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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Sutherland Shire (A)

Code LGA17150 (LGA)
People 205,448
Male 100,870
Female 104,578
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 186,195
People born overseas 33,980
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 832
Families 56,256
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 80,945
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,374
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,950
Median weekly rent $260
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People — demographics
People Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
Total 205,448 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 100,870 49.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 104,578 50.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,257 0.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 205,448 people were usually resident in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Of the total population 0.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 13,219 6.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 26,694 13.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 27,887 13.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 86,987 42.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 23,306 11.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 27,353 13.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.4% of people usually resident in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 24.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 186,195 90.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 33,980 16.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 832 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.6% of people usually resident in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 16.5% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 89,811 54.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 15,692 9.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 9,333 5.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 50,700 30.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 54.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 9.5% were either separated or divorced, 5.6% were widowed and 30.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
Australia 160,509 78.1 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 69,274 62.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 31,658 28.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 3,952 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 2,656 2.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 3,212 2.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 46,644 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 110,752 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 110,752 people aged 15 years and over in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 62.5% worked full-time, 28.6% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 2.9% were unemployed. 46,644 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 601 -- 466 --
Family 1,650 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,374 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $601, the median family income was $1,650 and the median household income was $1,374.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 19,305 34.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 28,937 51.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 7,268 12.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 746 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 56,256 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 56,256 families in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 34.3% were couple families without children, 51.4% were couple families with children, 12.9% were one parent families and 1.3% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 75,770 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 80,945 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 75,770 occupied private dwellings were counted in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 50,800 67.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8,358 11.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 16,294 21.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 284 0.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 34 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 67.0% were separate houses, 11.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 21.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 28,086 37.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 27,500 36.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 15,541 20.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 513 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4,130 5.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 37.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 36.3% were owned with a mortgage and 20.5% were rented.

Landlord type Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 10,057 64.7 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,849 11.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,312 21.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 326 2.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 64.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 11.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 21.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 260 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,950 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $260. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sutherland Shire (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 55,357 73.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 15,588 20.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,944 2.6 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 73.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 20.6% were single (or lone) person households and 2.6% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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