2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Port Stephens (A)

Code LGA16400 (LGA)
People 60,484
Male 29,866
Female 30,618
Median age 40
Australian citizenship 55,106
People born overseas 6,340
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 230
Families 16,846
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 28,879
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $830
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $180
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Total 60,484 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 29,866 49.4 9,799,252 49.4
Female 30,618 50.6 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,741 2.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 60,484 people were usually resident in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Of the total population 2.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,750 6.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 8,834 14.6 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 7,102 11.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 22,628 37.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 7,938 13.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 10,230 16.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 40 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.8% of people usually resident in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 30.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 40 years.

Selected characteristics Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 55,106 91.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 6,340 10.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 230 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 91.1% of people usually resident in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 10.5% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 25,966 54.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 6,028 12.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 3,205 6.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 12,694 26.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 54.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 12.6% were either separated or divorced, 6.7% were widowed and 26.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Australia 50,483 83.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Stephens (A) % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 14,139 55.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 8,117 31.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 971 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 659 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,827 7.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 19,464 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 25,713 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 25,713 people aged 15 years and over in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 55.0% worked full-time, 31.6% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.1% were unemployed. 19,464 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 388 -- 466 --
Family 1,029 -- 1,171 --
Household 830 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $388, the median family income was $1,029 and the median household income was $830.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 7,042 41.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 6,931 41.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 2,738 16.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 135 0.8 89,686 1.7
Total families 16,846 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 16,846 families in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 41.8% were couple families without children, 41.1% were couple families with children, 16.3% were one parent families and 0.8% 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 Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 23,191 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 28,879 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 23,191 occupied private dwellings were counted in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 19,266 83.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,144 9.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,080 4.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 701 3.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 83.1% were separate houses, 9.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.7% were flats, units or apartments and 3.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 8,761 37.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 6,770 29.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 6,085 26.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 264 1.1 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,311 5.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 37.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.2% were owned with a mortgage and 26.2% were rented.

Landlord type Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,316 54.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 831 13.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,766 29.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 173 2.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 54.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 13.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 29.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Stephens (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 16,575 71.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 5,056 21.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 505 2.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Port Stephens (A) (Local Government Areas), 71.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.8% 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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