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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Leichhardt (A)

Code LGA14800 (LGA)
People 52,198
Male 24,729
Female 27,469
Median age 37
Families 13,531
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 24,669
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $2,234
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,000
Median weekly rent $480
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 52,198 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 24,729 47.4 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 27,469 52.6 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 514 1.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 52,198 people in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 47.4% were male and 52.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,296 8.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,747 5.3 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,741 3.3 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,643 3.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,594 5.0 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 4,095 7.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 5,709 10.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 6,042 11.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,944 9.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,943 7.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,168 6.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,087 5.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,807 5.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,891 3.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,215 2.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 950 1.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 694 1.3 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 631 1.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 17,739 40.9 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,084 2.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 4,392 10.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,602 3.7 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 18,594 42.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 40.9% were married and 12.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 32 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 32 years.

Social marital status Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 16,057 41.7 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6,278 16.3 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 16,132 41.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 954 6.9 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,129 15.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 635 4.6 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 453 3.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 647 4.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 464 3.4 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 573 4.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 939 6.8 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,230 23.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 408 3.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,300 24.0 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 13,732 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas) 26.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.4% were in primary school, 12.3% in secondary school and 30.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 34,098 65.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 19,090 39.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,897 10.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,199 6.6 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 21,424 44.1 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), 44.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 39.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 21,277 68.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 7,184 23.0 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,539 4.9 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,258 4.0 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 31,258 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 31,258 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 68.1% were employed full time, 23.0% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,277 7.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,486 8.3 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,422 8.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 3,892 13.0 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 17,385 57.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), 7.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 57.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,086 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,738 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,234 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas) was $1,086.

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

Unpaid work Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 33,814 77.9 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 11,735 27.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,116 9.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 8,113 18.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.0% provided care for children and 9.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 13,167 30.3 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 13,427 30.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 4,467 10.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,754 6.3 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), 30.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,830 43.1 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 5,679 42.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,689 12.5 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 334 2.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), 42.0% were couple families with children, 43.1% were couple families without children and 12.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 3,250 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,386 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,386 and those without children was $3,250.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 3,901 33.9 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 405 3.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,486 21.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,761 15.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 413 3.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 953 8.3 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 827 7.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 766 6.7 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 33.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 21.6% 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 Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 21,320 91.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,032 8.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), 91.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,528 35.3 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7,760 36.4 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 5,750 27.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 260 1.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), 35.3% were separate houses, 36.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 27.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 423 2.0 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 2,611 12.2 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 8,250 38.7 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 7,354 34.5 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,361 11.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 319 1.5 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 12.2% had 1 bedroom, 38.7% had 2 bedrooms and 34.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.4. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,205 24.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7,019 32.9 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 8,649 40.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 84 0.4 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 360 1.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), 24.4% were owned outright, 32.9% were owned with a mortgage and 40.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 13,390 62.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 6,290 29.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,638 7.7 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 62.8% were family households, 29.5% were single person households and 7.7% were group households.

Household income Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 29.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), 14.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 29.1% 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 Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 480 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.1 -- 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 Leichhardt (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 -- 89.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.2 -- 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 Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 3,167 14.9 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 10,700 50.2 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 5,911 27.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,058 5.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 483 2.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), 50.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 27.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 5.0% 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 Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 514 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 231 44.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 283 55.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 514 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 231 (or 44.9%) were male and 283 (or 55.1%) were female. The median age was 28 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Leichhardt (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 2.5 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,103 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,103.

Mortgage and rent Leichhardt (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 190 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Leichhardt (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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