Wagga Wagga

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC14083
People 7,104
Male 48%
Female 52%
Median age 38
Families 1,536
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.4
All private dwellings 3,833
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $1,195
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $265
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4

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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
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 3,406 48.0 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,697 52.0 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 218 3.1 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 7,104 people in Wagga Wagga. Of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.1% of the population.

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Age Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 373 5.3 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 287 4.0 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 252 3.6 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 310 4.4 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 758 10.7 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 745 10.5 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 551 7.8 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 409 5.8 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 388 5.5 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 342 4.8 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 412 5.8 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 461 6.5 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 394 5.6 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 310 4.4 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 316 4.5 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 273 3.9 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 212 3.0 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 296 4.2 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Wagga Wagga was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 2,272 36.7 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 212 3.4 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 600 9.7 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 491 7.9 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,609 42.2 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Wagga Wagga aged 15 years and over, 36.7% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,833 36.0 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 578 11.4 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,675 52.6 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Wagga Wagga, of people aged 15 years and over, 36.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 95 4.7 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 225 11.2 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 117 5.8 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 25 1.2 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 134 6.7 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 95 4.7 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 55 2.7 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 147 7.3 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 544 27.0 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 38 1.9 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 540 26.8 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Wagga Wagga 28.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 18.5% were in primary school, 14.2% in secondary school and 34.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,504 24.3 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 450 7.3 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 228 3.7 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 800 12.9 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 928 15.0 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 191 3.1 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 678 11.0 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 6 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 491 7.9 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 14 0.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 707 11.4 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Wagga Wagga, 15.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 2,753 28.2 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 2,532 26.0 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 1,260 12.9 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 828 8.5 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 381 3.9 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Wagga Wagga were English 28.2%, Australian 26.0%, Irish 12.9%, Scottish 8.5% and German 3.9%.

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

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Country of birth Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 5,562 78.5 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
India 217 3.1 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
England 120 1.7 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 53 0.7 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 44 0.6 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2
Pakistan 31 0.4 24,524 0.3 61,913 0.3

In Wagga Wagga, 78.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were India 3.1%, England 1.7%, New Zealand 0.7%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 0.6% and Pakistan 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,159 16.3 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 292 4.1 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 223 3.1 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 4,869 68.6 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Wagga Wagga, 68.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 5,119 72.4 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
India 277 3.9 195,217 2.6 616,939 2.6
England 181 2.6 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 75 1.1 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 63 0.9 332,465 4.4 704,658 3.0

In Wagga Wagga, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 72.4%, India 3.9%, England 2.6%, New Zealand 1.1% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 0.9%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 5,196 73.4 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
India 279 3.9 191,594 2.6 605,777 2.6
England 188 2.7 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 70 1.0 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 66 0.9 329,967 4.4 699,074 3.0

In Wagga Wagga, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 73.4%, India 3.9%, England 2.7%, New Zealand 1.0% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 0.9%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Catholic 2,189 30.8 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
No Religion, so described 1,683 23.7 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 1,165 16.4 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 675 9.5 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Presbyterian and Reformed 337 4.7 188,330 2.5 526,689 2.3

