2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Richmond Valley (A)

Code LGA16610 (LGA)
People 20,326
Male 10,080
Female 10,246
Australian citizenship 19,162
People born overseas 1,025
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 43
Families 5,441
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 8,859
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Richmond Valley (A) % Australia %
Total 20,326 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 10,080 49.6 9,270,466 49.4
Female 10,246 50.4 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,124 5.5 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 20,326 people were counted in Richmond Valley (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Of the total population 5.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Richmond Valley (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,404 6.9 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 3,368 16.6 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 2,161 10.6 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 7,742 38.1 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 2,094 10.3 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 3,557 17.5 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Richmond Valley (A) (Local Government Areas) there were 4,772 children aged 0-14 years and 5,651 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Richmond Valley (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 19,162 94.3 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 1,025 5.0 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 43 0.2 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Richmond Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 19,162 people were Australian citizens, 1,025 were born overseas and 43 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Richmond Valley (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,280 53.2 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 1,784 11.5 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 1,317 8.5 919,904 6.2
Never married 4,169 26.8 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Richmond Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 53.2% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 11.5% were separated or divorced, 8.5% were widowed and 26.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Richmond Valley (A) % Australia %
Australia 18,297 90.0 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Richmond Valley (A) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Richmond Valley (A) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Richmond Valley (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,176 53.9 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 2,325 30.0 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 274 3.5 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 972 12.5 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 7,164 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 7,747 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 7,747 people aged 15 years and over in Richmond Valley (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 53.9% worked full-time, 30.0% worked part-time, 3.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 12.5% were unemployed. 7,164 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Richmond Valley (A) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Richmond Valley (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,043 37.5 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 2,295 42.2 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 1,021 18.8 762,632 15.4
Other family 82 1.5 88,864 1.8
Total families 5,441 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Richmond Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 5,441 families were counted: of these, 37.5% were couple families without children, 42.2% were couple families with children, 18.8% were one parent families and 1.5% 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 Richmond Valley (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,901 89.2 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 8,859 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Richmond Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 7,901 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Richmond Valley (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,542 82.8 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 251 3.2 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 705 8.9 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 365 4.6 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 38 0.5 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Richmond Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 82.8% were separate houses, 3.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.9% were flats, units or apartments and 4.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Richmond Valley (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,564 45.1 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,693 21.4 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,048 25.9 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 287 3.6 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 307 3.9 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Richmond Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 45.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 21.4% were being purchased and 25.9% were rented.

Landlord type Richmond Valley (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 780 38.1 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 308 15.0 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 943 46.0 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 22 1.1 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Richmond Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 38.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 15.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 46.0% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Richmond Valley (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 5,384 68.1 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 1,968 24.9 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 177 2.2 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Richmond Valley (A) (Local Government Areas), 68.1% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.9% were single (or lone) person households and 2.2% 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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