Swan Hill (RC)

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA26610
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 836
Male 47.1%
Female 52.9%
Median age 21
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 340
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $987
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,105
Median weekly rent $180

(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 Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 780 93.3 44,590 93.3 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 32 3.8 2,022 4.2 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 24 2.9 1,175 2.5 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Swan Hill (RC), there were 836 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 47.1% were male and 52.9% were female.

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Age Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 21 -- 23 -- 23 --
0-4 years 122 14.6 5,476 11.5 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 203 24.3 10,414 21.8 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 149 17.8 9,073 19.0 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 110 13.2 6,539 13.7 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 71 8.5 5,239 11.0 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 80 9.6 5,067 10.6 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 52 6.2 3,472 7.3 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 48 5.7 2,518 5.3 30,952 4.8

In Swan Hill (RC), the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 21 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 39.2% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 5.7% were people aged 65 years and over.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 83 16.3 7,613 23.9 105,086 24.5
Separated 32 6.3 1,556 4.9 19,112 4.5
Divorced 36 7.1 2,642 8.3 28,796 6.7
Widowed 20 3.9 943 3.0 13,794 3.2
Never married 338 66.4 19,145 60.0 261,980 61.1

In Swan Hill (RC), 16.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 13.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 74 15.5 6,729 23.6 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 76 15.9 4,079 14.3 60,051 16.0
Not married 328 68.6 17,744 62.1 228,281 60.9

In Swan Hill (RC), 15.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 15.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Pre-school 40 11.7 1,388 7.1 16,698 6.4
Primary 114 33.3 6,935 35.5 97,859 37.5
Secondary 87 25.4 4,828 24.7 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 25 7.3 1,215 6.2 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 9 2.6 1,679 8.6 15,489 5.9
Other 7 2.0 567 2.9 5,047 1.9
Not stated 60 17.5 2,940 15.0 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Swan Hill (RC), 40.9% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.3% were attending a primary school, 25.4% were attending a secondary school and 9.9% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 22 4.3 2,929 9.2 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 19 3.7 2,433 7.6 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 21 4.1 1,471 4.6 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 65 12.7 4,581 14.4 56,625 13.2
Year 12 53 10.4 4,285 13.4 59,949 14.0
Year 11 55 10.8 2,661 8.3 34,674 8.1
Year 10 76 14.9 4,289 13.4 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 8 1.6 97 0.3 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 0 0.0 13 0.0 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 93 18.2 4,628 14.5 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 7 1.4 267 0.8 4,256 1.0
Not stated 71 13.9 3,461 10.8 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Swan Hill (RC), 10.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 3.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Aboriginal English, so described 3 0.4 28 0.1 625 0.1
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English only spoken at home 783 94.1 44,375 92.9 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 94.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Swan Hill (RC). The only other response for language at home was Aboriginal English, so described 0.4%.

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Ancestry, top responses Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australian 604 52.5 32,409 46.6 399,843 45.0
English 180 15.6 13,647 19.6 152,758 17.2
Australian Aboriginal 140 12.2 6,416 9.2 140,480 15.8
Irish 65 5.6 5,041 7.2 45,887 5.2
Scottish 39 3.4 3,222 4.6 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 Swan Hill (RC) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Swan Hill (RC), the most common ancestries were Australian 52.5%, English 15.6%, Australian Aboriginal 12.2%, Irish 5.6% and Scottish 3.4%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 122 49.2 8,941 50.0 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 65 26.2 5,297 29.6 61,049 27.4
Away from work 19 7.7 1,134 6.3 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 42 16.9 2,502 14.0 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 237 46.3 13,086 41.0 190,132 44.3

There were 248 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Swan Hill (RC). Of these 49.2% were employed full time, 26.2% were employed part-time and 16.9% 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
Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Labourers 38 18.3 1,970 12.8 27,814 15.3
Community and Personal Service Workers 35 16.8 2,459 16.0 30,991 17.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 29 13.9 2,166 14.1 24,399 13.4
Professionals 27 13.0 2,391 15.6 24,339 13.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 22 10.6 1,931 12.6 23,174 12.7
Managers 17 8.2 1,357 8.8 12,844 7.1
Sales Workers 17 8.2 1,447 9.4 15,791 8.7
Machinery Operators and Drivers 16 7.7 1,117 7.3 16,774 9.2

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Swan Hill (RC), the most common occupations were Labourers 18.3%, Community and Personal Service Workers 16.8%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.9%, Professionals 13.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.6%, Managers 8.2%, Sales Workers 8.2% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 7.7%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Other Fruit and Tree Nut Growing 10 6.5 11 0.1 261 0.1
Takeaway Food Services 8 5.2 415 2.7 4,469 2.5
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 7 4.6 481 3.2 5,555 3.1
Primary Education 6 3.9 238 1.6 4,897 2.7
Other Polymer Product Manufacturing 5 3.3 3 0.0 29 0.0

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Swan Hill (RC), the most common industries of employment were Other Fruit and Tree Nut Growing 6.5%, Takeaway Food Services 5.2%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 4.6%, Primary Education 3.9% and Other Polymer Product Manufacturing 3.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 447 -- 479 -- 441 --
Household 987 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Swan Hill (RC) was $447 and the median weekly household income was $987.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 289 56.3 20,093 63.0 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 154 30.3 9,408 29.5 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 72 14.1 4,560 14.3 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 76 14.9 5,878 18.4 63,303 14.8

In Swan Hill (RC), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 56.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.3% provided care for children and 14.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.9% 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
Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5 -- 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 Swan Hill (RC), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom and 1.5 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
Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 180 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,105 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Swan Hill (RC), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,105.

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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 39 11.2 4,037 17.0 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 102 29.3 6,960 29.3 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 117 33.6 6,066 25.5 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 9 2.6 448 1.9 5,547 2.1
Multiple family household: Couple family with no children 0 0.0 146 0.6 2,223 0.8
Multiple family household: Couple family with children 0 0.0 245 1.0 4,951 1.9
Multiple family household: One parent family 3 0.9 353 1.5 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 0 0.0 17 0.1 471 0.2
Other household 78 22.4 5,500 23.1 53,195 20.2

In Swan Hill (RC), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 11.2% were a couple family with no children, 29.3% were a couple family with children and 34.5% 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
Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 302 88.0 18,993 80.2 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 10 2.9 2,661 11.2 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 23 6.7 1,847 7.8 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 8 2.3 176 0.7 2,897 1.1

In Swan Hill (RC) there were 340 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 88.0% were separate houses, 2.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.7% were flats or apartments and 2.3% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Swan Hill (RC) % Swan Hill (RC) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 26 7.7 3,379 14.2 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 71 21.0 6,916 29.1 68,085 25.9
Rented 211 62.4 12,300 51.7 150,832 57.3
Other tenure type 4 1.2 188 0.8 1,888 0.7
Tenure type not stated 26 7.7 986 4.1 10,182 3.9

In Swan Hill (RC), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 7.7% were owned outright, 21.0% were owned with a mortgage and 62.4% were rented.

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