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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Parramatta (C)

Code LGA16250 (LGA)
People 148,323
Male 74,282
Female 74,041
Median age 34
Australian citizenship 116,040
People born overseas 59,710
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,766
Families 37,505
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 58,612
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,043
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,733
Median weekly rent $227
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Total 148,323 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 74,282 50.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 74,041 49.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,201 0.8 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 148,323 people were usually resident in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Of the total population 0.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Parramatta (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10,190 6.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 18,076 12.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 21,377 14.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 66,866 45.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 13,542 9.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 18,275 12.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 34 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.1% of people usually resident in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 34 years.

Selected characteristics Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 116,040 78.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 59,710 40.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,766 1.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 78.2% of people usually resident in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 40.3% were born overseas and 1.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Parramatta (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 60,102 50.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 12,193 10.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 7,247 6.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 40,517 33.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 50.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 10.2% were either separated or divorced, 6.0% were widowed and 33.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Australia 76,704 51.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Parramatta (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 43,380 62.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 16,765 24.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,110 3.1 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 2,103 3.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 4,601 6.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 41,742 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 68,959 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 68,959 people aged 15 years and over in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 62.9% worked full-time, 24.3% worked part-time, 3.1% were away from work, 3.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.7% were unemployed. 41,742 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Parramatta (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 443 -- 466 --
Family 1,172 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,043 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $443, the median family income was $1,172 and the median household income was $1,043.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 12,034 32.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 18,447 49.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 6,084 16.2 823,254 15.8
Other family 940 2.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 37,505 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 37,505 families in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 32.1% were couple families without children, 49.2% were couple families with children, 16.2% were one parent families and 2.5% 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 Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 54,482 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 58,612 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 54,482 occupied private dwellings were counted in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 30,615 56.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6,745 12.4 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 16,730 30.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 206 0.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 186 0.3 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 56.2% were separate houses, 12.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 30.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 14,370 26.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 14,850 27.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 19,914 36.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 616 1.1 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4,734 8.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 27.3% were owned with a mortgage and 36.6% were rented.

Landlord type Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 11,880 59.7 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 4,251 21.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,393 17.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 390 2.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 59.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 21.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 17.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 227 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,733 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $227. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Parramatta (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 36,359 66.7 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 12,629 23.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 2,217 4.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 66.7% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.2% were single (or lone) person households and 4.1% 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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