New England

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code CED130
People 154,184
Male 48.9%
Female 51.1%
Median age 42
Families 39,116
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.7
All private dwellings 69,646
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,089
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,365
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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People

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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
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 75,391 48.9 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 78,795 51.1 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 12,946 8.4 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 154,184 people in New England. Of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.4% of the population.

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Age New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 42 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 9,304 6.0 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 10,188 6.6 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 10,242 6.6 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 10,006 6.5 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 8,919 5.8 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 8,513 5.5 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 8,433 5.5 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 8,025 5.2 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 9,130 5.9 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 9,554 6.2 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 10,138 6.6 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 10,773 7.0 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 10,126 6.6 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 9,587 6.2 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 7,715 5.0 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 5,854 3.8 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 3,892 2.5 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 3,784 2.5 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in New England was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 58,947 47.4 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 4,649 3.7 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 11,290 9.1 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 8,606 6.9 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 40,971 32.9 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in New England aged 15 years and over, 47.4% were married and 12.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 50,218 47.9 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 11,401 10.9 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 43,237 41.2 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In New England, of people aged 15 years and over, 47.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 2,872 5.9 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 9,027 18.4 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,779 5.7 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 1,239 2.5 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 6,477 13.2 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 1,653 3.4 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,880 3.8 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,784 5.7 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 5,136 10.5 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 675 1.4 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 14,567 29.7 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In New England 31.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.6% were in primary school, 20.4% in secondary school and 16.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 16,758 13.5 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 9,092 7.3 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 4,170 3.4 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 18,617 15.0 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 14,922 12.0 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 4,651 3.7 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 19,951 16.0 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 180 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 19 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 14,681 11.8 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 357 0.3 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 17,298 13.9 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in New England, 12.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian 71,677 34.6 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
English 61,725 29.8 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 18,177 8.8 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 16,261 7.8 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 7,083 3.4 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in New England were Australian 34.6%, English 29.8%, Irish 8.8%, Scottish 7.8% and German 3.4%.

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 New England (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 127,794 82.9 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 2,501 1.6 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 1,323 0.9 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Philippines 898 0.6 86,749 1.2 232,386 1.0
India 514 0.3 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 503 0.3 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2

In New England, 82.9% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 1.6%, New Zealand 0.9%, Philippines 0.6%, India 0.3% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 0.3%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 13,961 9.1 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 5,950 3.9 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 4,349 2.8 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 115,721 75.1 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In New England, 75.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 120,996 78.5 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 4,922 3.2 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 1,894 1.2 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 1,003 0.7 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
Philippines 920 0.6 106,423 1.4 270,177 1.2

In New England, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 78.5%, England 3.2%, New Zealand 1.2%, Scotland 0.7% and Philippines 0.6%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 122,645 79.6 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 4,334 2.8 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 1,836 1.2 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Philippines 1,084 0.7 124,029 1.7 325,049 1.4
Scotland 856 0.6 63,302 0.8 245,915 1.1

In New England, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 79.6%, England 2.8%, New Zealand 1.2%, Philippines 0.7% and Scotland 0.6%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Anglican 44,828 29.1 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Catholic 34,802 22.6 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
No Religion, so described 32,175 20.9 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Not stated 16,166 10.5 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Presbyterian and Reformed 6,935 4.5 188,330 2.5 526,689 2.3

