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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2005  
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New South Wales in Focus provides extensive information about the people, economy and environment of NSW. Each chapter consists of a summary table of time series indicators followed by more detailed statistics relating to key issues identified in each domain. The summary tables only are reproduced below with the detailed tables included in the publication. In all, the publication has 155 tables of detailed statistics.


DemographyCrime and JusticeEnvironment
Family and CommunityHousehold Income and ExpenditureRegional Statistics
HealthEconomic Activity
Education and TrainingTransport

DEMOGRAPHY

Population statistics are measures of the size, growth, composition and geographic distribution of the population as well as the components that shape population change - notably births, deaths and migration. The detailed tables in the chapter provides statistics for the different components of this demographic model-population, births, deaths, overseas migration and regional mobility. In addition, estimates of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population and projections of future population are presented.

DEMOGRAPHY, Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

POPULATION COMPOSITION(a)

1. Persons'000
6,486.2
6,575.2
6,634.1
6,682.1
6,731.3
2. Males'000
3,219.1
3,264.2
3,295.9
3,321.4
3,346.6
3. Females'000
3,267.1
3,311.0
3,338.2
3,360.7
3,384.7
4. Aged 0-14 years%
20.6
20.4
20.2
19.9
19.7
5. Aged 15-64 years%
66.5
66.5
66.6
66.7
66.8
6. Aged 65 years and over%
13.0
13.1
13.2
13.3
13.5
7. Aged 85 years and over%
1.4
1.4
1.5
1.5
1.6
8. Sydney SD as a proportion of NSW%
62.7
62.8
62.8
62.8
62.9
9. NSW as a proportion of Australia%
33.9
33.9
33.8
33.6
33.5
10. Median age - malesyears
35.0
35.2
35.4
35.7
35.8
11. Median age - femalesyears
36.4
36.6
36.9
37.2
37.4

POPULATION GROWTH(b)

12. Births'000
85.8
85.4
84.1
84.9
87.0
13. Deaths'000
45.1
45.7
45.2
46.1
46.6
14. Natural increase'000
40.8
39.7
38.9
38.8
40.4
15. Net overseas migration(c)'000
43.7
58.6
44.4
40.9
39.3
16. Net interstate migration'000
-14.3
-16.3
-24.4
-31.8
-30.4
17. Total population growth'000
74.8
89.0
58.9
47.9
49.2
18. Annual growth rate%
1.2
1.4
0.9
0.7
0.7

(a) Data as at 30 June.
(b) Data is for 12 months and based on year of occurrence.
(c) Net overseas migration is the sum of the net permanent and long-term movement plus migration adjustment.


FAMILY AND COMMUNITY

The significance of the family to the wellbeing of a society as a whole is recognised by Australian and state and territory government agencies, and a wide range of policies and programs are directed towards supporting families. Detailed information presented in the chapter includes statistics on: cultural diversity; different types of families and their work and child care arrangements; older people; people with a disability and their carers; homeless and marginally housed people; housing assistance; and measures of community participation.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY, Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

POPULATIONS

1. Born in Australia%
na
70.6
na
na
na
2. Born overseas%
na
29.4
na
na
na
3. Speaks a language other than English at home%
na
18.9
na
na
na
4. Persons with a disability%
na
na
na
17.9
na
5. Persons with a disability with a profound or severe restriction%
na
na
na
5.5
na

FAMILIES

6. Households'000
na
2,454.7
2,491.8
2,528.4
2,565.9
7. Lone person households'000
na
586.9
na
na
na
8. Families'000
1,721
1,777
1,798
1,827
1,838
9. Families with dependent children'000
869
859
892
875
884
10. Marriage rate(a)rate
6.1
5.5
5.5
5.5
nya
11. Divorce rate(a)rate
2.3
2.4
2.6
2.4
nya
12. Number of children involved in divorce in yearno.
14,114
13,527
13,643
13,441
nya
13. De-facto couples of all couple families%
na
11.5
na
na
na
14. One parent families of all families%
14.8
14.5
16.1
15.1
15.5
15. Children aged 0-17 years with a natural parent living elsewhere%
na
na
na
23
na

FAMILIES AND WORK

16. No parent employed - all families with dependent children%
15.8
16.9
16.5
16.6
17.1
17. Both parents employed - couple families with dependent children%
59.2
58.7
59.9
59.8
60.1
18. Parent employed - one parent families with dependent children%
51.1
46.9
49.5
48.7
47.5
19. Families who used a flexible working arrangement for childcare%
na
na
54.5
na
na
20. Children aged 0-11 years who used formal or informal childcare%
na
na
46.5
na
na

FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY WELL-BEING

21. Adults that can get support from others in time of crisis%
na
na
93.2
na
na
22. Children aged 0-11 years who used some informal childcare(b)%
na
na
69.2
na
na
23. Main source of household income is government pensions and benefits(c)%
28.5
27.6
na
26.3
na
24. Homeless and marginally housed persons(a)rate
-
4.2
na
na
na
25. Children aged 0-14 years without an employed parent(c)%
19.4
18.2
na
16.2
na
26. Children on care and protection orders per 1,000 childrenrate
4.8
5.1
5.1
5.6
na

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

27. Voluntary work - persons aged 15 years and over%
na
na
33.4
na
na
28. Participation in sport and physical activities(d)%
na
na
59.5
na
na
29. Participation in organised sport - children aged 5-14 years%
60.2
na
na
62.3
na
30. Participation in cultural activities - children aged 5-14 years%
31.5
na
na
29.9
na

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

31. Households in public housing'000
na
na
na
na
123.2
32. Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) clients'000
25.8
25.9
26.5
25.5
25.1

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available
nya not yet available
(a) Rate per 1,000 population.
(b) Of childcare recipients.
(c) Year ending 30 June.
(d) Persons aged 18 years and over



HEALTH

Health statistics are used to help develop health policy, promotion and intervention activity, and to ensure adequate access to health facilities and services, thereby helping to reduce the incidence of disease, disability and premature mortality. The statistics contained in detailed tables in this chapter provide a compilation of data on a wide range of health indicators covering: health status, health determinants, disease prevalence, causes of death and mortality, usage of health services and composition of the health system.

