Western Plains Regional (A)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA18230
People 50,077
Male 49.1%
Female 50.9%
Median age 37
Families 12,621
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.8
All private dwellings 21,066
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,272
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

(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

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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
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 24,566 49.1 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 25,505 50.9 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 7,739 15.5 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 50,077 people in Western Plains Regional (A). Of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 15.5% of the population.

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Age Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 3,551 7.1 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 3,642 7.3 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 3,180 6.3 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 3,126 6.2 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 3,131 6.3 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 3,410 6.8 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 3,293 6.6 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 2,867 5.7 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 3,024 6.0 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 3,145 6.3 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 3,206 6.4 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 3,317 6.6 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 2,870 5.7 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 2,573 5.1 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 2,004 4.0 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,602 3.2 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,062 2.1 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,081 2.2 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Western Plains Regional (A) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 18,257 46.0 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,492 3.8 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 3,410 8.6 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 2,461 6.2 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 14,094 35.5 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Western Plains Regional (A) aged 15 years and over, 46.0% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 15,505 46.6 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 3,734 11.2 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 14,012 42.1 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Western Plains Regional (A), 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 Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 1,066 6.7 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 2,659 16.6 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,237 7.7 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 531 3.3 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 1,722 10.8 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 919 5.7 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 462 2.9 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,176 7.4 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 993 6.2 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 239 1.5 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 4,987 31.2 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Western Plains Regional (A) 31.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.7% were in primary school, 19.4% in secondary school and 13.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 5,431 13.7 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 2,853 7.2 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,544 3.9 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 6,292 15.8 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 4,434 11.2 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,557 3.9 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 6,443 16.2 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 44 0.1 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 4,191 10.6 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 117 0.3 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 5,699 14.4 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Western Plains Regional (A), 11.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian 23,709 35.5 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
English 19,216 28.8 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 6,141 9.2 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 4,468 6.7 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 1,631 2.4 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Western Plains Regional (A) were Australian 35.5%, English 28.8%, Irish 9.2%, Scottish 6.7% and German 2.4%.

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 Western Plains Regional (A) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 42,080 84.1 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 527 1.1 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 397 0.8 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
India 371 0.7 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
Philippines 213 0.4 86,749 1.2 232,386 1.0
Nepal 208 0.4 32,117 0.4 54,754 0.2

In Western Plains Regional (A), 84.1% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 1.1%, New Zealand 0.8%, India 0.7%, Philippines 0.4% and Nepal 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 4,206 8.4 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,736 3.5 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,267 2.5 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 37,882 75.7 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Western Plains Regional (A), 75.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 39,400 78.8 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 1,178 2.4 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 517 1.0 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
India 462 0.9 195,217 2.6 616,939 2.6
Scotland 268 0.5 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2

In Western Plains Regional (A), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 78.8%, England 2.4%, New Zealand 1.0%, India 0.9% and Scotland 0.5%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 39,909 79.7 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 1,035 2.1 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 509 1.0 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
India 463 0.9 191,594 2.6 605,777 2.6
Philippines 306 0.6 124,029 1.7 325,049 1.4

In Western Plains Regional (A), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 79.7%, England 2.1%, New Zealand 1.0%, India 0.9% and Philippines 0.6%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Catholic 14,520 29.0 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 11,773 23.5 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
No Religion, so described 8,860 17.7 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Not stated 5,566 11.1 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 2,599 5.2 217,258 2.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Western Plains Regional (A) were Catholic 29.0%, Anglican 23.5%, No Religion, so described 17.7%, Not stated 11.1% and Uniting Church 5.2%. In Western Plains Regional (A), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (77.0%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Nepali 209 0.4 34,606 0.5 62,005 0.3
Mandarin 164 0.3 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Malayalam 122 0.2 13,881 0.2 53,206 0.2
Tagalog 120 0.2 45,130 0.6 111,273 0.5
Sinhalese 103 0.2 11,234 0.2 64,612 0.3
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English only spoken at home 43,242 86.4 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,137 6.0 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Western Plains Regional (A) 86.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Nepali 0.4%, Mandarin 0.3%, Malayalam 0.2%, Tagalog 0.2% and Sinhalese 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 14,561 61.9 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 6,380 27.1 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 1,203 5.1 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 1,381 5.9 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 23,525 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Western Plains Regional (A). Of these 61.9% were employed full time, 27.1% were employed part-time and 5.9% 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.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 2,197 9.9 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,845 8.3 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 2,348 10.6 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 4,842 21.9 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 9,722 43.9 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Western Plains Regional (A), 9.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 3,882 17.5 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 3,170 14.3 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 2,873 13.0 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 2,868 13.0 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 2,811 12.7 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 2,460 11.1 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 2,380 10.8 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 1,330 6.0 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Western Plains Regional (A) included Professionals 17.5%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.0%, Managers 13.0%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.7%, Labourers 11.1%, Sales Workers 10.8% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.0%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 995 4.5 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 629 2.8 65,204 1.9 231,198 2.2
Other Social Assistance Services 543 2.5 54,259 1.6 158,230 1.5
Takeaway Food Services 535 2.4 56,957 1.7 189,447 1.8
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 505 2.3 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4

