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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Urban Centres and Localities

Pakenham

Code UCL240800 (UCL)
People 18,808
Male 9,127
Female 9,681
Median age 31
Australian citizenship 16,469
People born overseas 2,770
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 29
Families 5,077
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,401
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $991
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $185
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Pakenham % Australia %
Total 18,808 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 9,127 48.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 9,681 51.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 105 0.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 18,808 people were usually resident in Pakenham (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Of the total population 0.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Pakenham % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,744 9.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 3,157 16.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,520 13.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 7,909 42.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,493 7.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,986 10.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 31 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 26.1% of people usually resident in Pakenham (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 18.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 31 years.

Selected characteristics Pakenham % Australia %
Australian citizenship 16,469 87.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 2,770 14.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 29 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.6% of people usually resident in Pakenham (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 14.7% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Pakenham % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,619 47.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,854 13.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 775 5.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 4,662 33.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Pakenham (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.3% were either separated or divorced, 5.6% were widowed and 33.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Pakenham % Australia %
Australia 15,006 79.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Pakenham % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Pakenham % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,668 63.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,246 25.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 304 3.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 209 2.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 475 5.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 4,299 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 8,902 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 8,902 people aged 15 years and over in Pakenham (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 63.7% worked full-time, 25.2% worked part-time, 3.4% were away from work, 2.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.3% were unemployed. 4,299 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Pakenham % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 477 -- 466 --
Family 1,106 -- 1,171 --
Household 991 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Pakenham (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $477, the median family income was $1,106 and the median household income was $991.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Pakenham % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,727 34.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,302 45.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 979 19.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 69 1.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 5,077 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 5,077 families in Pakenham (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 34.0% were couple families without children, 45.3% were couple families with children, 19.3% were one parent families and 1.4% 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 Pakenham % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,898 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,401 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 6,898 occupied private dwellings were counted in Pakenham (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Pakenham % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,086 88.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 189 2.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 546 7.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 77 1.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Pakenham (Urban Centres and Localities), 88.2% were separate houses, 2.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.9% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure Pakenham % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,417 20.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 3,249 47.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,771 25.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 81 1.2 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 379 5.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Pakenham (Urban Centres and Localities), 20.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 47.1% were owned with a mortgage and 25.7% were rented.

Landlord type Pakenham % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,218 68.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 174 9.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 351 19.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 27 1.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Pakenham (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 68.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 9.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 19.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Pakenham % Australia %
Median weekly rent 185 -- 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 Pakenham (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $185. 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 Pakenham % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 5,017 72.7 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,460 21.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 194 2.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Pakenham (Urban Centres and Localities), 72.7% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.2% 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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