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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Upper Hunter Shire (A)

Code LGA17620 (LGA)
People 12,976
Male 6,534
Female 6,442
Median age 39
Australian citizenship 11,996
People born overseas 804
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 43
Families 3,555
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,172
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $882
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,083
Median weekly rent $120
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %
Total 12,976 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 6,534 50.4 9,799,252 49.4
Female 6,442 49.6 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 400 3.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 12,976 people were usually resident in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. Of the total population 3.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 877 6.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,758 13.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,640 12.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 5,088 39.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,604 12.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,009 15.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 39 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.3% of people usually resident in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 39 years.

Selected characteristics Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 11,996 92.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 804 6.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 43 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 92.4% of people usually resident in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 6.2% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,352 51.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,164 11.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 731 7.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,096 29.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 11.3% were either separated or divorced, 7.1% were widowed and 29.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %
Australia 11,455 88.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,129 63.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,714 26.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 180 2.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 176 2.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 288 4.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,358 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 6,487 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 6,487 people aged 15 years and over in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 63.7% worked full-time, 26.4% worked part-time, 2.8% were away from work, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.4% were unemployed. 3,358 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 438 -- 466 --
Family 1,090 -- 1,171 --
Household 882 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $438, the median family income was $1,090 and the median household income was $882.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,517 42.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,505 42.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 489 13.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 44 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,555 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,555 families in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 42.7% were couple families without children, 42.3% were couple families with children, 13.8% were one parent families and 1.2% 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 Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,195 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,172 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,195 occupied private dwellings were counted in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,717 90.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 101 1.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 268 5.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 109 2.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 90.8% were separate houses, 1.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.2% were flats, units or apartments and 2.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,944 37.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,418 27.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,497 28.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 63 1.2 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 274 5.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 37.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 27.3% were owned with a mortgage and 28.8% were rented.

Landlord type Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 478 31.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 152 10.2 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 714 47.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 152 10.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 31.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 10.2% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 47.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 120 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,083 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $120. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Upper Hunter Shire (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,514 67.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,355 26.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 135 2.6 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Upper Hunter Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 67.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.1% were single (or lone) person households and 2.6% 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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