Electorate Rankings: Census 1996 (2000 Electoral Boundaries)


Research Paper 11 2000-01


Appendix 1 : Characteristics for States, Territories and Australia

 

NSW

Vic

QLD

SA

WA

TAS

NT

ACT

AUST

                   

1. Total population

Number

6038696

4373520

3368850

1427936

1726095

459659

195101

299243

17892423

                   

2. Population density

Persons/sq km

7.5

19.2

1.9

1.5

0.7

6.8

0.1

127.2

2.3

                   

3. Australian citizens Aged 18 Years and Over

Number

3923142

2862981

2193774

958199

1073118

309435

117269

196251

11635954

Per cent

65.0

65.5

65.1

67.1

62.2

67.3

60.1

65.6

65.0

                   

3. Persons Who Were Visitors on Census Night

Number

289989

164811

280460

59091

110367

19866

32552

15224

972779

Per cent

4.8

3.8

8.3

4.1

6.4

4.3

16.7

5.1

5.4

                   

5. Persons who Changed Address Since 1991

Number

2295324

1560608

1563878

535569

785582

180887

83854

134092

7141181

Per cent

41.2

38.6

50.8

40.4

49.4

42.6

48.6

48.6

43.3

                   

6. Persons Aged Under 5 Years

Number

427690

306565

239764

95541

123290

33542

16700

21512

1264906

Per cent

7.1

7.0

7.1

6.7

7.1

7.3

8.6

7.2

7.1

                   

7. Persons Aged Between 5 and 14 Years

Number

857902

618786

487202

198592

261713

70819

31426

45947

2573026

Per cent

14.2

14.1

14.5

13.9

15.2

15.4

16.1

15.4

14.4

                   

8. Persons Aged Between 15 and 24 Years

Number

848425

635207

491092

195113

255726

64072

30305

51787

2572145

Per cent

14.0

14.5

14.6

13.7

14.8

13.9

15.5

17.3

14.4

                   

9. Persons Aged Between 25 and 64 Years

Number

3098626

2268155

1702613

736011

892541

233521

101657

156876

9191860

Per cent

51.3

51.9

50.5

51.5

51.7

50.8

52.1

52.4

51.4

                   

10. Persons Aged 65 Years and Over

Number

762902

525413

398515

197265

179753

56640

9277

21052

2150878

Per cent

12.6

12.0

11.8

13.8

10.4

12.3

4.8

7.0

12.0

                   

11. Median Age

Years

34

33

33

35

33

34

29

30

34

                   

12. Persons of Catholic Religion

Number

1756372

1262077

835806

296048

427848

89156

42551

88672

4798950

Per cent

29.1

28.9

24.8

20.7

24.8

19.4

21.8

29.6

26.8

                   

13. Persons of Christian Religion

Number

4464926

2944351

2453084

942939

1125050

332468

119422

199374

12582765

Per cent

73.9

67.3

72.8

66.0

65.2

72.3

61.2

66.6

70.3

                   

14. Persons of Non-Christian Religion

Number

274430

196810

49082

25236

48294

3661

7420

10125

616430

Per cent

4.5

4.5

1.5

1.8

2.8

0.8

3.8

3.4

3.4

                   

15. Persons of no Religion

Number

771447

815014

507145

310908

367491

76859

39905

59579

2948888

Per cent

12.8

18.6

15.1

21.8

21.3

16.7

20.5

19.9

16.5

                   

16. Persons of Indigenous Origin

Number

101485

21474

95518

20444

50793

13873

46277

2899

352970

Per cent

1.7

0.5

2.8

1.4

2.9

3.0

23.7

1.0

2.0

                   

17. Persons Born Overseas

Number

1388957

1040086

556801

302524

475857

46703

29435

66746

3908213

Per cent

23.0

23.8

16.5

21.2

27.6

10.2

15.1

22.3

21.8

                   

18. Persons Born Overseas Resident Less Than 5 Years

Number

183439

108297

67880

19966

51730

3499

3325

7203

445403

Per cent

3.3

2.7

2.2

1.5

3.3

0.8

1.9

2.6

2.7

                   

19. Persons Born in UK and Ireland

Number

306126

227155

189654

135209

214547

23103

9047

19045

1124031

Per cent

5.1

5.2

5.6

9.5

12.4

5.0

4.6

6.4

6.3

                   

