2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Kelso

Code SSC17661 (SSC)
People 6,297
Male 3,091
Female 3,206
Median age 33
Australian citizenship 5,833
People born overseas 407
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 14
Families 1,712
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,391
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,049
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,387
Median weekly rent $170
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Kelso % Australia %
Total 6,297 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 3,091 49.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 3,206 50.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 363 5.8 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 6,297 people were usually resident in Kelso (State Suburbs): of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Of the total population 5.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Kelso % Australia %
People
0-4 years 542 8.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 990 15.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 891 14.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,514 39.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 614 9.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 747 11.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 33 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 24.3% of people usually resident in Kelso (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 33 years.

Selected characteristics Kelso % Australia %
Australian citizenship 5,833 92.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 407 6.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 14 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 92.6% of people usually resident in Kelso (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 6.5% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Kelso % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,476 52.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 514 10.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 279 5.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,494 31.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 52.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Kelso (State Suburbs) were married, 10.8% were either separated or divorced, 5.9% were widowed and 31.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Kelso % Australia %
Australia 5,611 89.1 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Kelso % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Kelso % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,763 59.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 819 27.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 111 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 66 2.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 191 6.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,657 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,950 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,950 people aged 15 years and over in Kelso (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 59.8% worked full-time, 27.8% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 2.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.5% were unemployed. 1,657 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Kelso % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 435 -- 466 --
Family 1,166 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,049 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Kelso (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $435, the median family income was $1,166 and the median household income was $1,049.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Kelso % Australia %
Couple family without children 598 34.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 791 46.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 308 18.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 15 0.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,712 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,712 families in Kelso (State Suburbs): of these 34.9% were couple families without children, 46.2% were couple families with children, 18.0% were one parent families and 0.9% 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 Kelso % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,217 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,391 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 2,217 occupied private dwellings were counted in Kelso (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Kelso % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,946 87.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 161 7.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 32 1.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 33 1.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 45 2.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Kelso (State Suburbs), 87.8% were separate houses, 7.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Kelso % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 666 30.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 843 38.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 593 26.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 23 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 91 4.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Kelso (State Suburbs), 30.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 38.0% were owned with a mortgage and 26.7% were rented.

Landlord type Kelso % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 256 43.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 216 36.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 108 18.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 14 2.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Kelso (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 43.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 36.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 18.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Kelso % Australia %
Median weekly rent 170 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,387 -- 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 Kelso (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $170. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,387. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kelso % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,682 75.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 422 19.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 50 2.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Kelso (State Suburbs), 75.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.0% were single (or lone) person households and 2.3% 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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