HEALTH, Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

HEALTH STATUS

1. Life expectancy at birth - males(a)years
76.4
76.9
77.3
77.7
nya
2. Life expectancy at birth - females(a)years
81.9
82.4
82.6
82.9
nya
3. Self assessed health - excellent or very good(b)%
na
52.3
na
na
nya
4. Self assessed health - good(b)%
na
29.4
na
na
nya
5. Self assessed health - fair or poor(b)%
na
18.4
na
na
nya

HEALTH CONDITIONS

Long-term conditions(b)
6. Cancer (neoplasms)%
na
2.0
na
na
nya
7. Ischaemic heart disease%
na
2.1
na
na
nya
8. Diabetes mellitus%
na
3.7
na
na
nya
9. Asthma%
na
10.5
na
na
nya
10. New cases of cancer per 100,000 males(c)rate
544.6
550.2
553.8
na
nya
11. New cases of cancer per 100,000 females(c)rate
388.8
396.7
399.9
na
nya
12. Employment injuries rate per 1,000 wage and salary earnersrate
21.3
20.3
20.3
18.5
nya

MORTALITY

13. Number of deaths(d)'000
45.4
44.6
46.4
46.1
nya
14. Standardised death rate per 1,000 population(c)rate
6.9
6.6
6.6
6.4
nya
15. Infant mortality per 1,000 live birthsrate
5.2
5.3
4.6
4.6
nya
16. Ischaemic heart disease(e)rate
145.5
133.8
128.7
123.1
nya
17. Malignant neoplasms (cancer)(e)rate
185.3
187.0
182.4
179.3
nya
18. Cerebrovascular disease(e)rate
72.1
66.1
66.7
64.6
nya
19. External causes(e)rate
38.2
38.6
38.0
36.4
nya

SERVICES(f)

20. Public hospital bedsno.
17,754
17,534
17,402
18,085
nya
21. Private hospital beds(g)no.
6,557
6,864
6,503
6,575
nya
22. Average length of hospital stay in public hospitaldays
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.4
nya
23. Residential aged care places per 1,000 population aged 70 years and over(h)rate
83.9
83.0
81.0
81.6
nya
24. Total hospital separations(i)rate
. .
. .
. .
. .
30,531
25. Persons seeking drug treatment episodes'000
na
38.1
40.0
nya
nya
26. Registered medical practitioners'000
24.4
25.0
25.3
25.3
26.0
27. Registered nurses'000
76.2
76.2
77.7
79.2
80.6

EXPENDITURE

28. Persons with private health insurance%
51.6
51.5
51.6
51.6
51.5
29. Total health expenditure(i)$b
18.8
20.7
22.2
nya
nya

. . not applicable
na not available
nya not yet available
(a) Calculated using data for the three years with the reference year stated as the middle year.
(b) For persons aged 15 years and over.
(c) Standardised to the 2001 Australian population.
(d) Based on year of registration.
(e) Standardised death rate per 100,000 of the estimated mid-year population.
(f) Year ending 30 June
(g) Data for years 1999-2000 and 2000-01 include the ACT.
(h) Includes places and packages provided by Commonwealth funded schemes including Multi-Purpose Services and places and packages funded under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care Strategy.
(i) Standardised rate per 100,000 population. Based on three years of data.


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Measures of educational activity currently focus on educational resources (the inputs), participation (the process of education), attainment (the outputs) and other outcomes. The structure and content of this chapter reflects these measures. The detailed statistics contained in this chapter provide an insight into a wide range of education related indicators covering schooling, literacy and numeracy.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING, Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

SCHOOLS

1. Primaryno.
2,183
2,179
2,172
2,167
2,166
2. Secondaryno.
534
524
518
515
511
3. Combined and Specialno.
371
388
405
410
420
4. Governmentno.
2,201
2,185
2,191
2,186
2,192
5. Non-governmentno.
901
906
904
906
905
6. Totalno.
3,102
3,091
3,095
3,092
3,097

STUDENTS

7. Primary'000
629.0
630.3
629.4
626.4
624.0
8. Secondary'000
465.4
468.9
475.4
481.0
483.1
9. Total school students'000
1,094.3
1,099.2
1,104.8
1,107.3
1,107.0
10. Vocational Education and Training(a)'000
638.0
570.5
553.3
588.4
nya
11. Apprentices and trainees(b)'000
82.9
95.8
110.7
122.2
nya
12. Higher education'000
223.5
231.6
289.9
300.2
nya
13. Overseas higher education students %
13.0
14.5
20.1
22.0
nya

STUDENT/STAFF TEACHING RATIO(c)

