2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | Urban Centres and Localities

Penguin

Code UCL612200 (UCL)
People 2,943
Male 1,421
Female 1,522
Median age 42
Australian citizenship 2,751
People born overseas 269
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 3
Families 828
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,294
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $705
Median monthly mortgage repayment $758
Median weekly rent $125
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Penguin % Australia %
Total 2,943 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,421 48.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,522 51.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 143 4.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 2,943 people were usually resident in Penguin (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Of the total population 4.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Penguin % Australia %
People
0-4 years 184 6.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 407 13.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 290 9.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,117 38.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 440 15.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 505 17.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 42 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.1% of people usually resident in Penguin (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 32.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 42 years.

Selected characteristics Penguin % Australia %
Australian citizenship 2,751 93.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 269 9.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 3 0.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 93.5% of people usually resident in Penguin (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 9.1% were born overseas and 0.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Penguin % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,293 55.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 304 12.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 207 8.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 555 23.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 55.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Penguin (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 12.9% were either separated or divorced, 8.8% were widowed and 23.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Penguin % Australia %
Australia 2,498 84.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Penguin % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Penguin % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 698 56.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 341 27.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 53 4.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 36 2.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 107 8.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,038 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,235 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,235 people aged 15 years and over in Penguin (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 56.5% worked full-time, 27.6% worked part-time, 4.3% were away from work, 2.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.7% were unemployed. 1,038 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Penguin % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 351 -- 466 --
Family 939 -- 1,171 --
Household 705 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Penguin (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $351, the median family income was $939 and the median household income was $705.

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Families — family composition
Family composition Penguin % Australia %
Couple family without children 373 45.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 319 38.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 127 15.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 9 1.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 828 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 828 families in Penguin (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 45.0% were couple families without children, 38.5% were couple families with children, 15.3% were one parent families and 1.1% 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 Penguin % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,181 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,294 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,181 occupied private dwellings were counted in Penguin (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Penguin % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,016 86.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 22 1.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 113 9.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 30 2.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Penguin (Urban Centres and Localities), 86.0% were separate houses, 1.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.6% were flats, units or apartments and 2.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Penguin % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 483 40.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 350 29.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 271 22.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 16 1.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 62 5.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Penguin (Urban Centres and Localities), 40.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 22.9% were rented.

Landlord type Penguin % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 99 36.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 78 28.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 91 33.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 8 3.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Penguin (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 36.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 28.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 33.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Penguin % Australia %
Median weekly rent 125 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 758 -- 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 Penguin (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $125. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $758. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Penguin % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 815 69.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 313 26.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 23 1.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Penguin (Urban Centres and Localities), 69.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.5% were single (or lone) person households and 1.9% 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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