2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Cobar (A)

Code LGA11750 (LGA)
People 4,918
Male 2,573
Female 2,345
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 4,328
People born overseas 278
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 3
Families 1,223
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,309
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,054
Median monthly mortgage repayment $900
Median weekly rent $120
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Cobar (A) % Australia %
Total 4,918 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,573 52.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 2,345 47.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 518 10.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 4,918 people were usually resident in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 52.3% were male and 47.7% were female. Of the total population 10.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Cobar (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 381 7.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 745 15.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 679 13.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,096 42.6 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 478 9.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 540 11.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 22.9% of people usually resident in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 20.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Cobar (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 4,328 88.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 278 5.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 3 0.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.0% of people usually resident in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 5.7% were born overseas and 0.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Cobar (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,754 46.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 437 11.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 235 6.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,361 35.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 46.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 11.5% were either separated or divorced, 6.2% were widowed and 35.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Cobar (A) % Australia %
Australia 4,189 85.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Cobar (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,577 66.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 520 22.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 68 2.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 80 3.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 120 5.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,084 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,365 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,365 people aged 15 years and over in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 66.7% worked full-time, 22.0% worked part-time, 2.9% were away from work, 3.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.1% were unemployed. 1,084 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Cobar (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 455 -- 466 --
Family 1,257 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,054 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $455, the median family income was $1,257 and the median household income was $1,054.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Cobar (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 457 37.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 572 46.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 171 14.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 23 1.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,223 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,223 families in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 37.4% were couple families without children, 46.8% were couple families with children, 14.0% were one parent families and 1.9% 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 Cobar (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,958 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,309 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,958 occupied private dwellings were counted in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Cobar (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,646 84.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 13 0.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 200 10.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 96 4.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 3 0.2 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), 84.1% were separate houses, 0.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.2% were flats, units or apartments and 4.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Cobar (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 585 29.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 435 22.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 709 36.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 24 1.2 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 207 10.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), 29.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 22.2% were owned with a mortgage and 36.2% were rented.

Landlord type Cobar (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 161 22.7 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 106 15.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 406 57.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 36 5.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 22.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 15.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 57.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Cobar (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 120 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 900 -- 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 Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $120. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $900. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cobar (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,205 61.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 474 24.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 49 2.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Cobar (A) (Local Government Areas), 61.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.2% were single (or lone) person households and 2.5% 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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