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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Bathurst

Code UCL105600 (UCL)
People 28,992
Male 14,437
Female 14,555
Median age 33
Australian citizenship 26,136
People born overseas 2,210
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 129
Families 7,136
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 11,766
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $959
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $175
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People — demographics
People Bathurst % Australia %
Total 28,992 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 14,437 49.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 14,555 50.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,122 3.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 28,992 people were usually resident in Bathurst (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Of the total population 3.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Bathurst % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,955 6.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 3,921 13.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 5,502 19.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 11,229 38.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 2,768 9.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,616 12.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 33 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.3% of people usually resident in Bathurst (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 22.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 33 years.

Selected characteristics Bathurst % Australia %
Australian citizenship 26,136 90.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 2,210 7.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 129 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.1% of people usually resident in Bathurst (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 7.6% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Bathurst % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,362 44.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,532 11.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,397 6.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 8,828 38.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 44.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Bathurst (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 11.0% were either separated or divorced, 6.0% were widowed and 38.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Bathurst % Australia %
Australia 25,360 87.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Bathurst % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Bathurst % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 8,002 57.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 4,028 29.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 580 4.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 298 2.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 930 6.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 8,270 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 13,838 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 13,838 people aged 15 years and over in Bathurst (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 57.8% worked full-time, 29.1% worked part-time, 4.2% were away from work, 2.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.7% were unemployed. 8,270 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Bathurst % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 416 -- 466 --
Family 1,159 -- 1,171 --
Household 959 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Bathurst (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $416, the median family income was $1,159 and the median household income was $959.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Bathurst % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,625 36.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 3,109 43.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,279 17.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 123 1.7 89,686 1.7
Total families 7,136 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 7,136 families in Bathurst (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 36.8% were couple families without children, 43.6% were couple families with children, 17.9% 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 Bathurst % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 10,670 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 11,766 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 10,670 occupied private dwellings were counted in Bathurst (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Bathurst % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 8,647 81.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 931 8.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 979 9.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 67 0.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 46 0.4 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Bathurst (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.0% were separate houses, 8.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Bathurst % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,260 30.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 3,448 32.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,414 32.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 57 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 492 4.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Bathurst (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.3% were owned with a mortgage and 32.0% were rented.

Landlord type Bathurst % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,058 60.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 560 16.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 708 20.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 88 2.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Bathurst (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 60.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 16.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 20.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Bathurst % Australia %
Median weekly rent 175 -- 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 Bathurst (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $175. 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 Bathurst % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 7,044 66.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,688 25.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 567 5.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Bathurst (Urban Centres and Localities), 66.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 25.2% were single (or lone) person households and 5.3% 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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