National demographic indicators seriesAustralia

The National Demographic Indicators Series is a set of key social and demographic measures for every Local Government Area (LGA) in Australia. The series is drawn predominantly from the latest 2016 Census data, and Estimated Resident Population which is updated annually.

The indicators provide a snapshot of each LGA at the 2016 Census and how it compares to other LGAs. The measures have been selected to cover a broad range of socio-demographics and there is no assumption that a high or low score is “better” or “worse” on any given measure.

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National demographic indicators for local government areas, 2016
New South Wales Population Work & Education Households & Dwellings
Rank Local Govt. Area Estimated Resident Population 2018 Under 5 years Over 65 years Median age Speaks another language Indigenous Changed address in last 5 years Public transport to work Attending university University qualification Median household income Average household size Households renting Medium and high density SEIFA index of dis-advantage
# % % # % % % % % % $ # % % #
1 Albury (C) 53,767 6.4 17.9 39 6.7 2.8 40.7 0.8 3.4 15.9 1,181 2.32 32.0 21.4 971
2 Armidale Regional (A) 30,707 5.7 16.9 36 7.9 7.4 42.0 0.7 10.6 23.2 1,170 2.38 34.2 15.3 980
3 Ballina (A) 44,208 5.0 25.0 48 3.7 3.3 39.4 0.8 2.4 18.8 1,152 2.33 26.4 28.2 1003
4 Balranald (A) 2,340 6.3 16.1 40 6.3 8.9 28.2 0.6 1.0 7.3 1,173 2.44 27.6 7.2 942
5 Bathurst Regional (A) 43,206 6.2 16.4 37 4.0 5.4 39.8 0.7 5.0 16.1 1,308 2.48 29.1 15.8 986
6 Bayside 174,378 6.1 14.6 35 52.8 1.0 41.0 30.8 7.2 27.5 1,586 2.65 37.0 60.2 1002
7 Bega Valley (A) 34,348 4.4 25.9 51 3.0 3.1 34.4 0.7 1.4 15.0 987 2.20 21.5 15.8 976
8 Bellingen (A) 12,963 4.8 23.8 49 3.2 3.5 35.8 0.5 2.2 18.6 994 2.31 23.3 7.3 966
9 Berrigan (A) 8,707 5.6 28.7 49 3.1 2.4 32.5 0.6 1.3 8.7 964 2.20 22.3 8.1 954
10 Blacktown (C) 366,534 8.0 10.3 33 41.0 2.8 37.6 19.7 4.6 22.0 1,709 3.14 31.0 21.5 986
11 Bland (A) 5,985 5.9 21.5 43 1.8 4.5 25.5 3.0 1.2 8.5 1,096 2.34 21.1 4.1 973
12 Blayney (A) 7,342 6.2 18.6 42 1.7 3.6 33.3 0.7 2.1 13.0 1,217 2.47 21.7 4.0 982
13 Blue Mountains (C) 79,260 5.5 19.5 44 6.1 2.4 33.5 11.8 4.5 27.5 1,465 2.46 17.8 7.5 1045
14 Bogan (A) 2,621 7.7 19.7 41 1.9 16.5 27.5 5.0 1.6 9.0 1,147 2.33 28.6 7.8 950
15 Bourke (A) 2,630 8.4 13.6 36 2.2 31.6 27.7 0.4 1.6 9.9 1,230 2.44 32.0 5.4 916
16 Brewarrina (A) 1,655 7.5 10.7 35 3.6 61.1 22.6 1.2 1.3 7.4 857 2.58 56.1 7.3 757
17 Broken Hill (C) 17,734 5.5 21.8 45 2.5 8.5 27.1 0.8 1.4 8.6 972 2.17 22.8 6.0 901
