Lightning Ridge

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code UCL115093
People 1,437
Male 51%
Female 49%
Median age 47
Families 314
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 859
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $761
Median monthly mortgage repayments $867
Median weekly rent $165
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

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
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 734 51.0 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 704 49.0 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 422 29.4 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,437 people in Lightning Ridge. Of these 51.0% were male and 49.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 29.4% of the population.

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Age Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 47 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 83 5.8 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 83 5.8 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 77 5.4 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 53 3.7 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 68 4.8 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 76 5.3 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 83 5.8 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 87 6.1 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 68 4.8 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 80 5.6 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 104 7.3 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 110 7.7 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 86 6.0 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 102 7.2 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 111 7.8 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 95 6.7 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 41 2.9 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 18 1.3 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Lightning Ridge was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 25.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 339 28.4 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 58 4.9 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 166 13.9 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 91 7.6 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 540 45.2 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Lightning Ridge aged 15 years and over, 28.4% were married and 18.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 239 25.7 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 155 16.6 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 537 57.7 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Lightning Ridge, of people aged 15 years and over, 25.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 27 5.9 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 86 18.7 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 0 0.0 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 62 13.5 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 3 0.7 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 32 7.0 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 19 4.1 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 6 1.3 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 225 48.9 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Lightning Ridge 32.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 19.1% were in primary school, 14.0% in secondary school and 11.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 103 8.7 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 83 7.0 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 31 2.6 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 133 11.2 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 115 9.7 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 47 4.0 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 190 16.0 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 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 177 14.9 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 24 2.0 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 254 21.4 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Lightning Ridge, 9.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 13.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian 644 34.8 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
English 383 20.7 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 107 5.8 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 88 4.8 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 67 3.6 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Lightning Ridge were Australian 34.8%, English 20.7%, Irish 5.8%, Scottish 4.8% and German 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 Lightning Ridge (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 978 69.5 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
Philippines 25 1.8 86,749 1.2 232,386 1.0
England 24 1.7 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
Germany 21 1.5 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4
New Zealand 15 1.1 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Croatia 14 1.0 15,638 0.2 43,688 0.2

In Lightning Ridge, 69.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were Philippines 1.8%, England 1.7%, Germany 1.5%, New Zealand 1.1% and Croatia 1.0%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 302 21.1 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 54 3.8 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 30 2.1 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 847 59.1 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Lightning Ridge, 59.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 883 61.7 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 46 3.2 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
South Eastern Europe, nfd 35 2.4 16,593 0.2 50,950 0.2
Philippines 25 1.7 106,423 1.4 270,177 1.2
Germany 18 1.3 47,543 0.6 170,571 0.7

In Lightning Ridge, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 61.7%, England 3.2%, South Eastern Europe, nfd 2.4%, Philippines 1.7% and Germany 1.3%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 911 64.4 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 47 3.3 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
Philippines 32 2.3 124,029 1.7 325,049 1.4
South Eastern Europe, nfd 25 1.8 14,323 0.2 42,777 0.2
Germany 22 1.6 47,489 0.6 169,618 0.7

In Lightning Ridge, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 64.4%, England 3.3%, Philippines 2.3%, South Eastern Europe, nfd 1.8% and Germany 1.6%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 408 28.5 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 343 23.9 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Catholic 286 20.0 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 210 14.7 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Eastern Orthodox 38 2.7 188,442 2.5 502,801 2.1

