2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Walcha

Code UCL179800 (UCL)
People 1,623
Male 802
Female 821
Median age 42
Australian citizenship 1,548
People born overseas 58
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 8
Families 415
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 710
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $636
Median monthly mortgage repayment $748
Median weekly rent $110
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Walcha % Australia %
Total 1,623 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 802 49.4 9,799,252 49.4
Female 821 50.6 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 146 9.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 1,623 people were usually resident in Walcha (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Of the total population 9.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Walcha % Australia %
People
0-4 years 100 6.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 232 14.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 174 10.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 553 34.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 218 13.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 350 21.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 42 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.5% of people usually resident in Walcha (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 35.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 42 years.

Selected characteristics Walcha % Australia %
Australian citizenship 1,548 95.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 58 3.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 8 0.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 95.4% of people usually resident in Walcha (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 3.6% were born overseas and 0.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Walcha % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 651 50.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 135 10.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 152 11.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 354 27.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 50.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Walcha (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 10.4% were either separated or divorced, 11.7% were widowed and 27.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Walcha % Australia %
Australia 1,488 91.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Walcha % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Walcha % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 378 54.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 227 32.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 21 3.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 28 4.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 40 5.8 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 540 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 694 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 694 people aged 15 years and over in Walcha (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 54.5% worked full-time, 32.7% worked part-time, 3.0% were away from work, 4.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.8% were unemployed. 540 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Walcha % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 360 -- 466 --
Family 900 -- 1,171 --
Household 636 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Walcha (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $360, the median family income was $900 and the median household income was $636.

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Families — family composition
Family composition Walcha % Australia %
Couple family without children 178 42.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 163 39.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 64 15.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 10 2.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 415 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 415 families in Walcha (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 42.9% were couple families without children, 39.3% were couple families with children, 15.4% were one parent families and 2.4% 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 Walcha % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 634 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 710 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 634 occupied private dwellings were counted in Walcha (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Walcha % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 571 90.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3 0.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 38 6.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 22 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 Walcha (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.1% were separate houses, 0.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.0% were flats, units or apartments and 3.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Walcha % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 295 46.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 144 22.7 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 160 25.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 6 0.9 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 31 4.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Walcha (Urban Centres and Localities), 46.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 22.7% were owned with a mortgage and 25.2% were rented.

Landlord type Walcha % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 32 20.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 27 16.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 90 56.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 12 7.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Walcha (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 20.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 16.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 56.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Walcha % Australia %
Median weekly rent 110 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 748 -- 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 Walcha (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $110. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $748. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Walcha % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 412 65.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 199 31.4 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 18 2.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Walcha (Urban Centres and Localities), 65.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 31.4% were single (or lone) person households and 2.8% 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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