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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Cessnock

Code UCL112003 (UCL)
People 20,013
Male 9,910
Female 10,103
Median age 37
Families 5,137
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 8,055
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $933
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $220
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 Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 20,013 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,910 49.5 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 10,103 50.5 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,010 5.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 20,013 people in Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.0% of the population.

Age Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,425 7.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,308 6.5 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,309 6.5 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,357 6.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,345 6.7 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,352 6.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,231 6.2 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,285 6.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,254 6.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,215 6.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,328 6.6 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,199 6.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,133 5.7 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 929 4.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 710 3.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 627 3.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 519 2.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 488 2.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,950 43.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 622 3.9 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,467 9.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,261 7.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,669 35.5 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 43.5% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,162 45.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,476 10.8 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,027 44.1 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 359 5.8 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,213 19.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 242 3.9 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 121 2.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 985 15.9 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 180 2.9 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 100 1.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 496 8.0 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 305 4.9 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 111 1.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,093 33.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,205 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities) 31.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.4% were in primary school, 20.4% in secondary school and 12.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 17,424 87.1 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,472 8.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 983 5.5 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 617 3.5 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 14,811 82.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), 82.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,608 56.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,493 30.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 556 6.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 562 6.8 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 8,219 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 8,219 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 56.1% were employed full time, 30.3% were employed part-time and 6.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 877 11.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 792 10.3 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 823 10.7 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,331 17.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,272 42.7 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), 11.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 443 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,174 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 933 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities) was $443.

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

Unpaid work Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,062 63.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,704 29.5 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,968 12.3 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,806 11.3 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.5% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,758 17.3 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,569 22.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,808 11.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,925 12.1 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), 22.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,838 35.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,058 40.1 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,170 22.8 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 72 1.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), 40.1% were couple families with children, 35.8% were couple families without children and 22.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.9 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.1 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities) 16.9% of single parents were male and 83.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,960 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,233 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,233 and those without children was $1,960.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 613 15.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 103 2.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 826 21.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 621 15.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 216 5.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,029 26.4 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 254 6.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 239 6.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 15.7% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 21.2% 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 Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,130 92.6 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 573 7.4 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), 92.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,241 87.5 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 515 7.2 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 337 4.7 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 34 0.5 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), 87.5% were separate houses, 7.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 16 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 308 4.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,463 20.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,657 51.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,522 21.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 165 2.3 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 Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 20.5% had 2 bedrooms and 51.3% 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 Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,405 33.7 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,233 31.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,187 30.7 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 57 0.8 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 247 3.5 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.7% were owned outright, 31.3% were owned with a mortgage and 30.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 5,029 70.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,900 26.7 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 200 2.8 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 70.5% were family households, 26.7% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.8% 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 % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.8 -- 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 % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.9 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.1 -- 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 % New South Wales % Australia %
None 584 8.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,735 38.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,437 34.2 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,091 15.3 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 283 4.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.3% 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 % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,007 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 514 51.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 493 49.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 1,007 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 514 (or 51.0%) were male and 493 (or 49.0%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Cessnock % 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 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 958 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $958.

Mortgage and rent Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,560 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Cessnock (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,560.

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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