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2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Canterbury (C)

Code LGA11550 (LGA)
People 129,935
Male 64,718
Female 65,217
Australian citizenship 103,178
People born overseas 62,381
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,012
Families 33,662
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 49,163
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Total 129,935 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 64,718 49.8 9,270,466 49.4
Female 65,217 50.2 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 664 0.5 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 129,935 people were counted in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Of the total population 0.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Canterbury (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 9,748 7.5 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 17,214 13.2 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 17,107 13.2 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 57,452 44.2 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 11,598 8.9 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 16,816 12.9 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 26,962 children aged 0-14 years and 28,414 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 103,178 79.4 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 62,381 48.0 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,012 0.8 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 103,178 people were Australian citizens, 62,381 were born overseas and 1,012 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Canterbury (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55,398 53.8 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 10,459 10.2 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 6,406 6.2 919,904 6.2
Never married 30,710 29.8 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 53.8% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 10.2% were separated or divorced, 6.2% were widowed and 29.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Australia 57,112 44.0 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Canterbury (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Canterbury (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Canterbury (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 33,475 61.7 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 13,641 25.1 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 2,300 4.2 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 4,834 8.9 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 41,764 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 54,250 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 54,250 people aged 15 years and over in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 61.7% worked full-time, 25.1% worked part-time, 4.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.9% were unemployed. 41,764 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,271 27.5 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 18,042 53.6 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 5,599 16.6 762,632 15.4
Other family 750 2.2 88,864 1.8
Total families 33,662 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 33,662 families were counted: of these, 27.5% were couple families without children, 53.6% were couple families with children, 16.6% were one parent families and 2.2% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household type

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 45,946 93.5 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 49,163 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 45,946 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 24,990 54.4 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,228 7.0 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 16,928 36.8 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 351 0.8 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 449 1.0 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 54.4% were separate houses, 7.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 36.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 18,696 40.7 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 6,966 15.2 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 15,809 34.4 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 1,079 2.3 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 3,400 7.4 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 40.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 15.2% were being purchased and 34.4% were rented.

Landlord type Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 9,505 60.1 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 2,775 17.6 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 3,284 20.8 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 242 1.5 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 60.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 17.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 20.8% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 32,536 70.8 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 9,517 20.7 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 1,402 3.1 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 70.8% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 20.7% were single (or lone) person households and 3.1% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 9/03/2006

Data for this Quickstats has been sourced from the 2001 Basic Community Profile catalogue No. 2001.0 and the 2001 Indigenous Profile catalogue No. 2002.0. Indigenous Statistics are only available for selected geographic areas. The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2001 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. www.abs.gov.au/census

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