Of the employed people in Western Plains Regional (A), the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.5%, Primary Education 2.8%, Other Social Assistance Services 2.5%, Takeaway Food Services 2.4% and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 660 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,525 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,272 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Western Plains Regional (A) was $660.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 15,936 72.0 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 1,363 6.2 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 984 4.4 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Walked only 707 3.2 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Truck 279 1.3 32,908 1.0 85,892 0.8
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People who travelled to work by public transport 128 0.6 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 17,450 78.8 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Western Plains Regional (A), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 72.0%, Car, as passenger 6.2%, Worked at home 4.4%, Walked only 3.2% and Truck 1.3%. 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 78.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 26,661 67.1 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 11,208 28.2 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,739 11.9 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 7,884 19.9 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Western Plains Regional (A), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.2% provided care for children and 11.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.9% 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
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 7,747 19.5 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 10,290 25.9 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 4,778 12.0 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 3,841 9.7 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Western Plains Regional (A), 25.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 4,848 38.4 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 5,075 40.2 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 2,477 19.6 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 216 1.7 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Western Plains Regional (A), 40.2% were couple families with children, 38.4% were couple families without children and 19.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.1 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.9 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Western Plains Regional (A), 18.1% of single parents were male and 81.9% 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
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 2,702 27.2 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 347 3.5 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,183 22.0 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 1,175 11.8 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 482 4.9 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,785 18.0 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 544 5.5 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 711 7.2 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Western Plains Regional (A), of couple families with children, 27.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 22.0% 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 Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 17,471 89.2 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,114 10.8 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Western Plains Regional (A), 89.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 14,789 84.6 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,054 6.0 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,205 6.9 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 336 1.9 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Western Plains Regional (A), 84.6% were separate houses, 6.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.9% were flats or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 50 0.3 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 514 2.9 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 2,673 15.3 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 6,780 38.8 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 7,012 40.1 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 448 2.6 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 Western Plains Regional (A), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 15.3% had 2 bedrooms and 38.8% 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
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 5,493 31.4 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 5,899 33.8 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 5,370 30.7 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 210 1.2 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 504 2.9 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Western Plains Regional (A), 31.4% were owned outright, 33.8% were owned with a mortgage and 30.7% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 12,333 70.6 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 4,607 26.4 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 540 3.1 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Western Plains Regional (A), of all households, 70.6% were family households, 26.4% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

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Household income Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 22.0 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.9 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Western Plains Regional (A), 22.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 10.9% 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 Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (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 -- 90.2 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.8 -- 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 Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.9 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.1 -- 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 Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 1,101 6.3 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 5,833 33.4 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 6,378 36.5 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 3,414 19.5 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 750 4.3 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Western Plains Regional (A), 33.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 3,695 21.1 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 13,278 76.0 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 500 2.9 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Western Plains Regional (A), 76.0% 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.
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 3,924 50.7 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 3,816 49.3 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Western Plains Regional (A), 50.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.3% 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
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (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 1,148 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Western Plains Regional (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 $1,148.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Western Plains Regional (A) % Western Plains Regional (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 245 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,387 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Western Plains Regional (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $245 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,387.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

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.