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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Muswellbrook (A)

Code LGA15650 (LGA)
People 15,236
Male 7,810
Female 7,426
Median age 34
Australian citizenship 13,588
People born overseas 846
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 51
Families 3,964
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,208
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,060
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $150
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Muswellbrook (A) % Australia %
Total 15,236 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 7,810 51.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 7,426 48.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 725 4.8 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 15,236 people were usually resident in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 51.3% were male and 48.7% were female. Of the total population 4.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Muswellbrook (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,254 8.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,438 16.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,060 13.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 6,376 41.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,558 10.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,549 10.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 34 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 24.2% of people usually resident in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 20.4% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 34 years.

Selected characteristics Muswellbrook (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 13,588 89.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 846 5.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 51 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.2% of people usually resident in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 5.6% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Muswellbrook (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,801 50.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,266 11.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 622 5.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,854 33.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 50.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 11.0% were either separated or divorced, 5.4% were widowed and 33.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Muswellbrook (A) % Australia %
Australia 13,397 87.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Muswellbrook (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,454 62.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,826 25.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 229 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 211 3.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 382 5.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,788 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 7,102 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 7,102 people aged 15 years and over in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 62.7% worked full-time, 25.7% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 3.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.4% were unemployed. 3,788 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Muswellbrook (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 453 -- 466 --
Family 1,213 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,060 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $453, the median family income was $1,213 and the median household income was $1,060.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Muswellbrook (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,432 36.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,839 46.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 653 16.5 823,254 15.8
Other family 40 1.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,964 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,964 families in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 36.1% were couple families without children, 46.4% were couple families with children, 16.5% were one parent families and 1.0% 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 Muswellbrook (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,643 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,208 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,643 occupied private dwellings were counted in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Muswellbrook (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,914 87.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 172 3.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 419 7.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 126 2.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 12 0.2 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), 87.1% were separate houses, 3.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.4% were flats, units or apartments and 2.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Muswellbrook (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,648 29.2 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,704 30.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,793 31.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 51 0.9 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 449 8.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), 29.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 30.2% were owned with a mortgage and 31.8% were rented.

Landlord type Muswellbrook (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 888 49.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 359 20.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 467 26.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 80 4.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 49.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 20.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 26.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Muswellbrook (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 150 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $150. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Muswellbrook (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,906 69.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,230 21.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 161 2.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Muswellbrook (A) (Local Government Areas), 69.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.8% were single (or lone) person households and 2.9% 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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