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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Cessnock (C)

Code LGA11720 (LGA)
People 50,840
Male 25,257
Female 25,583
Median age 37
Families 13,771
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 20,901
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,042
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 50,840 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 25,257 49.7 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 25,583 50.3 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,456 4.8 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 50,840 people in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.8% of the population.

Age Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,801 7.5 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 3,450 6.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 3,614 7.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,417 6.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,103 6.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,127 6.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,141 6.2 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,339 6.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 3,366 6.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,248 6.4 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,511 6.9 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,303 6.5 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,267 6.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,359 4.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,609 3.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,298 2.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,025 2.0 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 862 1.7 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 18,638 46.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,534 3.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,746 9.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,599 6.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 13,465 33.7 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 46.6% were married and 13.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 17,093 47.7 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,043 11.3 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 14,667 41.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 1,052 7.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 3,341 22.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 645 4.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 334 2.2 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,494 16.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 531 3.6 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 328 2.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,227 8.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 810 5.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 254 1.7 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,937 26.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 14,953 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas) 29.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.9% were in primary school, 22.4% in secondary school and 13.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 44,657 87.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,283 9.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,557 5.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,738 3.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 38,420 81.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), 81.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 12,731 57.0 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 6,630 29.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,525 6.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,449 6.5 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 22,335 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 22,335 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.0% were employed full time, 29.7% were employed part-time and 6.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,295 11.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,140 10.2 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,198 10.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 3,524 16.9 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 9,205 44.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 472 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,265 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,042 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas) was $472.

Travel to work, top responses Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 26,941 67.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 12,681 31.7 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,118 12.8 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,015 12.5 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.7% provided care for children and 12.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 7,221 18.1 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 9,525 23.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 4,907 12.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 5,290 13.2 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), 23.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.2% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,047 36.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 5,756 41.8 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,798 20.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 170 1.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), 41.8% were couple families with children, 36.6% were couple families without children and 20.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas) 18.7% of single parents were male and 81.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,970 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,198 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,198 and those without children was $1,970.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,810 16.8 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 312 2.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,308 21.4 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,807 16.7 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 636 5.9 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,550 23.6 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 735 6.8 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 645 6.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 16.8% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 21.4% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 18,228 90.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,904 9.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), 90.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 16,708 91.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 881 4.8 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 554 3.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 71 0.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), 91.7% were separate houses, 4.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 49 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 603 3.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,428 18.8 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 9,102 49.9 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,650 25.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 397 2.2 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 18.8% had 2 bedrooms and 49.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,345 34.8 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 6,614 36.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,591 25.2 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 120 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 559 3.1 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.8% were owned outright, 36.3% were owned with a mortgage and 25.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 13,417 73.6 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 4,343 23.8 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 468 2.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 73.6% were family households, 23.8% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.6 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), 28.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.2 -- 11.6 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.2 -- 10.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,173 6.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 6,152 33.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 6,801 37.3 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,449 18.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 653 3.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), 33.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,456 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,239 50.4 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,217 49.6 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,456 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,239 (or 50.4%) were male and 1,217 (or 49.6%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,081 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,081.

Mortgage and rent Cessnock (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 230 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,487 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $230 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,487.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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