Tweed Heads

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC13984
People 8,176
Male 47.8%
Female 52.2%
Median age 56
Families 2,089
Average children per family
for families with children 1.6
for all households (a) 0.4
All private dwellings 4,889
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $928
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $330
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4

(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
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 3,905 47.8 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 4,272 52.2 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 200 2.4 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 8,176 people in Tweed Heads. Of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.4% of the population.

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Age Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 56 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 302 3.7 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 258 3.2 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 284 3.5 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 291 3.6 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 374 4.6 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 381 4.7 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 421 5.2 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 351 4.3 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 377 4.6 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 411 5.0 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 467 5.7 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 643 7.9 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 679 8.3 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 713 8.7 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 657 8.0 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 547 6.7 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 438 5.4 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 575 7.0 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Tweed Heads was 56 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 10.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 35.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 3,088 42.1 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 306 4.2 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,082 14.8 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 791 10.8 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,063 28.1 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Tweed Heads aged 15 years and over, 42.1% were married and 18.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 2,614 41.7 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 659 10.5 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,995 47.8 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Tweed Heads, of people aged 15 years and over, 41.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 65 3.3 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 169 8.7 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 122 6.3 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 36 1.9 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 152 7.8 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 81 4.2 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 46 2.4 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 119 6.1 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 237 12.2 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 44 2.3 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 873 44.9 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Tweed Heads 23.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 16.7% were in primary school, 14.0% in secondary school and 18.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 944 12.9 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 622 8.5 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 158 2.2 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,079 14.8 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 981 13.4 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 311 4.3 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,136 15.5 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 4 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 656 9.0 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 13 0.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,195 16.3 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Tweed Heads, 13.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.5% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 3,451 31.3 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 2,718 24.6 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 1,114 10.1 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 959 8.7 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 342 3.1 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Tweed Heads were English 31.3%, Australian 24.6%, Irish 10.1%, Scottish 8.7% 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 Tweed Heads (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 5,666 69.6 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 475 5.8 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 290 3.6 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Philippines 90 1.1 86,749 1.2 232,386 1.0
Scotland 83 1.0 28,579 0.4 119,417 0.5
Brazil 79 1.0 12,314 0.2 27,630 0.1

In Tweed Heads, 69.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.8%, New Zealand 3.6%, Philippines 1.1%, Scotland 1.0% and Brazil 1.0%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,855 22.7 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 507 6.2 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 356 4.4 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 4,581 56.0 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Tweed Heads, 56.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 22.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 4,974 61.2 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 664 8.2 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 337 4.1 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 168 2.1 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
Brazil 89 1.1 13,638 0.2 30,614 0.1

In Tweed Heads, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 61.2%, England 8.2%, New Zealand 4.1%, Scotland 2.1% and Brazil 1.1%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 5,133 63.1 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 582 7.2 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 328 4.0 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Scotland 153 1.9 63,302 0.8 245,915 1.1
Philippines 109 1.3 124,029 1.7 325,049 1.4

In Tweed Heads, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 63.1%, England 7.2%, New Zealand 4.0%, Scotland 1.9% and Philippines 1.3%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 2,154 26.3 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 1,975 24.1 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 1,670 20.4 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 913 11.2 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Presbyterian and Reformed 332 4.1 188,330 2.5 526,689 2.3

