Tamworth

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code SED10081
People 77,029
Male 49%
Female 51%
Median age 40
Families 19,896
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.7
All private dwellings 34,126
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,177
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,473
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

(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
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 37,778 49.0 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 39,252 51.0 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 8,098 10.5 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 77,029 people in Tamworth. Of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 10.5% of the population.

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Age Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 40 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 5,111 6.6 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 5,347 6.9 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 5,092 6.6 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 4,698 6.1 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 4,083 5.3 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 4,651 6.0 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 4,542 5.9 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 4,224 5.5 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 4,606 6.0 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 4,844 6.3 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 4,986 6.5 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 5,188 6.7 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 4,868 6.3 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 4,498 5.8 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 3,631 4.7 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 2,849 3.7 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,913 2.5 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,901 2.5 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Tamworth was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 29,490 48.0 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 2,430 4.0 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 5,478 8.9 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 4,286 7.0 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 19,798 32.2 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Tamworth aged 15 years and over, 48.0% were married and 12.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 25,440 48.0 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 5,660 10.7 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 21,861 41.3 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Tamworth, of people aged 15 years and over, 48.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 1,599 6.9 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 4,440 19.1 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,643 7.1 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 658 2.8 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 2,898 12.4 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 1,112 4.8 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 901 3.9 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,468 6.3 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 1,310 5.6 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 324 1.4 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 6,944 29.8 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Tamworth 30.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.9% were in primary school, 21.1% in secondary school and 11.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 7,285 11.8 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 4,643 7.6 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 2,187 3.6 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 9,810 16.0 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 6,747 11.0 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 2,373 3.9 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 10,446 17.0 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 106 0.2 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 10 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 7,424 12.1 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 203 0.3 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 8,355 13.6 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Tamworth, 11.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.6% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian 37,572 36.5 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
English 30,703 29.8 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 8,788 8.5 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 7,671 7.4 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 3,328 3.2 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Tamworth were Australian 36.5%, English 29.8%, Irish 8.5%, Scottish 7.4% and German 3.2%.

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 Tamworth (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 65,246 84.7 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 998 1.3 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 550 0.7 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Philippines 472 0.6 86,749 1.2 232,386 1.0
India 257 0.3 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
South Africa 192 0.2 43,058 0.6 162,449 0.7

In Tamworth, 84.7% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 1.3%, New Zealand 0.7%, Philippines 0.6%, India 0.3% and South Africa 0.2%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 5,878 7.6 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 2,701 3.5 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,966 2.6 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 59,743 77.6 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Tamworth, 77.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 62,184 80.7 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 2,082 2.7 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 860 1.1 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Philippines 482 0.6 106,423 1.4 270,177 1.2
Scotland 444 0.6 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2

In Tamworth, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 80.7%, England 2.7%, New Zealand 1.1%, Philippines 0.6% and Scotland 0.6%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 62,939 81.7 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 1,834 2.4 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 812 1.1 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Philippines 555 0.7 124,029 1.7 325,049 1.4
Scotland 390 0.5 63,302 0.8 245,915 1.1

In Tamworth, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 81.7%, England 2.4%, New Zealand 1.1%, Philippines 0.7% and Scotland 0.5%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Anglican 23,285 30.2 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Catholic 18,856 24.5 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
No Religion, so described 14,945 19.4 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Not stated 7,493 9.7 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Presbyterian and Reformed 3,431 4.5 188,330 2.5 526,689 2.3

