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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Byron (A)

Code LGA11350 (LGA)
People 28,766
Male 14,146
Female 14,620
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 24,503
People born overseas 4,652
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 905
Families 7,212
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 13,564
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $738
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,200
Median weekly rent $250
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Byron (A) % Australia %
Total 28,766 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 14,146 49.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 14,620 50.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 445 1.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 28,766 people were usually resident in Byron (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Of the total population 1.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Byron (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,595 5.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 3,991 13.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 3,322 11.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 12,859 44.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 3,516 12.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,483 12.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.4% of people usually resident in Byron (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 24.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Byron (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 24,503 85.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 4,652 16.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 905 3.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 85.2% of people usually resident in Byron (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 16.2% were born overseas and 3.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Byron (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,069 39.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 4,127 17.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,281 5.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 8,702 37.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 39.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Byron (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 17.8% were either separated or divorced, 5.5% were widowed and 37.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Byron (A) % Australia %
Australia 21,499 74.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Byron (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,731 44.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 5,316 40.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 464 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 336 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,138 8.8 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 8,167 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 12,985 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 12,985 people aged 15 years and over in Byron (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 44.1% worked full-time, 40.9% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.8% were unemployed. 8,167 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Byron (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 383 -- 466 --
Family 932 -- 1,171 --
Household 738 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Byron (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $383, the median family income was $932 and the median household income was $738.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Byron (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,593 36.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,820 39.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,706 23.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 93 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 7,212 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 7,212 families in Byron (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 36.0% were couple families without children, 39.1% were couple families with children, 23.7% 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 Byron (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 11,942 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 13,564 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 11,942 occupied private dwellings were counted in Byron (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Byron (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 9,427 78.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 878 7.4 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 894 7.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 735 6.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 8 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Byron (A) (Local Government Areas), 78.9% were separate houses, 7.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.5% were flats, units or apartments and 6.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Byron (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,028 33.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 3,037 25.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,556 29.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 92 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,225 10.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Byron (A) (Local Government Areas), 33.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 25.4% were owned with a mortgage and 29.8% were rented.

Landlord type Byron (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,654 46.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 199 5.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,586 44.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 116 3.3 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Byron (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 46.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 5.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 44.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Byron (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 250 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,200 -- 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 Byron (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $250. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,200. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Byron (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 7,098 59.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,853 23.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 762 6.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Byron (A) (Local Government Areas), 59.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.9% were single (or lone) person households and 6.4% 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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