20. Persons Born in Southern Europe

Number

217452

268152

40455

54680

48348

2927

2651

9316

643987

Per cent

3.6

6.1

1.2

3.8

2.8

0.6

1.4

3.1

3.6

                   

21. Persons Born in South East Asia

Number

178945

133215

44622

25266

57280

2593

5563

8136

456460

Per cent

3.0

3.0

1.3

1.8

3.3

0.6

2.9

2.7

2.6

                   

22. Persons Born in Non-English Speaking Countries

Number

947945

743760

241881

150834

202794

17971

15376

40903

2362379

Per cent

15.7

17.0

7.2

10.6

11.7

3.9

7.9

13.7

13.2

                   

23. Persons Born Overseas and Australian-Born Persons with Overseas-Born Parents

Number

1906249

1486872

728287

424927

641969

61584

39360

91337

5381998

Per cent

31.6

34.0

21.6

29.8

37.2

13.4

20.2

30.5

30.1

                   

24. Persons Not Fluent in English

Number

179199

150211

27521

25913

25300

1353

1779

4486

416040

Per cent

3.2

3.7

0.9

2.0

1.6

0.3

1.0

1.6

2.5

                   

25. Persons Speaking a Language Other Than English at Home

Number

1015862

816558

213522

163255

183780

14241

40164

38264

2487068

Per cent

18.2

20.2

6.9

12.3

11.6

3.4

23.3

13.9

15.1

                   

26. Couple Families with Dependent Children

Number

634812

480456

339683

146421

184636

49150

18764

34810

1889184

Per cent

40.3

41.7

39.8

37.8

41.4

39.7

47.0

45.6

40.6

                   

27. Couple Families with no Children

Number

529722

375469

306258

145235

153705

44484

11417

23413

1589881

Per cent

33.6

32.6

35.9

37.5

34.5

36.0

28.6

30.7

34.1

                   

28. One Parent Families with Dependent Children

Number

154625

106378

89104

38218

44347

13115

5674

8809

460315

Per cent

9.8

9.2

10.4

9.9

10.0

10.6

14.2

11.5

9.9

                   

29. Lone Person Households

Number

476246

356364

248336

138995

138289

42437

9599

22353

1432816

Per cent

22.6

22.9

21.7

25.6

22.9

24.8

19.4

21.5

22.8

                   

30. Families with Weekly Income Below $500

Number

441848

316293

253297

125277

116825

41364

8898

12226

1316139

Per cent

32.2

31.6

34.1

36.5

30.6

38.4

26.8

18.3

32.5

                   

31. Families with Weekly Income $1,500 and Above

Number

210954

131632

76094

31312

50380

8269

5194

17271

531181

Per cent

15.4

13.1

10.2

9.1

13.2

7.7

15.6

25.9

13.1

                   

32. Median Weekly Family Income

$

751

741

687

662

761

628

840

1028

729

                   

33. Employed Persons

Number

2558875

1884880

1420668

592507

763207

182211

82976

149415

7636319

Per cent

53.9

54.7

53.9

52.3

57.0

51.3

56.6

64.5

54.4

                   

34. Unemployed Persons

Number

247669

196189

151717

68559

66830

22465

6627

11804

771970

Per cent

8.8

9.4

9.6

10.4

8.1

11.0

7.4

7.3

9.2

                   

35. Unemployed Persons Aged 15 to 19 Years

Number

34902

26322

24007

10298

10108

3688

1027

2286

112647

Per cent

18.3

19.3

19.2

22.3

15.1

23.3

16.7

18.3

18.8

                   

36. Labour Force

Number

2806544

2081069

1572385

661066

830037

204676

89603

161219

8408289

Per cent

59.1

60.4

59.6

58.3

61.9

57.6

61.1

69.6

59.9

                   

37. Employees

Number

2331401

1718900

1272804

531107

682342

164121

78100

141101

6921401

Per cent

91.1

91.2

89.6

89.6

89.4

90.1

94.1

94.4

90.6

                   

38. Employers and Own Account Workers

Number

201779

146139

132296

55169

72988

16126

4261

7620

636422

Per cent

7.9

7.8

9.3

9.3

9.6

8.9

5.1

5.1

8.3

                   

39. Women in the Labour Force

Number

1224133

913712

683038

288539

356007

88174

38658

75485

3668297

Per cent

43.6

43.9

43.4

43.6

42.9

43.1

43.1

46.8

43.6

                   

