2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Port Stephens (A)

Code LGA16400 (LGA)
People 56,474
Male 28,123
Female 28,351
Australian citizenship 52,138
People born overseas 5,853
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 203
Families 15,711
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 26,115
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Total 56,474 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 28,123 49.8 9,270,466 49.4
Female 28,351 50.2 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,336 2.4 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 56,474 people were counted in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Of the total population 2.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,893 6.9 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 8,910 15.8 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 6,386 11.3 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 22,658 40.1 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 6,242 11.1 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 8,385 14.8 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas) there were 12,803 children aged 0-14 years and 14,627 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 52,138 92.3 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 5,853 10.4 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 203 0.4 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 52,138 people were Australian citizens, 5,853 were born overseas and 203 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 24,781 56.7 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 5,222 12.0 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 2,726 6.2 919,904 6.2
Never married 10,949 25.1 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 56.7% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 12.0% were separated or divorced, 6.2% were widowed and 25.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Australia 47,666 84.4 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Stephens (A) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Port Stephens (A) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 12,786 54.3 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 7,819 33.2 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 617 2.6 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 2,314 9.8 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 18,314 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 23,536 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 23,536 people aged 15 years and over in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 54.3% worked full-time, 33.2% worked part-time, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 9.8% were unemployed. 18,314 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,318 40.2 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 6,901 43.9 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 2,348 14.9 762,632 15.4
Other family 144 0.9 88,864 1.8
Total families 15,711 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 15,711 families were counted: of these, 40.2% were couple families without children, 43.9% were couple families with children, 14.9% were one parent families and 0.9% 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 Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 21,512 82.4 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 26,115 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 21,512 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 17,142 79.7 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,938 9.0 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,132 5.3 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 1,049 4.9 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 251 1.2 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 79.7% were separate houses, 9.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.3% were flats, units or apartments and 4.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 9,003 41.9 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 5,363 24.9 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 5,590 26.0 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 629 2.9 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 930 4.3 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 41.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 24.9% were being purchased and 26.0% were rented.

Landlord type Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,794 50.0 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 834 14.9 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 1,895 33.9 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 66 1.2 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 50.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 14.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 33.9% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 15,550 72.3 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 4,456 20.7 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 462 2.1 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 72.3% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 20.7% were single (or lone) person households and 2.1% 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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