The most common responses for religion in New England were Anglican 29.1%, Catholic 22.6%, No Religion, so described 20.9%, Not stated 10.5% and Presbyterian and Reformed 4.5%. In New England, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (74.2%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Mandarin 672 0.4 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Tagalog 428 0.3 45,130 0.6 111,273 0.5
Arabic 391 0.3 200,825 2.7 321,728 1.4
German 281 0.2 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Filipino 257 0.2 24,214 0.3 71,220 0.3
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English only spoken at home 135,430 87.9 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 2,885 4.7 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In New England 87.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.4%, Tagalog 0.3%, Arabic 0.3%, German 0.2% and Filipino 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 39,385 57.2 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 21,199 30.8 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 3,843 5.6 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 4,425 6.4 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 68,852 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in New England. Of these 57.2% were employed full time, 30.8% were employed part-time and 6.4% 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
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 7,395 11.5 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 6,123 9.5 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 7,684 11.9 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 12,278 19.1 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 27,104 42.1 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in New England, 11.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 10,776 16.7 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 10,432 16.2 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Labourers 9,151 14.2 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Technicians and Trades Workers 8,628 13.4 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 7,219 11.2 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 6,783 10.5 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 5,868 9.1 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 4,501 7.0 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in New England included Professionals 16.7%, Managers 16.2%, Labourers 14.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.4%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.2%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.5%, Sales Workers 9.1% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 7.0%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Beef Cattle Farming (Specialised) 3,197 5.0 13,478 0.4 44,309 0.4
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 2,413 3.7 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 1,660 2.6 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Local Government Administration 1,606 2.5 43,378 1.3 142,724 1.3
Aged Care Residential Services 1,604 2.5 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0

Of the employed people in New England, the most common responses for industry of employment included Beef Cattle Farming (Specialised) 5.0%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.7%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.6%, Local Government Administration 2.5% and Aged Care Residential Services 2.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 571 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,363 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,089 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in New England was $571.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 42,414 65.9 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 5,273 8.2 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 3,531 5.5 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Walked only 2,963 4.6 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Truck 1,104 1.7 32,908 1.0 85,892 0.8
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People who travelled to work by public transport 379 0.6 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 46,416 72.0 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In New England, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 65.9%, Worked at home 8.2%, Car, as passenger 5.5%, Walked only 4.6% and Truck 1.7%. On the day, 0.6% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 72.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 84,657 68.0 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 32,279 25.9 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 15,002 12.1 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 30,344 24.4 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In New England, of people aged 15 years and over, 68.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.9% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.4% 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
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 23,469 18.9 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 31,928 25.7 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 15,867 12.7 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 13,394 10.8 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in New England, 25.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 16,912 43.2 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 14,704 37.6 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 6,918 17.7 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 580 1.5 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in New England, 37.6% were couple families with children, 43.2% were couple families without children and 17.7% were one parent families.

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

In New England, 17.8% of single parents were male and 82.2% 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
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 6,990 22.1 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,393 4.4 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 6,799 21.5 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 3,738 11.8 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,810 5.7 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 7,188 22.7 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,680 5.3 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 2,022 6.4 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In New England, of couple families with children, 22.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 21.5% 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 New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 56,664 87.4 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 8,135 12.6 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In New England, 87.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 50,339 88.8 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,142 5.5 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,899 3.4 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 783 1.4 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in New England, 88.8% were separate houses, 5.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.4% were flats or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 243 0.4 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 2,166 3.8 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 8,958 15.8 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 24,676 43.6 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 18,936 33.4 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,673 3.0 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In New England, of occupied private dwellings 3.8% had 1 bedroom, 15.8% had 2 bedrooms and 43.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 20,992 37.1 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 16,223 28.6 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 17,129 30.2 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 496 0.9 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,810 3.2 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in New England, 37.1% were owned outright, 28.6% were owned with a mortgage and 30.2% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 38,484 67.9 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 16,363 28.9 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,806 3.2 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In New England, of all households, 67.9% were family households, 28.9% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

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Household income New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 26.5 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.3 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In New England, 26.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 8.3% 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 New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 230 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.5 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.5 -- 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 New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,365 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 3,526 6.2 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 19,287 34.0 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 20,129 35.5 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 11,071 19.5 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,651 4.7 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In New England, 34.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 13,237 23.4 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 41,573 73.4 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,837 3.2 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In New England, 73.4% 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.
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 6,440 49.7 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 6,508 50.3 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 23 --

In New England, 49.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.3% 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
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 990 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In New England, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $990.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
New England % New England New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 230 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,343 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In New England, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $230 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,343.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

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.