Mittagong

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Area code 114021286
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 225
Male 44.6%
Female 55.4%
Median age 23
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 94
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $1,162
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $340

(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

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

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

People Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 221 98.2 207,250 95.9 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 0 0.0 4,840 2.2 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 4 1.8 4,080 1.9 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Mittagong, there were 225 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 44.6% were male and 55.4% were female.

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Age Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 23 --
0-4 years 21 9.0 24,956 11.5 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 42 18.0 49,311 22.8 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 61 26.2 41,327 19.1 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 22 9.4 27,767 12.8 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 19 8.2 22,886 10.6 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 31 13.3 22,421 10.4 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 14 6.0 15,934 7.4 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 23 9.9 11,576 5.4 30,952 4.8

In Mittagong, the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 23 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 27.1% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 9.9% were people aged 65 years and over.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 37 22.4 33,345 23.5 105,086 24.5
Separated 14 8.5 6,715 4.7 19,112 4.5
Divorced 14 8.5 10,931 7.7 28,796 6.7
Widowed 11 6.7 4,357 3.1 13,794 3.2
Never married 89 53.9 86,555 61.0 261,980 61.1

In Mittagong, 22.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 17.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 30 22.2 29,736 23.4 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 13 9.6 18,245 14.4 60,051 16.0
Not married 92 68.1 78,875 62.2 228,281 60.9

In Mittagong, 22.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 9.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Pre-school 7 6.7 7,286 8.2 16,698 6.4
Primary 28 26.9 33,034 37.1 97,859 37.5
Secondary 41 39.4 22,640 25.4 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 12 11.5 6,508 7.3 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 3 2.9 5,623 6.3 15,489 5.9
Other 0 0.0 1,420 1.6 5,047 1.9
Not stated 13 12.5 12,589 14.1 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Mittagong, 45.4% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.9% were attending a primary school, 39.4% were attending a secondary school and 14.4% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 7 4.2 9,510 6.7 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 16 9.5 8,908 6.3 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 9 5.4 5,294 3.7 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 26 15.5 20,305 14.3 56,625 13.2
Year 12 21 12.5 17,641 12.4 59,949 14.0
Year 11 16 9.5 9,222 6.5 34,674 8.1
Year 10 24 14.3 26,665 18.8 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 0 0.0 475 0.3 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 0 0.0 45 0.0 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 32 19.0 23,512 16.6 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 0 0.0 792 0.6 4,256 1.0
Not stated 23 13.7 15,835 11.2 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Mittagong, 12.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.5% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English only spoken at home 220 98.2 204,018 94.4 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 98.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Mittagong. There were no other responses for language spoken at home.

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Ancestry, top responses Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian 148 48.4 150,901 49.9 399,843 45.0
English 71 23.2 60,982 20.2 152,758 17.2
Irish 26 8.5 18,060 6.0 45,887 5.2
Australian Aboriginal 17 5.6 29,526 9.8 140,480 15.8
German 17 5.6 4,977 1.6 16,332 1.8

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 Mittagong (including those who did not state an ancestry).

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Mittagong, the most common ancestries were Australian 48.4%, English 23.2%, Irish 8.5%, Australian Aboriginal 5.6% and German 5.6%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 39 39.8 38,368 49.7 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 42 42.9 22,333 29.0 61,049 27.4
Away from work 10 10.2 4,612 6.0 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 7 7.1 11,827 15.3 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 64 39.5 60,973 43.0 190,132 44.3

There were 98 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mittagong. Of these 39.8% were employed full time, 42.9% were employed part-time and 7.1% 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.

For information on the Community Development Programme (CDP) please refer to the Census Data Dictionary. CDP data is available in TableBuilder.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Sales Workers 19 23.8 5,993 9.2 15,791 8.7
Labourers 18 22.5 9,913 15.2 27,814 15.3
Community and Personal Service Workers 11 13.8 11,165 17.1 30,991 17.0
Professionals 8 10.0 8,807 13.5 24,339 13.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 8 10.0 8,060 12.3 23,174 12.7
Machinery Operators and Drivers 7 8.8 5,737 8.8 16,774 9.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 5 6.2 9,016 13.8 24,399 13.4
Managers 4 5.0 4,756 7.3 12,844 7.1

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Mittagong, the most common occupations were Sales Workers 23.8%, Labourers 22.5%, Community and Personal Service Workers 13.8%, Professionals 10.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.0%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 8.8%, Technicians and Trades Workers 6.2% and Managers 5.0%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Takeaway Food Services 6 11.1 1,944 3.0 4,469 2.5
Pubs, Taverns and Bars 4 7.4 658 1.0 1,627 0.9
Corporate Head Office Management Services 4 7.4 10 0.0 59 0.0
Gardening Services 4 7.4 291 0.4 744 0.4
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4 7.4 2,306 3.5 5,542 3.0

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Mittagong, the most common industries of employment were Takeaway Food Services 11.1%, Pubs, Taverns and Bars 7.4%, Corporate Head Office Management Services 7.4%, Gardening Services 7.4% and Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 7.4%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 423 -- 472 -- 441 --
Household 1,162 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Mittagong was $423 and the median weekly household income was $1,162.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 102 63.4 86,767 61.1 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 52 32.1 42,758 30.1 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 20 12.3 20,600 14.5 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 43 26.5 21,598 15.2 63,303 14.8

In Mittagong, of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 63.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.1% 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, 26.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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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
Mittagong % Mittagong 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 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 2 -- 1.8 -- 1.7 --

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 Mittagong, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom and 2 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

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Housing costs
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 340 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Mittagong, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $340 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 20 22.5 15,498 16.2 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 24 27.0 29,267 30.6 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 25 28.1 25,476 26.7 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 4 4.5 1,801 1.9 5,547 2.1
Multiple family household: Couple family with no children 0 0.0 742 0.8 2,223 0.8
Multiple family household: Couple family with children 0 0.0 1,456 1.5 4,951 1.9
Multiple family household: One parent family 3 3.4 1,862 1.9 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 0 0.0 92 0.1 471 0.2
Other household 13 14.6 19,295 20.2 53,195 20.2

In Mittagong, of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 22.5% were a couple family with no children, 27.0% were a couple family with children and 31.5% were a one parent family.

In multiple family households, only the family composition of the primary family is recorded. Other household includes lone person households and group households.

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 89 96.7 75,718 79.7 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3 3.3 9,282 9.8 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 0 0.0 8,821 9.3 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 0 0.0 1,144 1.2 2,897 1.1

In Mittagong there were 94 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 96.7% were separate houses, 3.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Mittagong % Mittagong New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 24 25.0 13,854 14.5 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 28 29.2 26,061 27.3 68,085 25.9
Rented 44 45.8 51,327 53.8 150,832 57.3
Other tenure type 0 0.0 696 0.7 1,888 0.7
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 3,553 3.7 10,182 3.9

In Mittagong, of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 25.0% were owned outright, 29.2% were owned with a mortgage and 45.8% were rented.

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