Coffs Harbour (C)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA11800
People 72,944
Male 48.4%
Female 51.6%
Median age 44
Families 19,270
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 32,392
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,107
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,603
Median weekly rent $305
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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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
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 35,319 48.4 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 37,629 51.6 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 3,643 5.0 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 72,944 people in Coffs Harbour (C). Of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.0% of the population.

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Age Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 44 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 4,055 5.6 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 4,762 6.5 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 4,538 6.2 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 4,331 5.9 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 3,688 5.1 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 3,759 5.2 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 3,888 5.3 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 3,789 5.2 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 4,426 6.1 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 4,701 6.4 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 4,935 6.8 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 5,394 7.4 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 5,301 7.3 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 4,922 6.7 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 3,591 4.9 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 2,840 3.9 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,951 2.7 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 2,070 2.8 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Coffs Harbour (C) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 27,888 46.8 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 2,484 4.2 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 6,815 11.4 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 4,030 6.8 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 18,385 30.8 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Coffs Harbour (C) aged 15 years and over, 46.8% were married and 15.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 24,216 46.6 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 5,794 11.2 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 21,933 42.2 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Coffs Harbour (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 1,375 6.3 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 4,011 18.5 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,177 5.4 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 843 3.9 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 2,782 12.8 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 906 4.2 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 882 4.1 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,700 7.8 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 1,672 7.7 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 473 2.2 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 5,879 27.1 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Coffs Harbour (C) 29.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.8% were in primary school, 21.0% in secondary school and 15.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 8,809 14.8 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 5,433 9.1 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 2,138 3.6 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 9,563 16.0 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 6,912 11.6 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 2,400 4.0 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 8,951 15.0 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 105 0.2 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 13 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 5,915 9.9 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 315 0.5 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 7,100 11.9 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Coffs Harbour (C), 11.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.1% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 30,300 30.3 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 29,343 29.3 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 9,459 9.4 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 7,859 7.8 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 3,116 3.1 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Coffs Harbour (C) were English 30.3%, Australian 29.3%, Irish 9.4%, Scottish 7.8% and German 3.1%.

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 Coffs Harbour (C) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 57,154 78.4 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 2,509 3.4 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
India 1,041 1.4 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
New Zealand 1,037 1.4 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Germany 374 0.5 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4
Scotland 318 0.4 28,579 0.4 119,417 0.5

In Coffs Harbour (C), 78.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.4%, India 1.4%, New Zealand 1.4%, Germany 0.5% and Scotland 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 12,333 16.9 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 4,392 6.0 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 3,175 4.4 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 47,121 64.6 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Coffs Harbour (C), 64.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 50,561 69.3 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 4,195 5.8 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
India 1,547 2.1 195,217 2.6 616,939 2.6
New Zealand 1,446 2.0 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 809 1.1 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2

In Coffs Harbour (C), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 69.3%, England 5.8%, India 2.1%, New Zealand 2.0% and Scotland 1.1%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 51,895 71.1 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 3,727 5.1 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
India 1,566 2.1 191,594 2.6 605,777 2.6
New Zealand 1,407 1.9 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Scotland 663 0.9 63,302 0.8 245,915 1.1

In Coffs Harbour (C), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 71.1%, England 5.1%, India 2.1%, New Zealand 1.9% and Scotland 0.9%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 22,616 31.0 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 14,147 19.4 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Catholic 14,133 19.4 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 7,391 10.1 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Presbyterian and Reformed 2,710 3.7 188,330 2.5 526,689 2.3

