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2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Parramatta (C)

Code LGA16250 (LGA)
People 143,143
Male 71,274
Female 71,869
Australian citizenship 116,357
People born overseas 52,633
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,347
Families 35,860
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 54,714
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Total 143,143 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 71,274 49.8 9,270,466 49.4
Female 71,869 50.2 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,147 0.8 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 143,143 people were counted in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Of the total population 0.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Parramatta (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10,012 7.0 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 18,754 13.1 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 19,807 13.8 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 64,740 45.2 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 12,106 8.5 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 17,724 12.4 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 28,766 children aged 0-14 years and 29,830 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 116,357 81.3 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 52,633 36.8 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,347 0.9 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 116,357 people were Australian citizens, 52,633 were born overseas and 1,347 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Parramatta (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58,003 50.7 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 11,871 10.4 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 7,674 6.7 919,904 6.2
Never married 36,826 32.2 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 50.7% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 10.4% were separated or divorced, 6.7% were widowed and 32.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Australia 80,303 56.1 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Parramatta (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 42,398 64.0 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 17,087 25.8 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 1,977 3.0 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 4,740 7.2 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 41,517 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 66,202 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 66,202 people aged 15 years and over in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 64.0% worked full-time, 25.8% worked part-time, 3.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.2% were unemployed. 41,517 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 11,023 30.7 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 18,144 50.6 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 5,825 16.2 762,632 15.4
Other family 868 2.4 88,864 1.8
Total families 35,860 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 35,860 families were counted: of these, 30.7% were couple families without children, 50.6% were couple families with children, 16.2% were one parent families and 2.4% 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 Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 51,433 94.0 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 54,714 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 51,433 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 31,458 61.2 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,483 10.7 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 13,766 26.8 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 187 0.4 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 539 1.0 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 61.2% were separate houses, 10.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 26.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 18,649 36.3 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 10,451 20.3 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 17,653 34.3 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 1,335 2.6 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 3,344 6.5 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 36.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 20.3% were being purchased and 34.3% were rented.

Landlord type Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 9,152 51.8 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 4,587 26.0 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 3,705 21.0 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 211 1.2 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 51.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 26.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 21.0% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 34,926 67.9 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 11,674 22.7 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 2,004 3.9 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 67.9% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 22.7% were single (or lone) person households and 3.9% 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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