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2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Great Lakes (A)

Code LGA13400 (LGA)
People 31,266
Male 15,399
Female 15,867
Australian citizenship 29,244
People born overseas 2,900
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 118
Families 8,931
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 18,127
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Total 31,266 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 15,399 49.3 9,270,466 49.4
Female 15,867 50.7 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 859 2.7 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 31,266 people were counted in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Of the total population 2.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,550 5.0 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 4,017 12.8 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 2,600 8.3 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 10,483 33.5 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 4,652 14.9 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 7,968 25.5 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas) there were 5,567 children aged 0-14 years and 12,620 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 29,244 93.5 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 2,900 9.3 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 118 0.4 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 29,244 people were Australian citizens, 2,900 were born overseas and 118 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 14,909 58.0 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 3,255 12.7 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 2,409 9.4 919,904 6.2
Never married 5,117 19.9 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 58.0% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 12.7% were separated or divorced, 9.4% were widowed and 19.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Australia 26,809 85.7 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Great Lakes (A) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Great Lakes (A) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,197 48.4 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 3,984 37.1 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 294 2.7 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 1,259 11.7 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 13,966 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 10,734 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 10,734 people aged 15 years and over in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 48.4% worked full-time, 37.1% worked part-time, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 11.7% were unemployed. 13,966 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,783 53.6 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 2,853 31.9 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 1,213 13.6 762,632 15.4
Other family 82 0.9 88,864 1.8
Total families 8,931 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 8,931 families were counted: of these, 53.6% were couple families without children, 31.9% were couple families with children, 13.6% were one parent families and 0.9% 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 Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 13,401 73.9 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 18,127 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 13,401 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 9,666 72.1 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,694 12.6 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,207 9.0 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 735 5.5 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 99 0.7 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 72.1% were separate houses, 12.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.0% were flats, units or apartments and 5.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,284 54.4 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,100 15.7 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,053 22.8 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 452 3.4 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 508 3.8 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 54.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 15.7% were being purchased and 22.8% were rented.

Landlord type Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,608 52.7 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 232 7.6 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 1,178 38.6 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 35 1.1 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 52.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 7.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 38.6% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 8,848 66.0 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 3,383 25.2 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 286 2.1 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 66.0% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 25.2% were single (or lone) person households and 2.1% 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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