2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Prairiewood

Code SSC11811 (SSC)
People 2,867
Male 1,391
Female 1,476
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 2,582
People born overseas 1,433
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 3
Families 793
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 913
Average people per household 3.3
Median weekly household income $1,058
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,526
Median weekly rent $150
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People — demographics
People Prairiewood % Australia %
Total 2,867 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,391 48.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,476 51.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4 0.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 2,867 people were usually resident in Prairiewood (State Suburbs): of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Of the total population 0.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Prairiewood % Australia %
People
0-4 years 152 5.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 356 12.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 492 17.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,110 38.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 382 13.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 375 13.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.7% of people usually resident in Prairiewood (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.4% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Prairiewood % Australia %
Australian citizenship 2,582 90.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,433 50.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 3 0.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.1% of people usually resident in Prairiewood (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 50.0% were born overseas and 0.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Prairiewood % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,269 53.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 221 9.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 115 4.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 751 31.8 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 53.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Prairiewood (State Suburbs) were married, 9.4% were either separated or divorced, 4.9% were widowed and 31.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Prairiewood % Australia %
Australia 1,290 45.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Prairiewood % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Prairiewood % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Prairiewood % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 785 63.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 281 22.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 34 2.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 44 3.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 95 7.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 994 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,239 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,239 people aged 15 years and over in Prairiewood (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 63.4% worked full-time, 22.7% worked part-time, 2.7% were away from work, 3.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.7% were unemployed. 994 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Prairiewood % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Prairiewood % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Prairiewood % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 327 -- 466 --
Family 1,101 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,058 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Prairiewood (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $327, the median family income was $1,101 and the median household income was $1,058.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Prairiewood % Australia %
Couple family without children 195 24.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 434 54.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 151 19.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 13 1.6 89,686 1.7
Total families 793 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 793 families in Prairiewood (State Suburbs): of these 24.6% were couple families without children, 54.7% were couple families with children, 19.0% were one parent families and 1.6% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Prairiewood % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 880 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 913 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 880 occupied private dwellings were counted in Prairiewood (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Prairiewood % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 712 80.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 154 17.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 14 1.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 0 0.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Prairiewood (State Suburbs), 80.9% were separate houses, 17.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Prairiewood % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 343 39.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 269 30.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 209 23.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 0 0.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 60 6.8 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Prairiewood (State Suburbs), 39.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 30.6% were owned with a mortgage and 23.8% were rented.

Landlord type Prairiewood % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 54 25.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 119 56.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 30 14.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 4 1.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Prairiewood (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 25.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 56.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 14.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Prairiewood % Australia %
Median weekly rent 150 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,526 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 3.3 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Prairiewood (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $150. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,526. The average people per household was 3.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Prairiewood % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 755 85.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 99 11.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 5 0.6 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Prairiewood (State Suburbs), 85.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 11.3% were single (or lone) person households and 0.6% 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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