Coffs Harbour

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code UCL112006
People 48,225
Male 47.7%
Female 52.3%
Median age 44
Families 12,488
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 21,657
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,073
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,600
Median weekly rent $300
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
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 22,984 47.7 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 25,238 52.3 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,562 5.3 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 48,225 people in Coffs Harbour. Of these 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.3% of the population.

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Age Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 44 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 2,653 5.5 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 3,147 6.5 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 2,907 6.0 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 2,876 6.0 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 2,615 5.4 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 2,552 5.3 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 2,604 5.4 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 2,523 5.2 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 2,886 6.0 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 3,034 6.3 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 3,137 6.5 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 3,378 7.0 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 3,231 6.7 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 3,158 6.5 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 2,457 5.1 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 2,002 4.2 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,436 3.0 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,627 3.4 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Coffs Harbour was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 17,555 44.4 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,702 4.3 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 4,765 12.1 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 2,988 7.6 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 12,502 31.6 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Coffs Harbour aged 15 years and over, 44.4% were married and 16.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 15,240 44.5 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 3,699 10.8 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 15,345 44.8 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Coffs Harbour, of people aged 15 years and over, 44.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 889 6.2 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 2,488 17.2 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 849 5.9 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 602 4.2 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 1,692 11.7 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 676 4.7 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 648 4.5 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,214 8.4 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 1,189 8.2 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 303 2.1 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 3,880 26.9 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Coffs Harbour 29.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.3% were in primary school, 20.8% in secondary school and 16.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 5,739 14.5 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 3,562 9.0 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,414 3.6 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 6,166 15.6 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 4,552 11.5 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,614 4.1 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 5,973 15.1 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 84 0.2 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 11 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 4,093 10.4 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 214 0.5 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 4,804 12.2 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Coffs Harbour, 11.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 20,006 30.3 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 19,267 29.2 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 6,258 9.5 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 5,170 7.8 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 2,091 3.2 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Coffs Harbour were English 30.3%, Australian 29.2%, Irish 9.5%, Scottish 7.8% and German 3.2%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Coffs Harbour (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 37,812 78.5 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 1,691 3.5 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 669 1.4 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
India 341 0.7 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
Myanmar 299 0.6 7,128 0.1 32,655 0.1
Germany 224 0.5 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4

In Coffs Harbour, 78.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.5%, New Zealand 1.4%, India 0.7%, Myanmar 0.6% and Germany 0.5%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 8,025 16.6 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 2,944 6.1 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 2,011 4.2 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 31,256 64.8 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Coffs Harbour, 64.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 33,449 69.4 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 2,760 5.7 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 924 1.9 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 540 1.1 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
India 486 1.0 195,217 2.6 616,939 2.6

In Coffs Harbour, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 69.4%, England 5.7%, New Zealand 1.9%, Scotland 1.1% and India 1.0%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 34,449 71.5 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 2,443 5.1 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 906 1.9 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
India 470 1.0 191,594 2.6 605,777 2.6
Myanmar 434 0.9 10,064 0.1 51,099 0.2

In Coffs Harbour, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 71.5%, England 5.1%, New Zealand 1.9%, India 1.0% and Myanmar 0.9%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 14,377 29.8 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 10,032 20.8 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 9,372 19.4 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 4,837 10.0 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Presbyterian and Reformed 1,893 3.9 188,330 2.5 526,689 2.3

