2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

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Cowra

Code UCL123200 (UCL)
People 8,430
Male 4,118
Female 4,312
Median age 40
Australian citizenship 7,855
People born overseas 438
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 30
Families 2,244
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,725
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $660
Median monthly mortgage repayment $912
Median weekly rent $140
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People — demographics
People Cowra % Australia %
Total 8,430 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 4,118 48.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 4,312 51.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 653 7.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 8,430 people were usually resident in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Of the total population 7.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Cowra % Australia %
People
0-4 years 572 6.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,264 15.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 959 11.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,959 35.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 944 11.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,732 20.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 40 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.8% of people usually resident in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 31.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 40 years.

Selected characteristics Cowra % Australia %
Australian citizenship 7,855 93.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 438 5.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 30 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 93.2% of people usually resident in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 5.2% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Cowra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,261 49.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 782 11.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 686 10.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,867 28.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 11.9% were either separated or divorced, 10.4% were widowed and 28.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Cowra % Australia %
Australia 7,581 89.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Cowra % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Cowra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,947 57.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 988 29.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 85 2.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 106 3.1 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 254 7.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 2,903 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 3,380 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 3,380 people aged 15 years and over in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 57.6% worked full-time, 29.2% worked part-time, 2.5% were away from work, 3.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.5% were unemployed. 2,903 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Cowra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 359 -- 466 --
Family 892 -- 1,171 --
Household 660 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $359, the median family income was $892 and the median household income was $660.

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Families — family composition
Family composition Cowra % Australia %
Couple family without children 912 40.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 891 39.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 411 18.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 30 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 2,244 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 2,244 families in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 40.6% were couple families without children, 39.7% were couple families with children, 18.3% 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 Cowra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,327 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,725 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 3,327 occupied private dwellings were counted in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Cowra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,945 88.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 108 3.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 246 7.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 25 0.8 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 3 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), 88.5% were separate houses, 3.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Cowra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,297 39.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 884 26.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 966 29.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 29 0.9 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 149 4.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 26.6% were owned with a mortgage and 29.0% were rented.

Landlord type Cowra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 468 48.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 244 25.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 229 23.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 23 2.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 48.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 25.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 23.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Cowra % Australia %
Median weekly rent 140 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 912 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $140. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $912. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cowra % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 2,217 66.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 956 28.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 72 2.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Cowra (Urban Centres and Localities), 66.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 28.7% 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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