2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Pittwater (A)

Code LGA16370 (LGA)
People 54,157
Male 26,647
Female 27,510
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 46,967
People born overseas 11,511
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 421
Families 14,671
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 22,605
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,486
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,167
Median weekly rent $370
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People — demographics
People Pittwater (A) % Australia %
Total 54,157 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 26,647 49.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 27,510 50.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 169 0.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 54,157 people were usually resident in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Of the total population 0.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Pittwater (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,565 6.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 7,225 13.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 6,166 11.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 22,010 40.6 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 7,104 13.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 8,086 14.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.9% of people usually resident in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 28.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Pittwater (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 46,967 86.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 11,511 21.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 421 0.8 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 86.7% of people usually resident in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 21.3% were born overseas and 0.8% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Pittwater (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 24,285 56.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 4,631 10.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,636 6.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 11,814 27.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 56.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 10.7% were either separated or divorced, 6.1% were widowed and 27.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Pittwater (A) % Australia %
Australia 38,925 71.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Pittwater (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 16,465 58.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 9,190 32.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,015 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 608 2.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 747 2.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 12,532 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 28,025 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 28,025 people aged 15 years and over in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 58.8% worked full-time, 32.8% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 2.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 2.7% were unemployed. 12,532 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Pittwater (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 653 -- 466 --
Family 1,767 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,486 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $653, the median family income was $1,767 and the median household income was $1,486.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Pittwater (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,372 36.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 7,393 50.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,775 12.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 131 0.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 14,671 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 14,671 families in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 36.6% were couple families without children, 50.4% were couple families with children, 12.1% were one parent families and 0.9% 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 Pittwater (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 19,757 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 22,605 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 19,757 occupied private dwellings were counted in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Pittwater (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 15,434 78.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,551 7.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 2,508 12.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 252 1.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 12 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), 78.1% were separate houses, 7.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Pittwater (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,727 39.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 6,873 34.8 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,542 17.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 224 1.1 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,389 7.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), 39.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 34.8% were owned with a mortgage and 17.9% were rented.

Landlord type Pittwater (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,052 57.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 5 0.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,356 38.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 129 3.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 57.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 0.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 38.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Pittwater (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 370 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,167 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $370. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Pittwater (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 14,417 73.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 3,777 19.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 472 2.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), 73.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.1% were single (or lone) person households and 2.4% 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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