2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Gwydir (A)

Code LGA13660 (LGA)
People 5,311
Male 2,699
Female 2,612
Median age 43
Australian citizenship 5,021
People born overseas 203
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 18
Families 1,552
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,738
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $612
Median monthly mortgage repayment $695
Median weekly rent $60
Community profile

QuickStats Search

Loading map...
Each of the sections below is expandable. Select once to expand the section and display the hidden content. Select again to collapse the section and hide the content. To access the hidden content within each section, select the section to display the content, then use arrow keys to navigate down to the expanded content.

Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Gwydir (A) % Australia %
Total 5,311 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,699 50.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 2,612 49.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 134 2.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 5,311 people were usually resident in Gwydir (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 50.8% were male and 49.2% were female. Of the total population 2.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Gwydir (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 331 6.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 726 13.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 464 8.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,968 37.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 790 14.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,033 19.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 43 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.9% of people usually resident in Gwydir (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 34.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 43 years.

Selected characteristics Gwydir (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 5,021 94.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 203 3.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 18 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 94.5% of people usually resident in Gwydir (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 3.8% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Gwydir (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,435 57.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 426 10.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 363 8.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,031 24.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 57.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Gwydir (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 10.0% were either separated or divorced, 8.5% were widowed and 24.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Gwydir (A) % Australia %
Australia 4,822 90.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Gwydir (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,504 64.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 562 24.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 62 2.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 94 4.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 124 5.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,731 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,346 -- 9,607,987 --
 
View labour force information

During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,346 people aged 15 years and over in Gwydir (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 64.1% worked full-time, 24.0% worked part-time, 2.6% were away from work, 4.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.3% were unemployed. 1,731 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gwydir (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 328 -- 466 --
Family 730 -- 1,171 --
Household 612 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Gwydir (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $328, the median family income was $730 and the median household income was $612.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Gwydir (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 759 48.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 592 38.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 184 11.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 17 1.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,552 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,552 families in Gwydir (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.9% were couple families without children, 38.1% were couple families with children, 11.9% were one parent families and 1.1% 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 Gwydir (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,194 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,738 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 2,194 occupied private dwellings were counted in Gwydir (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Gwydir (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,047 93.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 25 1.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 37 1.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 85 3.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Gwydir (A) (Local Government Areas), 93.3% were separate houses, 1.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.7% were flats, units or apartments and 3.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Gwydir (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,103 50.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 434 19.8 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 507 23.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 43 2.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 108 4.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Gwydir (A) (Local Government Areas), 50.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 19.8% were owned with a mortgage and 23.1% were rented.

Landlord type Gwydir (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 79 15.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 14 2.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 330 65.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 84 16.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Gwydir (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 15.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 2.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 65.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Gwydir (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 60 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 695 -- 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 Gwydir (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $60. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $695. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gwydir (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,528 69.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 538 24.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 39 1.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Gwydir (A) (Local Government Areas), 69.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.5% were single (or lone) person households and 1.8% 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

Back to Top