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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Waterloo

Code SSC12015 (SSC)
People 8,508
Male 4,533
Female 3,975
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 5,321
People born overseas 3,730
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 178
Families 1,595
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,133
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $557
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,167
Median weekly rent $164
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Waterloo % Australia %
Total 8,508 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 4,533 53.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 3,975 46.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 349 4.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 8,508 people were usually resident in Waterloo (State Suburbs): of these 53.3% were male and 46.7% were female. Of the total population 4.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Waterloo % Australia %
People
0-4 years 279 3.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 405 4.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,584 18.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 3,961 46.6 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 872 10.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,409 16.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 8.0% of people usually resident in Waterloo (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Waterloo % Australia %
Australian citizenship 5,321 62.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,730 43.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 178 2.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 62.5% of people usually resident in Waterloo (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 43.8% were born overseas and 2.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Waterloo % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,627 20.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,290 16.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 532 6.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 4,381 56.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 20.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Waterloo (State Suburbs) were married, 16.5% were either separated or divorced, 6.8% were widowed and 56.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Waterloo % Australia %
Australia 3,152 37.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Waterloo % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Waterloo % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,328 67.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 662 19.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 97 2.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 84 2.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 306 8.8 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 2,894 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 3,477 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 3,477 people aged 15 years and over in Waterloo (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 67.0% worked full-time, 19.0% worked part-time, 2.8% were away from work, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.8% were unemployed. 2,894 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Waterloo % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 350 -- 466 --
Family 981 -- 1,171 --
Household 557 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Waterloo (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $350, the median family income was $981 and the median household income was $557.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Waterloo % Australia %
Couple family without children 802 50.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 245 15.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 428 26.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 120 7.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,595 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,595 families in Waterloo (State Suburbs): of these 50.3% were couple families without children, 15.4% were couple families with children, 26.8% were one parent families and 7.5% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Waterloo % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,701 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,133 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 4,701 occupied private dwellings were counted in Waterloo (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Waterloo % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 219 4.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 382 8.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 4,067 86.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 33 0.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Waterloo (State Suburbs), 4.7% were separate houses, 8.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 86.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Waterloo % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 142 3.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 492 10.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,142 66.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 48 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 877 18.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Waterloo (State Suburbs), 3.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 10.5% were owned with a mortgage and 66.8% were rented.

Landlord type Waterloo % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,117 35.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,745 55.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 217 6.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 63 2.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Waterloo (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 35.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 55.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 6.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Waterloo % Australia %
Median weekly rent 164 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,167 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 1.8 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Waterloo (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $164. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167. The average people per household was 1.8 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Waterloo % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,576 33.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,925 40.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 448 9.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Waterloo (State Suburbs), 33.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 40.9% were single (or lone) person households and 9.5% 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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