Lithgow (C)

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA14870
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,216
Male 52.8%
Female 47.2%
Median age 25
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 547
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,031
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $220

(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 Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 1,166 95.9 207,250 95.9 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 31 2.5 4,840 2.2 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 19 1.6 4,080 1.9 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Lithgow (C), there were 1,216 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 52.8% were male and 47.2% were female.

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Age Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 23 --
0-4 years 131 10.8 24,956 11.5 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 259 21.3 49,311 22.8 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 211 17.3 41,327 19.1 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 168 13.8 27,767 12.8 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 158 13.0 22,886 10.6 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 101 8.3 22,421 10.4 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 105 8.6 15,934 7.4 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 85 7.0 11,576 5.4 30,952 4.8

In Lithgow (C), the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 25 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 32.0% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 7.0% were people aged 65 years and over.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 234 28.4 33,345 23.5 105,086 24.5
Separated 37 4.5 6,715 4.7 19,112 4.5
Divorced 71 8.6 10,931 7.7 28,796 6.7
Widowed 30 3.6 4,357 3.1 13,794 3.2
Never married 453 54.9 86,555 61.0 261,980 61.1

In Lithgow (C), 28.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 190 27.6 29,736 23.4 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 85 12.3 18,245 14.4 60,051 16.0
Not married 414 60.1 78,875 62.2 228,281 60.9

In Lithgow (C), 27.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 12.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Pre-school 39 7.4 7,286 8.2 16,698 6.4
Primary 179 34.2 33,034 37.1 97,859 37.5
Secondary 108 20.6 22,640 25.4 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 42 8.0 6,508 7.3 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 21 4.0 5,623 6.3 15,489 5.9
Other 4 0.8 1,420 1.6 5,047 1.9
Not stated 131 25.0 12,589 14.1 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Lithgow (C), 43.1% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.2% were attending a primary school, 20.6% were attending a secondary school and 12.0% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 34 4.2 9,510 6.7 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 40 5.0 8,908 6.3 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 24 3.0 5,294 3.7 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 127 15.7 20,305 14.3 56,625 13.2
Year 12 68 8.4 17,641 12.4 59,949 14.0
Year 11 53 6.6 9,222 6.5 34,674 8.1
Year 10 149 18.4 26,665 18.8 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 3 0.4 475 0.3 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 0 0.0 45 0.0 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 139 17.2 23,512 16.6 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 3 0.4 792 0.6 4,256 1.0
Not stated 148 18.3 15,835 11.2 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Lithgow (C), 8.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English only spoken at home 1,105 91.5 204,018 94.4 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 91.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Lithgow (C). There were no other responses for language spoken at home.

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Ancestry, top responses Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian 831 49.1 150,901 49.9 399,843 45.0
English 357 21.1 60,982 20.2 152,758 17.2
Irish 123 7.3 18,060 6.0 45,887 5.2
Australian Aboriginal 109 6.4 29,526 9.8 140,480 15.8
Scottish 94 5.6 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 Lithgow (C) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Lithgow (C), the most common ancestries were Australian 49.1%, English 21.1%, Irish 7.3%, Australian Aboriginal 6.4% and Scottish 5.6%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 185 46.4 38,368 49.7 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 130 32.6 22,333 29.0 61,049 27.4
Away from work 24 6.0 4,612 6.0 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 60 15.0 11,827 15.3 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 409 49.8 60,973 43.0 190,132 44.3

There were 399 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Lithgow (C). Of these 46.4% were employed full time, 32.6% were employed part-time and 15.0% 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
Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Labourers 65 18.4 9,913 15.2 27,814 15.3
Technicians and Trades Workers 59 16.7 9,016 13.8 24,399 13.4
Community and Personal Service Workers 59 16.7 11,165 17.1 30,991 17.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 44 12.5 5,737 8.8 16,774 9.2
Professionals 35 9.9 8,807 13.5 24,339 13.4
Sales Workers 35 9.9 5,993 9.2 15,791 8.7
Clerical and Administrative Workers 32 9.1 8,060 12.3 23,174 12.7
Managers 12 3.4 4,756 7.3 12,844 7.1

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Lithgow (C), the most common occupations were Labourers 18.4%, Technicians and Trades Workers 16.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 16.7%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 12.5%, Professionals 9.9%, Sales Workers 9.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 9.1% and Managers 3.4%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Coal Mining 24 8.6 690 1.1 1,656 0.9
Takeaway Food Services 17 6.1 1,944 3.0 4,469 2.5
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 13 4.7 1,887 2.9 5,555 3.1
Local Government Administration 12 4.3 1,489 2.3 5,511 3.0
Aged Care Residential Services 12 4.3 1,602 2.5 3,760 2.1

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Lithgow (C), the most common industries of employment were Coal Mining 8.6%, Takeaway Food Services 6.1%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 4.7%, Local Government Administration 4.3% and Aged Care Residential Services 4.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 443 -- 472 -- 441 --
Household 1,031 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Lithgow (C) was $443 and the median weekly household income was $1,031.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 470 57.0 86,767 61.1 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 270 32.9 42,758 30.1 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 118 14.4 20,600 14.5 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 131 16.0 21,598 15.2 63,303 14.8

In Lithgow (C), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 57.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.9% provided care for children and 14.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.0% 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
Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8 -- 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 Lithgow (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom and 1.8 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
Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 220 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Lithgow (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 86 15.7 15,498 16.2 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 180 32.8 29,267 30.6 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 126 23.0 25,476 26.7 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 3 0.5 1,801 1.9 5,547 2.1
Multiple family household: Couple family with no children 5 0.9 742 0.8 2,223 0.8
Multiple family household: Couple family with children 6 1.1 1,456 1.5 4,951 1.9
Multiple family household: One parent family 18 3.3 1,862 1.9 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 0 0.0 92 0.1 471 0.2
Other household 125 22.8 19,295 20.2 53,195 20.2

In Lithgow (C), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 16.6% were a couple family with no children, 33.9% were a couple family with children and 26.2% 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
Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 488 89.2 75,718 79.7 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 31 5.7 9,282 9.8 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 9 1.6 8,821 9.3 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 19 3.5 1,144 1.2 2,897 1.1

In Lithgow (C) there were 547 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 89.2% were separate houses, 5.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.6% were flats or apartments and 3.5% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Lithgow (C) % Lithgow (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 125 22.9 13,854 14.5 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 168 30.8 26,061 27.3 68,085 25.9
Rented 224 41.1 51,327 53.8 150,832 57.3
Other tenure type 8 1.5 696 0.7 1,888 0.7
Tenure type not stated 20 3.7 3,553 3.7 10,182 3.9

In Lithgow (C), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 22.9% were owned outright, 30.8% were owned with a mortgage and 41.1% were rented.

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