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Cessnock

Code SSC10507 (SSC)
People 13,673
Male 6,691
Female 6,982
Median age 39
Families 3,413
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 5,608
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $870
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $210
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 13,673 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,691 48.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,982 51.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 719 5.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,673 people in Cessnock (State Suburbs) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.3% of the population.

Age Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 932 6.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 840 6.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 830 6.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 866 6.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 920 6.7 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 926 6.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 838 6.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 856 6.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 838 6.1 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 781 5.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 908 6.6 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 800 5.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 804 5.9 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 670 4.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 509 3.7 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 481 3.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 432 3.2 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 439 3.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cessnock (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,622 41.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 431 3.9 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,045 9.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,027 9.3 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,942 35.6 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cessnock (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 41.8% were married and 13.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Cessnock (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,012 43.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 977 10.6 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,230 45.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Cessnock (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Cessnock (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 233 5.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 785 18.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 166 4.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 74 1.8 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 606 14.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 105 2.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 52 1.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 328 7.8 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 200 4.8 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 75 1.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,573 37.5 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,197 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cessnock (State Suburbs) 30.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.5% were in primary school, 18.2% in secondary school and 12.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 11,880 86.9 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,023 8.5 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 696 5.8 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 390 3.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,915 82.5 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Cessnock (State Suburbs), 82.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,971 55.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,624 30.4 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 356 6.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 391 7.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,342 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,342 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cessnock (State Suburbs). Of these 55.6% were employed full time, 30.4% were employed part-time and 7.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 567 11.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 495 10.0 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 563 11.4 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 847 17.1 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,126 42.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cessnock (State Suburbs), 11.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Cessnock (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 426 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,112 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 870 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cessnock (State Suburbs) was $426.

Travel to work, top responses Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,736 60.8 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,051 27.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,274 11.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,208 10.9 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Cessnock (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.6% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,825 16.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,416 21.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,186 10.7 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,308 11.8 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cessnock (State Suburbs), 21.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.8% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,246 36.5 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,291 37.8 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 826 24.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 51 1.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cessnock (State Suburbs), 37.8% were couple families with children, 36.5% were couple families without children and 24.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.4 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.6 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Cessnock (State Suburbs) 15.4% of single parents were male and 84.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,912 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,201 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cessnock (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,201 and those without children was $1,912.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 397 15.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 85 3.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 496 19.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 405 16.0 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 147 5.8 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 715 28.2 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 154 6.1 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 138 5.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Cessnock (State Suburbs), of couple families, 15.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 19.6% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,924 92.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 423 7.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Cessnock (State Suburbs), 92.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,205 85.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 364 7.4 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 322 6.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 28 0.6 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Cessnock (State Suburbs), 85.4% were separate houses, 7.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.1 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 277 5.6 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,080 21.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,498 50.7 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 944 19.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 117 2.4 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cessnock (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.6% had 1 bedroom, 21.9% had 2 bedrooms and 50.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,628 33.1 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,395 28.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,675 34.0 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 43 0.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 182 3.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cessnock (State Suburbs), 33.1% were owned outright, 28.3% were owned with a mortgage and 34.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,340 67.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,440 29.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 144 2.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Cessnock (State Suburbs), of all households, 67.8% were family households, 29.2% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

Household income Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.9 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.7 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cessnock (State Suburbs), 34.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.7% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 210 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.0 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.0 -- 11.6 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.7 -- 10.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
None 474 9.6 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,004 40.7 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,601 32.5 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 656 13.3 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 190 3.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Cessnock (State Suburbs), 40.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 719 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 388 54.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 331 46.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cessnock (State Suburbs), there were 719 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 388 (or 54.0%) were male and 331 (or 46.0%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 985 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cessnock (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $985.

Mortgage and rent Cessnock % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 205 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,439 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Cessnock (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $205 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,439.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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