18 Burwood (A) 39,886 4.5 14.3 33 63.6 0.4 46.8 39.8 12.8 35.0 1,566 2.82 40.1 60.2 999
19 Byron (A) 34,574 4.9 16.9 44 6.7 1.8 38.1 0.9 2.6 23.7 1,141 2.33 27.0 14.7 1003
20 Cabonne (A) 13,680 6.2 19.9 43 1.9 3.7 30.0 0.4 1.8 14.3 1,303 2.57 17.9 2.2 1010
21 Camden (A) 94,159 8.4 10.6 33 14.4 2.5 47.7 8.1 3.6 16.2 2,042 3.07 20.2 7.1 1056
22 Campbelltown (C) (NSW) 168,139 7.4 11.8 34 30.4 3.8 35.5 18.3 4.0 15.3 1,457 2.94 31.6 22.4 950
23 Canada Bay (A) 95,159 6.2 14.7 36 40.9 0.5 45.3 28.7 7.5 38.0 2,058 2.52 35.4 61.6 1068
24 Canterbury-Bankstown (A) 373,931 7.2 13.9 35 60.2 0.7 35.1 22.0 5.7 19.7 1,296 3.00 34.8 42.9 935
25 Carrathool (A) 2,802 6.8 14.6 40 5.5 7.9 31.0 1.4 1.5 9.8 1,243 2.35 32.4 3.6 976
26 Central Coast (C) (NSW) 342,047 5.9 20.9 42 5.9 3.8 38.5 8.7 3.1 14.0 1,256 2.49 25.7 21.7 989
27 Central Darling (A) 1,837 7.4 15.9 38 2.6 39.6 24.7 0.5 0.9 5.4 912 2.44 36.2 6.4 817
28 Cessnock (C) 59,101 6.8 16.4 38 1.9 7.2 35.2 0.9 1.8 7.5 1,176 2.57 26.5 9.6 925
29 Clarence Valley (A) 51,647 4.9 25.7 49 2.2 6.3 33.7 0.5 1.3 9.9 915 2.30 24.0 12.1 926
30 Cobar (A) 4,722 7.9 13.7 36 3.8 13.7 35.3 0.6 1.2 9.1 1,473 2.37 34.1 12.4 968
31 Coffs Harbour (C) 76,551 5.6 21.1 44 7.5 5.0 40.6 0.8 2.3 14.8 1,104 2.43 28.9 23.5 967
32 Coolamon (A) 4,368 5.6 23.4 45 1.0 3.1 29.5 0.3 2.2 10.1 1,157 2.51 17.2 2.2 977
33 Coonamble (A) 4,014 6.9 19.7 43 1.3 30.2 27.0 0.8 1.2 7.9 959 2.31 26.8 5.8 869
34 Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional 11,260 5.2 25.7 47 1.9 4.6 30.1 0.5 1.3 9.2 964 2.27 22.8 5.6 943
35 Cowra (A) 12,767 5.3 25.0 47 2.7 7.9 31.6 0.3 1.2 9.0 960 2.30 24.6 8.7 924
36 Cumberland (A) 236,893 7.8 11.2 32 65.6 0.6 40.5 25.7 6.1 22.2 1,377 3.14 38.5 43.4 929
37 Dubbo Regional 53,240 7.1 16.6 37 4.7 15.5 37.7 0.6 2.0 13.7 1,267 2.51 28.9 14.2 967
38 Dungog (A) 9,346 5.4 19.9 45 0.8 5.0 29.8 0.6 1.9 12.1 1,228 2.50 16.7 1.8 989
39 Edward River (A) 8,995 5.6 22.3 45 3.0 4.0 30.5 0.2 1.2 10.2 1,082 2.23 26.0 9.8 957
40 Eurobodalla (A) 38,288 4.0 30.6 54 3.7 5.6 36.4 0.7 1.2 13.4 946 2.17 23.1 16.3 962
41 Fairfield (C) 210,612 6.1 13.8 36 70.8 0.7 30.6 14.8 5.0 11.3 1,220 3.29 33.7 27.4 856
42 Federation (A) 12,462 5.1 27.5 49 1.9 1.7 29.5 0.3 1.3 8.5 1,020 2.23 21.1 11.4 963
43 Forbes (A) 9,910 6.6 21.8 42 2.1 11.1 31.9 0.7 1.4 9.9 1,072 2.38 25.8 7.9 953
44 Georges River (A) 158,411 5.8 15.3 37 53.5 0.5 39.2 31.3 7.7 30.2 1,650 2.84 30.8 45.8 1020
45 Gilgandra (A) 4,226 5.9 23.6 45 1.6 14.1 30.3 0.2 1.2 8.6 984 2.35 26.0 3.8 907
