2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Bellingen (A)

Code LGA10600 (LGA)
People 12,416
Male 6,050
Female 6,366
Median age 44
Australian citizenship 11,327
People born overseas 1,406
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 62
Families 3,464
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,775
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $622
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,015
Median weekly rent $165
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People — demographics
People Bellingen (A) % Australia %
Total 12,416 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 6,050 48.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 6,366 51.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 319 2.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 12,416 people were usually resident in Bellingen (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Of the total population 2.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Bellingen (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 630 5.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,874 15.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,212 9.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 4,691 37.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,737 14.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,272 18.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 44 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.2% of people usually resident in Bellingen (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 32.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 44 years.

Selected characteristics Bellingen (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 11,327 91.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,406 11.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 62 0.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 91.2% of people usually resident in Bellingen (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 11.3% were born overseas and 0.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Bellingen (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,763 48.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,612 16.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 759 7.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 2,781 28.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 48.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Bellingen (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 16.3% were either separated or divorced, 7.7% were widowed and 28.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Bellingen (A) % Australia %
Australia 10,311 83.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Bellingen (A) % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Bellingen (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,319 46.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,878 37.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 174 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 131 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 526 10.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 4,357 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 5,028 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 5,028 people aged 15 years and over in Bellingen (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 46.1% worked full-time, 37.4% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 10.5% were unemployed. 4,357 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Bellingen (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 336 -- 466 --
Family 777 -- 1,171 --
Household 622 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Bellingen (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $336, the median family income was $777 and the median household income was $622.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Bellingen (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,490 43.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,275 36.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 659 19.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 40 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,464 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,464 families in Bellingen (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 43.0% were couple families without children, 36.8% were couple families with children, 19.0% were one parent families and 1.2% 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 Bellingen (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,100 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,775 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,100 occupied private dwellings were counted in Bellingen (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Bellingen (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,526 88.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 81 1.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 234 4.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 259 5.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Bellingen (A) (Local Government Areas), 88.7% were separate houses, 1.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.6% were flats, units or apartments and 5.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure Bellingen (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,305 45.2 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,288 25.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,226 24.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 33 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 249 4.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Bellingen (A) (Local Government Areas), 45.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 25.3% were owned with a mortgage and 24.0% were rented.

Landlord type Bellingen (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 541 44.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 104 8.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 524 42.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 57 4.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Bellingen (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 44.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 8.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 42.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Bellingen (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 165 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,015 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Bellingen (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $165. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,015. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bellingen (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,430 67.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,285 25.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 144 2.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Bellingen (A) (Local Government Areas), 67.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 25.2% were single (or lone) person households and 2.8% 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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