2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Gosford (C)

Code LGA13100 (LGA)
People 158,157
Male 76,458
Female 81,699
Median age 40
Australian citizenship 138,805
People born overseas 22,983
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 681
Families 41,956
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 71,803
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $944
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,517
Median weekly rent $215
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Gosford (C) % Australia %
Total 158,157 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 76,458 48.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 81,699 51.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,653 1.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 158,157 people were usually resident in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Of the total population 1.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Gosford (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 9,373 5.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 21,676 13.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 19,370 12.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 60,814 38.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 18,194 11.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 28,731 18.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 40 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.6% of people usually resident in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 29.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 40 years.

Selected characteristics Gosford (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 138,805 87.8 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 22,983 14.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 681 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.8% of people usually resident in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 14.5% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Gosford (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 63,624 50.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 17,037 13.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 10,105 7.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 36,339 28.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 50.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 13.4% were either separated or divorced, 7.9% were widowed and 28.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Gosford (C) % Australia %
Australia 122,998 77.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Gosford (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 40,170 56.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 22,207 31.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,693 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,785 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 4,441 6.2 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 46,445 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 71,296 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 71,296 people aged 15 years and over in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 56.3% worked full-time, 31.1% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.2% were unemployed. 46,445 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gosford (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 438 -- 466 --
Family 1,147 -- 1,171 --
Household 944 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $438, the median family income was $1,147 and the median household income was $944.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Gosford (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 16,122 38.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 17,926 42.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 7,386 17.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 522 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 41,956 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 41,956 families in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 38.4% were couple families without children, 42.7% were couple families with children, 17.6% 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 Gosford (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 61,946 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 71,803 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 61,946 occupied private dwellings were counted in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Gosford (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 47,956 77.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8,001 12.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 5,244 8.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 685 1.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 60 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas), 77.4% were separate houses, 12.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure Gosford (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 21,603 34.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 19,679 31.8 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 14,817 23.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 1,080 1.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4,767 7.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 31.8% were owned with a mortgage and 23.9% were rented.

Landlord type Gosford (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 8,994 60.7 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,972 13.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,473 23.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 378 2.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 60.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 13.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 23.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Gosford (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 215 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,517 -- 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 Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $215. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gosford (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 41,282 66.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 15,660 25.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,648 2.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Gosford (C) (Local Government Areas), 66.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 25.3% were single (or lone) person households and 2.7% 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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