Newcastle - Maitland

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 1023
People 463,052
Male 49.1%
Female 50.9%
Median age 39
Families 123,540
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 195,174
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,324
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 227,212 49.1 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 235,842 50.9 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 21,072 4.6 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 463,052 people in Newcastle - Maitland. Of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.6% of the population.

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Age Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 29,356 6.3 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 29,707 6.4 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 27,437 5.9 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 28,066 6.1 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 31,734 6.9 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 30,674 6.6 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 30,469 6.6 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 28,264 6.1 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 29,833 6.4 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 30,012 6.5 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 29,730 6.4 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 29,905 6.5 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 27,184 5.9 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 25,152 5.4 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 19,494 4.2 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 14,097 3.0 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 10,523 2.3 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 11,417 2.5 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Newcastle - Maitland was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 171,957 45.7 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 12,912 3.4 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 36,139 9.6 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 23,357 6.2 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 132,189 35.1 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Newcastle - Maitland aged 15 years and over, 45.7% were married and 13.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 155,198 46.1 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 37,148 11.0 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 144,492 42.9 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Newcastle - Maitland, of people aged 15 years and over, 46.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 9,124 6.6 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 28,127 20.5 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6,883 5.0 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 3,427 2.5 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 19,159 13.9 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 5,298 3.9 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 3,833 2.8 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 9,530 6.9 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 21,846 15.9 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 2,467 1.8 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 27,770 20.2 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Newcastle - Maitland 29.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.0% were in primary school, 20.6% in secondary school and 22.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 63,312 16.8 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 31,861 8.5 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 14,521 3.9 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 62,525 16.6 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 45,698 12.1 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 13,364 3.5 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 57,589 15.3 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 439 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 39 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 39,998 10.6 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 1,067 0.3 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 34,693 9.2 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Newcastle - Maitland, 12.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.5% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 198,922 31.0 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 198,514 31.0 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 56,258 8.8 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 53,747 8.4 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 19,800 3.1 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Newcastle - Maitland were English 31.0%, Australian 31.0%, Irish 8.8%, Scottish 8.4% and German 3.1%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Newcastle - Maitland (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 391,151 84.5 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 10,010 2.2 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 4,592 1.0 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2,423 0.5 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2
India 2,273 0.5 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
Philippines 1,985 0.4 86,749 1.2 232,386 1.0

In Newcastle - Maitland, 84.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 2.2%, New Zealand 1.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 0.5%, India 0.5% and Philippines 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 60,549 13.1 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 27,904 6.0 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 19,566 4.2 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 326,632 70.5 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Newcastle - Maitland, 70.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 347,881 75.1 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 19,710 4.3 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 6,935 1.5 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 5,534 1.2 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
India 3,280 0.7 195,217 2.6 616,939 2.6

In Newcastle - Maitland, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 75.1%, England 4.3%, New Zealand 1.5%, Scotland 1.2% and India 0.7%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 356,915 77.1 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 17,387 3.8 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 6,372 1.4 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Scotland 4,576 1.0 63,302 0.8 245,915 1.1
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3,249 0.7 329,967 4.4 699,074 3.0

In Newcastle - Maitland, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 77.1%, England 3.8%, New Zealand 1.4%, Scotland 1.0% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 0.7%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 135,471 29.3 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 103,515 22.4 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 97,018 21.0 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 36,316 7.8 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 24,050 5.2 217,258 2.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Newcastle - Maitland were No Religion, so described 29.3%, Catholic 22.4%, Anglican 21.0%, Not stated 7.8% and Uniting Church 5.2%. In Newcastle - Maitland, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (65.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Mandarin 2,680 0.6 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Macedonian 1,661 0.4 28,144 0.4 66,019 0.3
Italian 1,488 0.3 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
Cantonese 1,166 0.3 143,333 1.9 280,943 1.2
Greek 1,149 0.2 81,683 1.1 237,588 1.0
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English only spoken at home 411,757 88.9 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 13,960 7.8 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Newcastle - Maitland 88.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.6%, Macedonian 0.4%, Italian 0.3%, Cantonese 0.3% and Greek 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 122,084 55.2 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 71,768 32.5 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 10,846 4.9 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 16,376 7.4 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 221,074 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Newcastle - Maitland. Of these 55.2% were employed full time, 32.5% were employed part-time and 7.4% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 25,079 12.3 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 22,524 11.0 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 24,166 11.8 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 39,340 19.2 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 82,744 40.4 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Newcastle - Maitland, 12.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 43,427 21.2 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 31,179 15.2 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 27,450 13.4 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 24,274 11.9 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 20,408 10.0 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 20,261 9.9 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 19,870 9.7 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 14,862 7.3 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Newcastle - Maitland included Professionals 21.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.4%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.9%, Labourers 10.0%, Sales Workers 9.9%, Managers 9.7% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 7.3%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 10,009 4.9 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Coal Mining 6,046 3.0 19,153 0.6 46,491 0.4
Other Social Assistance Services 5,473 2.7 54,259 1.6 158,230 1.5
Takeaway Food Services 5,091 2.5 56,957 1.7 189,447 1.8
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 5,065 2.5 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4

