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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Statistical Local Areas

Newtown

Code 210052755 (SLA)
People 9,580
Male 4,630
Female 4,950
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 8,664
People born overseas 1,136
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 18
Families 2,398
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,158
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,060
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $180
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Newtown % Australia %
Total 9,580 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 4,630 48.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 4,950 51.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 47 0.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 9,580 people were usually resident in Newtown (Statistical Local Areas): of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Of the total population 0.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Newtown % Australia %
People
0-4 years 555 5.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,370 14.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,409 14.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 3,802 39.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,063 11.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,382 14.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.1% of people usually resident in Newtown (Statistical Local Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 25.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Newtown % Australia %
Australian citizenship 8,664 90.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,136 11.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 18 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.4% of people usually resident in Newtown (Statistical Local Areas) were Australian citizens, 11.9% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Newtown % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,856 50.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 743 9.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 502 6.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 2,559 33.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 50.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Newtown (Statistical Local Areas) were married, 9.7% were either separated or divorced, 6.6% were widowed and 33.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Newtown % Australia %
Australia 7,856 82.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Newtown % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Newtown % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Newtown % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,710 57.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,497 31.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 160 3.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 118 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 232 4.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 2,493 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 4,717 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 4,717 people aged 15 years and over in Newtown (Statistical Local Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 57.5% worked full-time, 31.7% worked part-time, 3.4% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.9% were unemployed. 2,493 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Newtown % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Newtown % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 518 -- 466 --
Family 1,427 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,060 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Newtown (Statistical Local Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $518, the median family income was $1,427 and the median household income was $1,060.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Newtown % Australia %
Couple family without children 878 36.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,132 47.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 351 14.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 37 1.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 2,398 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 2,398 families in Newtown (Statistical Local Areas): of these 36.6% were couple families without children, 47.2% were couple families with children, 14.6% were one parent families and 1.5% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Newtown % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,759 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,158 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 3,759 occupied private dwellings were counted in Newtown (Statistical Local Areas).

Dwelling structure Newtown % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,957 78.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 350 9.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 448 11.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 4 0.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Newtown (Statistical Local Areas), 78.7% were separate houses, 9.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure Newtown % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,439 38.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,100 29.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 957 25.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 17 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 244 6.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Newtown (Statistical Local Areas), 38.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.3% were owned with a mortgage and 25.5% were rented.

Landlord type Newtown % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 583 60.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 48 5.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 301 31.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 24 2.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Newtown (Statistical Local Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 60.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 5.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 31.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Newtown % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 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 Newtown (Statistical Local Areas), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Newtown % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 2,386 63.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,059 28.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 155 4.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Newtown (Statistical Local Areas), 63.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 28.2% were single (or lone) person households and 4.1% 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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