Wentworth (A)

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA18200
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 651
Male 48.6%
Female 51.4%
Median age 26
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 232
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $744
Median monthly mortgage repayments $901
Median weekly rent $175

(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 Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 625 96.0 207,250 95.9 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 6 0.9 4,840 2.2 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 20 3.1 4,080 1.9 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Wentworth (A), there were 651 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female.

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Age Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 23 --
0-4 years 76 11.6 24,956 11.5 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 115 17.6 49,311 22.8 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 106 16.2 41,327 19.1 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 108 16.5 27,767 12.8 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 66 10.1 22,886 10.6 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 91 13.9 22,421 10.4 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 47 7.2 15,934 7.4 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 45 6.9 11,576 5.4 30,952 4.8

In Wentworth (A), the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 26 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 29.4% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 6.9% were people aged 65 years and over.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 70 15.3 33,345 23.5 105,086 24.5
Separated 17 3.7 6,715 4.7 19,112 4.5
Divorced 21 4.6 10,931 7.7 28,796 6.7
Widowed 23 5.0 4,357 3.1 13,794 3.2
Never married 326 71.3 86,555 61.0 261,980 61.1

In Wentworth (A), 15.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 8.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 52 13.9 29,736 23.4 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 69 18.5 18,245 14.4 60,051 16.0
Not married 252 67.6 78,875 62.2 228,281 60.9

In Wentworth (A), 13.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 18.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Pre-school 17 6.5 7,286 8.2 16,698 6.4
Primary 78 30.0 33,034 37.1 97,859 37.5
Secondary 54 20.8 22,640 25.4 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 8 3.1 6,508 7.3 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 3 1.2 5,623 6.3 15,489 5.9
Other 4 1.5 1,420 1.6 5,047 1.9
Not stated 96 36.9 12,589 14.1 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Wentworth (A), 40.0% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.0% were attending a primary school, 20.8% were attending a secondary school and 4.2% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 15 3.2 9,510 6.7 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 16 3.4 8,908 6.3 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 11 2.3 5,294 3.7 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 41 8.6 20,305 14.3 56,625 13.2
Year 12 20 4.2 17,641 12.4 59,949 14.0
Year 11 31 6.5 9,222 6.5 34,674 8.1
Year 10 74 15.6 26,665 18.8 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 6 1.3 475 0.3 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 0 0.0 45 0.0 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 111 23.4 23,512 16.6 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 7 1.5 792 0.6 4,256 1.0
Not stated 132 27.8 15,835 11.2 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Wentworth (A), 4.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 10.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 3.4% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Aboriginal English, so described 10 1.5 162 0.1 625 0.1
Paakantyi 3 0.5 26 0.0 36 0.0
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English only spoken at home 511 78.6 204,018 94.4 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 78.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Wentworth (A). The only other responses for language at home were Aboriginal English, so described 1.5% and Paakantyi 0.5%.

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Ancestry, top responses Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian Aboriginal 284 35.7 29,526 9.8 140,480 15.8
Australian 263 33.1 150,901 49.9 399,843 45.0
English 79 9.9 60,982 20.2 152,758 17.2
Irish 32 4.0 18,060 6.0 45,887 5.2
Scottish 23 2.9 11,704 3.9 30,843 3.5

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 Wentworth (A) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Wentworth (A), the most common ancestries were Australian Aboriginal 35.7%, Australian 33.1%, English 9.9%, Irish 4.0% and Scottish 2.9%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 47 38.2 38,368 49.7 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 35 28.5 22,333 29.0 61,049 27.4
Away from work 12 9.8 4,612 6.0 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 29 23.6 11,827 15.3 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 273 59.3 60,973 43.0 190,132 44.3

There were 123 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wentworth (A). Of these 38.2% were employed full time, 28.5% were employed part-time and 23.6% 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
Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 19 20.7 8,807 13.5 24,339 13.4
Community and Personal Service Workers 18 19.6 11,165 17.1 30,991 17.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 15 16.3 8,060 12.3 23,174 12.7
Technicians and Trades Workers 12 13.0 9,016 13.8 24,399 13.4
Labourers 10 10.9 9,913 15.2 27,814 15.3
Managers 9 9.8 4,756 7.3 12,844 7.1
Machinery Operators and Drivers 3 3.3 5,737 8.8 16,774 9.2
Not stated 3 3.3 841 1.3 2,729 1.5

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Wentworth (A), the most common occupations were Professionals 20.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 19.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 16.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.0%, Labourers 10.9%, Managers 9.8%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 3.3% and Not stated 3.3%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Other Allied Health Services 7 12.5 327 0.5 1,218 0.7
State Government Administration 5 8.9 1,182 1.8 4,176 2.3
Primary Education 5 8.9 1,832 2.8 4,897 2.7
Pubs, Taverns and Bars 4 7.1 658 1.0 1,627 0.9
Secondary Education 4 7.1 1,255 1.9 3,079 1.7

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Wentworth (A), the most common industries of employment were Other Allied Health Services 12.5%, State Government Administration 8.9%, Primary Education 8.9%, Pubs, Taverns and Bars 7.1% and Secondary Education 7.1%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 327 -- 472 -- 441 --
Household 744 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Wentworth (A) was $327 and the median weekly household income was $744.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 224 49.4 86,767 61.1 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 96 21.1 42,758 30.1 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 59 12.9 20,600 14.5 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 44 9.6 21,598 15.2 63,303 14.8

In Wentworth (A), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 49.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.1% provided care for children and 12.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 9.6% 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
Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) 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 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2 -- 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 Wentworth (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom and 1.2 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
Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 175 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 901 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Wentworth (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $175 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $901.

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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 33 14.3 15,498 16.2 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 58 25.2 29,267 30.6 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 77 33.5 25,476 26.7 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 8 3.5 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 4 1.7 1,862 1.9 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 0 0.0 92 0.1 471 0.2
Other household 50 21.7 19,295 20.2 53,195 20.2

In Wentworth (A), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 14.3% were a couple family with no children, 25.2% were a couple family with children and 35.2% 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
Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 198 87.6 75,718 79.7 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5 2.2 9,282 9.8 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 14 6.2 8,821 9.3 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 9 4.0 1,144 1.2 2,897 1.1

In Wentworth (A) there were 232 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 87.6% were separate houses, 2.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.2% were flats or apartments and 4.0% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Wentworth (A) % Wentworth (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 29 12.5 13,854 14.5 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 37 15.9 26,061 27.3 68,085 25.9
Rented 155 66.8 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 11 4.7 3,553 3.7 10,182 3.9

In Wentworth (A), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 12.5% were owned outright, 15.9% were owned with a mortgage and 66.8% were rented.

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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.