Newcastle

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC12949
People 2,753
Male 52.5%
Female 47.5%
Median age 41
Families 623
Average children per family
for families with children 1.4
for all households (a) 0.2
All private dwellings 1,904
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $1,849
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $450
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3

(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

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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
Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 1,450 52.5 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,310 47.5 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 59 2.1 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,753 people in Newcastle. Of these 52.5% were male and 47.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.1% of the population.

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Age Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 66 2.4 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 38 1.4 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 41 1.5 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 76 2.7 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 258 9.3 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 395 14.3 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 297 10.7 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 183 6.6 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 133 4.8 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 171 6.2 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 188 6.8 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 215 7.8 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 216 7.8 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 194 7.0 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 125 4.5 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 94 3.4 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 30 1.1 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 47 1.7 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Newcastle was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 5.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 973 37.1 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 94 3.6 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 282 10.8 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 108 4.1 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,165 44.4 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Newcastle aged 15 years and over, 37.1% were married and 14.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 777 37.7 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 286 13.9 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 999 48.4 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Newcastle, of people aged 15 years and over, 37.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 14 1.8 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 32 4.1 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 6 0.8 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 26 3.3 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.4 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 25 3.2 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 55 7.0 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 261 33.1 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 24 3.0 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 343 43.5 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Newcastle 28.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 5.5% were in primary school, 6.2% in secondary school and 40.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,017 38.9 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 225 8.6 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 83 3.2 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 208 8.0 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 316 12.1 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 64 2.4 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 181 6.9 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.1 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 72 2.8 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 0 0.0 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 370 14.1 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Newcastle, 12.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 11.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.6% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 1,091 28.6 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 745 19.5 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 425 11.1 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 379 9.9 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 143 3.8 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Newcastle were English 28.6%, Australian 19.5%, Irish 11.1%, Scottish 9.9% and German 3.8%.

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 (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 1,900 69.1 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 94 3.4 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 38 1.4 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
United States of America 35 1.3 30,081 0.4 86,125 0.4
Germany 23 0.8 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 23 0.8 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2

In Newcastle, 69.1% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.4%, New Zealand 1.4%, United States of America 1.3%, Germany 0.8% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 0.8%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 595 21.7 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 177 6.4 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 108 3.9 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,518 55.3 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Newcastle, 55.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 1,639 60.1 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 142 5.2 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 39 1.4 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Germany 35 1.3 47,543 0.6 170,571 0.7
United States of America 34 1.2 34,363 0.5 104,101 0.4

In Newcastle, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 60.1%, England 5.2%, New Zealand 1.4%, Germany 1.3% and United States of America 1.2%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 1,701 62.1 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 117 4.3 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
United States of America 37 1.4 30,604 0.4 89,357 0.4
New Zealand 36 1.3 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
India 36 1.3 191,594 2.6 605,777 2.6

In Newcastle, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 62.1%, England 4.3%, United States of America 1.4%, New Zealand 1.3% and India 1.3%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,034 37.5 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 456 16.5 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 432 15.7 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 426 15.5 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Uniting Church 73 2.6 217,258 2.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Newcastle were No Religion, so described 37.5%, Catholic 16.5%, Not stated 15.7%, Anglican 15.5% and Uniting Church 2.6%. In Newcastle, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (49.6%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Mandarin 25 0.9 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
German 21 0.8 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
French 21 0.8 23,743 0.3 70,873 0.3
Korean 21 0.8 59,912 0.8 108,997 0.5
Persian (excluding Dari) 17 0.6 22,044 0.3 58,313 0.2
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English only spoken at home 2,138 78.5 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 170 11.0 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Newcastle 78.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.9%, German 0.8%, French 0.8%, Korean 0.8% and Persian (excluding Dari) 0.6%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,077 65.8 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 419 25.6 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 56 3.4 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 86 5.3 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 1,638 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Newcastle. Of these 65.8% were employed full time, 25.6% were employed part-time and 5.3% 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 % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 147 9.5 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 122 7.9 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 144 9.3 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 287 18.6 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 790 51.1 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Newcastle, 9.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 601 38.5 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 270 17.3 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 191 12.2 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 147 9.4 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 146 9.3 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 110 7.0 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 54 3.5 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 27 1.7 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Newcastle included Professionals 38.5%, Managers 17.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 9.4%, Community and Personal Service Workers 9.3%, Sales Workers 7.0%, Labourers 3.5% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 1.7%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 120 8.4 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Higher Education 70 4.9 46,246 1.4 155,985 1.5
Cafes and Restaurants 63 4.4 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Defence 61 4.3 21,848 0.6 75,462 0.7
Legal Services 36 2.5 39,267 1.2 104,051 1.0

Of the employed people in Newcastle, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 8.4%, Higher Education 4.9%, Cafes and Restaurants 4.4%, Defence 4.3% and Legal Services 2.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 1,095 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 2,467 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,849 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Newcastle was $1,095.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 831 54.1 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 253 16.5 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 87 5.7 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Bus 73 4.8 133,903 4.0 323,201 3.0
Car, as passenger 61 4.0 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 113 7.3 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 918 59.3 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Newcastle, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 54.1%, Walked only 16.5%, Worked at home 5.7%, Bus 4.8% and Car, as passenger 4.0%. On the day, 7.3% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 59.3% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,861 71.1 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 421 16.1 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 284 10.8 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 527 20.1 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Newcastle, of people aged 15 years and over, 71.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 16.1% provided care for children and 10.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.1% 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 % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 772 29.5 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 748 28.6 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 236 9.0 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 103 3.9 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Newcastle, 28.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 435 69.6 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 124 19.8 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 62 9.9 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 4 0.6 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Newcastle, 19.8% were couple families with children, 69.6% were couple families without children and 9.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 28.6 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 71.4 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Newcastle, 28.6% of single parents were male and 71.4% 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 % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 145 25.8 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 26 4.6 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 104 18.5 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 76 13.5 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 38 6.8 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 100 17.8 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 25 4.4 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 48 8.5 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Newcastle, of couple families with children, 25.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 18.5% 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 Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 1,285 77.8 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 366 22.2 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Newcastle, 77.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 22.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 30 2.3 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 58 4.5 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,175 91.4 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 8 0.6 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Newcastle, 2.3% were separate houses, 4.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 91.4% were flats or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 33 2.5 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 286 22.1 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 478 36.9 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 397 30.6 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 62 4.8 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 41 3.2 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Newcastle, of occupied private dwellings 22.1% had 1 bedroom, 36.9% had 2 bedrooms and 30.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 1.8 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 330 25.5 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 259 20.0 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 661 51.2 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 3 0.2 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 39 3.0 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Newcastle, 25.5% were owned outright, 20.0% were owned with a mortgage and 51.2% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 627 48.3 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 563 43.4 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 107 8.2 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Newcastle, of all households, 48.3% were family households, 43.4% were single person households and 8.2% were group households.

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Household income Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 14.4 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 25.1 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Newcastle, 14.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 25.1% 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 % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 450 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.9 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 18.1 -- 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 % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.8 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.2 -- 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 % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 148 11.4 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 671 51.9 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 347 26.8 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 76 5.9 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 51 3.9 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Newcastle, 51.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 26.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 5.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 132 10.3 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,115 87.0 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 35 2.7 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Newcastle, 87.0% 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.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling internet connection (NEDD)

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 % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 29 48.3 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 31 51.7 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 36 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Newcastle, 48.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.7% were female. The median age was 36 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

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 % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,625 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Newcastle, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.8 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,625.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Newcastle % Newcastle New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 310 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,817 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Newcastle, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $310 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,817.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

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.