Of the employed people in Newcastle - Maitland, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.9%, Coal Mining 3.0%, Other Social Assistance Services 2.7%, Takeaway Food Services 2.5% and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 623 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,641 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,324 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Newcastle - Maitland was $623.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 145,858 71.3 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 9,628 4.7 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 7,069 3.5 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Walked only 4,843 2.4 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Bus 2,731 1.3 133,903 4.0 323,201 3.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 5,397 2.6 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 157,887 77.1 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Newcastle - Maitland, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 71.3%, Car, as passenger 4.7%, Worked at home 3.5%, Walked only 2.4% and Bus 1.3%. On the day, 2.6% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 77.1% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 269,244 71.5 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 114,287 30.4 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 48,407 12.9 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 64,482 17.1 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Newcastle - Maitland, of people aged 15 years and over, 71.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.4% provided care for children and 12.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 82,149 21.8 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 102,291 27.2 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 48,040 12.8 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 36,762 9.8 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Newcastle - Maitland, 27.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 46,833 37.9 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 51,775 41.9 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 23,007 18.6 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 1,925 1.6 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Newcastle - Maitland, 41.9% were couple families with children, 37.9% were couple families without children and 18.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.4 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.6 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Newcastle - Maitland, 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 18,982 19.3 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 3,658 3.7 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 23,260 23.6 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 12,819 13.0 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 5,736 5.8 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 23,354 23.7 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 5,177 5.3 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 5,619 5.7 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Newcastle - Maitland, of couple families with children, 19.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 23.6% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 172,237 91.4 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 16,189 8.6 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Newcastle - Maitland, 91.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 138,858 80.6 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 20,235 11.7 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 11,229 6.5 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 1,058 0.6 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Newcastle - Maitland, 80.6% were separate houses, 11.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.5% were flats or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 490 0.3 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 7,522 4.4 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 32,873 19.1 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 75,651 43.9 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 51,698 30.0 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 4,001 2.3 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Newcastle - Maitland, of occupied private dwellings 4.4% had 1 bedroom, 19.1% had 2 bedrooms and 43.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 56,604 32.9 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 59,002 34.3 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 50,787 29.5 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 1,392 0.8 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 4,444 2.6 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Newcastle - Maitland, 32.9% were owned outright, 34.3% were owned with a mortgage and 29.5% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 120,900 70.2 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 44,470 25.8 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 6,868 4.0 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Newcastle - Maitland, of all households, 70.2% were family households, 25.8% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

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Household income Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 21.8 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.2 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Newcastle - Maitland, 21.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 13.2% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 320 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.9 -- 12.9 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.0 -- 7.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 11,984 7.0 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 59,726 34.7 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 64,227 37.3 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 30,280 17.6 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 6,015 3.5 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Newcastle - Maitland, 34.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 29,311 17.0 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 138,507 80.4 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 4,418 2.6 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Newcastle - Maitland, 80.4% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 10,536 50.0 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 10,539 50.0 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Newcastle - Maitland, 50.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.0% were female. The median age was 22 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,273 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Newcastle - Maitland, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,273.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Newcastle - Maitland % Newcastle - Maitland New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 300 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Newcastle - Maitland, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.