Gosford

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Area code 10201
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 4,760
Male 49.9%
Female 50.1%
Median age 22
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 2,296
Average people per household 3.2
Median weekly household income $1,358
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $350

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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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 Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 4,577 96.2 207,250 95.9 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 121 2.5 4,840 2.2 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 62 1.3 4,080 1.9 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Gosford, there were 4,760 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female.

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Age Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --
0-4 years 534 11.2 24,956 11.5 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 1,023 21.5 49,311 22.8 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 1,002 21.0 41,327 19.1 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 630 13.2 27,767 12.8 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 462 9.7 22,886 10.6 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 516 10.8 22,421 10.4 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 353 7.4 15,934 7.4 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 245 5.1 11,576 5.4 30,952 4.8

In Gosford, the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 22 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 32.6% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 5.1% were people aged 65 years and over.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 824 25.7 33,345 23.5 105,086 24.5
Separated 146 4.6 6,715 4.7 19,112 4.5
Divorced 307 9.6 10,931 7.7 28,796 6.7
Widowed 85 2.7 4,357 3.1 13,794 3.2
Never married 1,841 57.5 86,555 61.0 261,980 61.1

In Gosford, 25.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 14.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 755 25.4 29,736 23.4 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 393 13.2 18,245 14.4 60,051 16.0
Not married 1,821 61.3 78,875 62.2 228,281 60.9

In Gosford, 25.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 13.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Pre-school 158 8.1 7,286 8.2 16,698 6.4
Primary 664 34.1 33,034 37.1 97,859 37.5
Secondary 526 27.0 22,640 25.4 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 181 9.3 6,508 7.3 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 182 9.3 5,623 6.3 15,489 5.9
Other 42 2.2 1,420 1.6 5,047 1.9
Not stated 196 10.1 12,589 14.1 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Gosford, 40.9% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.1% were attending a primary school, 27.0% were attending a secondary school and 18.6% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 297 9.3 9,510 6.7 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 237 7.4 8,908 6.3 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 153 4.8 5,294 3.7 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 539 16.8 20,305 14.3 56,625 13.2
Year 12 463 14.4 17,641 12.4 59,949 14.0
Year 11 193 6.0 9,222 6.5 34,674 8.1
Year 10 551 17.2 26,665 18.8 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 7 0.2 475 0.3 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 0 0.0 45 0.0 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 411 12.8 23,512 16.6 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 7 0.2 792 0.6 4,256 1.0
Not stated 272 8.5 15,835 11.2 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Gosford, 14.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 21.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.4% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Wiradjuri 13 0.3 355 0.2 432 0.1
Gamilaraay 3 0.1 61 0.0 92 0.0
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English only spoken at home 4,570 96.0 204,018 94.4 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 96.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Gosford. The only other responses for language at home were Wiradjuri 0.3% and Gamilaraay 0.1%.

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Ancestry, top responses Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian 3,451 49.2 150,901 49.9 399,843 45.0
English 1,464 20.9 60,982 20.2 152,758 17.2
Australian Aboriginal 607 8.7 29,526 9.8 140,480 15.8
Irish 509 7.3 18,060 6.0 45,887 5.2
Scottish 306 4.4 11,704 3.9 30,843 3.5

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 Gosford (including those who did not state an ancestry).

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Gosford, the most common ancestries were Australian 49.2%, English 20.9%, Australian Aboriginal 8.7%, Irish 7.3% and Scottish 4.4%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 974 49.6 38,368 49.7 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 601 30.6 22,333 29.0 61,049 27.4
Away from work 135 6.9 4,612 6.0 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 252 12.8 11,827 15.3 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 1,186 36.9 60,973 43.0 190,132 44.3

There were 1,962 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gosford. Of these 49.6% were employed full time, 30.6% were employed part-time and 12.8% 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.

For information on the Community Development Programme (CDP) please refer to the Census Data Dictionary. CDP data is available in TableBuilder.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Community and Personal Service Workers 313 18.3 11,165 17.1 30,991 17.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 277 16.2 9,016 13.8 24,399 13.4
Labourers 235 13.7 9,913 15.2 27,814 15.3
Professionals 234 13.7 8,807 13.5 24,339 13.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 193 11.3 8,060 12.3 23,174 12.7
Sales Workers 189 11.0 5,993 9.2 15,791 8.7
Managers 123 7.2 4,756 7.3 12,844 7.1
Machinery Operators and Drivers 95 5.5 5,737 8.8 16,774 9.2

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Gosford, the most common occupations were Community and Personal Service Workers 18.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 16.2%, Labourers 13.7%, Professionals 13.7%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.3%, Sales Workers 11.0%, Managers 7.2% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.5%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Aged Care Residential Services 62 3.8 1,602 2.5 3,760 2.1
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 60 3.7 2,306 3.5 5,542 3.0
Takeaway Food Services 51 3.2 1,944 3.0 4,469 2.5
Other Social Assistance Services 46 2.8 2,309 3.5 5,302 2.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 45 2.8 1,887 2.9 5,555 3.1

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Gosford, the most common industries of employment were Aged Care Residential Services 3.8%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.7%, Takeaway Food Services 3.2%, Other Social Assistance Services 2.8% and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.8%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 501 -- 472 -- 441 --
Household 1,358 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Gosford was $501 and the median weekly household income was $1,358.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,145 66.9 86,767 61.1 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,021 31.8 42,758 30.1 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 480 14.9 20,600 14.5 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 567 17.7 21,598 15.2 63,303 14.8

In Gosford, of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 66.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.8% provided care for children and 14.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Dwellings

dwelling characteristics | dwelling structure

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9 -- 1.8 -- 1.7 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Gosford, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom and 1.9 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

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Housing costs
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 350 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Gosford, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 360 15.7 15,498 16.2 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 759 33.1 29,267 30.6 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 578 25.2 25,476 26.7 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 39 1.7 1,801 1.9 5,547 2.1
Multiple family household: Couple family with no children 12 0.5 742 0.8 2,223 0.8
Multiple family household: Couple family with children 55 2.4 1,456 1.5 4,951 1.9
Multiple family household: One parent family 57 2.5 1,862 1.9 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 4 0.2 92 0.1 471 0.2
Other household 429 18.7 19,295 20.2 53,195 20.2

In Gosford, of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 16.2% were a couple family with no children, 35.5% were a couple family with children and 27.7% were a one parent family.

In multiple family households, only the family composition of the primary family is recorded. Other household includes lone person households and group households.

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,747 76.5 75,718 79.7 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 298 13.0 9,282 9.8 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 200 8.8 8,821 9.3 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 40 1.8 1,144 1.2 2,897 1.1

In Gosford there were 2,296 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 76.5% were separate houses, 13.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.8% were flats or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Gosford % Gosford New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 329 14.3 13,854 14.5 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 716 31.2 26,061 27.3 68,085 25.9
Rented 1,142 49.8 51,327 53.8 150,832 57.3
Other tenure type 18 0.8 696 0.7 1,888 0.7
Tenure type not stated 90 3.9 3,553 3.7 10,182 3.9

In Gosford, of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 14.3% were owned outright, 31.2% were owned with a mortgage and 49.8% were rented.

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