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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Great Lakes (A)

Code LGA13400 (LGA)
People 32,766
Male 16,091
Female 16,675
Median age 50
Australian citizenship 30,013
People born overseas 3,204
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 104
Families 9,402
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 20,188
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $611
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,161
Median weekly rent $171
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Total 32,766 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 16,091 49.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 16,675 50.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,003 3.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 32,766 people were usually resident in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Of the total population 3.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,525 4.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 3,742 11.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,868 8.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 10,398 31.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 5,139 15.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 9,093 27.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 50 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 16.1% of people usually resident in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 43.4% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 50 years.

Selected characteristics Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 30,013 91.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,204 9.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 104 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 91.6% of people usually resident in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 9.8% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 15,181 55.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 3,688 13.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,648 9.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 5,985 21.8 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 55.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 13.4% were either separated or divorced, 9.6% were widowed and 21.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Australia 27,505 83.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Great Lakes (A) % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,701 48.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 4,167 35.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 466 4.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 285 2.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,088 9.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 14,233 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 11,707 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 11,707 people aged 15 years and over in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 48.7% worked full-time, 35.6% worked part-time, 4.0% were away from work, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 9.3% were unemployed. 14,233 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 338 -- 466 --
Family 747 -- 1,171 --
Household 611 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $338, the median family income was $747 and the median household income was $611.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,146 54.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,789 29.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,381 14.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 86 0.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 9,402 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 9,402 families in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 54.7% were couple families without children, 29.7% were couple families with children, 14.7% were one parent families and 0.9% 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 Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 14,358 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 20,188 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 14,358 occupied private dwellings were counted in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 10,672 74.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,635 11.4 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,381 9.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 667 4.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 3 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 74.3% were separate houses, 11.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.6% were flats, units or apartments and 4.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,905 48.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,926 20.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,467 24.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 201 1.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 857 6.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 48.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 20.4% were owned with a mortgage and 24.1% were rented.

Landlord type Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,909 55.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 233 6.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,189 34.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 136 3.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 55.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 6.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 34.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 171 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,161 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $171. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,161. The average people per household was 2.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Great Lakes (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 9,274 64.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 3,813 26.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 333 2.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 64.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.6% were single (or lone) person households and 2.3% 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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