2006 Census QuickStats

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Grafton

Code UCL135000 (UCL)
People 17,501
Male 8,465
Female 9,036
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 16,032
People born overseas 808
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 43
Families 4,540
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,319
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $641
Median monthly mortgage repayment $953
Median weekly rent $150
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Grafton % Australia %
Total 17,501 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 8,465 48.4 9,799,252 49.4
Female 9,036 51.6 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,097 6.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 17,501 people were usually resident in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Of the total population 6.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Grafton % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,082 6.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,509 14.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,081 11.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 6,322 36.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 2,060 11.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,446 19.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.5% of people usually resident in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 31.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Grafton % Australia %
Australian citizenship 16,032 91.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 808 4.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 43 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 91.6% of people usually resident in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 4.6% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Grafton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,517 46.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,888 13.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,382 9.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 4,122 29.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 46.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.6% were either separated or divorced, 9.9% were widowed and 29.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Grafton % Australia %
Australia 15,606 89.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Grafton % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Grafton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,629 53.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,126 31.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 273 4.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 162 2.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 629 9.2 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 6,351 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 6,819 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 6,819 people aged 15 years and over in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 53.2% worked full-time, 31.2% worked part-time, 4.0% were away from work, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 9.2% were unemployed. 6,351 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Grafton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 356 -- 466 --
Family 853 -- 1,171 --
Household 641 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $356, the median family income was $853 and the median household income was $641.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Grafton % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,806 39.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,655 36.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,018 22.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 61 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 4,540 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 4,540 families in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 39.8% were couple families without children, 36.5% were couple families with children, 22.4% were one parent families and 1.3% 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 Grafton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,850 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,319 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 6,850 occupied private dwellings were counted in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Grafton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,741 83.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 285 4.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 711 10.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 107 1.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 6 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.8% were separate houses, 4.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Grafton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,643 38.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,822 26.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,994 29.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 25 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 367 5.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 26.6% were owned with a mortgage and 29.1% were rented.

Landlord type Grafton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 841 42.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 387 19.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 719 36.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 46 2.3 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 42.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 19.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 36.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Grafton % Australia %
Median weekly rent 150 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 953 -- 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 Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $150. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $953. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Grafton % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 4,470 65.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,013 29.4 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 174 2.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Grafton (Urban Centres and Localities), 65.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 29.4% were single (or lone) person households and 2.5% 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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