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Ku-ring-gai (A)

Code LGA14500 (LGA)
People 109,297
Male 52,259
Female 57,038
Median age 41
Families 30,039
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 39,655
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $2,508
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,000
Median weekly rent $575
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 109,297 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 52,259 47.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 57,038 52.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 149 0.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 109,297 people in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.1% of the population.

Age Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 5,755 5.3 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 7,793 7.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 8,964 8.2 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 8,757 8.0 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 6,311 5.8 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,863 3.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 4,006 3.7 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 5,976 5.5 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 8,343 7.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 9,131 8.4 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 8,335 7.6 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 6,783 6.2 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 6,261 5.7 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 5,105 4.7 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 4,001 3.7 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3,383 3.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3,049 2.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3,482 3.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53,363 61.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,248 1.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 4,037 4.7 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 5,179 6.0 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 22,954 26.5 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 61.5% were married and 6.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 21 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 21 years.

Social marital status Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49,121 61.6 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,678 3.4 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 27,912 35.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 3.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 42 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 25 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 42 years.

Education Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 2,209 5.8 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 6,610 17.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,390 3.7 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 2,885 7.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,203 8.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,621 4.3 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 5,618 14.9 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,478 3.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 7,373 19.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 673 1.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 4,745 12.6 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 37,805 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas) 34.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.8% were in primary school, 27.6% in secondary school and 23.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 66,463 60.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 46,902 45.0 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 8,520 8.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 6,607 6.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 42,209 40.5 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), 40.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 45.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 30,599 58.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 17,213 32.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,490 4.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,326 4.4 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 52,628 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 52,628 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 58.1% were employed full time, 32.7% were employed part-time and 4.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 7,109 14.1 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 5,542 11.0 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,566 9.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 5,124 10.2 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 25,473 50.6 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), 14.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 814 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,679 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,508 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas) was $814.

Travel to work, top responses Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 66,946 77.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 27,420 31.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 10,338 11.9 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 22,964 26.5 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.6% provided care for children and 11.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 21,681 25.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 23,322 26.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 12,366 14.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 9,577 11.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,661 32.2 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 17,053 56.8 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,980 9.9 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 343 1.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), 56.8% were couple families with children, 32.2% were couple families without children and 9.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.2 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.8 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas) 16.2% of single parents were male and 83.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,982 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,409 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,409 and those without children was $2,982.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 5,127 19.2 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,064 4.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 6,068 22.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5,051 18.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,563 5.9 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 4,783 17.9 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 1,238 4.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,820 6.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 22.7% 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 Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 35,777 92.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,718 7.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), 92.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 28,355 79.3 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,522 4.3 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 5,832 16.3 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 20 0.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), 79.3% were separate houses, 4.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 16.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 100 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 827 2.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,389 12.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 11,003 30.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 19,070 53.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 388 1.1 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.3% had 1 bedroom, 12.3% had 2 bedrooms and 30.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 16,374 45.8 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 13,067 36.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 5,396 15.1 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 344 1.0 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 598 1.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), 45.8% were owned outright, 36.5% were owned with a mortgage and 15.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 29,473 82.4 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,813 16.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 492 1.4 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 82.4% were family households, 16.2% were single person households and 1.4% were group households.

Household income Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 11.6 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 32.5 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), 11.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 32.5% 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 Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 575 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.6 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.4 -- 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 Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 3,000 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.6 -- 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 Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,479 4.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 11,295 31.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 16,024 44.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 6,370 17.8 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 608 1.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), 31.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 44.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.8% 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 Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 149 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 67 45.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 82 55.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 149 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 67 (or 45.0%) were male and 82 (or 55.0%) 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 Ku-ring-gai (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 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,656 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,656.

Mortgage and rent Ku-ring-gai (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 640 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,950 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Ku-ring-gai (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $640 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,950.

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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