14. Primary schoolsratio
17.9
17.7
17.6
17.3
17.1
15. Secondary schoolsratio
12.5
12.4
12.4
12.3
12.3

APPARENT RETENTION RATE

16. From Year 7 to Year 12rate
67.5
68.2
69.9
70.5
71.1
17. From Year 10 to Year 12rate
69.8
70.3
72.4
72.7
73.2

PERSONS CURRENTLY ENROLLED FOR STUDY

18. Aged 15-19 years%
78.1
80.1
78.9
78.3
nya
19. Aged 20-24 years%
35.5
38.2
37.5
37.8
nya

ACHIEVEMENT/QUALIFICATIONS

Year 5 students reaching national benchmarks
20. Reading%
na
92.0
na
na
nya
21. Writing%
na
95.9
na
na
nya
22. Numeracy%
na
91.7
na
na
nya
Persons aged 25-64 years with non-school qualifications
23. Bachelor degree or above(d)%
16.9
17.9
18.9
19.1
nya
24. Advanced diploma and diploma or below%
29.5
31.3
30.9
31.2
nya
25. Total%
46.4
49.2
49.8
51.3
nya

na not available
nya not yet available
(a) General VET activity only.
(b) In training as at 31 December.
(c) The student/staff teaching ratio should not be used as a measure of class size.
(d) Includes Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate.



CRIME AND JUSTICE

The detailed tables in this chapter provides statistics on crime in NSW, in particular criminal incidents reported to or detected by police, criminal matters dealt with by the courts and numbers of persons imprisoned or supervised in community corrections programs. Statistics are presented on the non-reporting of crime, people's perceptions about the extent of crime and its impact directly or indirectly on the quality of their lives. Statistics are also included on selected criminal justice resources in terms of expenditure and staffing numbers.

CRIME AND JUSTICE, Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

CRIME SURVEY ESTIMATES

Victims of household crime
1. Break and enter%
5.6
6.3
5.0
5.1
3.8
2. Attempted break and enter%
3.5
4.4
3.7
3.9
3.2
3. Motor vehicle theft%
1.7
2.4
2.1
1.5
1.2
4. Total households%
9.4
11.4
9.6
9.4
7.4
Victims of personal crime
5. Robbery%
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.8
0.7
6. Assault%
3.6
4.2
4.8
3.5
3.8
7. Sexual assault(a)%
*0.2
0.5
0.3
*0.5
*0.4
8. Total persons%
4.4
5.1
5.7
4.5
4.5

COURTS

Local Courts
9. Persons chargedno.
124,219
130,888
130,555
133,105
nya
10. Charges determinedno.
204,447
238,594
240,524
237,486
nya
11. Proportion of finalised cases with persons found guilty%
85.6
86.3
83.9
82.8
nya
12. Average length of minimum/fixed term of imprisonmentmonths
4.9
5.2
5.0
5.8
nya
Higher Courts
13. Persons chargedno.
3,831
3,733
3,664
3,673
nya
14. Charges determinedno.
6,812
6,808
7,014
7,248
nya
15. Proportion of finalised cases with persons found guilty%
79.1
77.4
79.9
80.6
nya
16. Average length of minimum/fixed term of imprisonmentmonths
26.7
28.5
28.3
29.8
nya

CORRECTIONS

17. Persons in custodial-based corrections(b)no.
8,395
8,571
8,471
8,622
9,085
18. Persons in community-based corrections(c)no.
na
17,958
17,340
17,104
17,005

RESOURCES

Expenditure
19. Policing$m
1,216
1,374
1,323
nya
nya
20. Judicial support$m
531
586
641
nya
nya
21. Correctional services$m
560
588
640
nya
nya
Staff (FTE)
22. Departmental staffno.
15,963
16,077
15,703
nya
nya
23. Sworn police officersno.
13,483
13,614
13,716
nya
nya
24. Judicial supportno.
5,266
5,347
5,830
nya
nya
25. Correctional servicesno.
6,175
6,406
6,690
nya
nya

* estimate is subject to sampling variability too high for most practical purposes
na not available
nya not yet available
(a) Sexual assault questions were asked only of females aged 18 years and over.
(b) Average daily number. Includes persons in full-time custody and persons in periodic detention.
(c) Annual average of monthly counts.



HOUSEHOLD INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

The standard of living of individuals and families is greatly determined by their access and control over economic resources. The detailed tables in this chapter present selected indicators of household economic resources and expenditure. Measures of the labour force are also included, as paid work remains a major source of income and economic security for most individuals. In addition, housing costs and housing ownership are reported as important aspects of a household's net worth.

HOUSEHOLD INCOME AND EXPENDITURE(a), Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

INCOME

1. Gross weekly household income - mean$
na
1,029
na
1,107
na
2. Equivalised disposable weekly household income - mean$
na
482
na
523
na
3. Average weekly earnings - total earnings (trend)(b)$
677
707
723
771
800
4. Principal source of household income is wages and salaries%
na
57.3
na
57.3
na
5. Average number of earners per householdno.
na
1.1
na
1.2
na

EXPENDITURE

6. Real household expenditure on goods and services - annual per capita$
22,817
23,155
23,291
23,962
24,838
7. Interest on household debt as proportion of gross disposable income(c)%
6.1
6.3
5.7
6.8
7.9

HOUSING

8. Owner without a mortgage%
na
40.2
na
37.5
na
9. Owner with a mortgage%
na
29.6
na
29.8
na
10. Renter - state housing authority%
na
5.0
na
5.5
na
11. Renter - private landlord%
na
21.4
na
23.4
na
Housing costs as a proportion of gross household income - Sydney
12. Owner with a mortgage%
na
19.0
na
19.0
na
13. Renter%
na
23.0
na
21.0
na
14. Total%
na
14.0
na
15.0
na
15. First home buyers - average loan size(b)(d)$'000
169
156
181
205
241
16. Housing interest rate%
7.0
7.6
6.3
6.6
6.9

