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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Ashfield (A)

Code LGA10150 (LGA)
People 39,667
Male 19,377
Female 20,290
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 29,853
People born overseas 17,020
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 505
Families 9,765
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 17,074
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,101
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,800
Median weekly rent $250
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Ashfield (A) % Australia %
Total 39,667 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 19,377 48.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 20,290 51.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 194 0.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 39,667 people were usually resident in Ashfield (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Of the total population 0.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Ashfield (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,211 5.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 3,922 9.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 5,030 12.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 19,106 48.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 3,634 9.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 5,764 14.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 15.5% of people usually resident in Ashfield (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 23.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Ashfield (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 29,853 75.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 17,020 42.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 505 1.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 75.3% of people usually resident in Ashfield (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 42.9% were born overseas and 1.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Ashfield (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 15,009 44.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 3,485 10.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,080 6.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 12,965 38.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 44.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Ashfield (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 10.4% were either separated or divorced, 6.2% were widowed and 38.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Ashfield (A) % Australia %
Australia 19,183 48.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Ashfield (A) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Ashfield (A) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Ashfield (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 12,871 63.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 5,098 25.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 651 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 513 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,098 5.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 10,362 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 20,231 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 20,231 people aged 15 years and over in Ashfield (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 63.6% worked full-time, 25.2% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.4% were unemployed. 10,362 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Ashfield (A) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Ashfield (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 514 -- 466 --
Family 1,304 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,101 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Ashfield (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $514, the median family income was $1,304 and the median household income was $1,101.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Ashfield (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,571 36.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 4,406 45.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,478 15.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 310 3.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 9,765 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 9,765 families in Ashfield (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 36.6% were couple families without children, 45.1% were couple families with children, 15.1% were one parent families and 3.2% 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 Ashfield (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 15,937 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 17,074 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 15,937 occupied private dwellings were counted in Ashfield (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Ashfield (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,194 38.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,085 13.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 7,509 47.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 146 0.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 3 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Ashfield (A) (Local Government Areas), 38.9% were separate houses, 13.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 47.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Ashfield (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,434 27.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 3,662 23.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 6,287 39.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 132 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,422 8.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Ashfield (A) (Local Government Areas), 27.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 23.0% were owned with a mortgage and 39.4% were rented.

Landlord type Ashfield (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 4,785 76.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 217 3.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,189 18.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 96 1.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Ashfield (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 76.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 3.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 18.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Ashfield (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 250 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,800 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Ashfield (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $250. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,800. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ashfield (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 9,530 59.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 4,356 27.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,030 6.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Ashfield (A) (Local Government Areas), 59.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 27.3% were single (or lone) person households and 6.5% 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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