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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Canterbury (C)

Code LGA11550 (LGA)
People 129,963
Male 64,565
Female 65,398
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 102,866
People born overseas 60,984
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 944
Families 33,856
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 50,107
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $839
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,600
Median weekly rent $190
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Total 129,963 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 64,565 49.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 65,398 50.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 745 0.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 129,963 people were usually resident in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Of the total population 0.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Canterbury (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 9,454 7.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 16,933 13.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 16,711 12.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 56,704 43.6 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 12,628 9.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 17,533 13.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.3% of people usually resident in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 23.2% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 102,866 79.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 60,984 46.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 944 0.7 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 79.2% of people usually resident in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 46.9% were born overseas and 0.7% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Canterbury (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54,161 52.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 11,561 11.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 6,054 5.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 31,800 30.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 52.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 11.2% were either separated or divorced, 5.8% were widowed and 30.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Australia 57,789 44.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Canterbury (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 32,989 60.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 13,760 25.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,640 3.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 2,150 3.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 4,317 7.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 39,918 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 54,856 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 54,856 people aged 15 years and over in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 60.1% worked full-time, 25.1% worked part-time, 3.0% were away from work, 3.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.9% were unemployed. 39,918 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Canterbury (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 366 -- 466 --
Family 1,007 -- 1,171 --
Household 839 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $366, the median family income was $1,007 and the median household income was $839.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,758 28.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 17,294 51.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 6,056 17.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 748 2.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 33,856 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 33,856 families in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 28.8% were couple families without children, 51.1% were couple families with children, 17.9% were one parent families and 2.2% 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 Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 47,031 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 50,107 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 47,031 occupied private dwellings were counted in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 24,562 52.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,936 10.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 17,209 36.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 307 0.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 17 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 52.2% were separate houses, 10.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 36.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 14,599 31.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 11,519 24.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 16,311 34.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 231 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4,373 9.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 31.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 24.5% were owned with a mortgage and 34.7% were rented.

Landlord type Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 10,533 64.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 2,682 16.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 2,781 17.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 315 1.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 64.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 16.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 17.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 190 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,600 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $190. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,600. The average people per household was 2.8 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.3.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Canterbury (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 32,602 69.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 10,245 21.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,412 3.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 69.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.8% were single (or lone) person households and 3.0% 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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