The most common responses for religion in Coffs Harbour were No Religion, so described 29.8%, Catholic 20.8%, Anglican 19.4%, Not stated 10.0% and Presbyterian and Reformed 3.9%. In Coffs Harbour, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (62.7%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Punjabi 272 0.6 33,435 0.4 132,496 0.6
German 191 0.4 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Spanish 167 0.3 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
Italian 167 0.3 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
Chin Haka 133 0.3 166 0.0 4,806 0.0
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English only spoken at home 41,272 85.7 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,622 8.2 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Coffs Harbour 85.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Punjabi 0.6%, German 0.4%, Spanish 0.3%, Italian 0.3% and Chin Haka 0.3%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 10,796 51.6 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 7,576 36.2 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 995 4.8 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 1,567 7.5 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 20,934 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Coffs Harbour. Of these 51.6% were employed full time, 36.2% were employed part-time and 7.5% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 2,691 13.9 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 2,170 11.2 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 2,716 14.0 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 3,892 20.1 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 6,906 35.6 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Coffs Harbour, 13.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 3,720 19.2 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 2,617 13.5 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 2,544 13.1 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 2,502 12.9 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 2,335 12.1 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 2,254 11.6 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Managers 2,105 10.9 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 979 5.1 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Coffs Harbour included Professionals 19.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.5%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.9%, Sales Workers 12.1%, Labourers 11.6%, Managers 10.9% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.1%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 1,021 5.3 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 632 3.3 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Aged Care Residential Services 629 3.2 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0
Cafes and Restaurants 552 2.9 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Accommodation 493 2.5 34,450 1.0 113,377 1.1

Of the employed people in Coffs Harbour, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 5.3%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.3%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.2%, Cafes and Restaurants 2.9% and Accommodation 2.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 571 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,334 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,073 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Coffs Harbour was $571.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 13,617 70.4 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 1,193 6.2 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 893 4.6 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Walked only 603 3.1 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Bicycle 202 1.0 23,332 0.7 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 159 0.8 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 14,965 77.3 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Coffs Harbour, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 70.4%, Car, as passenger 6.2%, Worked at home 4.6%, Walked only 3.1% and Bicycle 1.0%. On the day, 0.8% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 77.3% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 27,312 69.1 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 10,247 25.9 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,773 12.1 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 7,745 19.6 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Coffs Harbour, of people aged 15 years and over, 69.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.9% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 7,867 19.9 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 10,607 26.8 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 5,074 12.8 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 3,766 9.5 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Coffs Harbour, 26.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 5,243 42.0 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 4,451 35.6 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 2,658 21.3 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 140 1.1 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Coffs Harbour, 35.6% were couple families with children, 42.0% were couple families without children and 21.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.6 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.4 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Coffs Harbour, 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 1,716 17.7 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 515 5.3 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,990 20.5 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 1,087 11.2 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 635 6.6 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 2,789 28.8 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 414 4.3 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 542 5.6 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Coffs Harbour, of couple families with children, 17.7% had both partners employed full-time, 5.3% had both employed part-time and 20.5% 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 Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 18,374 90.5 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,925 9.5 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Coffs Harbour, 90.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 12,339 67.2 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,896 15.8 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 2,614 14.2 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 315 1.7 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Coffs Harbour, 67.2% were separate houses, 15.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.2% were flats or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 94 0.5 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 771 4.2 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 3,977 21.7 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 7,808 42.5 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 5,226 28.5 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 492 2.7 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Coffs Harbour, of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 21.7% had 2 bedrooms and 42.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 6,255 34.1 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 4,937 26.9 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 6,393 34.8 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 234 1.3 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 540 2.9 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Coffs Harbour, 34.1% were owned outright, 26.9% were owned with a mortgage and 34.8% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 12,216 66.5 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 5,394 29.4 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 751 4.1 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Coffs Harbour, of all households, 66.5% were family households, 29.4% were single person households and 4.1% were group households.

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Household income Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 26.1 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.8 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Coffs Harbour, 26.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 7.8% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 300 -- 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 Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,600 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.7 -- 7.4 -- 7.2

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

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 1,378 7.5 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 7,448 40.6 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 6,400 34.8 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 2,386 13.0 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 754 4.1 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Coffs Harbour, 40.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 3,065 16.7 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 14,761 80.4 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 534 2.9 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Coffs Harbour, 80.4% 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.
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 1,215 47.4 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 1,348 52.6 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Coffs Harbour, 47.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.6% were female. The median age was 22 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,067 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Coffs Harbour, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,067.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Coffs Harbour % Coffs Harbour New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 290 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,670 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Coffs Harbour, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $290 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,670.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

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.