $964.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Nowra % Nowra New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 250 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,580 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Nowra, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,580.

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Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

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.