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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Newcastle (C)

Code LGA15900 (LGA)
People 148,535
Male 73,152
Female 75,383
Median age 37
Families 37,908
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 65,771
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,165
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,777
Median weekly rent $275
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 148,535 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 73,152 49.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 75,383 50.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,927 2.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 148,535 people in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.6% of the population.

Age Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 9,006 6.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 8,332 5.6 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 7,966 5.4 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 9,055 6.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 12,939 8.7 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 11,827 8.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 10,232 6.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 10,129 6.8 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 9,822 6.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 9,878 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 9,837 6.6 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 8,763 5.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 7,808 5.3 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 6,112 4.1 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 4,917 3.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 4,174 2.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3,874 2.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3,863 2.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51,231 41.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 3,748 3.0 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 11,733 9.5 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 8,168 6.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 48,345 39.2 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 41.6% were married and 12.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47,080 42.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 11,631 10.6 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 51,326 46.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 2,542 5.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 7,676 16.8 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,062 4.5 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 975 2.1 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 5,197 11.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,595 3.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,102 2.4 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,643 8.0 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 10,885 23.8 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 828 1.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 9,235 20.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 45,740 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas) 30.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.4% were in primary school, 17.3% in secondary school and 31.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 122,228 82.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 23,385 16.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 9,489 6.8 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 6,377 4.6 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 99,342 71.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 71.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 42,961 57.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 22,951 30.8 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 4,347 5.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 4,282 5.7 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 74,541 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 74,541 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.6% were employed full time, 30.8% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 8,534 12.1 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 7,088 10.1 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 7,330 10.4 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 12,542 17.9 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 30,421 43.3 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 12.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 563 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,530 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,165 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas) was $563.

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

Unpaid work Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 88,383 71.7 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 33,990 27.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 14,346 11.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 19,674 16.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.6% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 29,370 23.8 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 33,274 27.0 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 14,546 11.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 11,192 9.1 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 27.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 14,704 38.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 15,368 40.5 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 7,022 18.5 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 813 2.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 40.5% were couple families with children, 38.8% were couple families without children and 18.5% were one parent families.

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

In Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas) 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,145 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,388 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,388 and those without children was $2,145.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 6,265 20.8 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,048 3.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 7,074 23.5 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 4,220 14.0 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,546 5.1 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 6,178 20.5 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 1,925 6.4 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,818 6.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 20.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 23.5% 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 Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 58,451 92.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,890 7.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 92.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 42,986 73.5 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7,057 12.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 8,124 13.9 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 200 0.3 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 73.5% were separate houses, 12.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 302 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3,519 6.0 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 15,784 27.0 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 26,291 45.0 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 11,359 19.4 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,197 2.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 6.0% had 1 bedroom, 27.0% had 2 bedrooms and 45.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 18,056 30.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 18,587 31.8 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 19,813 33.9 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 403 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,592 2.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 30.9% were owned outright, 31.8% were owned with a mortgage and 33.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 37,309 63.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 17,266 29.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3,877 6.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 63.8% were family households, 29.5% were single person households and 6.6% were group households.

Household income Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.0% 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 Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 275 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.9 -- 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 Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,777 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.4 -- 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 Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 6,686 11.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 22,555 38.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 20,026 34.3 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 7,121 12.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,063 3.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), 38.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.2% 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 Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3,926 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,964 50.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,962 50.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 3,926 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,964 (or 50.0%) were male and 1,962 (or 50.0%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Newcastle (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 2.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,044 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,044.

Mortgage and rent Newcastle (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Newcastle (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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