2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Lake Macquarie (C)

Code LGA14650 (LGA)
People 183,138
Male 89,637
Female 93,501
Median age 40
Australian citizenship 169,534
People born overseas 17,108
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 488
Families 51,327
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 74,740
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $922
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $185
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Total 183,138 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 89,637 48.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 93,501 51.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,297 2.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 183,138 people were usually resident in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Of the total population 2.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10,667 5.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 25,205 13.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 23,159 12.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 70,392 38.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 22,963 12.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 30,755 16.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 40 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.6% of people usually resident in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 29.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 40 years.

Selected characteristics Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 169,534 92.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 17,108 9.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 488 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 92.6% of people usually resident in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 9.3% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 77,952 52.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 17,163 11.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 10,647 7.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 41,501 28.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 52.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 11.7% were either separated or divorced, 7.2% were widowed and 28.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Australia 156,316 85.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 46,201 56.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 25,329 30.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 3,017 3.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 2,186 2.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 5,493 6.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 58,515 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 82,226 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 82,226 people aged 15 years and over in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 56.2% worked full-time, 30.8% worked part-time, 3.7% were away from work, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.7% were unemployed. 58,515 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 394 -- 466 --
Family 1,102 -- 1,171 --
Household 922 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $394, the median family income was $1,102 and the median household income was $922.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 19,717 38.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 22,394 43.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 8,634 16.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 582 1.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 51,327 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 51,327 families in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 38.4% were couple families without children, 43.6% were couple families with children, 16.8% 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 Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 69,322 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 74,740 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 69,322 occupied private dwellings were counted in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 60,291 87.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,773 6.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 3,209 4.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 1,005 1.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 44 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas), 87.0% were separate houses, 6.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.6% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 26,783 38.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 23,147 33.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 15,202 21.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 780 1.1 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,410 4.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas), 38.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 33.4% were owned with a mortgage and 21.9% were rented.

Landlord type Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 7,415 48.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 3,383 22.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,958 26.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 441 2.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 48.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 22.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 26.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 185 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $185. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Lake Macquarie (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 50,445 72.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 15,509 22.4 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,490 2.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Lake Macquarie (C) (Local Government Areas), 72.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 22.4% were single (or lone) person households and 2.1% 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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