Coffs Harbour

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC10959
People 25,752
Male 47.5%
Female 52.5%
Median age 43
Families 6,403
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.6
All private dwellings 11,832
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,019
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,555
Median weekly rent $295
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

(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
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 12,223 47.5 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 13,529 52.5 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,430 5.6 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 25,752 people in Coffs Harbour. Of these 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.6% of the population.

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Age Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 43 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,426 5.5 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,541 6.0 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,507 5.9 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,544 6.0 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,557 6.0 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,555 6.0 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,443 5.6 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,336 5.2 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,485 5.8 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,579 6.1 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,606 6.2 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,798 7.0 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,630 6.3 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,687 6.6 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,289 5.0 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,096 4.3 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 784 3.0 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 887 3.4 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Coffs Harbour was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 8,642 40.6 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 972 4.6 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 2,708 12.7 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,652 7.8 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 7,294 34.3 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Coffs Harbour aged 15 years and over, 40.6% were married and 17.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 7,413 40.9 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,990 11.0 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 8,732 48.1 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Coffs Harbour, of people aged 15 years and over, 40.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 435 5.5 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,241 15.7 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 388 4.9 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 323 4.1 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 951 12.0 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 322 4.1 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 267 3.4 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 761 9.6 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 662 8.4 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 171 2.2 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 2,375 30.1 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Coffs Harbour 30.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.7% were in primary school, 19.6% in secondary school and 18.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 2,793 13.1 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,887 8.9 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 725 3.4 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 3,224 15.2 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 2,552 12.0 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 894 4.2 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 3,194 15.0 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 46 0.2 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 6 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 2,274 10.7 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 168 0.8 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 2,857 13.4 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Coffs Harbour, 12.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.9% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 10,240 29.2 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 9,870 28.2 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 3,241 9.3 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 2,603 7.4 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 1,082 3.1 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Coffs Harbour were English 29.2%, Australian 28.2%, Irish 9.3%, Scottish 7.4% 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 (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 19,440 75.5 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 824 3.2 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 335 1.3 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Myanmar 276 1.1 7,128 0.1 32,655 0.1
India 235 0.9 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
Germany 122 0.5 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4

In Coffs Harbour, 75.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.2%, New Zealand 1.3%, Myanmar 1.1%, India 0.9% and Germany 0.5%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 4,748 18.4 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,498 5.8 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,084 4.2 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 16,016 62.2 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Coffs Harbour, 62.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 17,198 66.9 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 1,365 5.3 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 453 1.8 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Myanmar 400 1.6 9,970 0.1 50,540 0.2
India 333 1.3 195,217 2.6 616,939 2.6

In Coffs Harbour, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 66.9%, England 5.3%, New Zealand 1.8%, Myanmar 1.6% and India 1.3%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 17,648 68.6 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 1,203 4.7 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 465 1.8 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Myanmar 402 1.6 10,064 0.1 51,099 0.2
India 336 1.3 191,594 2.6 605,777 2.6

In Coffs Harbour, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 68.6%, England 4.7%, New Zealand 1.8%, Myanmar 1.6% and India 1.3%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 7,531 29.3 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 5,146 20.0 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 4,608 17.9 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 2,852 11.1 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Presbyterian and Reformed 1,010 3.9 188,330 2.5 526,689 2.3

