Muswellbrook (A)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA15650
People 16,086
Male 51.3%
Female 48.7%
Median age 35
Families 4,095
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 7,267
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,346
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
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
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 8,243 51.3 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 7,837 48.7 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,342 8.3 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 16,086 people in Muswellbrook (A). Of these 51.3% were male and 48.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.3% of the population.

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Age Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,242 7.7 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,234 7.7 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,147 7.1 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 988 6.1 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 975 6.1 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,100 6.8 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,166 7.2 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,057 6.6 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,024 6.4 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,121 7.0 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,146 7.1 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 977 6.1 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 831 5.2 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 712 4.4 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 552 3.4 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 347 2.2 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 267 1.7 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 203 1.3 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Muswellbrook (A) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 5,618 45.1 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 575 4.6 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,085 8.7 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 662 5.3 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 4,525 36.3 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Muswellbrook (A) aged 15 years and over, 45.1% were married and 13.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 4,880 45.5 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,491 13.9 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 4,365 40.7 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Muswellbrook (A), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 358 7.1 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,137 22.5 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 320 6.3 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 108 2.1 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 640 12.7 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 335 6.6 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 62 1.2 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 360 7.1 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 217 4.3 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 66 1.3 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,448 28.7 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Muswellbrook (A) 31.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.9% were in primary school, 20.5% in secondary school and 11.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 988 7.9 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 757 6.1 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 460 3.7 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,374 19.0 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,323 10.6 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 605 4.9 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 2,369 19.0 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 26 0.2 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,585 12.7 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 32 0.3 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,646 13.2 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Muswellbrook (A), 10.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 22.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.1% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian 7,619 35.6 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
English 6,476 30.3 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 1,745 8.2 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 1,438 6.7 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 638 3.0 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Muswellbrook (A) were Australian 35.6%, English 30.3%, Irish 8.2%, Scottish 6.7% and German 3.0%.

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

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Country of birth Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 13,589 84.7 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 219 1.4 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 218 1.4 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Philippines 108 0.7 86,749 1.2 232,386 1.0
India 82 0.5 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
Ireland 53 0.3 24,038 0.3 74,888 0.3

In Muswellbrook (A), 84.7% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 1.4%, New Zealand 1.4%, Philippines 0.7%, India 0.5% and Ireland 0.3%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,488 9.3 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 652 4.1 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 487 3.0 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 11,977 74.5 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Muswellbrook (A), 74.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 12,541 78.2 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 489 3.0 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 279 1.7 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Philippines 112 0.7 106,423 1.4 270,177 1.2
India 112 0.7 195,217 2.6 616,939 2.6

In Muswellbrook (A), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 78.2%, England 3.0%, New Zealand 1.7%, Philippines 0.7% and India 0.7%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 12,732 79.4 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 410 2.6 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 319 2.0 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Philippines 147 0.9 124,029 1.7 325,049 1.4
India 104 0.6 191,594 2.6 605,777 2.6

In Muswellbrook (A), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 79.4%, England 2.6%, New Zealand 2.0%, Philippines 0.9% and India 0.6%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Anglican 4,813 29.9 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Catholic 3,946 24.5 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
No Religion, so described 3,607 22.4 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Not stated 1,681 10.5 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 499 3.1 217,258 2.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Muswellbrook (A) were Anglican 29.9%, Catholic 24.5%, No Religion, so described 22.4%, Not stated 10.5% and Uniting Church 3.1%. In Muswellbrook (A), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (72.9%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Tagalog 44 0.3 45,130 0.6 111,273 0.5
Malayalam 32 0.2 13,881 0.2 53,206 0.2
Filipino 31 0.2 24,214 0.3 71,220 0.3
Mandarin 30 0.2 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Cantonese 28 0.2 143,333 1.9 280,943 1.2
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English only spoken at home 14,181 88.4 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 312 5.0 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Muswellbrook (A) 88.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Tagalog 0.3%, Malayalam 0.2%, Filipino 0.2%, Mandarin 0.2% and Cantonese 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 4,344 59.3 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,954 26.7 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 430 5.9 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 603 8.2 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 7,331 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Muswellbrook (A). Of these 59.3% were employed full time, 26.7% were employed part-time and 8.2% 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
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 671 10.0 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 612 9.1 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 681 10.1 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,176 17.5 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 3,164 47.0 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Muswellbrook (A), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 1,347 20.0 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 1,201 17.9 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3
Labourers 870 12.9 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Professionals 717 10.7 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 684 10.2 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 650 9.7 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 607 9.0 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 533 7.9 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4

