2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Coffs Harbour (C)

Code LGA11800 (LGA)
People 64,910
Male 31,573
Female 33,337
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 59,103
People born overseas 7,502
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 412
Families 17,727
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 28,702
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $706
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,170
Median weekly rent $180
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People — demographics
People Coffs Harbour (C) % Australia %
Total 64,910 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 31,573 48.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 33,337 51.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,309 3.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 64,910 people were usually resident in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Of the total population 3.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Coffs Harbour (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,625 5.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 9,528 14.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 8,049 12.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 24,776 38.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 8,132 12.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 10,801 16.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.3% of people usually resident in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 29.2% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Coffs Harbour (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 59,103 91.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 7,502 11.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 412 0.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 91.1% of people usually resident in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 11.6% were born overseas and 0.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Coffs Harbour (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 25,679 49.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 7,491 14.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 3,575 6.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 15,008 29.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 14.5% were either separated or divorced, 6.9% were widowed and 29.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Coffs Harbour (C) % Australia %
Australia 53,904 83.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Coffs Harbour (C) % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Coffs Harbour (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 13,958 49.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 9,972 35.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,107 3.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 633 2.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 2,491 8.8 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 21,016 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 28,161 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 28,161 people aged 15 years and over in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 49.6% worked full-time, 35.4% worked part-time, 3.9% were away from work, 2.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.8% were unemployed. 21,016 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Coffs Harbour (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 364 -- 466 --
Family 910 -- 1,171 --
Household 706 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $364, the median family income was $910 and the median household income was $706.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Coffs Harbour (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 7,278 41.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 6,794 38.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 3,470 19.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 185 1.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 17,727 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 17,727 families in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 41.1% were couple families without children, 38.3% were couple families with children, 19.6% were one parent families and 1.0% 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 Coffs Harbour (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 26,029 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 28,702 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 26,029 occupied private dwellings were counted in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Coffs Harbour (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 19,003 73.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,852 11.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 2,867 11.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 1,297 5.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 10 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 73.0% were separate houses, 11.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.0% were flats, units or apartments and 5.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Coffs Harbour (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 9,555 36.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 7,050 27.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 7,794 29.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 283 1.1 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,345 5.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 36.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 27.1% were owned with a mortgage and 29.9% were rented.

Landlord type Coffs Harbour (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,997 51.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,171 15.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 2,405 30.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 221 2.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 51.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 15.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Coffs Harbour (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,170 -- 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 Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,170. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Coffs Harbour (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 17,410 66.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 6,288 24.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 924 3.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Coffs Harbour (C) (Local Government Areas), 66.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.2% were single (or lone) person households and 3.5% 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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