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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Sydney (C)

Code LGA17200 (LGA)
People 156,571
Male 83,368
Female 73,203
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 88,999
People born overseas 54,554
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 13,466
Families 27,121
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 86,112
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,204
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,150
Median weekly rent $330
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Sydney (C) % Australia %
Total 156,571 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 83,368 53.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 73,203 46.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,982 1.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 156,571 people were usually resident in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 53.2% were male and 46.8% were female. Of the total population 1.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Sydney (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 5,193 3.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 6,086 3.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 27,838 17.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 91,963 58.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 12,672 8.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 12,818 8.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 7.2% of people usually resident in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 16.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics Sydney (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 88,999 56.8 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 54,554 34.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 13,466 8.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 56.8% of people usually resident in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 34.8% were born overseas and 8.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Sydney (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 35,572 24.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 15,846 10.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 4,228 2.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 89,650 61.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 24.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 10.9% were either separated or divorced, 2.9% were widowed and 61.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Sydney (C) % Australia %
Australia 63,432 40.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
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 56,153 68.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 17,538 21.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,421 3.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,351 1.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 4,311 5.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 28,379 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 81,774 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 81,774 people aged 15 years and over in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 68.7% worked full-time, 21.4% worked part-time, 3.0% were away from work, 1.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.3% were unemployed. 28,379 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

Median weekly incomes Sydney (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 717 -- 466 --
Family 1,819 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,204 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $717, the median family income was $1,819 and the median household income was $1,204.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Sydney (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 16,200 59.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 5,998 22.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 3,351 12.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 1,572 5.8 89,686 1.7
Total families 27,121 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 27,121 families in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 59.7% were couple families without children, 22.1% were couple families with children, 12.4% were one parent families and 5.8% 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 Sydney (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 78,801 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 86,112 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 78,801 occupied private dwellings were counted in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Sydney (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,837 4.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 15,932 20.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 58,039 73.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 764 1.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 229 0.3 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas), 4.9% were separate houses, 20.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 73.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Sydney (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 8,477 10.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 12,987 16.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 37,485 47.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 342 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 19,508 24.8 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 16.5% were owned with a mortgage and 47.6% were rented.

Landlord type Sydney (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 24,098 64.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 6,345 16.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 6,458 17.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 584 1.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 64.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 16.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 17.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Sydney (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 330 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,150 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $330. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,150. The average people per household was 1.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sydney (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 26,845 34.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 24,570 31.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 8,255 10.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Sydney (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 31.2% were single (or lone) person households and 10.5% 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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