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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Coffs Harbour

Code UCL119800 (UCL)
People 26,353
Male 12,614
Female 13,739
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 23,738
People born overseas 3,227
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 259
Families 6,888
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 12,219
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $689
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,213
Median weekly rent $180
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Coffs Harbour % Australia %
Total 26,353 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 12,614 47.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 13,739 52.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 968 3.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 26,353 people were usually resident in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Of the total population 3.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Coffs Harbour % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,477 5.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 3,254 12.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 3,527 13.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 9,721 36.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 3,343 12.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 5,032 19.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 18.0% of people usually resident in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 31.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Coffs Harbour % Australia %
Australian citizenship 23,738 90.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,227 12.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 259 1.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.1% of people usually resident in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 12.2% were born overseas and 1.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Coffs Harbour % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,852 45.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 3,348 15.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,812 8.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 6,610 30.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 45.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 15.5% were either separated or divorced, 8.4% were widowed and 30.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Coffs Harbour % Australia %
Australia 21,526 81.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Coffs Harbour % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Coffs Harbour % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Coffs Harbour % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,754 50.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 3,952 34.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 464 4.1 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 253 2.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,017 8.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 8,928 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 11,440 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 11,440 people aged 15 years and over in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 50.3% worked full-time, 34.5% worked part-time, 4.1% were away from work, 2.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.9% were unemployed. 8,928 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Coffs Harbour % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Coffs Harbour % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 369 -- 466 --
Family 931 -- 1,171 --
Household 689 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $369, the median family income was $931 and the median household income was $689.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Coffs Harbour % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,910 42.2 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,422 35.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,456 21.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 100 1.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 6,888 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 6,888 families in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 42.2% were couple families without children, 35.2% were couple families with children, 21.1% were one parent families and 1.5% 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 Coffs Harbour % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 11,032 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 12,219 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 11,032 occupied private dwellings were counted in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Coffs Harbour % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,803 61.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,098 19.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,785 16.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 346 3.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), 61.7% were separate houses, 19.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 16.2% were flats, units or apartments and 3.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure Coffs Harbour % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,762 34.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,571 23.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,928 35.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 84 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 688 6.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 23.3% were owned with a mortgage and 35.6% were rented.

Landlord type Coffs Harbour % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,105 53.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 696 17.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,020 26.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 107 2.7 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 53.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 17.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 26.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Coffs Harbour % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,213 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,213. The average people per household was 2.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Coffs Harbour % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 6,776 61.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 3,109 28.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 523 4.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Coffs Harbour (Urban Centres and Localities), 61.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 28.2% were single (or lone) person households and 4.7% 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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