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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Penrith

Code SSC11795 (SSC)
People 11,396
Male 5,482
Female 5,914
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 9,464
People born overseas 2,339
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 42
Families 2,724
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,518
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $755
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,450
Median weekly rent $185
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Penrith % Australia %
Total 11,396 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 5,482 48.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 5,914 51.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 406 3.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 11,396 people were usually resident in Penrith (State Suburbs): of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Of the total population 3.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Penrith % Australia %
People
0-4 years 664 5.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,276 11.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,671 14.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 4,603 40.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,145 10.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,038 17.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.0% of people usually resident in Penrith (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.9% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Penrith % Australia %
Australian citizenship 9,464 83.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 2,339 20.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 42 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 83.0% of people usually resident in Penrith (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 20.5% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Penrith % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,326 35.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,577 16.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 962 10.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,589 38.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 35.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Penrith (State Suburbs) were married, 16.7% were either separated or divorced, 10.2% were widowed and 38.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Penrith % Australia %
Australia 8,067 70.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Penrith % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Penrith % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,265 62.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,207 23.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 152 2.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 147 2.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 424 8.2 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,471 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 5,195 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 5,195 people aged 15 years and over in Penrith (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 62.8% worked full-time, 23.2% worked part-time, 2.9% were away from work, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.2% were unemployed. 3,471 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Penrith % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 416 -- 466 --
Family 1,065 -- 1,171 --
Household 755 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Penrith (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $416, the median family income was $1,065 and the median household income was $755.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Penrith % Australia %
Couple family without children 989 36.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 961 35.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 699 25.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 75 2.8 89,686 1.7
Total families 2,724 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 2,724 families in Penrith (State Suburbs): of these 36.3% were couple families without children, 35.3% were couple families with children, 25.7% were one parent families and 2.8% 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 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,041 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,518 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,041 occupied private dwellings were counted in Penrith (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Penrith % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,491 49.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,037 20.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,468 29.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 42 0.8 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 3 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Penrith (State Suburbs), 49.4% were separate houses, 20.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 29.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Penrith % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,117 22.2 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,001 19.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,443 48.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 59 1.2 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 422 8.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Penrith (State Suburbs), 22.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 19.9% were owned with a mortgage and 48.5% were rented.

Landlord type Penrith % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,425 58.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 576 23.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 394 16.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 48 2.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Penrith (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 58.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 23.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 16.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Penrith % Australia %
Median weekly rent 185 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,450 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Penrith (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $185. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,450. The average people per household was 2.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Penrith % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 2,676 53.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,902 37.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 214 4.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Penrith (State Suburbs), 53.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 37.7% were single (or lone) person households and 4.2% 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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