2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Statistical Districts

Newcastle (NSW)

Code 1003 (SDIST)
People 468,861
Male 229,774
Female 239,087
Australian citizenship 435,120
People born overseas 44,758
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,749
Families 128,041
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 197,641
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %
Total 468,861 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 229,774 49.0 9,270,466 49.4
Female 239,087 51.0 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 9,630 2.1 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 468,861 people were counted in Newcastle (NSW) (Statistical Districts): of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Of the total population 2.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 30,858 6.6 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 67,106 14.3 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 62,798 13.4 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 193,072 41.2 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 45,481 9.7 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 69,546 14.8 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (NSW) (Statistical Districts) there were 97,964 children aged 0-14 years and 115,027 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 435,120 92.8 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 44,758 9.5 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,749 0.4 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (NSW) (Statistical Districts), 435,120 people were Australian citizens, 44,758 were born overseas and 1,749 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 190,113 51.3 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 43,618 11.8 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 27,073 7.3 919,904 6.2
Never married 110,093 29.7 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (NSW) (Statistical Districts), 51.3% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 11.8% were separated or divorced, 7.3% were widowed and 29.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %
Australia 400,681 85.5 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 111,794 54.4 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 67,367 32.8 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 5,527 2.7 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 20,965 10.2 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 151,415 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 205,653 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 205,653 people aged 15 years and over in Newcastle (NSW) (Statistical Districts) were in the labour force. Of these 54.4% worked full-time, 32.8% worked part-time, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 10.2% were unemployed. 151,415 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %
Couple family without children 46,963 36.7 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 57,158 44.6 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 22,022 17.2 762,632 15.4
Other family 1,898 1.5 88,864 1.8
Total families 128,041 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (NSW) (Statistical Districts), 128,041 families were counted: of these, 36.7% were couple families without children, 44.6% were couple families with children, 17.2% were one parent families and 1.5% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household type

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 181,193 91.7 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 197,641 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (NSW) (Statistical Districts), 181,193 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 149,862 82.7 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 13,597 7.5 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 13,186 7.3 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 3,247 1.8 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 1,301 0.7 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Newcastle (NSW) (Statistical Districts), 82.7% were separate houses, 7.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 77,265 42.6 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 47,460 26.2 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 45,388 25.0 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 4,340 2.4 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 6,740 3.7 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (NSW) (Statistical Districts), 42.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 26.2% were being purchased and 25.0% were rented.

Landlord type Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 20,812 45.9 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 10,052 22.1 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 14,007 30.9 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 517 1.1 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (NSW) (Statistical Districts), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 45.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 22.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.9% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Newcastle (NSW) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 126,675 69.9 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 43,558 24.0 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 6,014 3.3 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Newcastle (NSW) (Statistical Districts), 69.9% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.0% were single (or lone) person households and 3.3% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 9/03/2006

Data for this Quickstats has been sourced from the 2001 Basic Community Profile catalogue No. 2001.0 and the 2001 Indigenous Profile catalogue No. 2002.0. Indigenous Statistics are only available for selected geographic areas. The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. 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 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. 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 2001 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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