2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

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Kempsey

Code UCL143000 (UCL)
People 8,137
Male 3,799
Female 4,338
Median age 39
Australian citizenship 7,328
People born overseas 401
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 3
Families 2,066
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,591
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $582
Median monthly mortgage repayment $910
Median weekly rent $140
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Kempsey % Australia %
Total 8,137 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 3,799 46.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 4,338 53.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,394 17.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 8,137 people were usually resident in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 46.7% were male and 53.3% were female. Of the total population 17.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Kempsey % Australia %
People
0-4 years 645 7.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,240 15.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 943 11.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,762 33.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 946 11.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,604 19.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 39 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 23.2% of people usually resident in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 31.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 39 years.

Selected characteristics Kempsey % Australia %
Australian citizenship 7,328 90.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 401 4.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 3 0.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.1% of people usually resident in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 4.9% were born overseas and 0.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Kempsey % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,353 37.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 940 15.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 756 12.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 2,206 35.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 37.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 15.0% were either separated or divorced, 12.1% were widowed and 35.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Kempsey % Australia %
Australia 7,055 86.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Kempsey % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Kempsey % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,278 47.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 839 31.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 93 3.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 82 3.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 414 15.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,077 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,706 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,706 people aged 15 years and over in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 47.2% worked full-time, 31.0% worked part-time, 3.4% were away from work, 3.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 15.3% were unemployed. 3,077 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Kempsey % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 309 -- 466 --
Family 689 -- 1,171 --
Household 582 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $309, the median family income was $689 and the median household income was $582.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Kempsey % Australia %
Couple family without children 735 35.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 617 29.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 670 32.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 44 2.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 2,066 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 2,066 families in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 35.6% were couple families without children, 29.9% were couple families with children, 32.4% were one parent families and 2.1% 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 Kempsey % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,262 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,591 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 3,262 occupied private dwellings were counted in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Kempsey % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,758 84.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 90 2.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 299 9.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 115 3.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.5% were separate houses, 2.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.2% were flats, units or apartments and 3.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Kempsey % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,139 34.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 685 21.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,189 36.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 16 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 233 7.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 21.0% were owned with a mortgage and 36.5% were rented.

Landlord type Kempsey % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 457 38.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 310 26.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 382 32.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 41 3.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 38.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 26.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 32.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Kempsey % Australia %
Median weekly rent 140 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 910 -- 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 Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $140. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $910. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kempsey % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 2,023 62.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,022 31.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 80 2.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Kempsey (Urban Centres and Localities), 62.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 31.3% 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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