2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Leichhardt (A)

Code LGA14800 (LGA)
People 48,776
Male 23,340
Female 25,436
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 39,286
People born overseas 13,215
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 524
Families 12,367
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 24,060
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,733
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,400
Median weekly rent $350
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Leichhardt (A) % Australia %
Total 48,776 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 23,340 47.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 25,436 52.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 409 0.8 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 48,776 people were usually resident in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Of the total population 0.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Leichhardt (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,436 7.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 3,569 7.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 4,472 9.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 27,405 56.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 5,235 10.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 4,661 9.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 14.4% of people usually resident in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 20.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Leichhardt (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 39,286 80.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 13,215 27.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 524 1.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 80.5% of people usually resident in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 27.1% were born overseas and 1.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Leichhardt (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 16,130 38.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 5,469 13.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,633 3.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 18,542 44.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 38.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 13.1% were either separated or divorced, 3.9% were widowed and 44.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Leichhardt (A) % Australia %
Australia 31,134 63.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Leichhardt (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 20,546 70.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 6,341 21.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,035 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 486 1.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 939 3.2 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 8,921 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 29,347 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 29,347 people aged 15 years and over in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 70.0% worked full-time, 21.6% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 1.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.2% were unemployed. 8,921 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Leichhardt (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 895 -- 466 --
Family 2,307 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,733 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $895, the median family income was $2,307 and the median household income was $1,733.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Leichhardt (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,726 46.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 4,698 38.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,608 13.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 335 2.7 89,686 1.7
Total families 12,367 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 12,367 families in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 46.3% were couple families without children, 38.0% were couple families with children, 13.0% were one parent families and 2.7% 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 Leichhardt (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 21,994 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 24,060 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 21,994 occupied private dwellings were counted in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Leichhardt (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,631 34.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8,078 36.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 5,950 27.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 335 1.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), 34.7% were separate houses, 36.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 27.1% were flats, units or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Leichhardt (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,998 22.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 6,456 29.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 8,462 38.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 77 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 2,001 9.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), 22.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.4% were owned with a mortgage and 38.5% were rented.

Landlord type Leichhardt (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 5,700 67.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 892 10.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,736 20.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 134 1.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 67.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 10.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 20.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Leichhardt (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 350 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,400 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $350. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,400. The average people per household was 2.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Leichhardt (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 12,249 55.7 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 6,304 28.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,606 7.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), 55.7% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 28.7% were single (or lone) person households and 7.3% 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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