LABOUR FORCE

Labour force
17. Employed full-time%
71.4
70.7
68.8
68.2
68.7
18. Employed part-time%
22.8
23.7
25.0
25.7
25.7
19. Unemployed%
5.8
5.5
6.3
6.0
5.6
20. Total labour force'000
3,162
3,216
3,271
3,328
3,356
Participation rate(e)
21. Males%
71.5
71.0
71.0
70.9
70.6
22. Females%
52.7
53.5
53.9
54.7
54.6
23. Persons%
61.9
62.1
62.3
62.7
62.5
24. Job vacancies'000
46.5
39.0
28.4
36.7
38.4

na not available
(a) Data are for 12 months to 30 June, unless specified otherwise.
(b) Data are for May quarter.
(c) Income payable for interest on dwellings and consumer debt as a proportion of gross disposable income.
(d) Measured at original prices.
(e) Persons aged 15 years and over.


ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

The detailed tables in this chapter provide an overview of the State's economy, using measures from the National Accounts series, and selected indicators detailing the economic activity and performance of a range of industries. The chapter presents information on building and construction, and housing finance, as important indicators of economic activity and consumption. In addition, data on international merchandise trade is included as a measure of how our economy interacts within the global economy and between trade partners.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, Summary table(a)

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

Key economic indicators

State Accounts
1. Gross state product(b)$m
244,917
251,271
258,130
264,983
270,292
2. Real gross state income(b)$m
241,621
247,316
256,106
264,983
276,071
3. State final demand(b)$m
241,482
241,579
247,377
260,727
272,231
Consumption
4. Retail turnover - all industries(b)$m
55,874
56,639
59,178
61,921
65,133
5. Private new capital expenditure(b)$m
14,352
14,178
12,971
14,425
15,425
6. Dwelling unit approvalsno.
52,223
34,514
50,405
49,450
47,635
7. Building work done(b)$m
17,394
11,623
13,225
15,595
15,927
8. New motor vehicle sales'000
268.2
284.8
280.3
290.2
308.3
9. Housing finance commitments for the owner occupierno.
185,933
374,102
210,423
203,166
205,192
Labour force
10. Employed persons'000
2,979
3,037
3,066
3,128
3,169
11. Labour force participation rate%
61.9
62.1
62.3
62.7
62.5
12. Unemployment rate %
5.8
5.5
6.3
6.0
5.6

Change from previous financial year

State Accounts
13. Gross state product%
4.0
2.6
2.7
2.7
2.0
14. Real gross state income%
4.4
2.4
3.6
3.5
4.2
15. State final demand%
5.8
-
2.4
5.4
4.4
Consumption
16. Retail turnover%
5.1
1.4
4.5
4.6
5.2
17. Private new capital expenditure%
12.2
-1.2
-8.5
11.2
6.9
18. Dwelling unit approvals%
-0.7
-33.9
46.0
-1.9
-3.7
19. Building work done%
5.1
-33.2
13.8
17.9
2.1
20. New motor vehicle sales%
-6.6
6.2
-1.6
3.6
6.2
21. Housing finance commitments for the owner occupier%
16.1
101.2
-43.8
-3.4
1.0
Price Indexes
22. Consumer price index (All groups) - Sydney%
2.4
6.2
3.0
2.8
2.1
23. Established House Price Index - Sydney%
11.0
7.0
17.3
21.2
14.3
24. Wage Price Index%
3.1
3.8
3.2
3.5
3.8
Labour force
25. Employed persons%
2.8
1.9
0.9
2.0
1.3

Per capita

State Accounts
26. Gross state product$
38,090
38,473
39,062
39,783
40,242
27. Real gross state income$
37,577
37,868
38,756
39,783
41,102
28. State final demand$
37,440
36,989
37,435
39,144
40,531
Consumption
29. Dwelling unit approvalsno.
0.008
0.005
0.008
0.007
0.007
30. New motor vehicle salesno.
0.042
0.044
0.042
0.044
0.046
31. Housing finance commitments for the owner occupierno.
0.029
0.057
0.032
0.031
0.031

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Data are for the 12 months to 30 June.
(b) Expressed as chain volume measures.


TRANSPORT

Transport has considerable economic, social and environmental impacts. Effective transport systems contribute to economic prosperity as well as providing benefits to individuals through access to a greater range of employment, residential, holiday and entertainment options. Negative impacts include road crashes, traffic congestion, emissions pollution and traffic noise. The detailed tables in this chapter presents data on the registration and household ownership of vehicles, road traffic crashes, public transport and method of travel to work.

