Demographics

Below is a demographic summary for the 2282 (Postal Area), based on the 2006 Census of Population and Housing held on 8 August 2006.

Population
14,231 residents

Age
0-14 years – 19.8%
15 – 55 years and over – 24.3%

Nationality
Australian 93.8%

Employment
7,063 residents aged 15 years and over were employed in the labour force. 4,013 residents were not in the labour force e.g. retired, pension etc
Types of employment – the most common responses were
Full-time employees 56.6%
Part-time employees 32.6%

Occupation – the most common responses were
Professionals 22.3%,
Clerical and Administration 17.2%
Technicians and Trades 15.5%,
Managers 11.6%
Sales 11.1%.

Industry of employment – the most common response were
School Education 6.5%
Hospitals 4.6%
Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 4.0%
Architectural, Engineering and Technical Services 2.3%
Building Installation Services 2.2%

Income
The median weekly income in the area
Individuals aged 15 years and over $470 (8% higher than Australian median)
Households $1103 (7% higher than Australian median)
Family $1313 (12% higher than Australian median)

Family Type
There were 4,075 families in the area, of these
47.7% were couple families with children
37.9% were couple families without children
13.3% were one-parent families
1.0% were other families.

Dwelling Type
There were 5,291 occupied private dwellings counted:
83.6% were separate houses
10.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc
6.1% were flats, units or apartments
0.2% were other dwellings

Dwelling Ownership
43.6% of occupied private dwellings were fully owned
34.6% were being purchased
17.4% were rented

Vehicle Ownership
The number of motor vehicles was 5,055
5.3% of dwellings didn’t have a vehicle.
34.4% had 1 vehicle
42.2% had 2 vehicles
17.8% had more than 3 vehicles
This demographic summary was collated using data from QuickStats which was collected from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing.