2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Newcastle

Code SSC11717 (SSC)
People 2,384
Male 1,251
Female 1,133
Median age 34
Families 524
Average children per family 1.5
All private dwellings 1,567
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,750
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,249
Median weekly rent $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 2,384 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,251 52.5 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,133 47.5 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 36 1.5 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,384 people in Newcastle (State Suburbs) of these 52.5% were male and 47.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

Age Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 65 2.7 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 46 1.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 43 1.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 75 3.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 361 15.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 365 15.3 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 235 9.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 147 6.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 130 5.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 138 5.8 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 156 6.5 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 158 6.6 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 160 6.7 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 117 4.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 74 3.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 49 2.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 43 1.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 22 0.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Newcastle (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 6.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 767 34.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 69 3.1 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 171 7.7 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 77 3.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,147 51.4 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Newcastle (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 34.4% were married and 10.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Newcastle (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 629 34.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 250 13.7 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 942 51.7 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Newcastle (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 34.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Newcastle (State Suburbs) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 11 1.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 31 4.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6 0.8 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 21 3.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 26 3.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.4 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 21 3.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 49 6.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 314 44.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 11 1.6 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 216 30.5 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 709 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Newcastle (State Suburbs) 29.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 8.2% were in primary school, 7.2% in secondary school and 51.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 1,721 72.2 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 527 24.5 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 160 7.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 112 5.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,355 62.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Newcastle (State Suburbs), 62.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 24.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,006 66.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 366 24.1 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 62 4.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 85 5.6 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,519 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,519 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Newcastle (State Suburbs). Of these 66.2% were employed full time, 24.1% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 152 10.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 117 8.1 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 102 7.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 235 16.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 768 53.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Newcastle (State Suburbs), 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 34 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 30 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Newcastle (State Suburbs) was 34 years and for people who were employed part-time was 30 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 940 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,173 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,750 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Newcastle (State Suburbs) was $940.

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

Unpaid work Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,638 73.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 376 16.9 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 181 8.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 440 19.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Newcastle (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 16.9% provided care for children and 8.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 707 31.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 635 28.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 201 9.0 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 96 4.3 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Newcastle (State Suburbs), 28.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 343 65.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 112 21.4 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 52 9.9 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 16 3.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Newcastle (State Suburbs), 21.4% were couple families with children, 65.6% were couple families without children and 9.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.1 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.9 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Newcastle (State Suburbs) 15.1% of single parents were male and 84.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,602 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,019 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Newcastle (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,019 and those without children was $2,602.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 116 25.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 21 4.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 94 20.5 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 69 15.1 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 23 5.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 89 19.4 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 15 3.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 31 6.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Newcastle (State Suburbs), of couple families, 25.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 20.5% 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 Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,084 78.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 299 21.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Newcastle (State Suburbs), 78.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 21.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 59 5.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 63 5.8 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 941 86.7 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 22 2.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Newcastle (State Suburbs), 5.4% were separate houses, 5.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 86.7% were flats, units or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 21 1.9 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 174 16.0 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 446 41.0 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 360 33.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 66 6.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 20 1.8 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Newcastle (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 16.0% had 1 bedroom, 41.0% had 2 bedrooms and 33.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.3. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 251 23.1 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 228 21.0 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 587 54.1 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 0.4 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 16 1.5 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Newcastle (State Suburbs), 23.1% were owned outright, 21.0% were owned with a mortgage and 54.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 521 47.9 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 422 38.8 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 144 13.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Newcastle (State Suburbs), of all households, 47.9% were family households, 38.8% were single person households and 13.2% were group households.

Household income Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.3 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Newcastle (State Suburbs), 14.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.0% 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 Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 400 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.8 -- 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 Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,249 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
None 130 12.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 557 51.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 308 28.4 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 62 5.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 28 2.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Newcastle (State Suburbs), 51.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 5.7% 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 Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 39 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 25 64.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 14 35.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Newcastle (State Suburbs), there were 39 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 25 (or 64.1%) were male and 14 (or 35.9%) were female. The median age was 28 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Newcastle % 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 2.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,562 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Newcastle (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,562.

Mortgage and rent Newcastle % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 440 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,042 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Newcastle (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $440 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,042.

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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