2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Lake Macquarie (C)

Code LGA14650 (LGA)
People 177,185
Male 86,712
Female 90,473
Australian citizenship 165,873
People born overseas 16,829
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 434
Families 50,409
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 71,986
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Total 177,185 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 86,712 48.9 9,270,466 49.4
Female 90,473 51.1 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,409 1.9 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 177,185 people were counted in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Of the total population 1.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 11,494 6.5 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 26,274 14.8 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 22,347 12.6 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 71,877 40.6 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 18,293 10.3 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 26,900 15.2 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 37,768 children aged 0-14 years and 45,193 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 165,873 93.6 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 16,829 9.5 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 434 0.2 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas), 165,873 people were Australian citizens, 16,829 were born overseas and 434 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 76,211 54.7 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 15,657 11.2 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 10,022 7.2 919,904 6.2
Never married 37,528 26.9 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas), 54.7% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 11.2% were separated or divorced, 7.2% were widowed and 26.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Australia 152,349 86.0 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 42,218 54.5 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 25,785 33.3 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 2,108 2.7 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 7,393 9.5 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 57,595 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 77,504 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 77,504 people aged 15 years and over in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 54.5% worked full-time, 33.3% worked part-time, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 9.5% were unemployed. 57,595 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 18,777 37.2 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 22,931 45.5 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 8,101 16.1 762,632 15.4
Other family 600 1.2 88,864 1.8
Total families 50,409 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas), 50,409 families were counted: of these, 37.2% were couple families without children, 45.5% were couple families with children, 16.1% 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 Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 67,010 93.1 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 71,986 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas), 67,010 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 57,647 86.0 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,859 7.3 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,614 3.9 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 1,457 2.2 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 433 0.6 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas), 86.0% were separate houses, 7.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.9% were flats, units or apartments and 2.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 30,446 45.4 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 18,657 27.8 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 14,105 21.0 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 1,672 2.5 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 2,129 3.2 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas), 45.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 27.8% were being purchased and 21.0% were rented.

Landlord type Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 6,145 43.6 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 3,601 25.5 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 4,198 29.8 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 161 1.1 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 43.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 25.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 29.8% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 49,850 74.4 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 14,512 21.7 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 1,369 2.0 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas), 74.4% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.7% were single (or lone) person households and 2.0% 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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