40. Government Employees

Number

450151

273181

261335

112094

130771

40888

23832

67280

1360282

Per cent

17.6

14.5

18.4

18.9

17.1

22.4

28.7

45.0

17.8

                   

41. Persons Employed in Agriculture

Number

92160

72924

73771

33107

37364

11977

2439

579

324327

Per cent

3.6

3.9

5.2

5.6

4.9

6.6

2.9

0.4

4.2

                   

42. Persons Employed in Manufacturing

Number

311944

307029

149272

88645

77355

22239

3612

4918

965035

Per cent

12.2

16.3

10.5

15.0

10.1

12.2

4.4

3.3

12.6

                   

43. Professional Occupations

Number

692162

513544

339571

156547

193898

46907

21000

55410

2019391

Per cent

27.0

27.2

23.9

26.4

25.4

25.7

25.3

37.1

26.4

                   

44. Tradespersons and Labourers

Number

536284

399054

332928

136682

177761

42011

20395

18712

1664257

Per cent

21.0

21.2

23.4

23.1

23.3

23.1

24.6

12.5

21.8

                   

45. Persons Using Public Transport to Travel to Work

Number

323504

150696

81091

34106

46729

6153

3268

10366

656120

Per cent

12.6

8.0

5.7

5.8

6.1

3.4

3.9

6.9

8.6

                   

46. Persons with Tertiary Education Qualifications

Number

821078

602399

363020

160447

213645

46742

21482

68225

2297399

Per cent

17.3

17.5

13.8

14.2

15.9

13.2

14.6

29.5

16.4

                   

47. Persons with Trade Qualifications

Number

664318

426262

353617

154542

194006

44753

19259

24659

1881739

Per cent

14.0

12.4

13.4

13.6

14.5

12.6

13.1

10.7

13.4

                   

48. Persons with no Qualifications

Number

2660795

2017130

1622789

699345

780859

222561

86359

114279

8205544

Per cent

56.0

58.5

61.5

61.7

58.3

62.7

58.9

49.4

58.4

                   

49. Persons Attending Infant, Primary or Secondary School

Number

999473

725550

535429

232866

285954

79424

31992

56018

2947334

Per cent

16.6

16.6

15.9

16.3

16.6

17.3

16.4

18.7

16.5

                   

50. Persons Attending a Tertiary Education Institution

Number

371615

275364

175460

81121

108083

24097

9462

30739

1076027

Per cent

6.2

6.3

5.2

5.7

6.3

5.2

4.8

10.3

6.0

                   

51. Persons Who Left School Aged 15 Years Or Under

Number

1534597

976080

1021531

399036

514420

135552

42534

44489

4668833

Per cent

32.3

28.3

38.7

35.2

38.4

38.2

29.0

19.2

33.3

                   

52. Rented Dwellings

Number

620982

369113

362793

148143

168601

43626

25384

34272

1773503

Per cent

28.6

23.2

30.1

26.7

26.8

24.9

44.2

32.1

27.3

                   

53. Fully Owned Dwellings

Number

924081

695910

465402

223801

232675

74260

10202

31450

2657968

Per cent

42.5

43.7

38.7

40.3

37.0

42.4

17.8

29.5

40.9

                   

54. Dwellings Being Purchased

Number

481265

423184

292282

150475

183852

45999

12757

36425

1626291

Per cent

22.1

26.6

24.3

27.1

29.2

26.3

22.2

34.1

25.0

                   

55. Median Monthly Housing Loan Repayment

$

905

750

809

648

752

593

870

935

787

                   

56. Median Weekly Rent

$

142

128

130

92

115

92

101

137

128

                   

57. Dwellings with Two or More Motor Vehicles

Number

835633

756364

518038

244466

303685

80980

20765

48560

2808800

Per cent

38.4

47.5

43.0

44.0

48.3

46.2

36.2

45.5

43.2

58. Flat, unit or apartment dwellings

Number

410552

216082

158298

58644

50464

16112

9012

11159

930845

Per cent

17.2

12.2

11.9

9.5

7.2

8.0

14.8

9.8

13.0

59. Persons residing in non-private dwellings

Number

                 

Per cent

194583

118147

154046

39244

64016

12715

17473

12775

613389

 

3.2

2.7

4.6

2.7

3.7

2.8

9.0

4.3

3.4

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