46 Glen Innes Severn (A) 8,908 5.1 25.9 48 2.2 6.1 30.5 0.5 1.2 8.9 842 2.20 24.7 5.1 915
47 Goulburn Mulwaree (A) 30,852 5.9 19.4 42 4.8 4.0 36.8 1.0 2.1 11.5 1,195 2.39 27.3 11.7 960
48 Greater Hume Shire (A) 10,686 6.1 19.9 44 2.0 3.3 30.3 0.4 1.6 11.4 1,159 2.53 17.0 2.8 987
49 Griffith (C) 26,882 7.0 16.1 37 20.8 4.8 32.6 0.2 1.5 10.5 1,330 2.64 30.0 16.1 959
50 Gunnedah (A) 12,661 7.5 19.1 40 2.3 12.8 36.2 2.1 1.5 10.2 1,253 2.43 30.2 9.8 956
51 Gwydir (A) 5,349 6.3 26.1 48 0.8 5.7 28.2 0.4 0.9 8.7 907 2.30 23.6 2.7 941
52 Hawkesbury (C) 67,083 6.3 14.3 38 6.0 3.7 34.8 5.3 3.4 13.1 1,663 2.79 23.1 13.2 1028
53 Hay (A) 2,979 4.9 21.7 46 3.8 6.1 28.6 0.5 1.1 7.3 1,065 2.22 27.1 8.3 937
54 Hilltops (A) 18,782 6.0 22.5 44 3.3 4.4 32.5 0.3 1.5 9.9 977 2.35 24.7 9.0 949
55 Hornsby (A) 150,752 5.8 16.2 40 31.1 0.5 35.3 27.2 6.0 38.4 2,116 2.86 20.8 27.0 1091
56 Hunters Hill (A) 14,909 5.1 21.6 43 19.2 0.6 38.4 18.3 5.7 39.4 2,460 2.63 24.4 39.3 1098
57 Inner West (A) 198,024 5.9 12.2 36 28.4 1.1 44.7 38.0 7.6 41.7 2,042 2.35 40.9 73.4 1053
58 Inverell (A) 16,844 6.6 21.2 42 3.1 8.5 33.7 0.5 1.4 9.0 945 2.40 28.6 9.0 916
59 Junee (A) 6,631 5.4 16.3 40 2.9 7.8 25.7 0.5 1.5 7.9 1,146 2.49 23.4 4.7 942
60 Kempsey (A) 29,665 5.3 23.9 47 2.2 11.6 30.4 0.6 1.2 8.2 897 2.36 24.3 9.9 888
61 Kiama (A) 23,006 5.2 23.5 47 4.3 1.8 35.8 2.7 3.6 24.2 1,500 2.48 18.5 21.6 1064
62 Ku-ring-gai (A) 126,046 5.1 18.2 41 27.7 0.2 39.9 28.1 6.9 47.9 2,633 2.87 17.2 27.3 1121
63 Kyogle (A) 8,870 4.3 23.0 50 2.8 4.3 27.7 0.8 1.4 11.0 828 2.25 20.5 2.5 910
64 Lachlan (A) 6,151 8.0 20.4 40 1.8 17.7 27.9 1.1 1.2 8.1 1,040 2.40 27.3 4.2 924
65 Lake Macquarie (C) 204,914 6.0 20.6 42 4.4 4.1 35.0 2.3 3.3 15.6 1,309 2.52 22.4 14.2 996
66 Lane Cove (A) 39,486 6.7 13.7 36 26.4 0.3 47.2 31.4 6.7 50.2 2,368 2.45 33.7 58.8 1111
67 Leeton (A) 11,438 6.3 18.1 40 7.3 5.7 32.7 0.2 1.2 9.5 1,193 2.45 26.6 11.9 954
68 Lismore (C) 43,843 5.2 18.2 43 4.6 5.0 34.6 0.8 4.2 17.5 1,062 2.38 27.0 14.9 954
69 Lithgow (C) 21,636 5.6 22.0 45 3.4 5.7 29.3 1.5 1.7 8.7 987 2.30 22.7 9.5 923
70 Liverpool (C) 223,304 7.6 10.4 33 51.9 1.5 35.7 13.9 4.6 15.7 1,548 3.20 30.1 25.5 952
71 Liverpool Plains (A) 7,893 5.9 22.4 45 1.1 12.5 30.0 0.5 1.3 7.8 1,039 2.32 27.3 3.6 914
72 Lockhart (A) 3,295 6.3 22.7 45 1.2 3.6 26.0 0.6 1.2 9.8 1,111 2.41 16.7 2.6 986
73 Maitland (C) 83,203 7.5 14.3 36 3.9 5.3 41.5 1.9 3.1 12.7 1,413 2.63 28.5 12.1 983
74 Mid-Coast (A) 93,288 4.6 30.1 52 2.6 6.2 37.0 0.8 1.2 9.9 890 2.24 23.9 18.6 928
75 Mid-Western Regional (A) 25,086 7.0 19.7 42 2.7 5.4 37.3 0.4 1.4 10.9 1,137 2.37 25.3 7.2 960
