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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Maitland

Code UCL149600 (UCL)
People 61,431
Male 30,086
Female 31,345
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 56,686
People born overseas 4,358
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 95
Families 17,078
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 23,919
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,003
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $180
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Maitland % Australia %
Total 61,431 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 30,086 49.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 31,345 51.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,677 2.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 61,431 people were usually resident in Maitland (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Of the total population 2.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Maitland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,629 7.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 9,462 15.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 8,207 13.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 25,203 41.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 6,453 10.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 7,479 12.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 22.9% of people usually resident in Maitland (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 22.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Maitland % Australia %
Australian citizenship 56,686 92.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 4,358 7.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 95 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 92.3% of people usually resident in Maitland (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 7.1% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Maitland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 24,698 52.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 5,487 11.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,799 5.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 14,358 30.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 52.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Maitland (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 11.6% were either separated or divorced, 5.9% were widowed and 30.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Maitland % Australia %
Australia 53,566 87.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Maitland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Maitland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 16,599 58.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 8,264 29.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 959 3.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 751 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,924 6.8 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 16,514 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 28,497 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 28,497 people aged 15 years and over in Maitland (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 58.2% worked full-time, 29.0% worked part-time, 3.4% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.8% were unemployed. 16,514 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Maitland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 419 -- 466 --
Family 1,136 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,003 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Maitland (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $419, the median family income was $1,136 and the median household income was $1,003.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Maitland % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,918 34.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 7,906 46.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 3,058 17.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 196 1.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 17,078 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 17,078 families in Maitland (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 34.7% were couple families without children, 46.3% were couple families with children, 17.9% were one parent families and 1.1% 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 Maitland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 22,576 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 23,919 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 22,576 occupied private dwellings were counted in Maitland (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Maitland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 19,970 88.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,124 5.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,353 6.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 123 0.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 6 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Maitland (Urban Centres and Localities), 88.5% were separate houses, 5.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Maitland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,121 31.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 8,387 37.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 5,771 25.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 123 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,175 5.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Maitland (Urban Centres and Localities), 31.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 37.2% were owned with a mortgage and 25.6% were rented.

Landlord type Maitland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,050 52.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,392 24.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,202 20.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 127 2.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Maitland (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 52.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 24.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 20.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Maitland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Maitland (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Maitland % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 16,744 74.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 4,665 20.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 451 2.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Maitland (Urban Centres and Localities), 74.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 20.7% 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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