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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Bankstown (C)

Code LGA10350 (LGA)
People 170,489
Male 84,095
Female 86,394
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 147,018
People born overseas 61,071
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 751
Families 44,141
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 60,609
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $926
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,680
Median weekly rent $220
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Bankstown (C) % Australia %
Total 170,489 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 84,095 49.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 86,394 50.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,124 0.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 170,489 people were usually resident in Bankstown (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Of the total population 0.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Bankstown (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 12,707 7.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 24,700 14.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 23,897 14.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 68,804 40.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 16,580 9.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 23,801 14.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.9% of people usually resident in Bankstown (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 23.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Bankstown (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 147,018 86.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 61,071 35.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 751 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 86.2% of people usually resident in Bankstown (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 35.8% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Bankstown (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 70,590 53.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 13,653 10.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 9,259 7.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 39,580 29.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 53.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Bankstown (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 10.3% were either separated or divorced, 7.0% were widowed and 29.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Bankstown (C) % Australia %
Australia 96,658 56.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Bankstown (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 43,123 61.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 17,317 24.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,221 3.1 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 2,755 3.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 5,240 7.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 53,288 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 70,656 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 70,656 people aged 15 years and over in Bankstown (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 61.0% worked full-time, 24.5% worked part-time, 3.1% were away from work, 3.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.4% were unemployed. 53,288 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Bankstown (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 372 -- 466 --
Family 1,069 -- 1,171 --
Household 926 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Bankstown (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $372, the median family income was $1,069 and the median household income was $926.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Bankstown (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 12,157 27.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 23,256 52.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 7,959 18.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 769 1.7 89,686 1.7
Total families 44,141 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 44,141 families in Bankstown (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 27.5% were couple families without children, 52.7% were couple families with children, 18.0% were one parent families and 1.7% 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 Bankstown (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 57,346 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 60,609 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 57,346 occupied private dwellings were counted in Bankstown (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Bankstown (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 41,197 71.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8,143 14.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 7,696 13.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 258 0.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 52 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Bankstown (C) (Local Government Areas), 71.8% were separate houses, 14.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Bankstown (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 20,113 35.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 16,646 29.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 15,975 27.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 334 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4,279 7.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Bankstown (C) (Local Government Areas), 35.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.0% were owned with a mortgage and 27.9% were rented.

Landlord type Bankstown (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 6,874 43.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 5,382 33.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,299 20.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 420 2.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Bankstown (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 43.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 33.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 20.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Bankstown (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 220 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,680 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Bankstown (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $220. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,680. The average people per household was 2.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bankstown (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 42,468 74.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 11,304 19.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,086 1.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Bankstown (C) (Local Government Areas), 74.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.7% were single (or lone) person households and 1.9% 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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