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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Newcastle (C)

Code LGA15900 (LGA)
People 141,753
Male 69,149
Female 72,604
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 127,567
People born overseas 16,091
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 958
Families 36,060
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 63,277
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $885
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $195
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Total 141,753 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 69,149 48.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 72,604 51.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,020 2.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 141,753 people were usually resident in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Of the total population 2.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Newcastle (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 8,262 5.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 16,059 11.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 21,759 15.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 58,646 41.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 14,622 10.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 22,406 15.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.2% of people usually resident in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 127,567 90.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 16,091 11.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 958 0.7 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.0% of people usually resident in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 11.4% were born overseas and 0.7% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Newcastle (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49,932 42.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 14,674 12.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 8,778 7.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 44,049 37.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 42.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 12.5% were either separated or divorced, 7.5% were widowed and 37.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Australia 116,231 82.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Newcastle (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 37,982 56.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 20,375 30.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,613 3.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,460 2.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 4,889 7.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 43,003 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 67,319 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 67,319 people aged 15 years and over in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 56.4% worked full-time, 30.3% worked part-time, 3.9% were away from work, 2.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.3% were unemployed. 43,003 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Newcastle (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 409 -- 466 --
Family 1,132 -- 1,171 --
Household 885 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $409, the median family income was $1,132 and the median household income was $885.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 13,857 38.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 14,445 40.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 6,941 19.2 823,254 15.8
Other family 817 2.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 36,060 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 36,060 families in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 38.4% were couple families without children, 40.1% were couple families with children, 19.2% were one parent families and 2.3% 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 Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 58,755 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 63,277 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 58,755 occupied private dwellings were counted in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 43,095 73.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6,385 10.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 8,782 14.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 468 0.8 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 25 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 73.3% were separate houses, 10.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 18,843 32.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 16,671 28.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 18,841 32.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 419 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,982 6.8 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 32.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 28.4% were owned with a mortgage and 32.1% were rented.

Landlord type Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 9,978 53.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 3,494 18.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 4,993 26.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 377 2.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 53.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 18.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 26.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 195 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $195. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Newcastle (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 35,559 60.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 17,010 29.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 3,426 5.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 60.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 29.0% were single (or lone) person households and 5.8% 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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