76 Moree Plains (A) 13,350 7.9 15.4 38 3.4 21.6 29.7 0.3 1.5 10.1 1,214 2.44 35.8 16.2 917
77 Mosman (A) 30,877 5.2 19.1 42 15.2 0.2 45.5 31.1 5.6 48.8 2,504 2.31 32.3 65.6 1115
78 Murray River (A) 12,118 5.5 26.7 49 2.4 3.2 35.1 0.7 1.3 10.1 1,068 2.29 21.4 10.1 991
79 Murrumbidgee (A) 3,961 5.7 17.3 41 3.1 7.4 29.1 0.4 1.3 9.4 1,180 2.40 31.5 5.3 961
80 Muswellbrook (A) 16,383 7.7 12.9 35 3.3 8.3 41.1 0.6 1.3 7.9 1,347 2.49 36.9 13.1 930
81 Nambucca (A) 19,773 4.8 27.6 51 2.2 7.6 33.1 0.8 1.4 10.4 844 2.25 25.1 11.1 907
82 Narrabri (A) 13,231 7.2 17.6 40 1.7 12.2 29.1 1.4 1.2 9.9 1,246 2.45 29.5 10.8 954
83 Narrandera (A) 5,931 6.5 22.1 44 2.3 9.6 28.1 0.4 1.5 8.5 1,012 2.33 24.0 6.2 929
84 Narromine (A) 6,567 7.1 21.1 42 1.1 19.9 28.1 0.3 1.3 9.4 1,074 2.41 25.6 6.5 933
85 Newcastle (C) 164,104 5.9 15.9 37 9.9 3.5 42.3 3.8 8.1 23.4 1,366 2.36 34.5 30.3 997
86 North Sydney (A) 74,172 5.7 14.4 37 22.2 0.3 54.8 39.8 6.1 53.5 2,356 1.99 47.4 89.2 1108
87 Northern Beaches (A) 271,278 6.2 16.8 40 15.1 0.6 39.1 17.7 4.3 32.3 2,173 2.64 24.9 43.1 1092
88 Oberon (A) 5,408 5.6 22.1 45 3.4 3.4 31.0 0.3 1.5 9.7 1,242 2.38 21.2 2.8 969
89 Orange (C) 42,056 7.4 16.7 37 6.0 6.3 42.2 0.6 3.1 17.4 1,296 2.45 31.7 15.0 978
90 Parkes (A) 14,894 6.4 19.8 41 2.8 10.0 31.9 0.5 1.6 9.4 1,088 2.39 26.9 9.9 940
91 Parramatta (C) 251,311 7.3 12.2 34 52.0 0.7 45.6 27.5 6.9 37.2 1,755 2.72 39.6 55.3 1039
92 Penrith (C) 209,210 7.4 11.7 34 16.9 3.9 36.3 11.3 3.5 13.4 1,655 2.86 28.8 19.2 999
93 Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) 83,131 4.9 27.7 48 3.0 4.0 41.1 0.6 2.1 13.4 1,042 2.30 25.3 25.3 976
94 Port Stephens (A) 72,695 5.5 22.9 45 3.4 4.8 39.2 1.3 2.3 11.1 1,180 2.44 24.8 23.0 980
95 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional (A) 59,959 6.5 12.2 38 12.1 3.1 39.0 1.5 4.1 23.0 1,871 2.52 27.1 27.1 1053
96 Randwick (C) 154,265 5.4 13.4 34 32.1 1.5 46.3 27.9 13.0 37.5 1,910 2.43 44.3 73.5 1052
97 Richmond Valley (A) 23,399 6.0 22.4 44 1.7 7.2 32.3 0.5 1.5 7.5 953 2.41 27.1 14.2 902
98 Ryde (C) 127,446 6.1 14.3 36 48.1 0.4 44.5 28.0 9.7 39.4 1,781 2.61 37.1 52.9 1058
99 Shellharbour (C) 72,240 6.3 16.8 39 10.4 3.8 33.9 3.1 2.8 10.4 1,340 2.70 25.6 18.9 976
100 Shoalhaven (C) 104,371 5.1 26.4 48 4.0 5.5 37.8 1.0 1.8 12.1 994 2.31 23.8 9.3 964
101 Singleton (A) 23,422 6.7 12.7 36 3.1 5.7 36.6 0.5 2.1 10.5 1,682 2.63 26.9 11.9 994
102 Snowy Monaro Regional (A) 20,733 4.7 19.2 43 5.5 2.2 33.2 1.7 2.1 14.9 1,298 2.39 24.6 17.9 1008
103 Snowy Valleys (A) 14,532 5.6 22.2 45 3.3 4.4 29.6 0.4 1.3 9.6 1,122 2.31 23.5 5.9 951
