Electorate Rankings: Census 1996 (2000 Electoral Boundaries)


Research Paper 11 2000-01


Appendix 2 : Characteristics for Electoral Regions

 

Inner Metropolitan

Outer Metropolitan

Provincial

Rural

Australia

           

1. Total population

Number

5128697

5274692

2088802

5389019

17892423

           

2. Population density

Persons/sq km

907.9

102.8

7.3

0.7

2.3

           

3. Australian citizens aged 18 and over

Number

3410593

3298012

1384791

3534097

11635954

Per cent

66.5

62.5

66.3

65.6

65.0

           

3. Persons who were visitors on Census night

Number

273528

150638

123926

415753

972779

Per cent

5.3

2.9

5.9

7.7

5.4

           

5. Persons who changed address since 1991

Number

2088960

2001828

865179

2178890

7141181

Per cent

43.8

41.3

45.0

44.1

43.3

           

6. Persons aged under 5

Number

301989

402295

149045

411468

1264906

Per cent

5.9

7.6

7.1

7.6

7.1

           

7. Persons aged between 5 and 14

Number

574933

828406

302558

867353

2573026

Per cent

11.2

15.7

14.5

16.1

14.4

           

8. Persons aged between 15 and 24

Number

780375

808788

300376

680112

2572145

Per cent

15.2

15.3

14.4

12.6

14.4

           

9. Persons aged between 25 and 64

Number

2703072

2728626

1027268

2726984

9191860

Per cent

52.7

51.7

49.2

50.6

51.4

           

10. Persons aged 65 and over

Number

1389780

1524581

552671

1494348

2150878

Per cent

27.1

28.9

26.5

27.7

12.0

           

11. Median age

Years

34

33

33

35

34

           

12. Persons of Catholic religion

Number

1465768

1509360

532688

1288912

4798950

Per cent

28.6

28.6

25.5

23.9

26.8

           

13. Persons of Christian religion

Number

3384910

3698852

1549662

3942374

12582765

Per cent

66.0

70.1

74.2

73.2

70.3

           

14. Persons of Non-Christian religion

Number

326123

217354

23636

48728

616430

Per cent

6.4

4.1

1.1

0.9

3.4

           

15. Persons of no religion

Number

895470

884671

313283

853220

2948888

Per cent

17.5

16.8

15.0

15.8

16.5

           

16. Persons of Indigenous origin

Number

47293

53671

34879

216600

352970

Per cent

0.9

1.0

1.7

4.0

2.0

           

17. Persons born overseas

Number

1561853

1429851

313416

601125

3908213

Per cent

30.5

27.1

15.0

11.2

21.8

           

18. Persons born overseas resident less than 5 years

Number

236574

139849

28377

40490

445403

Per cent

5.0

2.9

1.5

0.8

2.7

           

19. Persons born in UK and Ireland

Number

309203

423032

126597

264239

1124031

Per cent

6.0

8.0

6.1

4.9

6.3

           

20. Persons born in Southern Europe

Number

299119

235632

43591

65478

643987

Per cent

5.8

4.5

2.1

1.2

3.6

           

21. Persons born in South East Asia

Number

212971

196025

17355

30259

456460

Per cent

4.2

3.7

0.8

0.6

2.6

           

22. Persons born in Non-English speaking countries

Number

1104296

875909

139679

241935

2362379

Per cent

21.5

16.6

6.7

4.5

13.2

           

23. Persons born overseas and Australian born persons with overseas born parents

Number

2129351

1988391

426140

835510

5381998

Per cent

41.5

37.7

20.4

15.5

30.1

           

24. Persons not fluent in English

Number

224709

153425

16951

20763

416040

Per cent

4.7

3.2

0.9

0.4

2.5

           

25. Persons speaking a language other than English at home

Number

1201092

914324

126812

244986

2487068

Per cent

25.2

18.9

6.6

5.0

15.1

           

26. Couple families with dependent children

Number

466349

637905

210663

575431

1889184

Per cent

36.5

44.5

38.4

41.2

40.6

           

27. Couple families with no children

Number

458770

423030

197735

511027

1589881

Per cent

35.9

29.5

36.1

36.6

34.1

           

28. One parent families with dependent children

Number

119939

141416

59286

138834

460315

Per cent

9.4

9.9

10.8

9.9

9.9

           