The most common responses for religion in Coffs Harbour (C) were No Religion, so described 31.0%, Anglican 19.4%, Catholic 19.4%, Not stated 10.1% and Presbyterian and Reformed 3.7%. In Coffs Harbour (C), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (60.2%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Punjabi 1,280 1.8 33,435 0.4 132,496 0.6
German 322 0.4 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Mandarin 234 0.3 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Spanish 208 0.3 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
Italian 204 0.3 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
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English only spoken at home 62,254 85.3 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 2,433 8.3 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Coffs Harbour (C) 85.3% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Punjabi 1.8%, German 0.4%, Mandarin 0.3%, Spanish 0.3% and Italian 0.3%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 16,313 51.0 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 11,722 36.7 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 1,587 5.0 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 2,347 7.3 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 31,969 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Coffs Harbour (C). Of these 51.0% were employed full time, 36.7% were employed part-time and 7.3% 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
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 4,106 13.9 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 3,341 11.3 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 4,275 14.4 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 5,782 19.5 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 10,530 35.6 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Coffs Harbour (C), 13.9% 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
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 5,555 18.7 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 4,006 13.5 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 3,865 13.0 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Labourers 3,702 12.5 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 3,674 12.4 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Managers 3,534 11.9 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Sales Workers 3,199 10.8 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 1,590 5.4 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Coffs Harbour (C) included Professionals 18.7%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.0%, Labourers 12.5%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.4%, Managers 11.9%, Sales Workers 10.8% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.4%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 1,408 4.8 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Aged Care Residential Services 884 3.0 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 882 3.0 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Primary Education 765 2.6 65,204 1.9 231,198 2.2
Accommodation 759 2.6 34,450 1.0 113,377 1.1

Of the employed people in Coffs Harbour (C), the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.8%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.0%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.0%, Primary Education 2.6% and Accommodation 2.6%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 566 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,346 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,107 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Coffs Harbour (C) was $566.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 20,784 70.2 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 1,811 6.1 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 1,543 5.2 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Walked only 855 2.9 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Truck 359 1.2 32,908 1.0 85,892 0.8
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People who travelled to work by public transport 228 0.8 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 22,819 77.0 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Coffs Harbour (C), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 70.2%, Car, as passenger 6.1%, Worked at home 5.2%, Walked only 2.9% and Truck 1.2%. On the day, 0.8% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 77.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 41,733 70.0 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 15,699 26.3 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 7,415 12.4 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 11,761 19.7 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Coffs Harbour (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.3% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.7% 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
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 11,585 19.4 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 16,085 27.0 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 7,931 13.3 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 6,131 10.3 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Coffs Harbour (C), 27.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 8,228 42.7 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 7,141 37.0 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 3,699 19.2 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 210 1.1 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Coffs Harbour (C), 37.0% were couple families with children, 42.7% were couple families without children and 19.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 19.4 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.6 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Coffs Harbour (C), 19.4% of single parents were male and 80.6% 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
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 2,608 17.0 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 838 5.5 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,174 20.7 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 1,760 11.5 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,092 7.1 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 4,298 28.0 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 692 4.5 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 903 5.9 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Coffs Harbour (C), of couple families with children, 17.0% had both partners employed full-time, 5.5% had both employed part-time and 20.7% 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 Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 27,035 90.2 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,931 9.8 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Coffs Harbour (C), 90.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 20,092 74.3 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,312 12.3 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 2,725 10.1 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 626 2.3 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Coffs Harbour (C), 74.3% were separate houses, 12.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.1% were flats or apartments and 2.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 156 0.6 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,143 4.2 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 5,328 19.7 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 11,212 41.5 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 8,454 31.3 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 752 2.8 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Coffs Harbour (C), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 19.7% had 2 bedrooms and 41.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 9,850 36.4 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 7,751 28.7 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 8,316 30.7 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 312 1.2 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 816 3.0 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Coffs Harbour (C), 36.4% were owned outright, 28.7% were owned with a mortgage and 30.7% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 18,743 69.3 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 7,276 26.9 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,025 3.8 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Coffs Harbour (C), of all households, 69.3% were family households, 26.9% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

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Household income Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.0 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.2 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Coffs Harbour (C), 25.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 8.2% 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 Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 305 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.0 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 14.0 -- 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 Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,603 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.9 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.1 -- 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 Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 1,643 6.1 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 10,188 37.7 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 9,812 36.3 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 4,261 15.8 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,134 4.2 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Coffs Harbour (C), 37.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 4,346 16.1 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 21,878 80.9 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 814 3.0 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Coffs Harbour (C), 80.9% 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.
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 1,753 48.1 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 1,894 51.9 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Coffs Harbour (C), 48.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.9% were female. The median age was 22 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
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,126 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Coffs Harbour (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,126.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Coffs Harbour (C) % Coffs Harbour (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 300 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,690 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Coffs Harbour (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,690.

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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.