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4713.1.55.001 - Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, New South Wales, 2006  
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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


SUMMARY CHARACTERISTICS, NEW SOUTH WALES

As at 30 June 2006, the preliminary Estimated Indigenous Resident Population (ERP) in New South Wales was 148,178 (2.2% of all people in New South Wales).

Some key characteristics of the Indigenous population in New South Wales, based on 2006 Census usual residence data, are listed below.

  • More than half (57%) of Indigenous respondents were under 25 years of age.
  • On average there were 3.2 people per Indigenous household.
  • An Australian Indigenous language was spoken at home by less than 1% of Indigenous respondents.
  • 35% and 21% of respondents aged 15 years and over stated Year 10 and Year 12 or equivalent respectively as their highest level of schooling.
  • 54% of Indigenous respondents aged 15 years and over were in the labour force. Of these respondents, unemployed persons accounted for 19%.
  • The most common Occupations reported were Labourers, Community and Personal Service Workers, and Technicians and Trade Workers (19%, 16% and 13% respectively).
  • The most common Industries of employment reported were Health Care and Social Assistance (14%) Public Administration and Safety (10%), and Education and Training (9%).
  • 59% of Indigenous households were living in rented dwellings and 36% of households were living in dwellings that were owned with or without a mortgage.

Summary Characteristics, New South Wales

Indigenous
Non-Indigenous
Male
Female
Total
Male
Female
Total
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Persons(a)

Estimated Resident Population(b)
73 996.0
74 182
148 178
3 304 098
3 364 906
6 669 004
Language spoken at home
English only
63 403
66 733
130 136
. .
. .
. .
Australian Indigenous Languages
379
426
805
. .
. .
. .
Other Languages
820
670
1 490
. .
. .
. .
Total(c)
64 602
67 829
132 431
. .
. .
. .
Education
Attending
Pre-school
2 082
1 911
3 993
56 571
51 379
107 950
Infants/Primary
11 438
10 870
22 308
263 723
250 453
514 176
Secondary
6 849
6 754
13 603
209 885
207 670
417 555
Technical or Further Educational Institution(d)
1 738
2 445
4 183
76 566
78 136
154 702
University
777
1 571
2 348
104 306
130 599
234 905
Other/Institution not stated(e)
2 123
2 336
4 459
47 747
57 872
105 619
Total(c)
25 007
25 887
50 894
758 798
776 109
1 534 907
Highest year of school completed(f)
Year 12 or equivalent
7 092
8 867
15 961
1 067 908
1 121 543
2 189 453
Year 11 or equivalent
3 088
3 755
6 851
151 227
150 552
301 784
Year 10 or equivalent
12 559
14 054
26 611
639 152
675 510
1 314 663
Year 9 or equivalent
6 915
7 656
14 568
189 610
204 745
394 358
Year 8 or below
5 350
5 019
10 373
160 000
173 540
333 542
Did not go to school
500
316
818
22 258
30 650
52 903
Total(c)
35 512
39 670
75 179
2 230 161
2 356 539
4 586 704
Highest non-school qualification(f)
Postgraduate Degree
203
250
453
91 560
70 037
161 597
Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate
136
250
386
24 263
40 904
65 167
Bachelor Degree
969
1 823
2 792
289 311
339 298
628 609
Advanced Diploma and Diploma
958
1 974
2 932
157 761
224 138
381 899
Certificate Level
6 969
5 500
12 469
576 651
286 098
862 749
Total(c)
9 235
9 797
19 032
1 139 546
960 475
2 100 021
Work
Labour force status
Employed
18 541
16 738
35 277
1 538 348
1 311 809
2 850 157
Unemployed
4 678
3 748
8 423
94 082
78 345
172 427
Total labour force
23 211
20 485
43 700
1 632 433
1 390 152
3 022 584
Not in the labour force
15 764
21 650
37 409
679 022
1 052 077
1 731 097
Top three industries for Indigenous persons(g)
Health Care and Social Assistance
1 271
3 826
5 097
. .
. .
. .
Public Administration and Safety
1 971
1 540
3 511
. .
. .
. .
Education and Training
953
2 354
3 307
. .
. .
. .
Top three industries for non-Indigenous persons(g)
Retail Trade
. .
. .
. .
137 521
180 258
317 779
Health Care and Social Assistance
. .
. .
. .
66 039
230 821
296 860
Manufacturing
. .
. .
. .
198 153
74 246
272 399
Top three occupations for Indigenous persons(g)
Labourers
4 710
2 058
6 768
. .
. .
. .
Community and Personal Service Workers
1 677
3 928
5 605
. .
. .
. .
Clerical and Administrative Workers
984
3 462
4 446
. .
. .
. .
Top three occupations for non-Indigenous persons(g)
Professionals
. .
. .
. .
289 623
318 925
608 548
Clerical and Administrative Workers
. .
. .
. .
103 910
336 823
440 733
Technicians and Trades Workers
. .
. .
. .
331 441
56 959
388 400
Mean weekly equivalised household income ($)(h)
. .
. .
468
. .
. .
757

Dwellings

Occupied private dwelling(i)
. .
. .
57 244
. .
. .
2 270 974
Average household size
-
-
3.2
-
-
2.6
Average number of Children under 15
-
-
1.0
-
-
0.5
Housing tenure
Owned outright
-
-
7 564
-
-
803 141
Owned with a mortgage
-
-
13 159
-
-
729 002
Rented
Private
-
-
16 856
-
-
502 392
State/Territory housing authority
-
-
12 050
-
-
96 746
Community housing group
-
-
2 812
-
-
11 805
Other
-
-
1 286
-
-
24 365
Landlord type not stated
-
-
781
-
-
18 338
Total Rented
-
-
33 785
-
-
653 646

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Based on place of usual residence.
(b) Estimates at 30 June 2006 are preliminary and subject to revision. See Glossary. Note: Final estimates have now been released and are available in publication 3238.0.55.001 - Experimental Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Jun 2006.
(c) Excludes persons whose response was not stated.
(d) Includes TAFE Colleges.
(e) Other includes persons who are attending but did not indicate the type of institution.
(f) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(g) Employed persons aged 15 years and over.
(h) Comprises persons in households in which there were no temporarily absent adults and all incomes were fully stated.
(i) Excludes non-classifiable households and visitor only households.
Note: .. not applicable



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