2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

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Cooma

Code UCL121200 (UCL)
People 6,587
Male 3,278
Female 3,309
Median age 40
Australian citizenship 5,786
People born overseas 919
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 39
Families 1,672
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,090
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $763
Median monthly mortgage repayment $953
Median weekly rent $140
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Cooma % Australia %
Total 6,587 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 3,278 49.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 3,309 50.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 126 1.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 6,587 people were usually resident in Cooma (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Of the total population 1.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Cooma % Australia %
People
0-4 years 358 5.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 988 15.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 794 12.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,491 37.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 779 11.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,179 17.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 40 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.4% of people usually resident in Cooma (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 29.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 40 years.

Selected characteristics Cooma % Australia %
Australian citizenship 5,786 87.8 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 919 14.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 39 0.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.8% of people usually resident in Cooma (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 14.0% were born overseas and 0.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Cooma % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,476 47.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 686 13.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 453 8.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,628 31.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Cooma (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.1% were either separated or divorced, 8.6% were widowed and 31.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Cooma % Australia %
Australia 5,243 79.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Cooma % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Cooma % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,721 57.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 931 31.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 105 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 52 1.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 173 5.8 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,899 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,982 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,982 people aged 15 years and over in Cooma (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 57.7% worked full-time, 31.2% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 1.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.8% were unemployed. 1,899 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Cooma % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 421 -- 466 --
Family 1,062 -- 1,171 --
Household 763 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Cooma (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $421, the median family income was $1,062 and the median household income was $763.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Cooma % Australia %
Couple family without children 697 41.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 655 39.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 298 17.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 22 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,672 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,672 families in Cooma (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 41.7% were couple families without children, 39.2% were couple families with children, 17.8% were one parent families and 1.3% 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 Cooma % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,684 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,090 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 2,684 occupied private dwellings were counted in Cooma (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Cooma % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,341 87.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 87 3.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 197 7.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 53 2.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 6 0.2 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Cooma (Urban Centres and Localities), 87.2% were separate houses, 3.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.3% were flats, units or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Cooma % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,002 37.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 765 28.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 742 27.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 14 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 162 6.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Cooma (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 28.5% were owned with a mortgage and 27.6% were rented.

Landlord type Cooma % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 370 49.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 112 15.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 236 31.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 25 3.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Cooma (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 49.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 15.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 31.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Cooma % Australia %
Median weekly rent 140 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 953 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Cooma (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $140. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $953. The average people per household was 2.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cooma % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,657 61.7 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 837 31.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 50 1.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Cooma (Urban Centres and Localities), 61.7% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 31.2% were single (or lone) person households and 1.9% 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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