2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Statistical Local Areas

Lake Macquarie (C) - North

Code 110054653 (SLA)
People 72,248
Male 35,467
Female 36,781
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 67,352
People born overseas 6,506
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 179
Families 20,472
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 28,968
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,018
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
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People — demographics
People Lake Macquarie (C) - North % Australia %
Total 72,248 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 35,467 49.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 36,781 50.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,451 2.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 72,248 people were usually resident in Lake Macquarie (C) - North (Statistical Local Areas): of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Of the total population 2.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Lake Macquarie (C) - North % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,480 6.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 9,766 13.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 9,614 13.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 29,316 40.6 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 8,427 11.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 10,644 14.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.7% of people usually resident in Lake Macquarie (C) - North (Statistical Local Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.4% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Lake Macquarie (C) - North % Australia %
Australian citizenship 67,352 93.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 6,506 9.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 179 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 93.2% of people usually resident in Lake Macquarie (C) - North (Statistical Local Areas) were Australian citizens, 9.0% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Lake Macquarie (C) - North % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 30,703 52.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 6,389 11.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 3,719 6.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 17,196 29.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 52.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Lake Macquarie (C) - North (Statistical Local Areas) were married, 11.0% were either separated or divorced, 6.4% were widowed and 29.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Lake Macquarie (C) - North % Australia %
Australia 62,234 86.1 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Lake Macquarie (C) - North % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 20,224 57.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 10,696 30.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,272 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 897 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,964 5.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 20,518 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 35,053 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 35,053 people aged 15 years and over in Lake Macquarie (C) - North (Statistical Local Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 57.7% worked full-time, 30.5% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.6% were unemployed. 20,518 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Lake Macquarie (C) - North % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 432 -- 466 --
Family 1,154 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,018 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Lake Macquarie (C) - North (Statistical Local Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $432, the median family income was $1,154 and the median household income was $1,018.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Lake Macquarie (C) - North % Australia %
Couple family without children 7,564 36.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 9,326 45.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 3,350 16.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 232 1.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 20,472 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 20,472 families in Lake Macquarie (C) - North (Statistical Local Areas): of these 36.9% were couple families without children, 45.6% were couple families with children, 16.4% were one parent families and 1.1% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Lake Macquarie (C) - North % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 27,387 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 28,968 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 27,387 occupied private dwellings were counted in Lake Macquarie (C) - North (Statistical Local Areas).

Dwelling structure Lake Macquarie (C) - North % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 23,960 87.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,850 6.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,530 5.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 41 0.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 6 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Lake Macquarie (C) - North (Statistical Local Areas), 87.5% were separate houses, 6.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure Lake Macquarie (C) - North % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 10,631 38.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 10,154 37.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 5,156 18.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 184 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,262 4.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Lake Macquarie (C) - North (Statistical Local Areas), 38.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 37.1% were owned with a mortgage and 18.8% were rented.

Landlord type Lake Macquarie (C) - North % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,833 54.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 609 11.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,585 30.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 128 2.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Lake Macquarie (C) - North (Statistical Local Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 54.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 11.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Lake Macquarie (C) - North % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Lake Macquarie (C) - North (Statistical Local Areas), the median weekly rent was $200. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Lake Macquarie (C) - North % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 20,116 73.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 5,938 21.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 651 2.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Lake Macquarie (C) - North (Statistical Local Areas), 73.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.7% were single (or lone) person households and 2.4% 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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