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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Sofala

Code SSC18801 (SSC)
People 208
Male 110
Female 98
Median age 46
Australian citizenship 185
People born overseas 25
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 0
Families 52
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 129
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $584
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,387
Median weekly rent $80
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Sofala % Australia %
Total 208 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 110 52.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 98 47.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 0 0.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 208 people were usually resident in Sofala (State Suburbs): of these 52.9% were male and 47.1% were female. Of the total population 0.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Sofala % Australia %
People
0-4 years 13 6.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 24 11.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 15 7.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 79 38.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 34 16.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 40 19.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 46 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.8% of people usually resident in Sofala (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 35.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 46 years.

Selected characteristics Sofala % Australia %
Australian citizenship 185 88.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 25 12.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 0 0.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.9% of people usually resident in Sofala (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 12.0% were born overseas and 0.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Sofala % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 93 55.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 26 15.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 9 5.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 43 25.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 55.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Sofala (State Suburbs) were married, 15.5% were either separated or divorced, 5.4% were widowed and 25.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Sofala % Australia %
Australia 171 82.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Sofala % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Sofala % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Sofala % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 49 50.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 35 36.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 0 0.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 0 0.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 13 13.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 64 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 97 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 97 people aged 15 years and over in Sofala (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 50.5% worked full-time, 36.1% worked part-time, 0.0% were away from work, 0.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 13.4% were unemployed. 64 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Sofala % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Sofala % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Sofala % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 301 -- 466 --
Family 833 -- 1,171 --
Household 584 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Sofala (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $301, the median family income was $833 and the median household income was $584.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Sofala % Australia %
Couple family without children 30 57.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 19 36.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 3 5.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 52 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 52 families in Sofala (State Suburbs): of these 57.7% were couple families without children, 36.5% were couple families with children, 5.8% were one parent families and 0.0% 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 Sofala % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 90 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 129 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 90 occupied private dwellings were counted in Sofala (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Sofala % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 71 78.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 19 21.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Sofala (State Suburbs), 78.9% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 21.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure Sofala % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 46 51.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 21 23.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 12 13.3 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 0 0.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 6 6.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Sofala (State Suburbs), 51.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 23.3% were owned with a mortgage and 13.3% were rented.

Landlord type Sofala % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 4 33.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 0 0.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 9 75.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 0 0.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Sofala (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 33.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 0.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 75.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Sofala % Australia %
Median weekly rent 80 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,387 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Sofala (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $80. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,387. The average people per household was 2.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sofala % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 53 58.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 27 30.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 0 0.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Sofala (State Suburbs), 58.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 30.0% were single (or lone) person households and 0.0% 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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