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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Canterbury (C)

Code LGA11550 (LGA)
People 137,454
Male 68,710
Female 68,744
Median age 35
Families 36,216
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 51,193
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,029
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 137,454 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 68,710 50.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 68,744 50.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 797 0.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 137,454 people in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10,440 7.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 8,757 6.4 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 8,260 6.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 8,090 5.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 9,193 6.7 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 11,199 8.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 10,737 7.8 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 10,221 7.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 10,070 7.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 9,558 7.0 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 8,650 6.3 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 7,332 5.3 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 6,434 4.7 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 5,125 3.7 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 4,479 3.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3,815 2.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,868 2.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,225 1.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58,228 52.9 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 3,432 3.1 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 8,440 7.7 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 5,834 5.3 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 34,062 31.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 52.9% were married and 10.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52,853 51.9 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,250 4.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 44,655 43.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 2,069 4.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 6,473 14.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,602 5.8 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,162 2.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 4,908 11.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 2,553 5.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 923 2.1 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,694 8.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 6,405 14.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 1,594 3.6 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 12,204 27.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 44,587 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas) 32.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.0% were in primary school, 18.8% in secondary school and 22.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 61,425 44.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 94,099 74.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 6,760 5.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,952 3.1 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 21,111 16.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 16.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 74.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 34,275 57.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 16,587 27.9 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 3,799 6.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 4,857 8.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 59,518 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 59,518 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.6% were employed full time, 27.9% were employed part-time and 8.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 5,086 9.3 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 6,006 11.0 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 5,499 10.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 11,921 21.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 22,353 40.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 9.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 430 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,149 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,029 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas) was $430.

Travel to work, top responses Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 63,815 58.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 28,288 25.7 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 12,347 11.2 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 10,400 9.5 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.7% provided care for children and 11.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 9.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 21,760 19.8 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 22,533 20.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 10,016 9.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 9,504 8.6 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 20.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.6% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 10,497 29.0 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 18,544 51.2 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 6,362 17.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 813 2.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 51.2% were couple families with children, 29.0% were couple families without children and 17.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.6 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.4 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas) 15.6% of single parents were male and 84.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,809 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,149 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,149 and those without children was $1,809.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 4,856 16.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,088 3.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,092 14.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5,760 19.8 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 2,354 8.1 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 7,428 25.6 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 1,680 5.8 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,786 6.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 16.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 14.1% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 45,927 94.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,730 5.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 94.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 24,100 52.5 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,681 10.2 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 16,746 36.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 249 0.5 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 52.5% were separate houses, 10.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 36.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 316 0.7 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,967 4.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 19,013 41.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 15,688 34.2 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 7,630 16.6 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,314 2.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 41.4% had 2 bedrooms and 34.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 14,112 30.7 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 13,111 28.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 16,749 36.5 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 298 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,659 3.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 30.7% were owned outright, 28.5% were owned with a mortgage and 36.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 34,634 75.4 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 9,747 21.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,547 3.4 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 75.4% were family households, 21.2% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 28.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.0% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.2 -- 11.6 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.0 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.0 -- 10.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 7,131 15.5 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 19,291 42.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 12,716 27.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 4,838 10.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,952 4.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 42.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 27.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 795 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 368 46.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 427 53.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 795 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 368 (or 46.3%) were male and 427 (or 53.7%) were female. The median age was 27 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,028 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,028.

Mortgage and rent Canterbury (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 300 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Canterbury (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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