Wilcannia

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC14290
People 745
Male 49.3%
Female 50.7%
Median age 33
Families 155
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 331
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $989
Median monthly mortgage repayments $405
Median weekly rent $110
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
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 365 49.3 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 376 50.7 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 452 61.2 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 745 people in Wilcannia. Of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 61.2% of the population.

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Age Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 33 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 61 8.3 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 54 7.3 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 41 5.5 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 66 8.9 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 57 7.7 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 52 7.0 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 68 9.2 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 41 5.5 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 48 6.5 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 48 6.5 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 42 5.7 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 35 4.7 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 42 5.7 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 41 5.5 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 18 2.4 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 7 0.9 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 9 1.2 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 9 1.2 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Wilcannia was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 144 24.2 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 19 3.2 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 36 6.1 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 32 5.4 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 363 61.1 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Wilcannia aged 15 years and over, 24.2% were married and 8.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 97 20.7 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 88 18.8 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 283 60.5 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Wilcannia, of people aged 15 years and over, 20.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 14 6.4 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 40 18.2 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6 2.7 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 3 1.4 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 21 9.5 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 8 3.6 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 12 5.5 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 9 4.1 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 7 3.2 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 100 45.5 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Wilcannia 28.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.5% were in primary school, 12.6% in secondary school and 9.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 40 6.8 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 35 6.0 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 12 2.1 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 49 8.4 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 41 7.0 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 21 3.6 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 91 15.6 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.5 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 121 20.7 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 0 0.0 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 159 27.2 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Wilcannia, 7.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 10.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian Aboriginal 368 42.7 30,849 0.3 144,173 0.5
Australian 139 16.1 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
English 114 13.2 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Scottish 37 4.3 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
Irish 31 3.6 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6

The most common ancestries in Wilcannia were Australian Aboriginal 42.7%, Australian 16.1%, English 13.2%, Scottish 4.3% and Irish 3.6%.

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

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Country of birth Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 653 88.0 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
New Zealand 8 1.1 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
United States of America 5 0.7 30,081 0.4 86,125 0.4
India 4 0.5 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
England 3 0.4 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
Egypt 3 0.4 19,724 0.3 39,779 0.2

In Wilcannia, 88.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 1.1%, United States of America 0.7%, India 0.5%, England 0.4% and Egypt 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 29 3.9 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 11 1.5 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 12 1.6 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 581 78.2 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Wilcannia, 78.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 3.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 616 83.9 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
New Zealand 10 1.4 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Fiji 4 0.5 49,567 0.7 88,598 0.4
Egypt 4 0.5 34,095 0.5 68,408 0.3
India 4 0.5 195,217 2.6 616,939 2.6

In Wilcannia, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 83.9%, New Zealand 1.4%, Fiji 0.5%, Egypt 0.5% and India 0.5%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 599 82.4 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 7 1.0 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 5 0.7 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Egypt 4 0.6 31,226 0.4 62,608 0.3
Germany 3 0.4 47,489 0.6 169,618 0.7

In Wilcannia, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 82.4%, England 1.0%, New Zealand 0.7%, Egypt 0.6% and Germany 0.4%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Catholic 313 42.2 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 167 22.5 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
No Religion, so described 103 13.9 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 97 13.1 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Uniting Church 19 2.6 217,258 2.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Wilcannia were Catholic 42.2%, Not stated 22.5%, No Religion, so described 13.9%, Anglican 13.1% and Uniting Church 2.6%. In Wilcannia, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (81.5%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Kuuku-Ya'u 5 0.7 11 0.0 10 0.0
Arabic 4 0.5 200,825 2.7 321,728 1.4
Malayalam 4 0.5 13,881 0.2 53,206 0.2
German 3 0.4 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
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English only spoken at home 629 84.9 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 16 6.0 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Wilcannia 84.9% of people only spoke English at home. The only other responses for language spoken at home were Kuuku-Ya'u 0.7%, Arabic 0.5%, Malayalam 0.5% and German 0.4%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 160 66.4 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 43 17.8 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 11 4.6 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 27 11.2 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 241 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wilcannia. Of these 66.4% were employed full time, 17.8% were employed part-time and 11.2% 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
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 9 4.1 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 14 6.3 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 22 10.0 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 47 21.3 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 119 53.8 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Wilcannia, 4.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Managers 56 24.9 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 46 20.4 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 44 19.6 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Professionals 33 14.7 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 18 8.0 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 12 5.3 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 9 4.0 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3
Sales Workers 3 1.3 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4