The most common responses for religion in Tamworth were Anglican 30.2%, Catholic 24.5%, No Religion, so described 19.4%, Not stated 9.7% and Presbyterian and Reformed 4.5%. In Tamworth, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (76.6%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Mandarin 314 0.4 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Tagalog 251 0.3 45,130 0.6 111,273 0.5
Korean 163 0.2 59,912 0.8 108,997 0.5
Filipino 119 0.2 24,214 0.3 71,220 0.3
Afrikaans 111 0.1 7,735 0.1 43,741 0.2
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English only spoken at home 68,477 88.9 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,292 4.2 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Tamworth 88.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.4%, Tagalog 0.3%, Korean 0.2%, Filipino 0.2% and Afrikaans 0.1%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 21,271 59.9 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 10,305 29.0 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 1,914 5.4 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 2,040 5.7 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 35,530 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Tamworth. Of these 59.9% were employed full time, 29.0% were employed part-time and 5.7% 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
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 3,476 10.4 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 2,990 8.9 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 3,842 11.5 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 6,371 19.0 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 14,900 44.5 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Tamworth, 10.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 5,501 16.4 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 4,896 14.6 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 4,702 14.0 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 4,694 14.0 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 3,843 11.5 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 3,426 10.2 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 3,135 9.4 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 2,750 8.2 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Tamworth included Professionals 16.4%, Managers 14.6%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.0%, Labourers 14.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.5%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.2%, Sales Workers 9.4% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 8.2%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 1,539 4.6 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Beef Cattle Farming (Specialised) 1,130 3.4 13,478 0.4 44,309 0.4
Secondary Education 926 2.8 58,072 1.7 177,487 1.7
Coal Mining 873 2.6 19,153 0.6 46,491 0.4
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 862 2.6 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4

Of the employed people in Tamworth, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.6%, Beef Cattle Farming (Specialised) 3.4%, Secondary Education 2.8%, Coal Mining 2.6% and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.6%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 623 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,452 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,177 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Tamworth was $623.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 23,042 68.8 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 2,221 6.6 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 1,896 5.7 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Walked only 1,225 3.7 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Truck 595 1.8 32,908 1.0 85,892 0.8
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People who travelled to work by public transport 289 0.9 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 25,199 75.2 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Tamworth, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 68.8%, Worked at home 6.6%, Car, as passenger 5.7%, Walked only 3.7% and Truck 1.8%. On the day, 0.9% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 75.2% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 41,988 68.3 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 17,105 27.8 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 7,385 12.0 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 13,924 22.6 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Tamworth, of people aged 15 years and over, 68.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.8% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.6% 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
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 11,687 19.0 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 15,709 25.5 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 7,970 13.0 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 6,625 10.8 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Tamworth, 25.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 8,202 41.2 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 7,758 39.0 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 3,637 18.3 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 300 1.5 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Tamworth, 39.0% were couple families with children, 41.2% were couple families without children and 18.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.3 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Tamworth, 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% 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
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 3,723 23.3 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 576 3.6 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,626 22.7 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 1,932 12.1 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 830 5.2 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 3,310 20.8 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 890 5.6 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,061 6.7 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Tamworth, of couple families with children, 23.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 22.7% 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 Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 28,268 88.8 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,557 11.2 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Tamworth, 88.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 24,874 88.0 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,985 7.0 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 732 2.6 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 484 1.7 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Tamworth, 88.0% were separate houses, 7.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.6% were flats or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 105 0.4 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 877 3.1 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 4,068 14.4 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 12,215 43.2 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 10,132 35.8 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 874 3.1 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Tamworth, of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 14.4% had 2 bedrooms and 43.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 9,868 34.9 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 8,557 30.3 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 8,673 30.7 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 241 0.9 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 926 3.3 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Tamworth, 34.9% were owned outright, 30.3% were owned with a mortgage and 30.7% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 19,554 69.2 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 7,876 27.9 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 839 3.0 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Tamworth, of all households, 69.2% were family households, 27.9% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

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Household income Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 24.2 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.7 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Tamworth, 24.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 9.7% 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 Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 250 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.4 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.6 -- 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 Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,473 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 1,642 5.8 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 9,303 32.9 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 10,365 36.7 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 5,568 19.7 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,387 4.9 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Tamworth, 32.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 6,520 23.1 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 20,796 73.6 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 954 3.4 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Tamworth, 73.6% 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.
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 4,041 49.9 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 4,052 50.1 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Tamworth, 49.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.1% 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
Tamworth % Tamworth 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 1,090 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Tamworth, 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 $1,090.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Tamworth % Tamworth New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 250 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,450 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Tamworth, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,450.

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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.