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2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Newcastle (C)

Code LGA15900 (LGA)
People 136,413
Male 66,314
Female 70,099
Australian citizenship 125,012
People born overseas 15,551
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 894
Families 34,990
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 60,781
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Total 136,413 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 66,314 48.6 9,270,466 49.4
Female 70,099 51.4 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,442 1.8 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 136,413 people were counted in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Of the total population 1.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Newcastle (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 8,108 5.9 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 16,267 11.9 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 20,645 15.1 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 56,994 41.8 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 12,163 8.9 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 22,236 16.3 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 24,375 children aged 0-14 years and 34,399 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 125,012 91.6 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 15,551 11.4 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 894 0.7 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 125,012 people were Australian citizens, 15,551 were born overseas and 894 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Newcastle (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49,513 44.2 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 13,914 12.4 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 9,167 8.2 919,904 6.2
Never married 39,443 35.2 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 44.2% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 12.4% were separated or divorced, 8.2% were widowed and 35.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Australia 113,493 83.2 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Newcastle (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 33,307 53.6 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 20,456 32.9 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 1,482 2.4 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 6,868 11.1 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 45,132 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 62,113 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 62,113 people aged 15 years and over in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 53.6% worked full-time, 32.9% worked part-time, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 11.1% were unemployed. 45,132 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 13,206 37.7 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 14,305 40.9 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 6,684 19.1 762,632 15.4
Other family 795 2.3 88,864 1.8
Total families 34,990 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 34,990 families were counted: of these, 37.7% were couple families without children, 40.9% were couple families with children, 19.1% were one parent families and 2.3% 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 Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 56,678 93.2 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 60,781 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 56,678 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 42,264 74.6 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,647 10.0 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 8,001 14.1 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 377 0.7 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 389 0.7 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 74.6% were separate houses, 10.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 22,249 39.3 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 13,246 23.4 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 17,630 31.1 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 1,196 2.1 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 2,356 4.2 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 39.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 23.4% were being purchased and 31.1% were rented.

Landlord type Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 8,154 46.3 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 3,679 20.9 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 5,605 31.8 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 190 1.1 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 46.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 20.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 31.8% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 34,642 61.1 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 16,793 29.6 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 3,463 6.1 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 61.1% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 29.6% were single (or lone) person households and 6.1% 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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