29. Lone person households

Number

548732

303468

174888

405760

1432816

Per cent

28.4

17.2

23.4

22.0

22.8

           

30. Families with weekly income below $500

Number

315822

345739

178412

476549

1316139

Per cent

28.3

27.6

37.2

39.5

32.5

           

31. Families with weekly income $1,500 and above

Number

221646

173529

44342

91847

531181

Per cent

19.9

13.9

9.3

7.6

13.1

           

32. Median weekly family income

$

837

801

657

618

729

           

33. Employed persons

Number

2314067

2341652

821579

2151391

7636319

Per cent

54.5

57.9

50.2

52.4

54.4

           

34. Unemployed persons

Number

211343

216711

102929

240826

771970

Per cent

8.4

8.5

11.1

10.1

9.2

           

35. Unemployed persons aged 15 to 19

Number

25830

34445

17016

35603

112647

Per cent

17.4

17.2

22.3

20.5

18.8

           

36. Labour force

Number

2525410

2558363

924508

2392217

8408289

Per cent

59.5

63.3

56.5

58.3

59.9

           

37. Employees

Number

2144172

2171432

748397

1849906

6921401

Per cent

92.7

92.7

91.1

86.0

90.6

           

38. Employers and own account workers

Number

153127

152982

65183

265006

636422

Per cent

6.6

6.5

7.9

12.3

8.3

           

39. Women in the labour force

Number

1149324

1121318

399845

997190

3668297

Per cent

45.5

43.8

43.2

41.7

43.6

           

40. Government employees

Number

453147

376862

148886

376883

1360282

Per cent

19.6

16.1

18.1

17.5

17.8

           

41. Persons employed in Agriculture

Number

10065

28438

22893

262949

324327

Per cent

0.4

1.2

2.8

12.2

4.2

           

42. Persons employed in Manufacturing

Number

250296

376518

108482

229450

965035

Per cent

10.8

16.1

13.2

10.7

12.6

           

43. Professional occupations

Number

751790

528533

184688

552657

2019391

Per cent

32.5

22.6

22.5

25.7

26.4

           

44. Tradespersons and labourers

Number

381144

529454

198002

552905

1664257

Per cent

16.5

22.6

24.1

25.7

21.8

           

45. Persons using public transport to travel to work

Number

358122

224310

32387

41274

656120

Per cent

15.5

9.6

3.9

1.9

8.6

           

46. Persons with tertiary education qualifications

Number

997052

614690

212750

471449

2297399

Per cent

23.5

15.2

13.0

11.5

16.4

           

47. Persons with trade qualifications

Number

471052

576603

240441

590017

1881739

Per cent

11.1

14.3

14.7

14.4

13.4

           

48. Persons with no qualifications

Number

2248666

2400325

987687

2563328

8205544

Per cent

53.0

59.4

60.4

62.4

58.4

           

49. Persons attending infant, primary or secondary school

Number

681413

961048

344145

960789

2947334

Per cent

13.3

18.2

16.5

17.8

16.5

           

50. Persons attending tertiary education institution

Number

444358

314352

119292

197602

1076027

Per cent

8.7

6.0

5.7

3.7

6.0

           

51. Persons who left school aged 15 or under

Number

1137636

1294336

624682

1609639

4668833

Per cent

26.8

32.0

38.2

39.2

33.3

           

52. Rented dwellings

Number

669395

393941

213374

496732

1773503

Per cent

33.5

21.9

27.6

25.7

27.3

           

53. Fully owned dwellings

Number

788831

714078

321994

832649

2657968

Per cent

39.5

39.8

41.7

43.1

40.9

           

54. Dwellings being purchased

Number

399609

588986

189165

449271

1626291

Per cent

20.0

32.8

24.5

23.2

25.0

           

55. Median monthly housing loan repayment

$

910

807

753

697

787

           

56. Median weekly rent

$

145

132

126

103

128

           

57. Dwellings with 2 or more motor vehicles

Number

718928

901008

319150

869438

2808800

Per cent

36.0

50.2

41.3

45.0

43.2

           

58. Flat, unit or apartment dwellings

Number

546514

129299

100070

155184

930845

Per cent

25.4

6.8

11.5

6.9

13.0

           

59. Persons residing in non-private dwellings

Number

223132

76560

81654

232030

613389

Per cent

4.4

1.5

3.9

4.3

3.4

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