The most common occupations in Muswellbrook (A) included Technicians and Trades Workers 20.0%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 17.9%, Labourers 12.9%, Professionals 10.7%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.2%, Managers 9.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 9.0% and Sales Workers 7.9%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Coal Mining 1,351 20.3 19,153 0.6 46,491 0.4
Horse Farming 198 3.0 1,514 0.0 3,491 0.0
Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation 195 2.9 1,678 0.0 8,064 0.1
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 189 2.8 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Primary Education 153 2.3 65,204 1.9 231,198 2.2

Of the employed people in Muswellbrook (A), the most common responses for industry of employment included Coal Mining 20.3%, Horse Farming 3.0%, Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation 2.9%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.8% and Primary Education 2.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 640 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,665 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,346 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Muswellbrook (A) was $640.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 4,854 72.1 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 321 4.8 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 273 4.1 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Walked only 199 3.0 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Truck 59 0.9 32,908 1.0 85,892 0.8
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People who travelled to work by public transport 41 0.6 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 5,216 77.5 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Muswellbrook (A), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 72.1%, Car, as passenger 4.8%, Worked at home 4.1%, Walked only 3.0% and Truck 0.9%. On the day, 0.6% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 77.5% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,501 68.2 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,875 31.1 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,332 10.7 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,250 18.1 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Muswellbrook (A), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.1% provided care for children and 10.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.1% 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
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 2,407 19.3 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 3,114 25.0 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,509 12.1 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,475 11.8 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Muswellbrook (A), 25.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 1,524 37.2 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,741 42.5 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 793 19.3 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 42 1.0 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Muswellbrook (A), 42.5% were couple families with children, 37.2% were couple families without children and 19.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 19.5 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.5 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Muswellbrook (A), 19.5% of single parents were male and 80.5% 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
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 685 21.1 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 96 3.0 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 746 22.9 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 541 16.6 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 164 5.0 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 615 18.9 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 217 6.7 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 187 5.8 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Muswellbrook (A), of couple families with children, 21.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 22.9% 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 Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 5,761 84.4 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,065 15.6 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Muswellbrook (A), 84.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 5,060 87.8 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 578 10.0 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 53 0.9 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 22 0.4 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Muswellbrook (A), 87.8% were separate houses, 10.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.9% were flats or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 19 0.3 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 164 2.8 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 653 11.3 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 2,402 41.7 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 2,368 41.1 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 161 2.8 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Muswellbrook (A), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 11.3% had 2 bedrooms and 41.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 1,515 26.3 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,805 31.3 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 2,243 38.9 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 37 0.6 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 164 2.8 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Muswellbrook (A), 26.3% were owned outright, 31.3% were owned with a mortgage and 38.9% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 4,038 70.1 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,543 26.8 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 177 3.1 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Muswellbrook (A), of all households, 70.1% were family households, 26.8% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

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Household income Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 22.6 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.6 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Muswellbrook (A), 22.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 13.6% 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 Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (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 -- 87.0 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.0 -- 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 Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.4 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.6 -- 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 Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 386 6.7 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,908 33.1 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 2,173 37.7 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,047 18.2 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 251 4.4 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Muswellbrook (A), 33.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,165 20.2 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 4,412 76.5 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 187 3.2 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Muswellbrook (A), 76.5% 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.
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 684 50.8 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 663 49.2 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Muswellbrook (A), 50.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.2% were female. The median age was 20 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
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (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 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,120 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Muswellbrook (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,120.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Muswellbrook (A) % Muswellbrook (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 249 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Muswellbrook (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $249 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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.