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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Nowra-Bomaderry

Code UCL161200 (UCL)
People 27,478
Male 13,266
Female 14,212
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 24,701
People born overseas 3,092
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 59
Families 7,300
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 11,596
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $743
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,200
Median weekly rent $150
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People — demographics
People Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
Total 27,478 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 13,266 48.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 14,212 51.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,731 6.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 27,478 people were usually resident in Nowra-Bomaderry (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Of the total population 6.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,967 7.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 4,061 14.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 3,504 12.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 10,326 37.6 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 3,045 11.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 4,576 16.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.9% of people usually resident in Nowra-Bomaderry (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
Australian citizenship 24,701 89.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,092 11.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 59 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.9% of people usually resident in Nowra-Bomaderry (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 11.3% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,495 48.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,898 13.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,664 7.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 6,393 29.8 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 48.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Nowra-Bomaderry (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.5% were either separated or divorced, 7.8% were widowed and 29.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
Australia 22,504 81.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,035 53.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 3,553 31.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 434 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 258 2.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,035 9.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 8,808 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 11,315 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 11,315 people aged 15 years and over in Nowra-Bomaderry (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 53.3% worked full-time, 31.4% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 2.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 9.1% were unemployed. 8,808 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 372 -- 466 --
Family 980 -- 1,171 --
Household 743 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Nowra-Bomaderry (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $372, the median family income was $980 and the median household income was $743.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,900 39.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,864 39.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,454 19.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 82 1.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 7,300 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 7,300 families in Nowra-Bomaderry (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 39.7% were couple families without children, 39.2% were couple families with children, 19.9% 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 Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 10,773 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 11,596 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 10,773 occupied private dwellings were counted in Nowra-Bomaderry (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 9,128 84.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 450 4.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 976 9.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 219 2.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Nowra-Bomaderry (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.7% were separate houses, 4.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.1% were flats, units or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,489 32.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 3,192 29.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,375 31.3 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 76 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 642 6.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Nowra-Bomaderry (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 31.3% were rented.

Landlord type Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,355 40.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 986 29.2 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 957 28.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 73 2.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Nowra-Bomaderry (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 40.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 29.2% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 28.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
Median weekly rent 150 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,200 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Nowra-Bomaderry (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $150. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,200. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Nowra-Bomaderry % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 7,221 67.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,795 25.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 301 2.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Nowra-Bomaderry (Urban Centres and Localities), 67.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 25.9% were single (or lone) person households and 2.8% 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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