TRANSPORT, Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

MOTOR VEHICLES

1. Motor vehicles on register'000
. .
3,746
3,847
3,945
4,064
2. Motor vehicles on register per 1,000 populationno.
. .
568
578
590
605
3. Proportion of dwellings with a vehicle%
. .
87.0
na
na
na
4. Average number of vehicles per dwellingno.
. .
1.4
na
na
na

ROAD TRAFFIC CRASHES

5. Crashes(a)rate
816
788
760
820
nya
6. Injuries(a)rate
444
455
429
407
nya
7. Fatalities(a)rate
9.3
8.0
8.5
8.1
nya
8. Injuredno.
28,813
29,913
28,447
27,208
nya
9. Killedno.
603
524
561
539
nya

TRAVEL PATTERNS FOR SYDNEY SD

10. Average weekday trips per capita per dayno.
3.8
3.7
3.8
nya
nya
11. Average weekend trips per capita per dayno.
3.2
3.2
3.3
nya
nya
12. Average duration work tripsminutes
32
31
32
nya
nya
13. Average duration non-work tripsminutes
18
18
18
nya
nya

MODE OF TRAVEL IN SYDNEY SD

14. Private vehicle(b)%
69.9
70.1
70.2
nya
nya
15. Public transport(b)%
10.8
10.5
10.3
nya
nya
16. Walk only(b)%
17.4
17.2
17.3
nya
nya
17. Other(b)%
1.9
2.1
2.3
nya
nya
18. Travel to work using a private vehicle(c)(d)(e)%
69.7
68.8
69.3
nya
nya

. . not applicable
na not available
nya not yet available
(a) Per 100,000 population.
(b) Proportion of unlinked trips.
(c) Proportion of linked work trips only.
(d) Data are for an average weekday.
(e) Includes vehicle drivers and vehicle passengers.


ENVIRONMENT

Measuring the environment, and the changes to it, is a complex task. Measurement is needed, however, to determine whether the quality and quantity of Australia's natural resources and environmental assets are improving or declining, and whether actions undertaken to safeguard the environment are working effectively. The detailed tables in this chapter presents information for a wide range of environmental indicators that affect land, water and air quality. It also focuses on social factors such as energy consumption and environmental views and practices. Climate indicators, including greenhouse gas emissions are also reported in this chapter.

ENVIRONMENT, Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

BIODIVERSITY(a)

1. Threatened species - animals(b)no.
na
291
296
302
326
2. Threatened species - plants(b)no.
na
539
573
587
615
3. Endangered ecological communitiesno.
na
47
60
63
66

AIR

4. Mean minimum temperature - SydneyoC
14.5
14.7
14.6
14.5
14.7
5. Mean maximum temperature - SydneyoC
22.7
23.1
23.1
22.7
23.4
6. Regional pollution index - Sydney - high morningdays
5
15
15
8
6
7. Regional pollution index - Sydney - high afternoondays
6
15
15
7
1

LAND

8. Establishments with agricultural activity(c)'000 ha
62,093
61,007
63,386
65,126
nya
9. Forest stock'000 ha
na
na
na
26,981
na
10. Native forest protected'000 ha
na
na
na
9,398
na
11. Land approved to be cleared'000 ha
74,459
90,786
57,753
59,365
na
12. Land showing signs of salinity'000 ha
na
na
124
na
na

WATER

13. Annual total rainfall - Sydneymm
822
1,359
860
1,200
995
14. Total consumption(d)ML
na
9,424,944
na
na
na
15. Agricultural use(d)%
na
78
na
na
na
16. Household use(d)%
na
7
na
na
na
17. Household use per capita(d)kL
na
101
na
na
na

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

18. ElectricityTJ
na
na
143,017
na
na
19. DieselTJ
na
na
113,175
na
na
20. Natural gasTJ
na
na
66,015
na
na
21. PetrolTJ
na
na
54,310
na
na

WASTE DISPOSAL(e)

22. Municipal per capita(d)kg
na
na
345
334
na
23. Commercial and industrial per capita(d)kg
na
na
444
476
na
24. Construction and demolition per capita(d)kg
na
na
228
241
na
25. Households that recycle(c)%
94
na
na
95
na

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT EXPENDITURE(d)(f)

26. Waste water$m
374.6
412.7
na
379.8
na
27. Solid waste$m
431.9
482.7
na
548.0
na
28. Biodiversity and habitat$m
48.8
*56.3
na
62.9
na
29. Soil resources$m
*4.4
*4.8
na
5.6
na
30. Cultural heritage$m
*11.3
*17.7
na
8.9
na

* estimate is subject to sampling variability too high for most practical purposes
na not available
nya not yet available
(a) Data at end of each calendar year.
(b) Sum of presumed extinct species, endangered species and vulnerable species.
(c) Data is at 30 March.
(d) Year end 30 June.
(e) Greater Sydney Region: encompasses Sydney metropolitan, Hunter, Central Coast and Illawarra regions.
(f) Sum of Current Expenses and Capital Expenditure.



REGIONAL STATISTICS

Regional statistics tell us something about the local communities we live in, and are important to governments in planning the delivery of services. The indicators presented in this chapter address some issues of interest to regions including population growth and decline, cultural diversity, and some indicators of relative advantage and disadvantage. The ABS produces a diverse range of regional statistics products, including the ABS National Regional Profile, and the more detailed ABS NSW Regional Profile (available by contacting the ABS Information Service detailed at the end of this publication).

REGIONAL STATISTICS(a), Summary table

1. Estimated resident population 2003
2. Average annual growth rate 1998-2003
3.
Speaks a language other than English at home 2001(b)
4. Persons aged 15-19 years in education or training 2001(b)(c)
5. Children aged 0-14 years without an employed parent 2001(b)(d)
6. Persons aged 15 years and over receiving government income support 2002(e)(f)
7. SEIFA index of advantage/ dis- advantage 2001
Local Government Area/Statistical Division
'000
%
%
%
no.
%
no.

