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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

North Sydney (A)

Code LGA15950 (LGA)
People 62,289
Male 29,667
Female 32,622
Median age 36
Families 15,651
Average children per family 1.5
All private dwellings 34,896
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $2,205
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,700
Median weekly rent $480
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 62,289 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 29,667 47.6 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 32,622 52.4 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 134 0.2 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 62,289 people in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 47.6% were male and 52.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,360 5.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,019 3.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,554 2.5 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,696 2.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,650 5.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 8,131 13.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 8,428 13.5 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 6,612 10.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,749 7.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,772 6.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,623 5.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,373 5.4 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,503 5.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,704 4.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,821 2.9 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,262 2.0 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 957 1.5 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,075 1.7 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 11.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.5% of the population.

Registered marital status North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 22,542 40.7 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,350 2.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 5,350 9.7 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,955 3.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 24,157 43.6 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 40.7% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 19,291 40.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 7,231 15.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 21,428 44.7 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 784 4.8 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,672 10.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 306 1.9 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 375 2.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 527 3.2 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 430 2.6 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 788 4.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,095 6.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4,148 25.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 682 4.2 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 5,500 33.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 16,307 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas) 26.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 14.4% were in primary school, 10.7% in secondary school and 32.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 34,067 54.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 26,322 46.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,485 8.0 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,357 6.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 22,209 39.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), 39.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 46.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 28,188 71.8 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 7,901 20.1 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,703 4.3 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,446 3.7 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 39,238 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 39,238 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 71.8% were employed full time, 20.1% were employed part-time and 3.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,571 6.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,786 7.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,552 6.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 4,803 12.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 23,378 61.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), 6.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 61.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 35 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas) was 35 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,216 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,768 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,205 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas) was $1,216.

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

Unpaid work North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 41,525 75.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 10,767 19.5 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,522 8.2 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 10,918 19.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 19.5% provided care for children and 8.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 18,075 32.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 15,957 28.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 4,728 8.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,764 5.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), 28.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 8,888 56.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 4,823 30.8 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,498 9.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 444 2.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), 30.8% were couple families with children, 56.8% were couple families without children and 9.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.2 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.8 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas) 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 3,214 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,412 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,412 and those without children was $3,214.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 4,861 35.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 485 3.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,371 17.3 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,288 16.7 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 617 4.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,324 9.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 774 5.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 992 7.2 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 35.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 17.3% 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 North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 28,428 89.0 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,527 11.0 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), 89.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,937 13.8 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,167 14.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 20,175 71.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 101 0.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), 13.8% were separate houses, 14.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 71.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 726 2.6 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 5,962 21.0 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 12,122 42.6 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 7,145 25.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,072 7.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 402 1.4 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 21.0% had 1 bedroom, 42.6% had 2 bedrooms and 25.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.2. The average household size was 2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,927 24.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 6,696 23.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 14,210 50.0 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 117 0.4 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 479 1.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), 24.4% were owned outright, 23.6% were owned with a mortgage and 50.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 15,559 54.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 10,691 37.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 2,178 7.7 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 54.7% were family households, 37.6% were single person households and 7.7% were group households.

Household income North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.0 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 25.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), 12.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 25.8% 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 North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 480 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.5 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.5 -- 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 North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,700 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 4,948 17.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 15,581 54.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 6,243 22.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,085 3.8 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 572 2.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), 54.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 22.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 3.8% 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 North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 135 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 75 55.6 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 60 44.4 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 31 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 135 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 75 (or 55.6%) were male and 60 (or 44.4%) were female. The median age was 31 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics North Sydney (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 2.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,191 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,191.

Mortgage and rent North Sydney (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 430 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 4,500 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $430 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $4,500.

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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