Hornsby (A)

2006 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA14000
People 151,325
Male 73,352
Female 77,973
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 130,789
People born overseas 48,638
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,246
Families 41,271
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 55,893
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,514
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,000
Median weekly rent $300
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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Total 151,325 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 73,352 48.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 77,973 51.5 10,056,036 50.6
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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 447 0.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 151,325 people were usually resident in Hornsby (A): of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Of the total population 0.3% were Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Age
People
Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
0-4 years 9,083 6.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 20,877 13.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 21,605 14.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 62,739 41.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 16,784 11.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 20,237 13.4 2,644,374 13.3
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.8% of people usually resident in Hornsby (A) were children aged 0-14 years, and 24.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Australian citizenship 130,789 86.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 48,638 32.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,246 0.8 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 86.4% of people usually resident in Hornsby (A) were Australian citizens, 32.1% were born overseas and 0.8% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Married 69,390 57.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 9,442 7.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 6,994 5.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 35,542 29.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 57.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Hornsby (A) were married, 7.8% were either separated or divorced, 5.8% were widowed and 29.3% were never married.

Cultural & language diversity

Country of birth Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Australia 96,152 63.5 14,072,944 70.9
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null
England 7,104 4.7 856,939 4.3
China 5,153 3.4 206,591 1.0
Hong Kong 3,640 2.4 71,802 0.4
India 3,391 2.2 147,106 0.7
Korea, Republic of 2,812 1.9 52,760 0.3

In the 2006 Census, 63.5% of people usually resident in Hornsby (A), stated they were born in Australia. Other common responses for country of birth were England 4.7%, China 3.4%, Hong Kong 2.4%, India 2.2% and Korea, Republic of 1.9%.

Religious affiliation, top responses Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Catholic 36,746 24.3 5,126,882 25.8
Anglican 32,211 21.3 3,718,248 18.7
No Religion 25,819 17.1 3,706,557 18.7
Uniting Church 9,313 6.2 1,135,422 5.7
Presbyterian and Reformed 5,704 3.8 596,668 3.0

In the 2006 Census, the most common responses for religious affiliation for people usually resident in Hornsby (A) were Catholic 24.3%, Anglican 21.3%, No Religion 17.1%, Uniting Church 6.2% and Presbyterian and Reformed 3.8%.

Language, top responses (other than English) Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Cantonese 7,740 5.1 244,553 1.2
Mandarin 5,231 3.5 220,601 1.1
Korean 3,181 2.1 54,621 0.3
Arabic 1,653 1.1 243,662 1.2
Hindi 1,591 1.1 70,009 0.4
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English only spoken at home 109,974 72.7 15,581,333 78.5

In the 2006 Census, the most common responses for language other than English spoken at home by people usually resident in Hornsby (A) were Cantonese 5.1%, Mandarin 3.5%, Korean 2.1%, Arabic 1.1% and Hindi 1.1%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 72.7%.

Employment

Employment
People aged 15 years and over
Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 48,689 61.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 23,279 29.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,365 3.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,712 2.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 2,924 3.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 37,583 -- 5,271,116 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 78,969 -- 9,607,987 --
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 78,969 people aged 15 years and over in Hornsby (A) were in the labour force. Of these 61.7% worked full-time, 29.5% worked part-time, 3.0% were away from work, 2.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.7% were unemployed. 37,583 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Professionals 24,061 31.6 1,806,010 19.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 12,622 16.6 1,365,805 15.0
Managers 11,663 15.3 1,202,267 13.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 7,974 10.5 1,309,258 14.4
Sales Workers 6,922 9.1 896,208 9.8
Community and Personal Service Workers 5,521 7.3 801,906 8.8
Labourers 4,243 5.6 952,520 10.5
Machinery Operators And Drivers 1,920 2.5 604,616 6.6

In the 2006 Census, the most common responses for occupation for Hornsby (A) were Professionals 31.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 16.6%, Managers 15.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 10.5%, Sales Workers 9.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 7.3%, Labourers 5.6% and Machinery Operators And Drivers 2.5%.

Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
School Education 4,232 5.6 414,214 4.5
Hospitals 3,024 4.0 303,923 3.3
Computer System Design and Related Services 2,896 3.8 106,039 1.2
Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 2,398 3.2 328,521 3.6
Legal and Accounting Services 2,229 2.9 185,423 2.0

In the 2006 Census, of the employed people aged 15 years and over in Hornsby (A), the most common responses for industry of employment included School Education 5.6%, Hospitals 4.0%, Computer System Design and Related Services 3.8%, Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 3.2% and Legal and Accounting Services 2.9%.

Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Personal 580 -- 466 --
Family 1,763 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,514 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Hornsby (A), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $580, the median family income was $1,763 and the median household income was $1,514.

Families

family composition

Family composition

Family composition Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 12,860 31.2 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 22,966 55.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 4,873 11.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 572 1.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 41,271 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 41,271 families in Hornsby (A): of these 31.2% were couple families without children, 55.6% were couple families with children, 11.8% were one parent families and 1.4% were other families.

Dwellings

dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 52,399 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 55,893 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 52,399 occupied private dwellings were counted in Hornsby (A).

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Separate house 39,321 75.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,179 8.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 8,643 16.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 242 0.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 14 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Hornsby (A), 75.0% were separate houses, 8.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 16.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Owned outright 19,195 36.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 19,325 36.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 10,811 20.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 724 1.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 2,343 4.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Hornsby (A), 36.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 36.9% were owned with a mortgage and 20.6% were rented.

Landlord type
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Real estate agent 7,229 66.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 622 5.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 2,689 24.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 271 2.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Hornsby (A), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 66.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 5.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 24.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling characteristics Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 300 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,000 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Hornsby (A), the median weekly rent was $300. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000. The average people per household was 2.8 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Household composition

Household composition
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Hornsby (A) % Hornsby (A) Australia % Australia
Family households 40,402 77.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 9,242 17.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,195 2.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Hornsby (A), 77.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 17.6% were single (or lone) person households and 2.3% were group households.

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

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