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 2017 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 52,886 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 30,552 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 43,064 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 2,318 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 42,900 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 340,558 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 1001
7 Bega Valley 34,095 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 12,888 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 8,617 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 356,859 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 5,990 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 7,415 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 78,800 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 2,664 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 2,720 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 1,687 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 17,780 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 39,172 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 33,339 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 13,647 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 87,250 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 164,273 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 93,858 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 367,519 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 2,805 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 337,765 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 1,833 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 57,527 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 51,298 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 4,713 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 75,484 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 4,400 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 4,056 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 Cowra 12,697 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
35 Cumberland 231,604 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
36 Dungog 9,198 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
37 Edward River 8,907 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
38 Eurobodalla 38,117 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
39 Fairfield 209,107 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
40 Federation 12,392 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
41 Forbes 9,844 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
42 Georges River 156,440 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
43 Gilgandra 4,256 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
44 Glen Innes Severn 8,924 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
45 Goulburn Mulwaree 30,438 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
46 Greater Hume Shire 10,585 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
47 Griffith 26,648 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
48 Gundagai 11,238 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
49 Gunnedah 12,628 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
50 Gwydir 5,316 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
51 Hawkesbury 66,402 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
52 Hay 2,969 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
53 Hilltops 18,840 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
54 Hornsby 149,242 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
55 Hunters Hill 14,716 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
56 Inner West 195,113 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
57 Inverell 16,780 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
58 Junee 6,555 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
59 Kempsey 29,536 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
60 Kiama 22,378 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
61 Ku-ring-gai 124,898 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
62 Kyogle 8,927 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
63 Lachlan 6,213 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
64 Lake Macquarie 203,823 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
65 Lane Cove 38,782 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
66 Leeton 11,420 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
67 Lismore 43,816 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
68 Lithgow 21,596 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
69 Liverpool 217,736 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
70 Liverpool Plains 7,887 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
71 Lockhart 3,245 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
72 Maitland 81,235 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
73 Mid-Coast 92,569 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
74 Mid-Western Regional 24,826 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
75 Moree Plains 13,408 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
76 Mosman 30,465 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
77 Murray River 11,960 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
78 Murrumbidgee 3,952 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
79 Muswellbrook 16,427 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
80 Nambucca 19,625 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
81 Narrabri 13,387 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
82 Narrandera 5,951 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
83 Narromine 6,554 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
84 Newcastle 162,480 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
85 North Sydney 73,077 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
86 Northern Beaches 269,378 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
87 Oberon 5,430 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
88 Orange 41,636 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
89 Parkes 14,920 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
90 Parramatta 243,464 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
91 Penrith 204,785 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
92 Port Macquarie-Hastings 81,202 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
93 Port Stephens 71,716 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
94 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 59,136 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
95 Randwick 151,993 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
96 Richmond Valley 23,195 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
97 Ryde 124,798 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
98 Shellharbour 71,100 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
99 Shoalhaven 102,811 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
100 Singleton 23,496 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
101 Snowy Monaro Regional 20,713 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
102 Snowy Valleys 14,582 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
103 Strathfield 43,585 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
104 Sutherland Shire 227,073 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
105 Sydney 233,217 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
106 Tamworth Regional 61,554 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
107 Temora 6,258 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
108 Tenterfield 6,629 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
109 The Hills Shire 167,296 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
110 Tweed 94,547 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
111 Unincorporated NSW 1,088 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
112 Upper Hunter Shire 14,316 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
113 Upper Lachlan Shire 7,895 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
114 Uralla 6,115 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
115 Wagga Wagga 64,416 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
116 Walcha 3,157 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
117 Walgett 6,231 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
118 Warren 2,769 7.5 20.8 42 1.6 14.6 25.5 -- 1.7 10.7 1,094 2.31 27.2 6.9 945
119 Warrumbungle Shire 9,421 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
120 Waverley 73,176 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
121 Weddin 3,662 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
122 Wentworth 6,955 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
123 Western Plains Regional 52,084 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
124 Willoughby 79,574 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 49,710 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 50,877 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 213,841 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 58,883 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 16,802 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 7,861,068 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.