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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Statistical Regions

Richmond-Tweed

Code 1976 (SR)
People 219,327
Male 106,947
Female 112,380
Median age 42
Australian citizenship 198,017
People born overseas 25,132
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,034
Families 59,207
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 98,582
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $713
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,127
Median weekly rent $190
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
Total 219,327 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 106,947 48.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 112,380 51.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 7,174 3.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 219,327 people were usually resident in Richmond-Tweed (Statistical Regions): of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Of the total population 3.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
People
0-4 years 12,302 5.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 30,359 13.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 25,589 11.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 84,471 38.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 27,023 12.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 39,586 18.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 42 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.5% of people usually resident in Richmond-Tweed (Statistical Regions) were children aged 0-14 years, and 30.4% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 42 years.

Selected characteristics Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
Australian citizenship 198,017 90.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 25,132 11.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,034 0.9 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.3% of people usually resident in Richmond-Tweed (Statistical Regions) were Australian citizens, 11.5% were born overseas and 0.9% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 83,679 47.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 25,315 14.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 13,089 7.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 54,579 30.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Richmond-Tweed (Statistical Regions) were married, 14.3% were either separated or divorced, 7.4% were widowed and 30.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
Australia 180,313 82.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Richmond-Tweed % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Richmond-Tweed % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 48,284 51.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 32,397 34.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 3,254 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 2,400 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 7,587 8.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 72,157 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 93,922 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 93,922 people aged 15 years and over in Richmond-Tweed (Statistical Regions) were in the labour force. Of these 51.4% worked full-time, 34.5% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.1% were unemployed. 72,157 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 370 -- 466 --
Family 928 -- 1,171 --
Household 713 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Richmond-Tweed (Statistical Regions), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $370, the median family income was $928 and the median household income was $713.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
Couple family without children 24,797 41.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 22,384 37.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 11,267 19.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 759 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 59,207 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 59,207 families in Richmond-Tweed (Statistical Regions): of these 41.9% were couple families without children, 37.8% were couple families with children, 19.0% were one parent families and 1.3% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 89,997 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 98,582 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 89,997 occupied private dwellings were counted in Richmond-Tweed (Statistical Regions).

Dwelling structure Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 65,733 73.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 9,945 11.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 9,193 10.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 5,069 5.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 57 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Richmond-Tweed (Statistical Regions), 73.0% were separate houses, 11.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.2% were flats, units or apartments and 5.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 35,364 39.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 23,402 26.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 24,551 27.3 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 899 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 5,781 6.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Richmond-Tweed (Statistical Regions), 39.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 26.0% were owned with a mortgage and 27.3% were rented.

Landlord type Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 11,520 46.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 2,479 10.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 9,650 39.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 902 3.7 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Richmond-Tweed (Statistical Regions), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 46.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 10.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 39.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
Median weekly rent 190 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,127 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Richmond-Tweed (Statistical Regions), the median weekly rent was $190. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,127. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Richmond-Tweed % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 58,242 64.7 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 22,728 25.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 3,496 3.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Richmond-Tweed (Statistical Regions), 64.7% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 25.3% were single (or lone) person households and 3.9% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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