Census 2006 first release (2006 electoral boundaries)


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Research Paper no. 12 2007–08

Electoral division rankings: Census 2006 first release (2006 electoral boundaries)

Paul Nelson
Statistics and Mapping Section
10 October 2007

 

Executive summary

This paper provides an analysis by Commonwealth electoral division of socio-demographic data from the first release of the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. The electoral boundaries used in this paper are those applicable to the next federal election.

Contents

Introduction

List of tables

Population

Table 1a: Total population
Table 1b: Electoral divisions ranked by total population
Table 2a: Population density
Table 2b: Electoral divisions ranked by population density
Table 3a: Population growth, Census 2001 to Census 2006
Table 3b: Electoral divisions ranked by percentage population growth, Census 2001 to Census 2006
Table 4a: Persons aged under 5 years
Table 4b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons aged under 5 years
Table 5a: Persons aged 5 to 14 years
Table 5b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons aged 5 to 14 years
Table 6a: Persons aged 15 to 24 years
Table 6b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons aged 15 to 24 years
Table 7a: Persons aged 25 to 64 years
Table 7b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons aged 25 to 64 years
Table 8a: Persons aged 65 years and over
Table 8b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons aged 65 years and over
Table 9a: Median age
Table 9b: Electoral divisions ranked by median age
Table 10a: Total dependency ratio
Table 10b: Electoral divisions ranked by the total dependency ratio
Table 11a: Elderly dependency ratio
Table 11b: Electoral divisions ranked by the elderly dependency ratio

Religion

Table 12a: Persons of Christian religion
Table 12b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons of Christian religion
Table 13a: Persons of Catholic religion
Table 13b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons of Catholic religion
Table 14a: Persons of Islamic religion
Table 14b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons of Islamic religion
Table 15a: Persons of no religion
Table 15b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons of no religion

Ethnicity

Table 16a: Persons of Indigenous origin
Table 16b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons of Indigenous origin
Table 17a: Persons born overseas
Table 17b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons born overseas
Table 18a: Persons born overseas and resident in Australia since 2000
Table 18b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons born overseas and resident in Australia since 2000
Table 19a: Persons born in non-English speaking countries
Table 19b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons born in non-English speaking countries
Table 20a: Persons born in the United Kingdom or Ireland
Table 20b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons born in the United Kingdom or Ireland

Table 21a: Persons who speak English not well or not at all
Table 21b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons who speak English not well or not at all
Table 22a: Persons speaking a language other than English at home
Table 22b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons speaking a language other than English at home

Families

Table 23a: Couple families with dependent children
Table 23b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of couple families with dependent children
Table 24a: Couple families with no children
Table 24b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of couple families with no children
Table 25a: One parent families with dependent children
Table 25b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of one parent families with dependent children
Table 26a: Lone person households
Table 26b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of lone person households
Table 27a: Persons engaged in unpaid child care
Table 27b: Electoral divisions ranked by number of persons engaged in unpaid child care

Income

Table 28a: Families with weekly income below $650
Table 28b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of families with weekly income below $650
Table 29a: Families with weekly income $2000 and above
Table 29b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of families with weekly income $2000 and above
Table 30a: Median weekly family income
Table 30b: Electoral divisions ranked by median weekly family income
Table 31a: Individuals with weekly income below $1000
Table 31b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of individuals with weekly income below $1000

Education

Table 32a: Persons attending infant/primary or secondary school
Table 32b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons attending infant/primary or secondary school
Table 33a: Persons attending non-government infant/primary or secondary school
Table 33b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons attending a non-government primary or secondary school
Table 34a: Persons attending a tertiary education institution
Table 34b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons attending a tertiary education institution
Table 35a: Persons whose highest level of schooling completed is Year 10 or below
Table 35b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons whose highest level of schooling completed is Year 10 or below
Table 36a: Households with a internet connection
Table 36b: Electoral divisions ranked by the proportion of households with a internet connection
Table 37a: Households with a broadband internet connection
Table 37b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of households with a broadband internet connection

Dwellings

Table 38a: Occupied private dwellings
Table 38b: Electoral divisions ranked by number of occupied private dwellings
Table 39a: Rented dwellings
Table 39b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of rented dwellings
Table 40a: Fully-owned dwellings
Table 40b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of fully-owned dwellings
Table 41a: Dwellings being purchased
Table 41b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of dwellings being purchased
Table 42a: Median monthly housing loan repayment
Table 42b: Electoral divisions ranked by median monthly housing loan repayment
Table 43a: Median weekly rent
Table 43b: Electoral divisions ranked by median weekly rent
Table 44a: Dwellings with two or more motor vehicles
Table 44b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of dwellings with two or more motor vehicles
Table 45a: Flat, unit or apartment dwellings
Table 45b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of flat, unit or apartment dwellings
Table 46a: Persons in non-private dwellings
Table 46b: Electoral divisions ranked by proportion of persons in non-private dwellings

Introduction

This paper provides an analysis by Commonwealth electoral division of socio-demographic data from the first release of the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. The electoral boundaries used in this paper are those applicable at the next federal election and they incorporate the recent redistributions in the Australian Capital Territory (December 2005), Queensland (November 2006) and New South Wales (November 2006).

First release 2006 Census data are available for a wide range of geographic areas that existed at the time of the Census, including the then current Commonwealth electoral division boundaries (2003 redistribution). However, first release 2006 Census data are not available for the new electoral divisions following the 2005 and 2006 redistributions. The second release of 2006 Census data, scheduled for late October, will contain additional geographic areas including the new electoral divisions. This publication has derived 2006 Census data for new electoral divisions using a concordance that links each 2006 Census Collection District (CCD) to a 2006 electoral division of best fit. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will use the same concordance to create second release Census data for the new electoral divisions.

The electoral division data contained in this publication are based on CCD data that have been randomised by the ABS to ensure confidentiality of any cells where there are three or less respondents. There may be small differences between electoral data in this publication and the second release ABS Census data for electoral divisions because the ABS data will be based on data that has confidentiality adjustments (as described above) at the electorate level rather than the CCD level.

Data for each characteristic are presented in two tables. The first table lists each electoral division alphabetically and shows the simple value of the characteristic. The second table ranks each electoral division on the relative value of the characteristic and in most cases the characteristic has been standardised (usually as a percentage of some total measure) to provide a more meaningful measure. Each ranked table is sorted in ascending order. The political party that notionally holds each division is also shown in each table and this takes into account the recent redistributions.

This paper includes two tables covering the new topics of unpaid child care and broadband internet connection that were not available from the 2001 Census.

The second release 2006 Census data will include additional information covering the labour force, employment, occupation and education. An updated version of this paper will then be published with tables covering the additional information.


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