2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Greater Taree (C)

Code LGA13350 (LGA)
People 45,145
Male 22,077
Female 23,068
Median age 43
Australian citizenship 41,814
People born overseas 3,476
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 79
Families 12,678
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 20,552
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $635
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,083
Median weekly rent $150
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Greater Taree (C) % Australia %
Total 45,145 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 22,077 48.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 23,068 51.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,928 4.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 45,145 people were usually resident in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Of the total population 4.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Greater Taree (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,483 5.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 6,590 14.6 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 4,981 11.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 15,970 35.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 6,405 14.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 8,716 19.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 43 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.1% of people usually resident in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 33.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 43 years.

Selected characteristics Greater Taree (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 41,814 92.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,476 7.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 79 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 92.6% of people usually resident in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 7.7% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Greater Taree (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 18,991 52.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 4,976 13.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,836 7.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 9,268 25.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 52.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 13.8% were either separated or divorced, 7.9% were widowed and 25.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Greater Taree (C) % Australia %
Australia 39,197 86.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Greater Taree (C) % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Greater Taree (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 9,168 51.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 5,700 31.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 686 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 423 2.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,884 10.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 16,578 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 17,861 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 17,861 people aged 15 years and over in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 51.3% worked full-time, 31.9% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 10.5% were unemployed. 16,578 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Greater Taree (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 336 -- 466 --
Family 798 -- 1,171 --
Household 635 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Greater Taree (C) (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 $798 and the median household income was $635.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Greater Taree (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,685 44.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 4,647 36.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 2,215 17.5 823,254 15.8
Other family 131 1.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 12,678 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 12,678 families in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 44.8% were couple families without children, 36.7% were couple families with children, 17.5% 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 Greater Taree (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 17,940 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 20,552 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 17,940 occupied private dwellings were counted in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Greater Taree (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 15,440 86.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 916 5.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,152 6.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 427 2.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 5 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), 86.1% were separate houses, 5.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.4% were flats, units or apartments and 2.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Greater Taree (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,730 43.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 4,878 27.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 4,410 24.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 152 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 768 4.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), 43.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 27.2% were owned with a mortgage and 24.6% were rented.

Landlord type Greater Taree (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,309 52.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 600 13.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,335 30.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 168 3.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 52.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 13.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Greater Taree (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 150 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,083 -- 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 Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $150. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Greater Taree (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 12,490 69.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 4,504 25.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 405 2.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Greater Taree (C) (Local Government Areas), 69.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 25.1% were single (or lone) person households and 2.3% 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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