2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Gosford (C)

Code LGA13100 (LGA)
People 154,045
Male 74,443
Female 79,602
Australian citizenship 139,529
People born overseas 21,987
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 609
Families 42,047
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 68,535
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Gosford (C) % Australia %
Total 154,045 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 74,443 48.3 9,270,466 49.4
Female 79,602 51.7 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,183 1.4 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 154,045 people were counted in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Of the total population 1.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Gosford (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10,072 6.5 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 22,794 14.8 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 17,905 11.6 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 61,835 40.1 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 14,488 9.4 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 26,951 17.5 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 32,866 children aged 0-14 years and 41,439 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Gosford (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 139,529 90.6 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 21,987 14.3 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 609 0.4 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas), 139,529 people were Australian citizens, 21,987 were born overseas and 609 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Gosford (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 63,927 52.8 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 15,227 12.6 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 10,090 8.3 919,904 6.2
Never married 31,931 26.4 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas), 52.8% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 12.6% were separated or divorced, 8.3% were widowed and 26.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Gosford (C) % Australia %
Australia 123,604 80.2 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Gosford (C) % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Gosford (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 38,840 56.8 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 22,664 33.1 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 1,809 2.6 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 5,059 7.4 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 47,654 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 68,372 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 68,372 people aged 15 years and over in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 56.8% worked full-time, 33.1% worked part-time, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.4% were unemployed. 47,654 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Gosford (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 16,040 38.1 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 18,625 44.3 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 6,863 16.3 762,632 15.4
Other family 519 1.2 88,864 1.8
Total families 42,047 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas), 42,047 families were counted: of these, 38.1% were couple families without children, 44.3% were couple families with children, 16.3% were one parent families and 1.2% 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 Gosford (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 59,868 87.4 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 68,535 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas), 59,868 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Gosford (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 46,020 76.9 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7,025 11.7 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 4,491 7.5 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 1,463 2.4 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 869 1.5 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas), 76.9% were separate houses, 11.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.5% were flats, units or apartments and 2.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Gosford (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 25,610 42.8 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 16,012 26.7 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 13,620 22.8 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 2,022 3.4 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 2,604 4.3 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas), 42.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 26.7% were being purchased and 22.8% were rented.

Landlord type Gosford (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 7,282 53.5 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 2,017 14.8 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 4,158 30.5 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 162 1.2 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 53.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 14.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.5% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Gosford (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 41,512 69.3 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 14,748 24.6 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 1,663 2.8 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas), 69.3% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.6% were single (or lone) person households and 2.8% 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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