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Community Snapshot

Household characteristics (2016 census)

  Port StephensNSW
Number of private dwellings 33,082 3,059,597
Number of families 18,893 1,940,231
On average each household has:
  • 2.5 occupants
  • 1.9 children
  • 1.9 motor vehicles
  • 2.6 occupants
  • 1.8 children
  • 1.8 motor vehicles

Dwelling characteristics (2016 census)

  Port StephensNSW
Separate house 24,403 (73.63%) 1,986,584 (64.77%)
Duplex and townhouses 5,866 (17.70%) 548,066 (17.87%)
Units and apartments 1,745 (5.27%) 466,692 (15.22%)
Caravan, cabins and houseboats 835 (2.52%) 28,201 (0.92%)
Other 293 (0.88%) 37,438 (1.22%)
Unoccupied private dwellings 5,632 (16.99%) 284,746 (9.28%)

Finances (2016 census)

  Port StephensNSW
Median weekly household income $1,180 $1,486
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733 $1,986
Median weekly rental payments $305 $380

Population (2016 census)

  Port StephensNSW
Port Stephens population

69,555 (2016 census)

  • 49.4% male
  • 50.6% female

7,480,228

  • 49.3% male
  • 50.7% female
Average population growth rate increase 1.47% 1.5%

Place of birth (2016 census)

  Port StephensNSW
Born in Australia 81% 65.5%
Parents born overseas 13.6% 37%

Age distribution (2016 census)

  Port StephensNSW
0 - 4 years 5.53% 6.2%
5 - 19 years 18.37% 18.3%
20 - 39 years 19.8% 27.4%
40 - 54 years 19.46% 19.8%
55 - 74 years 27.54% 20.9%
74 + years 9.31% 5%
Median age 45 years 38 years

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population (2016 census)

  Port StephensNSW
People who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 3,332 or 4.8% 2.9%
Median age of people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 21 years 22 years

Need for Assistance (2016 census)

  Port StephensNSW
Number of people who have a Need for Assistance 4,460 or 6.41% 5.4%