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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Lawson

Code SSC11573 (SSC)
People 2,419
Male 1,143
Female 1,276
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 2,161
People born overseas 367
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 9
Families 628
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,063
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,001
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $185
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Lawson % Australia %
Total 2,419 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,143 47.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,276 52.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 64 2.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 2,419 people were usually resident in Lawson (State Suburbs): of these 47.3% were male and 52.7% were female. Of the total population 2.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Lawson % Australia %
People
0-4 years 169 7.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 370 15.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 299 12.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,037 42.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 250 10.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 293 12.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 22.3% of people usually resident in Lawson (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 22.4% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Lawson % Australia %
Australian citizenship 2,161 89.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 367 15.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 9 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.3% of people usually resident in Lawson (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 15.2% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Lawson % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 868 46.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 268 14.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 114 6.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 630 33.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 46.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Lawson (State Suburbs) were married, 14.3% were either separated or divorced, 6.1% were widowed and 33.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Lawson % Australia %
Australia 1,894 78.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Lawson % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Lawson % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Lawson % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 639 54.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 396 34.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 46 3.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 20 1.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 64 5.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 603 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,165 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,165 people aged 15 years and over in Lawson (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 54.8% worked full-time, 34.0% worked part-time, 3.9% were away from work, 1.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.5% were unemployed. 603 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Lawson % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Lawson % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Lawson % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 464 -- 466 --
Family 1,162 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,001 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Lawson (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $464, the median family income was $1,162 and the median household income was $1,001.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Lawson % Australia %
Couple family without children 222 35.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 274 43.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 120 19.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 12 1.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 628 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 628 families in Lawson (State Suburbs): of these 35.4% were couple families without children, 43.6% were couple families with children, 19.1% were one parent families and 1.9% 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 Lawson % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 944 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,063 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 944 occupied private dwellings were counted in Lawson (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Lawson % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 904 95.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 27 2.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 13 1.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 0 0.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Lawson (State Suburbs), 95.8% were separate houses, 2.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Lawson % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 300 31.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 411 43.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 177 18.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 0 0.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 57 6.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Lawson (State Suburbs), 31.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 43.5% were owned with a mortgage and 18.8% were rented.

Landlord type Lawson % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 109 61.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 16 9.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 47 26.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 6 3.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Lawson (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 61.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 9.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 26.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Lawson % Australia %
Median weekly rent 185 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Lawson (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $185. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Lawson % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 619 65.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 256 27.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 29 3.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Lawson (State Suburbs), 65.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 27.1% were single (or lone) person households and 3.1% 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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