Albury (C)
44,659
0.8
3.9
76.3
1,670
31.0
978
Armidale Dumaresq (A)
24,657
-0.4
4.2
86.1
837
28.4
1,019
Ashfield (A)
40,298
-0.4
43.5
84.5
630
25.7
1,084
Auburn (A)
61,082
1.4
65.4
81.7
3,496
34.1
948
Ballina (A)
39,239
1.8
2.1
78.6
1,512
36.2
967
Balranald (A)
2,759
-1.2
7.6
58.7
91
28.0
923
Bankstown (C)
174,390
0.9
46.2
77.0
8,236
33.0
972
Barraba (A)
2,204
-1.1
1.4
67.5
101
47.9
890
Bathurst (C)
31,214
1.1
3.3
80.9
1,146
26.9
993
Baulkham Hills (A)
154,388
3.4
20.6
86.2
1,610
14.1
1,143
Bega Valley (A)
31,477
1.6
2.5
76.5
1,199
36.2
945
Bellingen (A)
12,777
0.3
2.3
79.0
774
46.1
929
Berrigan (A)
8,156
-0.2
1.9
79.4
150
31.1
945
Bingara (A)
2,041
-0.4
0.9
65.1
89
48.6
879
Blacktown (C)
273,077
1.8
28.9
71.7
14,159
27.9
978
Bland (A)
6,598
-0.1
0.7
75.6
187
30.6
935
Blayney (A)
6,645
0.5
1.1
76.7
256
31.9
936
Blue Mountains (C)
77,415
0.5
4.6
79.0
1,667
25.1
1,073
Bogan (A)
3,114
-1.0
0.5
65.1
166
29.5
917
Bombala (A)
2,570
-2.4
1.9
72.4
77
33.7
929
Boorowa (A)
2,447
-0.3
1.0
76.3
85
36.2
942
Botany Bay (C)
37,446
0.4
45.5
76.6
887
25.5
985
Bourke (A)
3,935
-
2.0
47.0
203
31.3
959
Brewarrina (A)
2,145
-0.1
1.3
31.4
159
37.0
907
Broken Hill (C)
20,651
-1.0
1.9
67.9
1,189
47.3
910
Burwood (A)
30,806
0.7
52.7
87.4
680
24.6
1,061
Byron (A)
30,383
1.7
4.3
75.9
1,529
43.1
969
Cabonne (A)
12,610
0.4
1.2
76.4
318
30.0
961
Camden (A)
49,416
5.4
8.5
73.0
1,085
16.9
1,043
Campbelltown (C)
150,483
0.2
19.4
72.2
9,425
27.3
969
Canada Bay (A)
64,626
2.1
30.3
82.8
730
19.0
1,112
Canterbury (C)
135,477
-0.3
62.2
80.4
6,501
32.0
965
Carrathool (A)
3,317
0.6
2.0
50.0
62
25.1
936
Central Darling (A)
2,390
-0.7
1.9
35.8
161
38.3
891
Cessnock (C)
47,809
0.6
1.6
67.1
2,691
39.1
904
Cobar (A)
5,072
-1.8
1.5
65.1
208
24.7
961
Coffs Harbour (C)
64,005
1.5
3.8
75.7
3,270
41.5
942
Conargo (A)
1,805
-0.9
1.4
65.8
24
29.0
990
Coolah (A)
3,904
0.1
1.8
72.4
207
36.2
924
Coolamon (A)
4,101
0.3
0.6
75.0
181
30.6
935
Cooma-Monaro (A)
9,490
-0.2
6.4
80.2
291
28.2
979
Coonabarabran (A)
6,756
-0.4
1.6
81.6
351
40.3
919
Coonamble (A)
4,755
-0.7
1.1
61.3
297
34.4
910
Cootamundra (A)
7,602
-0.2
1.0
72.3
332
35.4
926
Copmanhurst (A)
4,624
1.4
1.2
79.2
265
48.0
915
Corowa (A)
8,596
0.2
1.3
73.9
167
30.5
939
Cowra (A)
13,099
0.6
2.1
67.4
553
36.4
923
Crookwell (A)
4,336
-0.6
0.8
74.9
114
29.8
944
Culcairn (A)
4,023
-0.7
1.3
85.2
157
31.5
918
Deniliquin (A)
8,274
0.1
1.6
66.7
327
29.2
947
Dubbo (C)
38,909
0.9
1.9
68.9
1,823
29.0
973
Dungog (A)
8,421
0.9
1.1
75.5
337
30.4
948
Eurobodalla (A)
35,267
2.1
3.7
72.0
1,616
45.2
928
Evans (A)
5,381
0.2
1.5
81.0
147
27.1
998
Fairfield (C)
188,329
-
66.0
79.9
12,618
37.3
915
Forbes (A)
10,091
-0.4
1.2
75.5
411
31.5
934
Gilgandra (A)
4,736
-0.5
2.6
73.8
232
36.7
919
Glen Innes (A)
5,983
-0.5
1.2
69.5
276
40.7
911
Gloucester (A)
4,907
-0.3
0.9
76.6
202
37.1
921
Gosford (C)
162,419
1.1
3.9
73.8
5,034
30.3
1,009
Goulburn (C)
21,253
-0.1
2.4
69.7
875
31.7
956
Grafton (C)
17,226
-
1.2
70.9
953
39.0
916
Greater Taree (C)
45,761
0.9
1.7
73.1
2,570
44.4
913
Great Lakes (A)
33,553
2.1
1.8
74.4
1,349
45.1
918
Griffith (C)
24,758
1.6
20.2
63.6
1,003
25.8
952
Gundagai (A)
3,773
-0.2
1.0
70.0
98
32.7
922
Gunnedah (A)
12,370
-0.8
1.2
73.4
689
36.0
923
Gunning (A)
2,339
-
2.2
75.4
45
19.2
