2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Statistical Subdivisions

Newcastle

Code 11005 (SSD)
People 493,466
Male 241,771
Female 251,695
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 451,721
People born overseas 46,795
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,894
Families 134,052
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 209,919
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $900
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $185
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Newcastle % Australia %
Total 493,466 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 241,771 49.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 251,695 51.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 12,285 2.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 493,466 people were usually resident in Newcastle (Statistical Subdivisions): of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Of the total population 2.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Newcastle % Australia %
People
0-4 years 30,336 6.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 66,705 13.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 66,332 13.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 195,610 39.6 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 57,587 11.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 76,897 15.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.7% of people usually resident in Newcastle (Statistical Subdivisions) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Newcastle % Australia %
Australian citizenship 451,721 91.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 46,795 9.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,894 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 91.5% of people usually resident in Newcastle (Statistical Subdivisions) were Australian citizens, 9.5% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Newcastle % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 196,496 49.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 47,900 12.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 27,929 7.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 124,102 31.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Newcastle (Statistical Subdivisions) were married, 12.1% were either separated or divorced, 7.0% were widowed and 31.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Newcastle % Australia %
Australia 417,727 84.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Newcastle % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Newcastle % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Newcastle % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 126,304 56.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 68,049 30.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 8,270 3.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 5,668 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 15,803 7.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 151,996 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 224,094 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 224,094 people aged 15 years and over in Newcastle (Statistical Subdivisions) were in the labour force. Of these 56.4% worked full-time, 30.4% worked part-time, 3.7% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.1% were unemployed. 151,996 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Newcastle % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Newcastle % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Newcastle % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 395 -- 466 --
Family 1,099 -- 1,171 --
Household 900 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Newcastle (Statistical Subdivisions), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $395, the median family income was $1,099 and the median household income was $900.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Newcastle % Australia %
Couple family without children 51,078 38.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 57,306 42.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 23,765 17.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 1,903 1.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 134,052 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 134,052 families in Newcastle (Statistical Subdivisions): of these 38.1% were couple families without children, 42.7% were couple families with children, 17.7% were one parent families and 1.4% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Newcastle % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 191,011 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 209,919 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 191,011 occupied private dwellings were counted in Newcastle (Statistical Subdivisions).

Dwelling structure Newcastle % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 158,797 83.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 14,658 7.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 14,964 7.8 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 2,480 1.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 112 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Newcastle (Statistical Subdivisions), 83.1% were separate houses, 7.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.8% were flats, units or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Newcastle % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 68,086 35.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 60,870 31.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 49,524 25.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 1,737 0.9 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 10,794 5.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Newcastle (Statistical Subdivisions), 35.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 31.9% were owned with a mortgage and 25.9% were rented.

Landlord type Newcastle % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 25,799 52.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 9,596 19.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 12,883 26.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 1,248 2.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Newcastle (Statistical Subdivisions), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 52.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 19.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 26.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Newcastle % Australia %
Median weekly rent 185 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Newcastle (Statistical Subdivisions), the median weekly rent was $185. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Newcastle % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 131,827 69.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 45,987 24.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 6,225 3.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Newcastle (Statistical Subdivisions), 69.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.1% were single (or lone) person households and 3.3% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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