2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Wyong (A)

Code LGA18550 (LGA)
People 139,801
Male 67,485
Female 72,316
Median age 39
Australian citizenship 125,664
People born overseas 16,658
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 273
Families 38,035
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 62,435
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $770
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,462
Median weekly rent $200
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People — demographics
People Wyong (A) % Australia %
Total 139,801 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 67,485 48.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 72,316 51.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,804 2.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 139,801 people were usually resident in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Of the total population 2.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Wyong (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 9,128 6.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 20,705 14.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 16,666 11.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 52,272 37.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 15,444 11.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 25,586 18.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 39 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.3% of people usually resident in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 29.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 39 years.

Selected characteristics Wyong (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 125,664 89.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 16,658 11.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 273 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.9% of people usually resident in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 11.9% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Wyong (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54,212 49.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 15,556 14.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 8,767 8.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 31,432 28.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 14.1% were either separated or divorced, 8.0% were widowed and 28.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Wyong (A) % Australia %
Australia 114,271 81.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wyong (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 32,248 55.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 17,868 30.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,083 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,657 2.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 4,810 8.2 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 45,029 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 58,666 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 58,666 people aged 15 years and over in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 55.0% worked full-time, 30.5% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.2% were unemployed. 45,029 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wyong (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 381 -- 466 --
Family 1,013 -- 1,171 --
Household 770 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $381, the median family income was $1,013 and the median household income was $770.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Wyong (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 14,507 38.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 15,653 41.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 7,467 19.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 408 1.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 38,035 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 38,035 families in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 38.1% were couple families without children, 41.2% were couple families with children, 19.6% 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 Wyong (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 54,095 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 62,435 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 54,095 occupied private dwellings were counted in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Wyong (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 45,801 84.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,422 8.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 2,783 5.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 1,069 2.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 20 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), 84.7% were separate houses, 8.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.1% were flats, units or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Wyong (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 19,245 35.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 17,126 31.7 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 14,024 25.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 576 1.1 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,125 5.8 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), 35.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 31.7% were owned with a mortgage and 25.9% were rented.

Landlord type Wyong (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 8,415 60.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,658 11.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,601 25.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 349 2.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 60.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 11.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 25.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Wyong (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,462 -- 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 Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $200. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,462. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wyong (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 37,317 69.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 13,535 25.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,463 2.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Wyong (A) (Local Government Areas), 69.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 25.0% were single (or lone) person households and 2.7% 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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