The most common responses for religion in Lightning Ridge were No Religion, so described 28.5%, Anglican 23.9%, Catholic 20.0%, Not stated 14.7% and Eastern Orthodox 2.7%. In Lightning Ridge, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (63.8%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Serbian 39 2.8 21,488 0.3 53,801 0.2
German 19 1.3 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Tagalog 14 1.0 45,130 0.6 111,273 0.5
Urdu 13 0.9 29,722 0.4 69,293 0.3
Croatian 12 0.8 21,156 0.3 56,885 0.2
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English only spoken at home 1,093 77.2 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 84 11.1 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Lightning Ridge 77.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Serbian 2.8%, German 1.3%, Tagalog 1.0%, Urdu 0.9% and Croatian 0.8%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 213 46.2 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 159 34.5 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 26 5.6 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 63 13.7 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 461 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Lightning Ridge. Of these 46.2% were employed full time, 34.5% were employed part-time and 13.7% 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
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 52 13.1 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 44 11.1 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 61 15.3 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 73 18.3 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 139 34.9 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Lightning Ridge, 13.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 34.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 80 20.3 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Community and Personal Service Workers 78 19.7 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 51 12.9 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 41 10.4 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Sales Workers 37 9.4 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 36 9.1 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 34 8.6 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 31 7.8 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Lightning Ridge included Professionals 20.3%, Community and Personal Service Workers 19.7%, Labourers 12.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.4%, Sales Workers 9.4%, Managers 9.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 8.6% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 7.8%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Combined Primary and Secondary Education 44 11.2 34,152 1.0 122,286 1.1
Other Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 31 7.9 209 0.0 2,773 0.0
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 23 5.9 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Accommodation 19 4.8 34,450 1.0 113,377 1.1
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 19 4.8 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9

Of the employed people in Lightning Ridge, the most common responses for industry of employment included Combined Primary and Secondary Education 11.2%, Other Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 7.9%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 5.9%, Accommodation 4.8% and Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.8%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 457 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 978 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 761 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Lightning Ridge was $457.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 244 60.7 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 43 10.7 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 36 9.0 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 19 4.7 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Truck 10 2.5 32,908 1.0 85,892 0.8
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People who travelled to work by public transport 0 0.0 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 280 69.7 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Lightning Ridge, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 60.7%, Walked only 10.7%, Car, as passenger 9.0%, Worked at home 4.7% and Truck 2.5%. On the day, 0.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 69.7% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 662 55.5 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 218 18.3 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 141 11.8 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 216 18.2 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Lightning Ridge, of people aged 15 years and over, 55.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.3% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.2% 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
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 187 15.6 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 252 21.1 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 118 9.9 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 109 9.1 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Lightning Ridge, 21.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 126 40.3 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 73 23.3 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 104 33.2 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 10 3.2 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Lightning Ridge, 23.3% were couple families with children, 40.3% were couple families without children and 33.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 14.1 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 85.9 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Lightning Ridge, 14.1% of single parents were male and 85.9% 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
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 35 17.5 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 16 8.0 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 24 12.0 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 18 9.0 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 22 11.0 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 63 31.5 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 12 6.0 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 10 5.0 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Lightning Ridge, of couple families with children, 17.5% had both partners employed full-time, 8.0% had both employed part-time and 12.0% 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

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 Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 577 83.9 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 111 16.1 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Lightning Ridge, 83.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 454 78.7 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3 0.5 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 60 10.4 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 27 4.7 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Lightning Ridge, 78.7% were separate houses, 0.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.4% were flats or apartments and 4.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 14 2.4 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 83 14.1 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 173 29.4 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 198 33.7 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 88 15.0 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 32 5.4 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Lightning Ridge, of occupied private dwellings 14.1% had 1 bedroom, 29.4% had 2 bedrooms and 33.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 190 32.1 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 75 12.7 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 282 47.6 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 7 1.2 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 38 6.4 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Lightning Ridge, 32.1% were owned outright, 12.7% were owned with a mortgage and 47.6% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 311 53.3 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 252 43.2 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 20 3.4 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Lightning Ridge, of all households, 53.3% were family households, 43.2% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

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Household income Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 41.3 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.9 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Lightning Ridge, 41.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 3.9% 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 Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 165 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.9 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.1 -- 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 Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.7 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 1.3 -- 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 Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 75 12.8 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 267 45.6 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 136 23.2 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 68 11.6 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 40 6.8 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Lightning Ridge, 45.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 23.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 204 35.2 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 342 59.1 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 33 5.7 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Lightning Ridge, 59.1% 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.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling internet connection (NEDD)

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.
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 201 47.3 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 224 52.7 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 30 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Lightning Ridge, 47.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.7% were female. The median age was 30 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

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
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 739 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Lightning Ridge, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $739.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Lightning Ridge % Lightning Ridge New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 180 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 784 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Lightning Ridge, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $784.

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.