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2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Sydney (C)

Code LGA17200 (LGA)
People 37,555
Male 20,473
Female 17,082
Australian citizenship 15,969
People born overseas 13,808
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 9,649
Families 4,923
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 16,145
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Sydney (C) % Australia %
Total 37,555 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 20,473 54.5 9,270,466 49.4
Female 17,082 45.5 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 182 0.5 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 37,555 people were counted in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 54.5% were male and 45.5% were female. Of the total population 0.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Sydney (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,262 3.4 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 2,219 5.9 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 7,341 19.5 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 20,661 55.0 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 3,018 8.0 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 3,054 8.1 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 3,481 children aged 0-14 years and 6,072 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Sydney (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 15,969 42.5 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 13,808 36.8 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 9,649 20.4 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas), 15,969 people were Australian citizens, 13,808 were born overseas and 9,649 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Sydney (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 13,397 39.3 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 3,521 10.3 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 1,176 3.5 919,904 6.2
Never married 15,978 46.9 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas), 39.3% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 10.3% were separated or divorced, 3.5% were widowed and 46.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Sydney (C) % Australia %
Australia 10,902 29.0 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Sydney (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Sydney (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Sydney (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 12,049 70.4 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 3,763 22.0 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 271 1.6 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 1,041 6.1 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 6,394 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 17,124 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 17,124 people aged 15 years and over in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 70.4% worked full-time, 22.0% worked part-time, 1.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.1% were unemployed. 6,394 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Sydney (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Sydney (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Sydney (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,779 56.4 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 912 18.5 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 621 12.6 762,632 15.4
Other family 611 12.4 88,864 1.8
Total families 4,923 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas), 4,923 families were counted: of these, 56.4% were couple families without children, 18.5% were couple families with children, 12.6% were one parent families and 12.4% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household type

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Sydney (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 14,125 87.5 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 16,145 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas), 14,125 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Sydney (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 29 0.2 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 811 5.7 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 12,895 91.3 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 164 1.2 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 226 1.6 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas), 0.2% were separate houses, 5.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 91.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Sydney (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,753 12.4 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,274 9.0 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 7,112 50.4 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 354 2.5 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 3,635 25.7 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas), 12.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 9.0% were being purchased and 50.4% were rented.

Landlord type Sydney (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 4,314 60.7 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 762 10.7 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 1,944 27.3 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 94 1.3 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 60.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 10.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 27.3% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Sydney (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 4,882 34.6 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 3,622 25.6 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 1,510 10.7 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.6% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 25.6% were single (or lone) person households and 10.7% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 9/03/2006

Data for this Quickstats has been sourced from the 2001 Basic Community Profile catalogue No. 2001.0 and the 2001 Indigenous Profile catalogue No. 2002.0. Indigenous Statistics are only available for selected geographic areas. The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2001 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. www.abs.gov.au/census

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