2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Blue Mountains (C)

Code LGA10900 (LGA)
People 73,675
Male 35,804
Female 37,871
Australian citizenship 66,821
People born overseas 12,705
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 642
Families 19,724
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 31,870
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %
Total 73,675 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 35,804 48.6 9,270,466 49.4
Female 37,871 51.4 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 863 1.2 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 73,675 people were counted in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Of the total population 1.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,850 6.6 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 11,266 15.3 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 9,369 12.7 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 31,898 43.3 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 7,222 9.8 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 9,070 12.3 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 16,116 children aged 0-14 years and 16,292 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 66,821 90.7 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 12,705 17.2 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 642 0.9 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 66,821 people were Australian citizens, 12,705 were born overseas and 642 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 29,989 52.1 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 6,955 12.1 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 3,396 5.9 919,904 6.2
Never married 17,219 29.9 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 52.1% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 12.1% were separated or divorced, 5.9% were widowed and 29.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %
Australia 57,806 78.5 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 20,971 57.9 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 12,473 34.4 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 791 2.2 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 1,994 5.5 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 19,628 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 36,229 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 36,229 people aged 15 years and over in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 57.9% worked full-time, 34.4% worked part-time, 2.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.5% were unemployed. 19,628 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,929 35.1 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 9,613 48.7 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 2,990 15.2 762,632 15.4
Other family 192 1.0 88,864 1.8
Total families 19,724 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 19,724 families were counted: of these, 35.1% were couple families without children, 48.7% were couple families with children, 15.2% were one parent families and 1.0% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household type

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 27,748 87.1 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 31,870 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 27,748 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 25,629 92.4 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 865 3.1 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,012 3.6 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 98 0.4 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 144 0.5 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 92.4% were separate houses, 3.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 11,883 42.8 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 9,293 33.5 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 4,907 17.7 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 628 2.3 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 1,039 3.7 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 42.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 33.5% were being purchased and 17.7% were rented.

Landlord type Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,868 58.4 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 381 7.8 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 1,599 32.6 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 59 1.2 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 58.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 7.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 32.6% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Blue Mountains (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 19,522 70.4 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 6,509 23.5 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 806 2.9 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 70.4% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.5% were single (or lone) person households and 2.9% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 9/03/2006

Data for this Quickstats has been sourced from the 2001 Basic Community Profile catalogue No. 2001.0 and the 2001 Indigenous Profile catalogue No. 2002.0. Indigenous Statistics are only available for selected geographic areas. The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. 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 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. 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 2001 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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