The most common responses for religion in Tweed Heads were No Religion, so described 26.3%, Catholic 24.1%, Anglican 20.4%, Not stated 11.2% and Presbyterian and Reformed 4.1%. In Tweed Heads, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (66.4%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Portuguese 82 1.0 23,003 0.3 48,853 0.2
Japanese 40 0.5 17,319 0.2 55,966 0.2
Mandarin 39 0.5 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Tagalog 29 0.4 45,130 0.6 111,273 0.5
German 27 0.3 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
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English only spoken at home 6,847 83.8 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 318 7.6 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Tweed Heads 83.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Portuguese 1.0%, Japanese 0.5%, Mandarin 0.5%, Tagalog 0.4% and German 0.3%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,545 49.4 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,159 37.0 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 164 5.2 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 261 8.3 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 3,129 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Tweed Heads. Of these 49.4% were employed full time, 37.0% were employed part-time and 8.3% 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
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 378 13.2 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 334 11.6 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 454 15.8 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 528 18.4 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,010 35.2 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Tweed Heads, 13.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 458 15.9 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Community and Personal Service Workers 434 15.1 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 433 15.1 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 373 13.0 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Sales Workers 338 11.8 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 331 11.5 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Managers 314 10.9 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 145 5.0 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Tweed Heads included Professionals 15.9%, Community and Personal Service Workers 15.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.1%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.0%, Sales Workers 11.8%, Labourers 11.5%, Managers 10.9% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.0%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 148 5.2 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 114 4.0 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Aged Care Residential Services 110 3.9 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0
Accommodation 89 3.1 34,450 1.0 113,377 1.1
Clubs (Hospitality) 82 2.9 25,773 0.8 46,915 0.4

Of the employed people in Tweed Heads, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 5.2%, Cafes and Restaurants 4.0%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.9%, Accommodation 3.1% and Clubs (Hospitality) 2.9%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 541 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,221 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 928 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Tweed Heads was $541.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,882 65.6 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 162 5.6 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 143 5.0 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 126 4.4 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Bicycle 58 2.0 23,332 0.7 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 69 2.4 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 2,036 70.9 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Tweed Heads, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 65.6%, Walked only 5.6%, Worked at home 5.0%, Car, as passenger 4.4% and Bicycle 2.0%. On the day, 2.4% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 70.9% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,549 62.0 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,365 18.6 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 815 11.1 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,066 14.5 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Tweed Heads, of people aged 15 years and over, 62.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.6% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.5% 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
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,424 19.4 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,708 23.3 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 842 11.5 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 578 7.9 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Tweed Heads, 23.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 1,135 54.4 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 537 25.7 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 376 18.0 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 39 1.9 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Tweed Heads, 25.7% were couple families with children, 54.4% were couple families without children and 18.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 20.5 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 79.5 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Tweed Heads, 20.5% of single parents were male and 79.5% 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
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 222 13.3 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 74 4.4 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 237 14.2 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 145 8.7 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 107 6.4 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 719 43.1 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 65 3.9 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 98 5.9 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Tweed Heads, of couple families with children, 13.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 14.2% 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 Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 3,657 83.4 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 730 16.6 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Tweed Heads, 83.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,207 33.0 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 974 26.6 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,439 39.3 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 19 0.5 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Tweed Heads, 33.0% were separate houses, 26.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 39.3% were flats or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.2 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 226 6.2 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,570 43.1 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,311 36.0 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 383 10.5 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 142 3.9 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Tweed Heads, of occupied private dwellings 6.2% had 1 bedroom, 43.1% had 2 bedrooms and 36.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 1,505 41.2 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 624 17.1 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,313 35.9 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 53 1.5 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 158 4.3 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Tweed Heads, 41.2% were owned outright, 17.1% were owned with a mortgage and 35.9% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 2,055 56.3 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,419 38.9 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 178 4.9 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Tweed Heads, of all households, 56.3% were family households, 38.9% were single person households and 4.9% were group households.

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Household income Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 31.1 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.6 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Tweed Heads, 31.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.6% 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 Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 330 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.5 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 19.5 -- 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 Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.6 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.4 -- 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 Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 418 11.4 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,764 48.3 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 907 24.8 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 343 9.4 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 221 6.0 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Tweed Heads, 48.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 24.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 840 23.0 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,648 72.5 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 162 4.4 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Tweed Heads, 72.5% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 92 46.5 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 106 53.5 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 30 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Tweed Heads, 46.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 53.5% were female. The median age was 30 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
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,080 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Tweed Heads, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,080.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Tweed Heads % Tweed Heads New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 350 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Tweed Heads, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

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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.