Bega Valley (A)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA10550
People 33,253
Male 48.9%
Female 51.1%
Median age 51
Families 8,991
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 17,449
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $986
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,343
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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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
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 16,252 48.9 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 17,001 51.1 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,042 3.1 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 33,253 people in Bega Valley (A). Of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.1% of the population.

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Age Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 51 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,468 4.4 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,865 5.6 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,923 5.8 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,792 5.4 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,189 3.6 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,126 3.4 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,353 4.1 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,414 4.3 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,705 5.1 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 2,147 6.5 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 2,507 7.5 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 3,054 9.2 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 3,109 9.3 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 2,941 8.8 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 2,121 6.4 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,527 4.6 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,018 3.1 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 999 3.0 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Bega Valley (A) was 51 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 25.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 13,808 49.3 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,055 3.8 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 3,292 11.8 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 2,023 7.2 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 7,808 27.9 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Bega Valley (A) aged 15 years and over, 49.3% were married and 15.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 11,604 48.9 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 3,191 13.4 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 8,947 37.7 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Bega Valley (A), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 481 5.5 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,739 19.8 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 325 3.7 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 324 3.7 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 1,240 14.1 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 474 5.4 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 168 1.9 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 467 5.3 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 476 5.4 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 129 1.5 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 2,982 33.9 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Bega Valley (A) 26.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.1% were in primary school, 21.5% in secondary school and 10.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 4,193 15.0 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 2,331 8.3 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 840 3.0 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 4,657 16.6 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 3,098 11.1 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,353 4.8 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 4,087 14.6 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 34 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 2,667 9.5 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 47 0.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 3,736 13.3 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Bega Valley (A), 11.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 14,430 31.9 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 13,982 30.9 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 4,152 9.2 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 3,729 8.2 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 1,667 3.7 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Bega Valley (A) were English 31.9%, Australian 30.9%, Irish 9.2%, Scottish 8.2% and German 3.7%.

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

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Country of birth Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 26,443 79.5 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 1,437 4.3 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 375 1.1 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Germany 238 0.7 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4
Netherlands 204 0.6 16,900 0.2 70,172 0.3
Scotland 159 0.5 28,579 0.4 119,417 0.5

In Bega Valley (A), 79.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 4.3%, New Zealand 1.1%, Germany 0.7%, Netherlands 0.6% and Scotland 0.5%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 4,723 14.2 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,983 6.0 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,417 4.3 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 22,271 67.0 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Bega Valley (A), 67.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 23,863 71.8 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 2,349 7.1 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 535 1.6 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 426 1.3 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
Netherlands 423 1.3 40,444 0.5 175,354 0.7

In Bega Valley (A), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 71.8%, England 7.1%, New Zealand 1.6%, Scotland 1.3% and Netherlands 1.3%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 24,428 73.5 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 2,142 6.4 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 477 1.4 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Germany 400 1.2 47,489 0.6 169,618 0.7
Netherlands 383 1.2 34,775 0.5 152,088 0.6

In Bega Valley (A), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 73.5%, England 6.4%, New Zealand 1.4%, Germany 1.2% and Netherlands 1.2%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 11,672 35.1 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 7,277 21.9 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Catholic 5,949 17.9 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 3,452 10.4 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 1,245 3.7 217,258 2.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Bega Valley (A) were No Religion, so described 35.1%, Anglican 21.9%, Catholic 17.9%, Not stated 10.4% and Uniting Church 3.7%. In Bega Valley (A), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (58.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
German 160 0.5 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Dutch 69 0.2 8,686 0.1 33,835 0.1
Italian 65 0.2 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
French 63 0.2 23,743 0.3 70,873 0.3
Thai 59 0.2 24,839 0.3 55,444 0.2
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English only spoken at home 29,765 89.5 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 645 4.5 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Bega Valley (A) 89.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included German 0.5%, Dutch 0.2%, Italian 0.2%, French 0.2% and Thai 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 6,957 50.1 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 5,298 38.1 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 895 6.4 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 750 5.4 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 13,900 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bega Valley (A). Of these 50.1% were employed full time, 38.1% were employed part-time and 5.4% 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
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 1,894 14.4 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,493 11.3 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,915 14.6 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 2,269 17.2 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 4,688 35.6 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Bega Valley (A), 14.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 2,111 16.0 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 2,023 15.4 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 1,816 13.8 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Managers 1,790 13.6 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 1,612 12.2 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 1,438 10.9 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Sales Workers 1,409 10.7 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 763 5.8 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Bega Valley (A) included Professionals 16.0%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.4%, Labourers 13.8%, Managers 13.6%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.9%, Sales Workers 10.7% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.8%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Cheese and Other Dairy Product Manufacturing 652 5.0 1,782 0.1 9,256 0.1
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 468 3.6 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 458 3.5 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Aged Care Residential Services 424 3.3 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0
Accommodation 415 3.2 34,450 1.0 113,377 1.1