104 Strathfield (A) 45,143 5.8 11.5 32 64.2 0.3 47.4 36.2 9.0 38.0 1,776 2.91 40.0 57.7 1026
105 Sutherland Shire (A) 229,213 6.2 16.9 40 13.0 1.1 33.1 16.8 4.4 23.5 1,975 2.68 20.5 37.0 1080
106 Sydney (C) 240,229 3.3 8.2 32 36.2 1.2 59.3 35.5 14.0 44.0 1,915 1.97 55.8 96.3 1027
107 Tamworth Regional (A) 62,156 6.5 18.7 40 3.8 10.1 38.8 0.6 1.8 12.5 1,175 2.44 29.1 11.5 962
108 Temora (A) 6,274 5.9 24.0 45 2.2 2.4 30.0 0.4 1.3 9.8 1,035 2.37 22.4 7.0 964
109 Tenterfield (A) 6,638 4.3 27.6 53 2.2 6.0 29.1 0.6 1.3 9.3 771 2.14 21.2 3.5 910
110 The Hills Shire (A) 172,473 6.2 13.5 38 31.9 0.5 37.6 16.1 5.8 33.5 2,358 3.15 16.9 17.9 1107
111 Tweed (A) 96,108 5.2 25.3 47 4.2 4.0 39.9 1.5 2.5 13.4 1,056 2.35 25.1 32.0 973
112 Unincorporated NSW 1,080 6.3 16.7 42 1.7 3.4 28.4 0.5 2.3 11.0 1,210 2.34 24.1 0.5 1042
113 Upper Hunter Shire (A) 14,220 6.1 18.6 41 2.8 5.1 33.3 0.4 1.3 10.4 1,243 2.40 27.0 6.8 976
114 Upper Lachlan Shire (A) 7,961 5.9 23.5 48 1.3 2.3 29.3 0.5 1.7 12.3 1,161 2.34 16.1 2.1 998
115 Uralla (A) 6,062 5.1 20.5 46 1.7 7.0 30.7 0.4 2.8 16.5 1,048 2.40 20.2 2.4 983
116 Wagga Wagga (C) 64,820 6.7 15.2 35 6.6 5.6 43.2 0.5 4.8 16.7 1,353 2.49 32.4 15.1 995
117 Walcha (A) 3,132 5.6 25.9 48 1.3 5.8 24.5 0.9 1.5 11.1 1,040 2.23 22.8 2.1 981
118 Walgett (A) 6,051 6.6 19.0 42 5.0 29.4 27.6 0.5 1.0 8.7 833 2.19 33.0 5.4 832
119 Warren (A) 2,745 7.5 20.8 42 1.6 14.6 25.5 -- 1.7 10.7 1,094 2.31 27.2 6.9 945
120 Warrumbungle Shire (A) 9,399 5.0 26.2 49 1.9 9.8 28.3 0.6 1.4 9.3 867 2.26 23.2 3.6 913
121 Waverley (A) 74,114 6.2 12.7 35 20.9 0.4 47.0 33.5 5.1 44.5 2,298 2.27 43.0 83.2 1091
122 Weddin (A) 3,636 5.1 28.7 51 1.1 3.0 26.3 0.4 1.1 9.6 912 2.22 18.8 4.2 956
123 Wentworth (A) 7,042 6.2 20.3 44 2.7 9.6 30.8 0.8 1.5 9.1 1,039 2.41 22.7 6.2 957
124 Willoughby (C) 80,339 6.6 13.7 37 40.2 0.2 46.4 35.6 7.2 47.8 2,267 2.60 35.8 54.9 1083
125 Wingecarribee (A) 50,493 4.9 25.9 47 5.6 2.0 40.4 3.0 2.2 20.3 1,334 2.41 18.9 8.0 1034
126 Wollondilly (A) 52,230 6.8 13.3 37 5.7 3.2 35.5 4.4 3.0 12.6 1,864 2.99 14.7 5.2 1043
127 Wollongong (C) 216,071 5.9 17.6 39 16.8 2.6 35.7 7.5 6.8 19.9 1,335 2.53 29.1 31.0 989
128 Woollahra (A) 58,964 5.1 18.7 39 15.4 0.3 47.7 29.8 5.9 48.9 2,663 2.22 34.2 78.9 1115
129 Yass Valley (A) 16,953 6.3 16.3 42 3.5 2.5 33.5 1.4 3.2 23.6 1,869 2.66 17.5 4.9 1062
130 Total State 7,988,241 6.2 16.3 38 25.2 2.9 39.0 15.9 5.0 23.4 1,481 2.61 30.3 33.2 1001

Source:
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0) .
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.

More detailed data notes are available in the data notes section.