1,031
Guyra (A)
4,453
0.3
0.8
71.0
250
37.4
903
Harden (A)
3,802
-0.4
1.6
69.1
145
37.4
915
Hastings (A)(g)
68,423
2.5
1.8
75.6
2,756
41.8
945
Hawkesbury (C)
63,655
1.0
5.1
70.6
1,844
20.1
1,017
Hay (A)
3,577
-0.8
3.0
59.1
121
25.8
929
Holbrook (A)
2,467
-1.1
0.8
76.0
52
22.9
948
Holroyd (C)
90,470
1.1
39.6
75.3
3,592
30.3
995
Hornsby (A)
155,862
1.0
20.5
87.0
1,873
14.3
1,143
Hume (A)
7,995
1.9
1.4
79.7
170
26.6
992
Hunter's Hill (A)
13,682
1.4
16.9
93.8
133
15.1
1,176
Hurstville (C)
75,177
1.2
37.8
83.5
1,601
25.2
1,043
Inverell (A)
15,768
0.3
1.3
68.9
785
39.4
909
Jerilderie (A)
1,892
-0.3
2.6
78.8
41
22.1
969
Junee (A)
5,887
0.1
1.1
71.2
241
29.5
925
Kempsey (A)
27,831
0.9
1.6
71.6
2,035
48.6
887
Kiama (A)
20,240
1.4
3.2
83.9
451
25.7
1,045
Kogarah (A)
53,737
1.4
38.1
85.6
851
21.4
1,080
Ku-ring-gai (A)
108,684
0.6
15.9
92.5
948
10.0
1,213
Kyogle (A)
9,666
-0.5
1.9
76.2
677
46.1
897
Lachlan (A)
7,472
-0.2
1.2
69.6
358
31.8
931
Lake Macquarie (C)
189,017
0.9
3.3
74.2
7,347
36.1
971
Lane Cove (A)
32,248
0.4
17.9
88.1
217
11.9
1,197
Leeton (A)
12,009
1.0
6.8
76.8
366
27.6
949
Leichhardt (A)
64,810
1.0
15.6
78.7
956
19.1
1,159
Lismore (C)
43,015
-0.1
3.5
76.8
2,140
41.5
951
Lithgow (C)
20,447
0.6
2.4
73.6
1,025
37.7
927
Liverpool (C)
165,533
3.7
43.7
74.5
8,190
28.6
978
Lockhart (A)
3,541
-0.1
0.8
77.9
107
28.8
948
Maclean (A)
17,620
1.6
1.5
77.3
817
44.9
908
Maitland (C)
58,900
2.1
2.3
73.3
2,740
33.9
958
Manilla (A)
3,273
-0.5
1.0
72.6
168
43.2
885
Manly (A)
38,841
0.5
9.7
82.4
332
12.7
1,172
Marrickville (A)
75,937
-0.5
38.6
77.5
2,010
27.0
1,068
Merriwa (A)
2,334
-0.5
1.1
68.9
90
31.4
905
Moree Plains (A)
16,141
0.5
2.5
53.4
782
26.3
945
Mosman (A)
28,155
0.4
9.6
89.7
235
8.1
1,231
Mudgee (A)
18,445
0.7
2.7
70.3
794
34.2
935
Mulwaree (A)
7,240
3.1
3.3
74.3
123
25.7
974
Murray (A)
6,467
2.5
1.4
69.8
159
28.9
954
Murrumbidgee (A)
2,643
0.4
2.0
59.4
53
21.6
937
Murrurundi (A)
2,159
-0.5
1.3
70.1
75
34.1
903
Muswellbrook (A)
15,280
-0.2
1.6
71.0
714
27.4
949
Nambucca (A)
18,128
-
1.8
75.6
1,293
52.0
889
Narrabri (A)
14,373
-
1.2
66.4
585
28.2
945
Narrandera (A)
6,634
-0.9
1.8
69.0
248
32.6
931
Narromine (A)
7,036
0.4
1.0
69.2
326
29.3
926
Newcastle (C)
144,273
0.8
7.1
74.6
4,978
37.3
985
North Sydney (A)
59,999
0.8
14.7
83.4
307
9.5
1,227
Nundle (A)
1,317
-0.6
1.7
71.6
41
30.1
918
Oberon (A)
5,082
1.3
3.3
77.1
190
26.5
941
Orange (C)
37,500
1.0
3.4
74.8
1,514
30.2
974
Parkes (A)
15,061
-0.1
1.4
71.2
691
34.3
933
Parramatta (C)
148,912
0.7
38.6
79.3
5,729
26.0
1,031
Parry (A)
12,844
0.7
1.2
76.6
437
34.6
952
Penrith (C)
178,107
0.8
13.1
69.7
6,481
22.8
997
Pittwater (A)
56,789
0.4
6.6
81.7
526
13.8
1,127
Port Stephens (A)
61,336
2.2
2.6
71.2
2,671
35.5
952
Pristine Waters (A)
11,090
0.4
1.8
77.7
827
48.5
888
Queanbeyan (C)
34,370
3.3
13.9
68.3
907
21.7
1,021
Quirindi (A)
4,947
-
0.9
74.2
168
31.2
934
Randwick (C)
125,905
0.3
28.8
85.3
1,734
19.8
1,108
Richmond Valley (A)
20,896
-0.1
1.5
69.8
1,371
40.1
885
Rockdale (C)
94,089
0.9
48.5
80.9
2,686
26.6
1,013
Ryde (C)
99,436
0.4
32.8
85.8
1,469
20.2
1,102
Rylstone (A)
3,828
-0.2
2.9
72.8
220
46.8
903
Scone (A)
9,873
-0.3
0.9
68.8
268
27.1
955
Severn (A)
2,853
-0.8
1.7
75.8
105
44.1
927
Shellharbour (C)
61,527
1.8
11.8
71.1
