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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Macquarie Fields

Code SSC11615 (SSC)
People 12,973
Male 6,357
Female 6,616
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 10,595
People born overseas 3,889
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 49
Families 3,310
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,756
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $859
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,400
Median weekly rent $170
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Macquarie Fields % Australia %
Total 12,973 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 6,357 49.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 6,616 51.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 409 3.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 12,973 people were usually resident in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs): of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Of the total population 3.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Macquarie Fields % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,029 7.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,266 17.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,048 15.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 5,318 41.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,363 10.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 951 7.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 25.4% of people usually resident in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 17.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics Macquarie Fields % Australia %
Australian citizenship 10,595 81.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,889 30.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 49 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 81.7% of people usually resident in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 30.0% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Macquarie Fields % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,202 43.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,403 14.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 468 4.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,609 37.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 43.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs) were married, 14.5% were either separated or divorced, 4.8% were widowed and 37.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Macquarie Fields % Australia %
Australia 7,750 59.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Macquarie Fields % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Macquarie Fields % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Macquarie Fields % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,206 60.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,167 22.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 169 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 195 3.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 559 10.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,491 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 5,296 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 5,296 people aged 15 years and over in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 60.5% worked full-time, 22.0% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 3.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 10.6% were unemployed. 3,491 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Macquarie Fields % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Macquarie Fields % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 387 -- 466 --
Family 1,005 -- 1,171 --
Household 859 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $387, the median family income was $1,005 and the median household income was $859.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Macquarie Fields % Australia %
Couple family without children 755 22.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,528 46.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 971 29.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 56 1.7 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,310 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,310 families in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs): of these 22.8% were couple families without children, 46.2% were couple families with children, 29.3% were one parent families and 1.7% 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 Macquarie Fields % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,489 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,756 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 4,489 occupied private dwellings were counted in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Macquarie Fields % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,081 68.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,275 28.4 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 124 2.8 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 9 0.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), 68.6% were separate houses, 28.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Macquarie Fields % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 868 19.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,352 30.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,826 40.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 19 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 422 9.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), 19.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 30.1% were owned with a mortgage and 40.7% were rented.

Landlord type Macquarie Fields % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 550 30.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,089 59.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 153 8.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 32 1.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 30.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 59.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 8.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Macquarie Fields % Australia %
Median weekly rent 170 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,400 -- 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 Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $170. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,400. The average people per household was 2.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Macquarie Fields % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,206 71.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 887 19.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 90 2.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), 71.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.8% were single (or lone) person households and 2.0% 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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