Port Macquarie

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC13246
People 44,830
Male 47.3%
Female 52.7%
Median age 47
Families 12,092
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 21,472
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,069
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $325
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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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
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 21,196 47.3 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 23,633 52.7 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,754 3.9 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 44,830 people in Port Macquarie. Of these 47.3% were male and 52.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.9% of the population.

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Age Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 47 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 2,242 5.0 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 2,618 5.8 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 2,582 5.8 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 2,509 5.6 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,865 4.2 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 2,071 4.6 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 2,110 4.7 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 2,173 4.8 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 2,586 5.8 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 2,761 6.2 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 2,840 6.3 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 3,025 6.7 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 2,909 6.5 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 3,333 7.4 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 3,091 6.9 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 2,370 5.3 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,781 4.0 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,965 4.4 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Port Macquarie was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 28.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 18,256 48.8 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,485 4.0 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 4,439 11.9 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 3,186 8.5 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 10,018 26.8 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Port Macquarie aged 15 years and over, 48.8% were married and 15.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 16,004 48.7 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 3,314 10.1 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 13,518 41.2 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Port Macquarie, of people aged 15 years and over, 48.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 797 6.5 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,832 14.9 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,158 9.4 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 501 4.1 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 876 7.1 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 1,442 11.7 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 454 3.7 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 890 7.2 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 1,091 8.9 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 245 2.0 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 3,031 24.6 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Port Macquarie 27.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.4% were in primary school, 22.5% in secondary school and 16.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 5,656 15.1 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 3,609 9.7 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,473 3.9 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 5,688 15.2 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 4,258 11.4 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,496 4.0 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 5,697 15.2 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 54 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 7 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 3,622 9.7 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 69 0.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 4,385 11.7 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Port Macquarie, 11.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 20,273 32.9 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 18,481 30.0 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 6,266 10.2 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 4,926 8.0 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 1,829 3.0 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Port Macquarie were English 32.9%, Australian 30.0%, Irish 10.2%, Scottish 8.0% 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 Port Macquarie (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 35,937 80.2 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 2,076 4.6 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 684 1.5 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Scotland 263 0.6 28,579 0.4 119,417 0.5
Germany 203 0.5 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4
South Africa 194 0.4 43,058 0.6 162,449 0.7

In Port Macquarie, 80.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 4.6%, New Zealand 1.5%, Scotland 0.6%, Germany 0.5% and South Africa 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 6,900 15.4 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 2,792 6.2 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,982 4.4 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 29,896 66.7 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Port Macquarie, 66.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 32,072 71.6 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 3,168 7.1 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 869 1.9 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 600 1.3 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
Netherlands 384 0.9 40,444 0.5 175,354 0.7

In Port Macquarie, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 71.6%, England 7.1%, New Zealand 1.9%, Scotland 1.3% and Netherlands 0.9%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 32,916 73.5 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 2,874 6.4 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 893 2.0 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Scotland 537 1.2 63,302 0.8 245,915 1.1
Netherlands 318 0.7 34,775 0.5 152,088 0.6

In Port Macquarie, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 73.5%, England 6.4%, New Zealand 2.0%, Scotland 1.2% and Netherlands 0.7%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 11,679 26.0 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 10,977 24.5 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 10,318 23.0 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 3,769 8.4 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 1,878 4.2 217,258 2.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Port Macquarie were No Religion, so described 26.0%, Catholic 24.5%, Anglican 23.0%, Not stated 8.4% and Uniting Church 4.2%. In Port Macquarie, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (69.2%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Mandarin 113 0.3 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Spanish 111 0.2 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
French 110 0.2 23,743 0.3 70,873 0.3
German 108 0.2 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Italian 95 0.2 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
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English only spoken at home 40,424 90.2 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,042 5.4 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Port Macquarie 90.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.3%, Spanish 0.2%, French 0.2%, German 0.2% and Italian 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 9,859 53.1 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 6,616 35.6 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 869 4.7 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 1,223 6.6 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 18,567 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Macquarie. Of these 53.1% were employed full time, 35.6% were employed part-time and 6.6% 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
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 2,337 13.5 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,794 10.3 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 2,479 14.3 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 3,341 19.3 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 6,525 37.6 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Port Macquarie, 13.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 3,806 21.9 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 2,415 13.9 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 2,396 13.8 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 2,278 13.1 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 1,972 11.4 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 1,867 10.8 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Labourers 1,646 9.5 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 735 4.2 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Port Macquarie included Professionals 21.9%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.8%, Community and Personal Service Workers 13.1%, Sales Workers 11.4%, Managers 10.8%, Labourers 9.5% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.2%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 889 5.1 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Aged Care Residential Services 614 3.6 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0
Cafes and Restaurants 500 2.9 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Secondary Education 492 2.8 58,072 1.7 177,487 1.7
Electricity Distribution 474 2.7 8,925 0.3 26,183 0.2

