2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Kempsey (A)

Code LGA14350 (LGA)
People 27,387
Male 13,783
Female 13,604
Median age 42
Australian citizenship 24,613
People born overseas 1,897
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 48
Families 7,451
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 12,918
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $614
Median monthly mortgage repayment $953
Median weekly rent $150
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Kempsey (A) % Australia %
Total 27,387 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 13,783 50.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 13,604 49.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,540 9.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 27,387 people were usually resident in Kempsey (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. Of the total population 9.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Kempsey (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,603 5.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 4,093 14.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,876 10.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 10,191 37.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 3,799 13.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 4,825 17.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 42 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.8% of people usually resident in Kempsey (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 31.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 42 years.

Selected characteristics Kempsey (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 24,613 89.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,897 6.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 48 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.9% of people usually resident in Kempsey (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 6.9% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Kempsey (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,379 47.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 3,113 14.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,755 8.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 6,445 29.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Kempsey (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 14.4% were either separated or divorced, 8.1% were widowed and 29.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Kempsey (A) % Australia %
Australia 23,669 86.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Kempsey (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,901 48.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 3,415 33.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 411 4.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 290 2.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,200 11.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 10,206 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 10,217 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 10,217 people aged 15 years and over in Kempsey (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 48.0% worked full-time, 33.4% worked part-time, 4.0% were away from work, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 11.7% were unemployed. 10,206 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Kempsey (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 319 -- 466 --
Family 737 -- 1,171 --
Household 614 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Kempsey (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $319, the median family income was $737 and the median household income was $614.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Kempsey (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,191 42.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,565 34.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,586 21.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 109 1.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 7,451 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 7,451 families in Kempsey (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 42.8% were couple families without children, 34.4% were couple families with children, 21.3% were one parent families and 1.5% 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 Kempsey (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 11,033 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 12,918 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 11,033 occupied private dwellings were counted in Kempsey (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Kempsey (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 9,501 86.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 304 2.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 719 6.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 509 4.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Kempsey (A) (Local Government Areas), 86.1% were separate houses, 2.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.5% were flats, units or apartments and 4.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Kempsey (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,697 42.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,771 25.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,831 25.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 71 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 665 6.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Kempsey (A) (Local Government Areas), 42.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 25.1% were owned with a mortgage and 25.7% were rented.

Landlord type Kempsey (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,344 47.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 359 12.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,000 35.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 128 4.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Kempsey (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 47.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 12.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 35.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Kempsey (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 150 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 953 -- 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 Kempsey (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $150. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $953. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kempsey (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 7,320 66.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,735 24.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 238 2.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Kempsey (A) (Local Government Areas), 66.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.8% were single (or lone) person households and 2.2% 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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