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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Ku-ring-gai (A)

Code LGA14500 (LGA)
People 101,083
Male 48,404
Female 52,679
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 88,231
People born overseas 32,850
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,078
Families 27,642
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 36,175
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $2,147
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,500
Median weekly rent $420
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People — demographics
People Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
Total 101,083 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 48,404 47.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 52,679 52.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 110 0.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 101,083 people were usually resident in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Of the total population 0.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 5,209 5.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 15,700 15.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 14,234 14.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 36,561 36.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 12,423 12.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 16,956 16.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.7% of people usually resident in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 29.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 88,231 87.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 32,850 32.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,078 1.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.3% of people usually resident in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 32.5% were born overseas and 1.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49,297 61.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 4,534 5.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 5,161 6.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 21,183 26.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 61.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 5.7% were either separated or divorced, 6.4% were widowed and 26.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
Australia 64,204 63.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 28,355 58.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 16,048 33.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,545 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,121 2.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,549 3.2 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 28,844 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 48,618 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 48,618 people aged 15 years and over in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 58.3% worked full-time, 33.0% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 2.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.2% were unemployed. 28,844 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 716 -- 466 --
Family 2,530 -- 1,171 --
Household 2,147 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $716, the median family income was $2,530 and the median household income was $2,147.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 8,710 31.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 15,994 57.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 2,646 9.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 292 1.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 27,642 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 27,642 families in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 31.5% were couple families without children, 57.9% were couple families with children, 9.6% were one parent families and 1.1% 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 Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 33,795 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 36,175 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 33,795 occupied private dwellings were counted in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 28,850 85.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 991 2.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 3,895 11.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 40 0.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 19 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), 85.4% were separate houses, 2.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 16,470 48.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 11,621 34.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 4,158 12.3 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 332 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,216 3.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), 48.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 34.4% were owned with a mortgage and 12.3% were rented.

Landlord type Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,726 65.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 29 0.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,255 30.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 147 3.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 65.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 0.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 420 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,500 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.0 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $420. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,500. The average people per household was 2.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.0.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ku-ring-gai (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 27,219 80.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 5,372 15.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 408 1.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), 80.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 15.9% were single (or lone) person households and 1.2% 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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