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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Penrith (C)

Code LGA16350 (LGA)
People 172,140
Male 85,267
Female 86,873
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 151,266
People born overseas 35,357
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 539
Families 46,186
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 62,165
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,147
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,560
Median weekly rent $210
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Penrith (C) % Australia %
Total 172,140 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 85,267 49.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 86,873 50.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,048 2.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 172,140 people were usually resident in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Of the total population 2.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Penrith (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 12,874 7.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 26,655 15.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 26,901 15.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 74,710 43.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 16,955 9.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 14,046 8.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 23.0% of people usually resident in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 18.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics Penrith (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 151,266 87.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 35,357 20.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 539 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.9% of people usually resident in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 20.5% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Penrith (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 65,841 49.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 15,449 11.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 6,057 4.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 45,260 34.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 11.6% were either separated or divorced, 4.6% were widowed and 34.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Penrith (C) % Australia %
Australia 127,056 73.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Penrith (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 56,670 64.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 21,334 24.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,820 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 2,636 3.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 4,654 5.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 37,874 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 88,114 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 88,114 people aged 15 years and over in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 64.3% worked full-time, 24.2% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 3.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.3% were unemployed. 37,874 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Penrith (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 517 -- 466 --
Family 1,285 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,147 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $517, the median family income was $1,285 and the median household income was $1,147.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Penrith (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 13,128 28.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 23,893 51.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 8,531 18.5 823,254 15.8
Other family 634 1.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 46,186 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 46,186 families in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 28.4% were couple families without children, 51.7% were couple families with children, 18.5% were one parent families and 1.4% 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 Penrith (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 58,918 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 62,165 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 58,918 occupied private dwellings were counted in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Penrith (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 49,948 84.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,884 8.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 3,681 6.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 374 0.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 31 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 84.8% were separate houses, 8.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Penrith (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 15,622 26.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 24,642 41.8 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 15,283 25.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 246 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,123 5.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 41.8% were owned with a mortgage and 25.9% were rented.

Landlord type Penrith (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 8,977 58.7 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 2,547 16.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,419 22.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 341 2.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 58.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 16.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 22.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Penrith (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 210 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,560 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $210. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,560. The average people per household was 2.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Penrith (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 44,947 76.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 10,576 18.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,408 2.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 76.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 18.0% were single (or lone) person households and 2.4% 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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