Of the employed people in Bega Valley (A), the most common responses for industry of employment included Cheese and Other Dairy Product Manufacturing 5.0%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.6%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.5%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.3% and Accommodation 3.2%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 538 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,242 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 986 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bega Valley (A) was $538.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 8,566 65.2 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 973 7.4 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Walked only 644 4.9 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 530 4.0 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Truck 177 1.3 32,908 1.0 85,892 0.8
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People who travelled to work by public transport 87 0.7 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 9,195 69.9 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Bega Valley (A), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 65.2%, Worked at home 7.4%, Walked only 4.9%, Car, as passenger 4.0% and Truck 1.3%. On the day, 0.7% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 69.9% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 20,079 71.7 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,504 23.2 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 3,516 12.6 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 7,238 25.9 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Bega Valley (A), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.2% provided care for children and 12.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.9% 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
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 4,835 17.3 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 7,599 27.1 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 4,263 15.2 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 3,382 12.1 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bega Valley (A), 27.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 4,733 52.7 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 2,892 32.2 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,283 14.3 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 81 0.9 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Bega Valley (A), 32.2% were couple families with children, 52.7% were couple families without children and 14.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 20.5 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 79.5 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Bega Valley (A), 20.5% of single parents were male and 79.5% 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
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 1,083 14.2 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 460 6.0 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,415 18.6 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 726 9.5 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 599 7.9 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 2,391 31.3 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 398 5.2 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 555 7.3 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Bega Valley (A), of couple families with children, 14.2% had both partners employed full-time, 6.0% had both employed part-time and 18.6% 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

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 13,215 81.3 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,048 18.7 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Bega Valley (A), 81.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 10,934 82.7 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,333 10.1 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 547 4.1 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 270 2.0 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Bega Valley (A), 82.7% were separate houses, 10.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.1% were flats or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 97 0.7 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 622 4.7 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 2,662 20.1 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 5,913 44.7 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 3,548 26.8 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 379 2.9 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bega Valley (A), of occupied private dwellings 4.7% had 1 bedroom, 20.1% had 2 bedrooms and 44.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 6,017 45.5 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 3,631 27.5 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 2,999 22.7 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 146 1.1 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 426 3.2 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Bega Valley (A), 45.5% were owned outright, 27.5% were owned with a mortgage and 22.7% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 8,873 67.1 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 4,018 30.4 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 323 2.4 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Bega Valley (A), of all households, 67.1% were family households, 30.4% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

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Household income Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 29.1 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.9 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Bega Valley (A), 29.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.9% 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 Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 250 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.8 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.2 -- 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 Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,343 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 577 4.4 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 4,872 36.9 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 4,986 37.7 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 2,151 16.3 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 632 4.8 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Bega Valley (A), 36.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 2,452 18.5 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 10,346 78.2 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 424 3.2 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Bega Valley (A), 78.2% 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.
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 507 48.8 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 531 51.2 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Bega Valley (A), 48.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.2% 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
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 944 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Bega Valley (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $944.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Bega Valley (A) % Bega Valley (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 240 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,404 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Bega Valley (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $240 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,404.

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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.