2,658
34.5
943
Shoalhaven (C)
90,615
2.0
3.1
73.7
4,093
40.8
937
Singleton (A)
21,713
1.0
1.4
67.0
714
21.7
985
Snowy River (A)
7,322
2.1
5.6
72.2
71
18.8
1,053
South Sydney (C)
94,602
2.6
21.8
80.7
1,324
23.8
1,124
Strathfield (A)
30,199
1.4
53.7
89.9
742
21.3
1,082
Sutherland Shire (A)
214,933
0.6
10.2
81.8
2,804
17.2
1,093
Sydney (C)
32,903
9.4
27.0
87.5
301
12.2
1,138
Tallaganda (A)
2,832
1.6
2.7
77.0
69
28.7
976
Tamworth (C)
37,094
0.8
1.8
74.0
1,710
32.4
956
Temora (A)
6,302
0.7
0.7
77.7
255
32.6
921
Tenterfield (A)
6,800
0.1
1.6
69.9
391
41.8
897
Tumbarumba (A)
3,658
-1.0
1.8
71.9
84
27.1
925
Tumut (A)
11,547
0.4
2.7
66.5
424
30.3
925
Tweed (A)
78,195
2.4
2.8
70.4
3,571
44.9
925
Uralla (A)
6,021
0.1
1.7
79.0
265
32.2
957
Urana (A)
1,413
-1.5
0.8
71.4
31
30.4
922
Wagga Wagga (C)
57,205
0.1
2.6
75.2
2,000
27.0
987
Wakool (A)
4,853
-0.1
2.3
73.6
114
29.3
942
Walcha (A)
3,285
-0.1
1.7
72.5
118
29.1
941
Walgett (A)
8,201
-0.5
6.3
45.8
511
42.5
896
Warren (A)
3,300
-0.5
0.3
58.5
111
28.4
936
Warringah (A)
137,555
0.8
14.4
81.0
1,438
16.0
1,106
Waverley (A)
61,556
-0.6
19.5
84.0
638
16.3
1,155
Weddin (A)
3,812
-0.4
0.7
75.8
133
37.0
936
Wellington (A)
8,708
-0.5
1.3
67.7
605
42.8
912
Wentworth (A)
7,213
-
3.9
67.4
265
38.5
932
Willoughby (C)
63,126
2.1
27.8
87.7
748
12.3
1,174
Wingecarribee (A)
43,922
2.1
4.2
78.6
1,220
26.0
1,014
Wollondilly (A)
39,815
2.0
5.1
73.3
1,053
22.5
1,003
Wollongong (C)
191,467
0.6
17.3
77.8
6,536
34.2
992
Woollahra (A)
53,985
0.4
13.2
90.4
443
10.1
1,223
Wyong (A)
140,189
2.2
3.2
68.2
6,432
38.8
938
Yallaroi (A)
3,183
-0.7
1.2
67.1
120
35.5
919
Yarrowlumla (A)
11,036
2.5
5.7
83.7
171
17.5
1,109
Yass (A)
10,791
2.3
2.2
77.5
282
23.8
1,021
Young (A)
11,894
0.6
2.4
64.4
533
35.6
928
Unincorporated NSW
1,189
-
4.4
na
18
na
965
Sydney SD
4,198,543
1.1
27.6
79.2
124,395
23.3
1,051
Hunter SD
599,575
1.1
3.6
72.9
24,176
35.9
961
Illawarra SD
407,771
1.3
11.3
76.3
14,958
34.4
978
Richmond-Tweed SD
221,394
1.3
2.8
74.3
10,800
42.0
939
Mid-North Coast SD
287,837
1.3
2.2
74.9
15,560
44.0
923
Northern SD
179,607
0.1
1.9
74.1
7,917
33.5
946
North Western SD
119,016
0.1
2.1
67.0
5,993
33.3
940
Central West SD
178,840
0.5
2.3
75.7
7,149
31.8
954
South Eastern SD
198,466
1.6
5.0
73.0
6,603
31.3
979
Murrumbidgee SD
152,896
0.4
5.4
71.8
5,491
28.2
956
Murray SD
114,230
0.4
2.8
74.7
3,502
30.3
959
Far West SD
23,878
-0.9
1.9
63.6
1,368
46.4
909
New South Wales(h)
6,682,053
1.1
19.0
77.1
227,912
27.8
1,015

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available
(a) Based on ASGC 2002.
(b) Excludes overseas visitors.
(c) Rate excludes persons whose attendance was not stated.
(d) Includes 'Unemployed' and 'Not in the labour force'.
(e) For the pay period closest to 30 June 2002, expressed as a proportion of the population aged 15 years and over at 30 June 2002.
(f) People receiving more than one payment type are only counted once by using the main payment type. Payments excluded are Bereavement Allowance, Childcare Benefit, Farm Family Restart and Family Tax Benefits Parts A and B.
(g) Includes Lord Howe Island Statistical Local Area.
(h) Includes 'Unincorporated NSW' and 'Off-Shore Areas & Migratory'.

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