2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

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Taree

Code UCL172600 (UCL)
People 16,517
Male 7,790
Female 8,727
Median age 42
Australian citizenship 15,300
People born overseas 1,063
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 32
Families 4,450
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,413
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $603
Median monthly mortgage repayment $997
Median weekly rent $150
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People — demographics
People Taree % Australia %
Total 16,517 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 7,790 47.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 8,727 52.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,072 6.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 16,517 people were usually resident in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 47.2% were male and 52.8% were female. Of the total population 6.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Taree % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,061 6.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,310 14.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,981 12.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 5,575 33.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,981 12.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,609 21.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 42 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.4% of people usually resident in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 33.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 42 years.

Selected characteristics Taree % Australia %
Australian citizenship 15,300 92.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,063 6.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 32 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 92.6% of people usually resident in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 6.4% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Taree % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,135 46.7 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,903 14.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,331 10.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,775 28.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 46.7% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 14.5% were either separated or divorced, 10.1% were widowed and 28.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Taree % Australia %
Australia 14,493 87.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Taree % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Taree % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,232 51.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,964 31.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 227 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 136 2.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 691 11.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 6,290 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 6,250 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 6,250 people aged 15 years and over in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 51.7% worked full-time, 31.4% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 2.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 11.1% were unemployed. 6,290 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Taree % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 336 -- 466 --
Family 774 -- 1,171 --
Household 603 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $336, the median family income was $774 and the median household income was $603.

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Families — family composition
Family composition Taree % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,889 42.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,537 34.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 966 21.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 58 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 4,450 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 4,450 families in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 42.4% were couple families without children, 34.5% were couple families with children, 21.7% 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 Taree % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,798 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,413 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 6,798 occupied private dwellings were counted in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Taree % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,461 80.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 442 6.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 831 12.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 64 0.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), 80.3% were separate houses, 6.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Taree % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,541 37.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,661 24.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,243 33.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 59 0.9 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 296 4.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 24.4% were owned with a mortgage and 33.0% were rented.

Landlord type Taree % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,138 50.7 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 535 23.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 515 23.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 54 2.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 50.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 23.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 23.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Taree % Australia %
Median weekly rent 150 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 997 -- 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 Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $150. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $997. The average people per household was 2.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Taree % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 4,389 64.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,070 30.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 182 2.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Taree (Urban Centres and Localities), 64.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 30.5% were single (or lone) person households and 2.7% 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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