The most common occupations in Wilcannia included Managers 24.9%, Community and Personal Service Workers 20.4%, Labourers 19.6%, Professionals 14.7%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 8.0%, Technicians and Trades Workers 5.3%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.0% and Sales Workers 1.3%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Sheep Farming (Specialised) 25 12.3 6,728 0.2 18,197 0.2
Beef Cattle Farming (Specialised) 21 10.3 13,478 0.4 44,309 0.4
Local Government Administration 20 9.8 43,378 1.3 142,724 1.3
Combined Primary and Secondary Education 18 8.8 34,152 1.0 122,286 1.1
Police Services 13 6.4 19,156 0.6 68,686 0.6

Of the employed people in Wilcannia, the most common responses for industry of employment included Sheep Farming (Specialised) 12.3%, Beef Cattle Farming (Specialised) 10.3%, Local Government Administration 9.8%, Combined Primary and Secondary Education 8.8% and Police Services 6.4%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 442 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,176 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 989 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wilcannia was $442.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 78 35.9 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 54 24.9 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 26 12.0 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 13 6.0 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Motorbike/scooter 7 3.2 21,159 0.6 64,580 0.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 3 1.4 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 95 42.8 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Wilcannia, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 35.9%, Walked only 24.9%, Worked at home 12.0%, Car, as passenger 6.0% and Motorbike/scooter 3.2%. On the day, 1.4% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 42.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 287 49.1 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 98 16.8 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 39 6.7 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 78 13.3 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Wilcannia, of people aged 15 years and over, 49.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 16.8% provided care for children and 6.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.3% 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
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 87 15.0 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 105 18.1 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 48 8.3 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 41 7.1 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wilcannia, 18.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 30 19.5 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 68 44.2 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 52 33.8 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 4 2.6 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Wilcannia, 44.2% were couple families with children, 19.5% were couple families without children and 33.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 20.0 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.0 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Wilcannia, 20.0% of single parents were male and 80.0% 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
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 27 30.0 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 3 3.3 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 9 10.0 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 10 11.1 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 0 0.0 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 32 35.6 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 4 4.4 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 5 5.6 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Wilcannia, of couple families with children, 30.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 10.0% 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 Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 219 77.4 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 64 22.6 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Wilcannia, 77.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 22.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 202 92.2 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8 3.7 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 3 1.4 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 6 2.7 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Wilcannia, 92.2% were separate houses, 3.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.4% were flats or apartments and 2.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 18 7.9 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 42 18.5 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 81 35.7 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 80 35.2 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 6 2.6 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wilcannia, of occupied private dwellings 7.9% had 1 bedroom, 18.5% had 2 bedrooms and 35.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.8 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 77 33.3 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 14 6.1 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 126 54.5 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 9 3.9 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 5 2.2 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Wilcannia, 33.3% were owned outright, 6.1% were owned with a mortgage and 54.5% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 150 67.6 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 67 30.2 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 5 2.3 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Wilcannia, of all households, 67.6% were family households, 30.2% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

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Household income Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 29.6 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.5 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Wilcannia, 29.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.5% 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 Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 110 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.4 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.6 -- 12.9 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 405 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 0.0 -- 7.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 62 26.2 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 79 33.3 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 43 18.1 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 41 17.3 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 12 5.1 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Wilcannia, 33.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 18.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 109 49.5 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 107 48.6 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 4 1.8 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Wilcannia, 48.6% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 212 46.9 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 240 53.1 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Wilcannia, 46.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 53.1% were female. The median age was 26 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
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 982 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Wilcannia, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $982.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Wilcannia % Wilcannia New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 110 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 189 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Wilcannia, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $110 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $189.

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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.