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2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Lightning Ridge

Code UCL147800 (UCL)
People 1,826
Male 971
Female 855
Australian citizenship 1,539
People born overseas 314
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 7
Families 411
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 806
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Lightning Ridge % Australia %
Total 1,826 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 971 53.2 9,270,466 49.4
Female 855 46.8 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 344 18.8 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 1,826 people were counted in Lightning Ridge (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 53.2% were male and 46.8% were female. Of the total population 18.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Lightning Ridge % Australia %
People
0-4 years 120 6.6 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 248 13.6 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 189 10.4 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 734 40.2 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 285 15.6 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 251 13.7 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Lightning Ridge (Urban Centres and Localities) there were 368 children aged 0-14 years and 536 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Lightning Ridge % Australia %
Australian citizenship 1,539 84.3 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 314 17.2 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 7 0.4 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Lightning Ridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 1,539 people were Australian citizens, 314 were born overseas and 7 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Lightning Ridge % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 632 43.3 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 238 16.3 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 96 6.6 919,904 6.2
Never married 491 33.7 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Lightning Ridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 43.3% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 16.3% were separated or divorced, 6.6% were widowed and 33.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Lightning Ridge % Australia %
Australia 1,304 71.4 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Lightning Ridge % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Lightning Ridge % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Lightning Ridge % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 325 46.7 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 254 36.5 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 29 4.2 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 88 12.6 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 617 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 696 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 696 people aged 15 years and over in Lightning Ridge (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 46.7% worked full-time, 36.5% worked part-time, 4.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 12.6% were unemployed. 617 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Lightning Ridge % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Lightning Ridge % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Lightning Ridge % Australia %
Couple family without children 153 37.2 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 161 39.2 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 84 20.4 762,632 15.4
Other family 13 3.2 88,864 1.8
Total families 411 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Lightning Ridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 411 families were counted: of these, 37.2% were couple families without children, 39.2% were couple families with children, 20.4% were one parent families and 3.2% 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 Lightning Ridge % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 763 94.7 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 806 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Lightning Ridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 763 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Lightning Ridge % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 577 75.6 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8 1.0 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 56 7.3 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 110 14.4 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 12 1.6 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Lightning Ridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 75.6% were separate houses, 1.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.3% were flats, units or apartments and 14.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Lightning Ridge % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 307 40.2 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 76 10.0 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 223 29.2 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 44 5.8 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 106 13.9 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Lightning Ridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 40.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 10.0% were being purchased and 29.2% were rented.

Landlord type Lightning Ridge % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 29 13.0 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 7 3.1 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 180 80.7 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 3 1.3 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Lightning Ridge (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 13.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 3.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 80.7% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Lightning Ridge % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 404 52.9 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 205 26.9 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 21 2.8 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Lightning Ridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 52.9% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.9% were single (or lone) person households and 2.8% 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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