The average Yass household has two married parents, 1.9 children, 1.9 cars and lives in the township.
Just like our models - the Horne family, pictured left.
That’s according to Census data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics last week.
We also know that our median age is 39, 21.1 per cent of our population is aged 0-14 and 17 per cent are over 65.
Most people aged over 15 are married (52.2 per cent), have Australian (33.8 per cent) or English (31.3) heritage and are either Catholic (30.5 per cent) or Anglican (27.7).
Compared to the rest of NSW, people in Yass earn more on average - $1600 a week for the average family compared to $1477 for the state. But 22.2 per cent of Yass households have a gross weekly income of less than $600.
Although most families in Yass have married couples, 14.3 per cent are one parent families.
Yass is still a high-growth area, and the Horne family represent that as well. They call themselves Sydney ‘escapees’, and it all started when the couple won a romantic weekend in Yass about seven years ago.
They fell in love with the town.
A few more trips later, with children in tow, and they realised how crazy it was to keep going back to Sydney, where life was punctuated by traffic congestion, mortgage stress and a feeling of isolation.
They now cite the warm and friendly Yass community as the main reason they love raising their family here – that, and the complete lack of traffic jams!