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Newcastle

Code UCL102004 (UCL)
People 308,308
Male 151,007
Female 157,301
Median age 39
Families 83,089
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 132,107
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,150
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,780
Median weekly rent $270
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 308,308 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 151,007 49.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 157,301 51.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 8,646 2.8 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 308,308 people in Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.8% of the population.

Age Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 18,690 6.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 17,988 5.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 18,414 6.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 19,992 6.5 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 22,021 7.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 20,124 6.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 18,717 6.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 20,195 6.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 20,448 6.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 20,805 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 21,208 6.9 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 19,439 6.3 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 18,262 5.9 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 14,697 4.8 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 11,516 3.7 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 9,632 3.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 8,339 2.7 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 7,820 2.5 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 117,688 46.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 7,707 3.0 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 23,625 9.3 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 17,331 6.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 86,864 34.3 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 46.5% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 108,697 47.4 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 21,780 9.5 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 98,768 43.1 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 5,593 6.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 17,414 19.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 4,022 4.5 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 2,186 2.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 12,809 14.2 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3,308 3.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,506 2.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 7,193 8.0 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 16,005 17.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 1,589 1.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 17,655 19.6 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 90,280 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.2% were in primary school, 20.6% in secondary school and 25.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 260,400 84.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 42,801 14.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 19,497 6.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 13,095 4.5 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 214,442 74.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), 74.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 86,150 57.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 46,699 31.2 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 8,830 5.9 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 8,189 5.5 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 149,868 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 149,868 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 57.5% were employed full time, 31.2% were employed part-time and 5.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 16,974 12.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 14,805 10.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 14,917 10.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 25,252 17.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 60,896 43.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 544 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,470 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,150 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities) was $544.

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

Unpaid work Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 182,496 72.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 73,931 29.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 31,610 12.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 39,903 15.8 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.2% provided care for children and 12.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 56,426 22.3 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 67,506 26.7 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 32,478 12.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 26,090 10.3 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 32,479 39.1 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 34,343 41.3 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 14,876 17.9 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 1,390 1.7 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.3% were couple families with children, 39.1% were couple families without children and 17.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.7% of single parents were male and 82.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,120 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,365 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,365 and those without children was $2,120.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 12,963 19.4 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 2,170 3.2 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 15,497 23.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 9,081 13.6 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 3,476 5.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 15,496 23.2 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 4,134 6.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 4,002 6.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 19.4% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 23.2% 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 % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 118,367 92.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 9,825 7.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), 92.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 94,274 79.6 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 11,731 9.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 11,568 9.8 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 682 0.6 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.6% were separate houses, 9.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 441 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 5,777 4.9 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 26,450 22.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 54,239 45.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 29,235 24.7 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 2,224 1.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.9% had 1 bedroom, 22.3% had 2 bedrooms and 45.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 41,038 34.7 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 39,704 33.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 33,713 28.5 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 861 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,049 2.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.7% were owned outright, 33.5% were owned with a mortgage and 28.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 81,516 68.9 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 31,627 26.7 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 5,223 4.4 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 68.9% were family households, 26.7% were single person households and 4.4% were group households.

Household income Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.5% 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 % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 270 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.1 -- 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 % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,780 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.0 -- 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 % New South Wales % Australia %
None 11,117 9.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 43,401 36.7 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 42,600 36.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 17,380 14.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3,866 3.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.7% 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 % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 8,648 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 4,229 48.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 4,419 51.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 8,648 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 4,229 (or 48.9%) were male and 4,419 (or 51.1%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Newcastle % 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 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,038 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Newcastle (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,038.

Mortgage and rent Newcastle % 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 (Urban Centres and Localities), 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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