Katoomba

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC12077
People 7,964
Male 47.5%
Female 52.5%
Median age 46
Families 1,901
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.5
All private dwellings 4,561
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $976
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3

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People

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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
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 3,787 47.5 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 4,180 52.5 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 288 3.6 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 7,964 people in Katoomba. Of these 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.6% of the population.

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Age Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 46 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 388 4.9 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 409 5.1 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 435 5.5 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 410 5.2 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 348 4.4 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 366 4.6 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 428 5.4 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 480 6.0 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 540 6.8 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 634 8.0 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 585 7.3 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 694 8.7 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 686 8.6 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 607 7.6 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 418 5.3 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 252 3.2 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 152 1.9 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 129 1.6 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Katoomba was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 2,233 33.2 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 304 4.5 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,011 15.0 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 345 5.1 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,832 42.1 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Katoomba aged 15 years and over, 33.2% were married and 19.5% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,908 32.8 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 780 13.4 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,134 53.8 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Katoomba, of people aged 15 years and over, 32.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 115 5.0 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 370 16.0 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 83 3.6 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 71 3.1 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 288 12.5 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 54 2.3 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 109 4.7 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 234 10.1 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 263 11.4 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 78 3.4 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 643 27.9 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Katoomba 29.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.8% were in primary school, 19.6% in secondary school and 21.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,713 25.4 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 736 10.9 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 259 3.8 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 759 11.3 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 861 12.8 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 217 3.2 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 698 10.4 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 11 0.2 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 448 6.6 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 24 0.4 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 764 11.3 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Katoomba, 12.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 15.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.9% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 3,397 28.9 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 2,652 22.6 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 1,391 11.8 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 1,007 8.6 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 491 4.2 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Katoomba were English 28.9%, Australian 22.6%, Irish 11.8%, Scottish 8.6% and German 4.2%.

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

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Country of birth Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 5,788 73.0 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 440 5.5 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 157 2.0 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Germany 75 0.9 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4
United States of America 56 0.7 30,081 0.4 86,125 0.4
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 48 0.6 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2

In Katoomba, 73.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.5%, New Zealand 2.0%, Germany 0.9%, United States of America 0.7% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 0.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,928 24.2 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 761 9.6 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 474 6.0 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 4,146 52.1 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Katoomba, 52.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 24.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 4,652 58.4 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 665 8.3 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 245 3.1 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 124 1.6 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
Germany 124 1.6 47,543 0.6 170,571 0.7

In Katoomba, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 58.4%, England 8.3%, New Zealand 3.1%, Scotland 1.6% and Germany 1.6%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 4,954 62.4 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 574 7.2 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 223 2.8 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Germany 130 1.6 47,489 0.6 169,618 0.7
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 96 1.2 38,504 0.5 155,231 0.7

In Katoomba, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 62.4%, England 7.2%, New Zealand 2.8%, Germany 1.6% and United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 1.2%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 3,519 44.1 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 1,146 14.4 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 954 12.0 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 948 11.9 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Buddhism 247 3.1 207,956 2.8 563,674 2.4

The most common responses for religion in Katoomba were No Religion, so described 44.1%, Catholic 14.4%, Anglican 12.0%, Not stated 11.9% and Buddhism 3.1%. In Katoomba, No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (50.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Mandarin 58 0.7 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
German 53 0.7 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Spanish 47 0.6 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
French 39 0.5 23,743 0.3 70,873 0.3
Italian 39 0.5 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
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English only spoken at home 6,742 84.7 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 385 10.4 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Katoomba 84.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.7%, German 0.7%, Spanish 0.6%, French 0.5% and Italian 0.5%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,698 46.0 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,557 42.1 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 177 4.8 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 262 7.1 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 3,694 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Katoomba. Of these 46.0% were employed full time, 42.1% were employed part-time and 7.1% 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
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 507 14.8 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 496 14.4 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 555 16.2 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 583 17.0 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,111 32.4 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Katoomba, 14.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 14.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 32.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 896 26.1 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Community and Personal Service Workers 510 14.9 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 456 13.3 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 363 10.6 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Labourers 363 10.6 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Managers 362 10.6 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Sales Workers 273 8.0 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 157 4.6 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Katoomba included Professionals 26.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 14.9%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.6%, Labourers 10.6%, Managers 10.6%, Sales Workers 8.0% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.6%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Accommodation 198 5.9 34,450 1.0 113,377 1.1
Cafes and Restaurants 171 5.1 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 127 3.8 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Other Social Assistance Services 124 3.7 54,259 1.6 158,230 1.5
Local Government Administration 119 3.5 43,378 1.3 142,724 1.3

Of the employed people in Katoomba, the most common responses for industry of employment included Accommodation 5.9%, Cafes and Restaurants 5.1%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.8%, Other Social Assistance Services 3.7% and Local Government Administration 3.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 555 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,335 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 976 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Katoomba was $555.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,783 52.1 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 304 8.9 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Walked only 295 8.6 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Train 205 6.0 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
Car, as passenger 151 4.4 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 331 9.6 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,997 58.2 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Katoomba, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 52.1%, Worked at home 8.9%, Walked only 8.6%, Train 6.0% and Car, as passenger 4.4%. On the day, 9.6% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 58.2% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,952 73.6 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,671 24.8 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 916 13.6 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,533 22.8 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Katoomba, of people aged 15 years and over, 73.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.8% provided care for children and 13.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.8% 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
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,489 22.1 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,037 30.3 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 826 12.3 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 605 9.0 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Katoomba, 30.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 748 39.4 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 633 33.4 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 481 25.3 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 36 1.9 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Katoomba, 33.4% were couple families with children, 39.4% were couple families without children and 25.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 16.8 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.2 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Katoomba, 16.8% of single parents were male and 83.2% 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
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 203 14.6 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 139 10.0 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 303 21.7 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 174 12.5 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 135 9.7 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 285 20.4 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 71 5.1 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 85 6.1 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Katoomba, of couple families with children, 14.6% had both partners employed full-time, 10.0% had both employed part-time and 21.7% 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

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 3,397 79.4 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 879 20.6 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Katoomba, 79.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 20.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 2,812 82.8 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 191 5.6 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 354 10.4 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 21 0.6 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Katoomba, 82.8% were separate houses, 5.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.4% were flats or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 18 0.5 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 240 7.1 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 931 27.5 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,453 42.9 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 651 19.2 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 93 2.7 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Katoomba, of occupied private dwellings 7.1% had 1 bedroom, 27.5% had 2 bedrooms and 42.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 1,097 32.3 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,057 31.1 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,114 32.8 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 22 0.6 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 106 3.1 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Katoomba, 32.3% were owned outright, 31.1% were owned with a mortgage and 32.8% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 1,870 55.2 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,314 38.8 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 206 6.1 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Katoomba, of all households, 55.2% were family households, 38.8% were single person households and 6.1% were group households.

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Household income Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 32.2 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.0 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Katoomba, 32.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.0% 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 Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 300 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.6 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 18.4 -- 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 Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.7 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.3 -- 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 Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 516 15.2 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,636 48.3 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 795 23.5 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 304 9.0 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 135 4.0 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Katoomba, 48.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 23.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 522 15.4 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,763 81.6 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 101 3.0 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Katoomba, 81.6% 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.
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 133 45.7 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 158 54.3 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Katoomba, 45.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 54.3% were female. The median age was 25 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
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,014 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Katoomba, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,014.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Katoomba % Katoomba New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 325 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,617 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Katoomba, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $325 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,617.

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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.