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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Parramatta (C)

Code LGA16250 (LGA)
People 166,858
Male 83,560
Female 83,298
Median age 33
Families 42,967
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 63,484
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,288
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,063
Median weekly rent $340
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 Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 166,858 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 83,560 50.1 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 83,298 49.9 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,404 0.8 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 166,858 people in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

Age Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 12,550 7.5 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 9,823 5.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 9,184 5.5 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 9,520 5.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 12,679 7.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 17,407 10.4 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 15,761 9.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 12,903 7.7 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 11,173 6.7 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 10,722 6.4 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 9,777 5.9 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 8,555 5.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 7,182 4.3 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 5,510 3.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 4,390 2.6 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3,642 2.2 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3,030 1.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3,050 1.8 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 70,702 52.3 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 3,795 2.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 9,613 7.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 6,934 5.1 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 44,259 32.7 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 52.3% were married and 9.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 63,447 51.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6,034 4.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 52,981 43.3 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 2,713 5.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 8,079 15.2 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,923 5.5 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 810 1.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 5,953 11.2 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 2,778 5.2 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 919 1.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4,392 8.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 9,405 17.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 1,861 3.5 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 13,168 24.8 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 53,001 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas) 31.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.3% were in primary school, 18.2% in secondary school and 26.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 81,142 48.6 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 98,790 64.4 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 8,840 5.8 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 5,661 3.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 40,089 26.1 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 64.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 49,861 62.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 19,966 25.1 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 4,321 5.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 5,540 7.0 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 79,688 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 79,688 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 62.6% were employed full time, 25.1% were employed part-time and 7.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 6,450 8.7 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 7,074 9.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 6,438 8.7 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 16,756 22.6 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 33,108 44.6 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 8.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 544 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,451 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,288 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas) was $544.

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

Unpaid work Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 84,716 62.6 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 34,872 25.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 14,144 10.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 17,901 13.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.8% provided care for children and 10.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 28,541 21.1 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 30,640 22.6 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 13,724 10.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 11,811 8.7 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 22.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 14,035 32.7 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 21,372 49.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 6,576 15.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 984 2.3 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 49.7% were couple families with children, 32.7% were couple families without children and 15.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.9 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.1 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas) 15.9% of single parents were male and 84.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,119 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,339 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,339 and those without children was $2,119.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 8,010 22.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,204 3.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 5,757 16.3 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 7,300 20.6 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 2,320 6.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 6,899 19.5 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 1,975 5.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,937 5.5 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 16.3% 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 Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 56,703 93.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,715 6.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 93.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 29,929 52.8 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7,582 13.4 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 18,982 33.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 111 0.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 52.8% were separate houses, 13.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 33.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 601 1.1 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3,019 5.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 18,594 32.8 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 21,988 38.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 11,238 19.8 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,263 2.2 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.3% had 1 bedroom, 32.8% had 2 bedrooms and 38.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 14,250 25.1 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 18,070 31.9 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 22,268 39.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 576 1.0 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,538 2.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 25.1% were owned outright, 31.9% were owned with a mortgage and 39.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 41,169 72.6 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 13,158 23.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 2,376 4.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 72.6% were family households, 23.2% were single person households and 4.2% were group households.

Household income Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 22.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.3% 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 Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 340 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.1 -- 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 Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,063 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.5 -- 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 Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 7,970 14.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 23,773 41.9 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 16,975 29.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 6,115 10.8 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,869 3.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), 41.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.8% 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 Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,402 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 744 53.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 658 46.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,402 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 744 (or 53.1%) were male and 658 (or 46.9%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Parramatta (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 907 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Parramatta (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 $907.

Mortgage and rent Parramatta (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 213 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Parramatta (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $213 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

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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