Of the employed people in Port Macquarie, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 5.1%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.6%, Cafes and Restaurants 2.9%, Secondary Education 2.8% and Electricity Distribution 2.7%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 570 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,355 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,069 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Macquarie was $570.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 12,342 71.1 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 998 5.8 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 820 4.7 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Walked only 548 3.2 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Motorbike/scooter 156 0.9 21,159 0.6 64,580 0.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 114 0.7 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 13,463 77.6 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Port Macquarie, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 71.1%, Car, as passenger 5.8%, Worked at home 4.7%, Walked only 3.2% and Motorbike/scooter 0.9%. On the day, 0.7% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 77.6% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 26,140 69.9 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 9,274 24.8 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,668 12.5 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 7,750 20.7 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Port Macquarie, of people aged 15 years and over, 69.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.8% provided care for children and 12.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.7% 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
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 7,253 19.4 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 10,260 27.4 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 4,976 13.3 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 3,653 9.8 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Macquarie, 27.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 5,854 48.4 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 4,007 33.2 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 2,092 17.3 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 131 1.1 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Port Macquarie, 33.2% were couple families with children, 48.4% were couple families without children and 17.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 16.5 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.5 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Port Macquarie, 16.5% of single parents were male and 83.5% 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
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 1,712 17.4 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 456 4.6 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,919 19.5 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 945 9.6 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 597 6.1 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 3,337 33.8 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 385 3.9 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 510 5.2 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Port Macquarie, of couple families with children, 17.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 19.5% 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 Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 18,087 89.6 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,109 10.4 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Port Macquarie, 89.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 11,728 64.8 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,125 17.3 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 2,888 16.0 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 264 1.5 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Macquarie, 64.8% were separate houses, 17.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 16.0% were flats or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 49 0.3 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 803 4.4 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 4,135 22.9 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 7,607 42.1 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 4,990 27.6 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 506 2.8 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Port Macquarie, of occupied private dwellings 4.4% had 1 bedroom, 22.9% had 2 bedrooms and 42.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 7,070 39.1 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 4,497 24.9 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 5,559 30.7 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 409 2.3 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 555 3.1 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Macquarie, 39.1% were owned outright, 24.9% were owned with a mortgage and 30.7% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 11,899 65.8 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 5,543 30.7 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 642 3.6 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Port Macquarie, of all households, 65.8% were family households, 30.7% were single person households and 3.6% were group households.

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Household income Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 26.1 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.6 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Port Macquarie, 26.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 8.6% 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 Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 325 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.2 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.8 -- 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 Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie 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 -- 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 Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 1,305 7.2 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 7,607 42.0 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 6,270 34.7 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 2,157 11.9 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 752 4.2 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Port Macquarie, 42.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 3,279 18.1 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 14,273 78.9 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 532 2.9 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Port Macquarie, 78.9% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 844 48.1 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 912 51.9 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Port Macquarie, 48.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.9% 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
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie 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 1,173 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Port Macquarie, 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 $1,173.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Port Macquarie % Port Macquarie New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 330 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,679 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Port Macquarie, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $330 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,679.

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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.