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Great Lakes (A)

Code LGA13320 (LGA)
People 34,430
Male 16,860
Female 17,570
Median age 52
Families 9,740
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 20,949
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $729
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,395
Median weekly rent $220
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 34,430 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 16,860 49.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 17,570 51.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,325 3.8 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 34,430 people in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.8% of the population.

Age Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,621 4.7 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,772 5.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,897 5.5 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,816 5.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,144 3.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,029 3.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,197 3.5 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,583 4.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,788 5.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,147 6.2 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,325 6.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,514 7.3 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,047 8.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,043 8.8 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,588 7.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,007 5.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,579 4.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,333 3.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 52 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 30.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 15,259 52.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,060 3.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,312 11.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,781 9.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,727 23.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 52.4% were married and 15.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 62 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 59 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas) was 62 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 13,448 52.6 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,266 8.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 9,836 38.5 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 62 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 44 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 51 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas) was 62 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 44 years.

Education Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 536 6.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,878 21.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 315 3.7 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 103 1.2 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,689 19.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 131 1.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 97 1.1 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 649 7.6 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 359 4.2 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 109 1.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,693 31.5 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 8,559 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas) 24.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.8% were in primary school, 22.4% in secondary school and 11.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 28,690 83.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,330 13.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,085 6.5 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,359 4.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 24,166 75.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 75.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,764 47.8 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,512 37.4 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 790 6.5 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,001 8.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 12,067 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 12,067 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 47.8% were employed full time, 37.4% were employed part-time and 8.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,682 15.2 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,273 11.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,556 14.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,717 15.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,042 36.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 15.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

Occupation Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 395 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 881 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 729 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas) was $395.

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

Unpaid work Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 19,866 68.2 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,170 21.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 3,993 13.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,876 20.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.2% provided care for children and 13.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,440 15.2 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 7,005 24.0 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 4,405 15.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 4,016 13.8 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 24.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,334 54.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,737 28.1 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,566 16.1 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 104 1.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 28.1% were couple families with children, 54.8% were couple families without children and 16.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.0 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.0 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas) 19.0% of single parents were male and 81.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,513 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,723 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,723 and those without children was $1,513.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 819 10.2 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 358 4.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,159 14.4 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 736 9.1 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 566 7.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,511 43.5 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 356 4.4 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 563 7.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 10.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 14.4% 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 Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 14,306 71.6 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 5,674 28.4 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 71.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 28.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 10,754 75.2 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,823 12.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,296 9.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 420 2.9 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 75.2% were separate houses, 12.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.1% were flats, units or apartments and 2.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 51 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 525 3.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,171 22.2 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 6,674 46.7 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,550 24.8 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 335 2.3 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 22.2% had 2 bedrooms and 46.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,782 47.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,180 22.2 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,661 25.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 194 1.4 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 491 3.4 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 47.4% were owned outright, 22.2% were owned with a mortgage and 25.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 9,605 67.1 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 4,341 30.3 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 360 2.5 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 67.1% were family households, 30.3% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 39.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.9 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 39.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.9% 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 Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.8 -- 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 Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,395 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,012 7.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 6,676 46.7 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,493 31.4 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,575 11.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 549 3.8 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), 46.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.0% 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 Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,325 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 662 50.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 663 50.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,325 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 662 (or 50.0%) were male and 663 (or 50.0%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Great Lakes (A) % 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 2.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 761 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $761.

Mortgage and rent Great Lakes (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 210 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Great Lakes (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $210 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,500.

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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