The most common responses for religion in Coffs Harbour were No Religion, so described 29.3%, Catholic 20.0%, Anglican 17.9%, Not stated 11.1% and Presbyterian and Reformed 3.9%. In Coffs Harbour, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (61.7%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Punjabi 235 0.9 33,435 0.4 132,496 0.6
Chin Haka 118 0.5 166 0.0 4,806 0.0
Arabic 110 0.4 200,825 2.7 321,728 1.4
Spanish 101 0.4 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
Dari 100 0.4 9,139 0.1 30,437 0.1
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English only spoken at home 21,137 82.1 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,046 9.7 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Coffs Harbour 82.1% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Punjabi 0.9%, Chin Haka 0.5%, Arabic 0.4%, Spanish 0.4% and Dari 0.4%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 5,613 51.3 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 3,940 36.0 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 539 4.9 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 839 7.7 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 10,931 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Coffs Harbour. Of these 51.3% were employed full time, 36.0% were employed part-time and 7.7% 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
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 1,370 13.6 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,130 11.2 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,444 14.3 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 2,087 20.7 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 3,529 34.9 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Coffs Harbour, 13.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 34.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 1,835 18.2 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 1,347 13.3 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 1,339 13.3 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 1,321 13.1 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 1,275 12.6 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 1,222 12.1 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 1,099 10.9 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 484 4.8 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Coffs Harbour included Professionals 18.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.3%, Community and Personal Service Workers 13.1%, Labourers 12.6%, Sales Workers 12.1%, Managers 10.9% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.8%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 479 4.8 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 328 3.3 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Aged Care Residential Services 326 3.3 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0
Accommodation 300 3.0 34,450 1.0 113,377 1.1
Cafes and Restaurants 295 2.9 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4

Of the employed people in Coffs Harbour, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.8%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.3%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.3%, Accommodation 3.0% and Cafes and Restaurants 2.9%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 554 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,293 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,019 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Coffs Harbour was $554.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 6,916 68.5 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 672 6.7 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 483 4.8 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Walked only 407 4.0 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Bicycle 126 1.2 23,332 0.7 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 85 0.8 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 7,668 75.9 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Coffs Harbour, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 68.5%, Car, as passenger 6.7%, Worked at home 4.8%, Walked only 4.0% and Bicycle 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 75.9% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 14,272 67.1 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,142 24.2 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,486 11.7 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,981 18.7 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Coffs Harbour, 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, 24.2% provided care for children and 11.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.7% 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 % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 4,312 20.3 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 5,477 25.7 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 2,565 12.1 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,922 9.0 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Coffs Harbour, 25.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 2,661 41.6 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 2,142 33.5 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,503 23.5 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 92 1.4 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Coffs Harbour, 33.5% were couple families with children, 41.6% were couple families without children and 23.5% were one parent families.

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

In Coffs Harbour, 18.2% of single parents were male and 81.8% 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 % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 898 18.6 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 276 5.7 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 921 19.1 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 538 11.2 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 318 6.6 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,379 28.6 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 218 4.5 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 270 5.6 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Coffs Harbour, of couple families with children, 18.6% had both partners employed full-time, 5.7% had both employed part-time and 19.1% 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 Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 9,897 90.3 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,062 9.7 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Coffs Harbour, 90.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 5,849 59.1 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,755 17.7 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,960 19.8 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 180 1.8 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Coffs Harbour, 59.1% were separate houses, 17.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 19.8% were flats or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 46 0.5 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 532 5.4 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 2,472 25.0 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 4,061 41.1 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 2,479 25.1 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 297 3.0 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Coffs Harbour, of occupied private dwellings 5.4% had 1 bedroom, 25.0% had 2 bedrooms and 41.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 3,229 32.6 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 2,311 23.4 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 3,991 40.3 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 49 0.5 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 316 3.2 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Coffs Harbour, 32.6% were owned outright, 23.4% were owned with a mortgage and 40.3% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 6,253 63.2 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 3,186 32.2 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 458 4.6 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Coffs Harbour, of all households, 63.2% were family households, 32.2% were single person households and 4.6% were group households.

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Household income Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 28.6 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.9 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Coffs Harbour, 28.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.9% 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 Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 295 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.9 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 19.1 -- 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 % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,555 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.8 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.2 -- 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 % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 957 9.7 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 4,125 41.7 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 3,153 31.9 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,213 12.3 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 441 4.5 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Coffs Harbour, 41.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,767 17.9 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 7,818 79.0 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 311 3.1 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Coffs Harbour, 79.0% 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.
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 649 45.4 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 780 54.6 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Coffs Harbour, 45.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 54.6% 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 % Coffs Harbour 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 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,023 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Coffs Harbour, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,023.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 280 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,650 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Coffs Harbour, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $280 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,650.

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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.