2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Cessnock (C)

Code LGA11720 (LGA)
People 46,206
Male 22,859
Female 23,347
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 42,294
People born overseas 2,917
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 125
Families 12,635
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 19,113
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $786
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,148
Median weekly rent $160
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People — demographics
People Cessnock (C) % Australia %
Total 46,206 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 22,859 49.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 23,347 50.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,602 3.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 46,206 people were usually resident in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Of the total population 3.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Cessnock (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,036 6.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 7,008 15.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 5,879 12.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 18,431 39.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 5,576 12.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 6,276 13.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.7% of people usually resident in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 25.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Cessnock (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 42,294 91.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 2,917 6.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 125 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 91.5% of people usually resident in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 6.3% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Cessnock (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 17,604 48.7 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 4,624 12.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,583 7.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 11,354 31.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 48.7% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 12.8% were either separated or divorced, 7.1% were widowed and 31.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Cessnock (C) % Australia %
Australia 40,577 87.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Cessnock (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Cessnock (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Cessnock (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 10,949 55.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 5,731 29.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 672 3.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 623 3.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,688 8.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 14,764 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 19,663 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 19,663 people aged 15 years and over in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 55.7% worked full-time, 29.1% worked part-time, 3.4% were away from work, 3.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.6% were unemployed. 14,764 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Cessnock (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Cessnock (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 358 -- 466 --
Family 1,015 -- 1,171 --
Household 786 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $358, the median family income was $1,015 and the median household income was $786.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Cessnock (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,558 36.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 5,453 43.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 2,445 19.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 179 1.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 12,635 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 12,635 families in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 36.1% were couple families without children, 43.2% were couple families with children, 19.4% were one parent families and 1.4% 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 Cessnock (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 17,232 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 19,113 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 17,232 occupied private dwellings were counted in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Cessnock (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 16,135 93.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 335 1.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 546 3.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 180 1.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 36 0.2 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), 93.6% were separate houses, 1.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.2% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Cessnock (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,618 38.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 5,753 33.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,766 21.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 141 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 958 5.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), 38.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 33.4% were owned with a mortgage and 21.9% were rented.

Landlord type Cessnock (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,111 56.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 559 14.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 987 26.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 108 2.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 56.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 14.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 26.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Cessnock (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 160 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,148 -- 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 Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $160. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,148. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cessnock (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 12,388 71.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 3,909 22.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 364 2.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Cessnock (C) (Local Government Areas), 71.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 22.7% were single (or lone) person households and 2.1% 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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