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2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Penrith (C)

Code LGA16350 (LGA)
People 171,870
Male 85,371
Female 86,499
Australian citizenship 150,682
People born overseas 36,505
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 527
Families 45,661
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 59,948
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Penrith (C) % Australia %
Total 171,870 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 85,371 49.7 9,270,466 49.4
Female 86,499 50.3 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,478 2.0 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 171,870 people were counted in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Of the total population 2.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Penrith (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 13,916 8.1 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 28,215 16.4 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 27,466 16.0 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 77,711 45.2 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 12,476 7.3 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 12,086 7.0 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 42,131 children aged 0-14 years and 24,562 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Penrith (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 150,682 87.7 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 36,505 21.2 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 527 0.3 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 150,682 people were Australian citizens, 36,505 were born overseas and 527 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Penrith (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 67,749 52.2 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 14,477 11.2 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 5,796 4.5 919,904 6.2
Never married 41,719 32.2 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 52.2% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 11.2% were separated or divorced, 4.5% were widowed and 32.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Penrith (C) % Australia %
Australia 125,006 72.7 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Penrith (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 55,159 64.0 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 23,239 27.0 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 2,688 3.1 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 5,116 5.9 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 38,411 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 86,202 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 86,202 people aged 15 years and over in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 64.0% worked full-time, 27.0% worked part-time, 3.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.9% were unemployed. 38,411 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Penrith (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 12,035 26.4 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 25,143 55.1 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 7,902 17.3 762,632 15.4
Other family 581 1.3 88,864 1.8
Total families 45,661 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 45,661 families were counted: of these, 26.4% were couple families without children, 55.1% were couple families with children, 17.3% were one parent families and 1.3% 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 Penrith (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 57,243 95.5 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 59,948 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 57,243 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Penrith (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 48,813 85.3 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,990 7.0 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3,676 6.4 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 257 0.4 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 507 0.9 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 85.3% were separate houses, 7.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Penrith (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 18,572 32.4 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 21,147 36.9 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 13,716 24.0 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 1,105 1.9 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 2,704 4.7 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 32.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 36.9% were being purchased and 24.0% were rented.

Landlord type Penrith (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 7,523 54.8 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 2,546 18.6 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 3,483 25.4 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 163 1.2 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 54.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 18.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 25.4% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Penrith (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 44,746 78.2 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 9,169 16.0 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 1,448 2.5 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 78.2% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 16.0% were single (or lone) person households and 2.5% 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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