The most common responses for religion in Wagga Wagga were Catholic 30.8%, No Religion, so described 23.7%, Anglican 16.4%, Not stated 9.5% and Presbyterian and Reformed 4.7%. In Wagga Wagga, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (68.0%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Malayalam 145 2.0 13,881 0.2 53,206 0.2
Mandarin 56 0.8 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Hindi 52 0.7 67,034 0.9 159,652 0.7
Persian (excluding Dari) 32 0.5 22,044 0.3 58,313 0.2
Urdu 31 0.4 29,722 0.4 69,293 0.3
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English only spoken at home 5,825 82.1 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 359 10.9 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Wagga Wagga 82.1% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Malayalam 2.0%, Mandarin 0.8%, Hindi 0.7%, Persian (excluding Dari) 0.5% and Urdu 0.4%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 2,316 60.6 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,099 28.7 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 170 4.4 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 238 6.2 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 3,823 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wagga Wagga. Of these 60.6% were employed full time, 28.7% were employed part-time and 6.2% 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
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 382 10.7 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 335 9.4 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 383 10.7 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 778 21.7 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,536 42.9 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Wagga Wagga, 10.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 990 27.6 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 487 13.6 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 429 12.0 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Managers 417 11.6 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 397 11.1 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Sales Workers 358 10.0 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 336 9.4 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 134 3.7 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Wagga Wagga included Professionals 27.6%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.6%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.0%, Managers 11.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.1%, Sales Workers 10.0%, Labourers 9.4% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 3.7%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 274 7.9 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Higher Education 153 4.4 46,246 1.4 155,985 1.5
Other Social Assistance Services 109 3.2 54,259 1.6 158,230 1.5
Cafes and Restaurants 105 3.0 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Secondary Education 98 2.8 58,072 1.7 177,487 1.7

Of the employed people in Wagga Wagga, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 7.9%, Higher Education 4.4%, Other Social Assistance Services 3.2%, Cafes and Restaurants 3.0% and Secondary Education 2.8%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 712 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,663 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,195 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wagga Wagga was $712.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 2,292 64.3 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 454 12.7 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 213 6.0 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 110 3.1 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Bicycle 55 1.5 23,332 0.7 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 26 0.7 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 2,540 70.9 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Wagga Wagga, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 64.3%, Walked only 12.7%, Car, as passenger 6.0%, Worked at home 3.1% and Bicycle 1.5%. 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 70.9% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,304 69.5 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,270 20.5 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 645 10.4 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,347 21.8 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Wagga Wagga, of people aged 15 years and over, 69.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.5% provided care for children and 10.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.8% 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
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,506 24.3 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,761 28.5 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 604 9.8 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 423 6.8 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wagga Wagga, 28.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 758 49.2 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 487 31.6 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 250 16.2 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 45 2.9 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Wagga Wagga, 31.6% were couple families with children, 49.2% were couple families without children and 16.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.7 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.3 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Wagga Wagga, 17.7% of single parents were male and 82.3% 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
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 309 24.8 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 59 4.7 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 295 23.6 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 150 12.0 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 76 6.1 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 218 17.5 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 69 5.5 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 72 5.8 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Wagga Wagga, of couple families with children, 24.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 23.6% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

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Dwellings

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 3,059 84.8 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 548 15.2 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Wagga Wagga, 84.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,696 55.4 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 552 18.0 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 760 24.8 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 41 1.3 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Wagga Wagga, 55.4% were separate houses, 18.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 24.8% were flats or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 10 0.3 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 189 6.2 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,220 39.8 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,110 36.2 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 450 14.7 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 87 2.8 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 Wagga Wagga, of occupied private dwellings 6.2% had 1 bedroom, 39.8% had 2 bedrooms and 36.2% 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
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 822 26.8 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 573 18.7 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,535 50.0 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 43 1.4 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 97 3.2 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Wagga Wagga, 26.8% were owned outright, 18.7% were owned with a mortgage and 50.0% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 1,525 49.8 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,295 42.3 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 243 7.9 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Wagga Wagga, of all households, 49.8% were family households, 42.3% were single person households and 7.9% were group households.

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Household income Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.1 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.6 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Wagga Wagga, 25.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 9.6% 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 Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 265 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.8 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 16.2 -- 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 Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga 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 -- 97.5 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 2.5 -- 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 Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 345 11.3 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,447 47.3 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 841 27.5 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 311 10.2 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 118 3.9 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Wagga Wagga, 47.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 27.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 653 21.3 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,312 75.4 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 101 3.3 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Wagga Wagga, 75.4% 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.
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 114 51.1 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 109 48.9 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Wagga Wagga, 51.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 48.9% were female. The median age was 23 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
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 866 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Wagga Wagga, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $866.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Wagga Wagga % Wagga Wagga New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 250 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Wagga Wagga, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517.

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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.