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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Penrith (C)

Code LGA16350 (LGA)
People 178,467
Male 88,089
Female 90,378
Median age 34
Families 48,360
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 64,743
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,398
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,983
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 178,467 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 88,089 49.4 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 90,378 50.6 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 5,387 3.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 178,467 people in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.0% of the population.

Age Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 13,559 7.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 12,490 7.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 12,662 7.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 13,086 7.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 13,293 7.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 13,436 7.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 12,878 7.2 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 12,927 7.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 12,330 6.9 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 12,040 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 12,258 6.9 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 10,748 6.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 9,603 5.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 6,165 3.5 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 4,106 2.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,877 1.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,112 1.2 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,895 1.1 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 67,775 48.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 5,130 3.7 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 11,840 8.5 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 6,169 4.4 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 48,844 34.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 48.5% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 63,833 49.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 11,525 8.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 54,164 41.8 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 3,664 6.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 10,679 19.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,545 6.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,668 3.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 7,216 13.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 4,061 7.3 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,515 2.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4,795 8.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 5,432 9.8 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 1,055 1.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 11,682 21.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 55,312 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas) 31.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.7% were in primary school, 23.1% in secondary school and 18.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 132,673 74.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 53,039 31.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 13,814 8.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 8,903 5.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 91,103 54.6 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 54.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 58,959 63.9 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 22,778 24.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 5,487 5.9 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 5,057 5.5 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 92,281 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 92,281 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 63.9% were employed full time, 24.7% were employed part-time and 5.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 7,523 8.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 7,394 8.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 7,862 9.0 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 18,301 21.0 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 40,657 46.6 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 8.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 623 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,582 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,398 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas) was $623.

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

Unpaid work Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 97,413 69.7 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 43,829 31.4 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 15,391 11.0 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 16,216 11.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.4% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 30,608 21.9 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 35,721 25.6 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 16,456 11.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 14,632 10.5 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 14,293 29.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 24,038 49.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 9,296 19.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 733 1.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 49.7% were couple families with children, 29.6% were couple families without children and 19.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.8 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.2 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas) 16.8% of single parents were male and 83.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,033 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,283 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,283 and those without children was $2,033.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 10,006 26.1 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 965 2.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 8,555 22.3 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 7,034 18.4 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,631 4.3 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 5,597 14.6 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 2,651 6.9 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,892 4.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 26.1% had both partners employed full-time, 2.5% had both employed part-time and 22.3% 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 Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 59,392 94.8 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,240 5.2 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 94.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 48,410 81.5 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6,430 10.8 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 4,241 7.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 228 0.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 81.5% were separate houses, 10.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 177 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,183 2.0 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5,835 9.8 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 29,744 50.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 21,451 36.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,002 1.7 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.0% had 1 bedroom, 9.8% had 2 bedrooms and 50.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 15,907 26.8 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 25,999 43.8 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 15,868 26.7 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 283 0.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,335 2.2 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.8% were owned outright, 43.8% were owned with a mortgage and 26.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 46,494 78.3 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 11,419 19.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,477 2.5 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 78.3% were family households, 19.2% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.9 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.7 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 18.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.7% 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 Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.8 -- 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 Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,983 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.2 -- 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 Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 4,451 7.5 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 19,274 32.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 22,017 37.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 11,915 20.1 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,734 2.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), 32.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.1% 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 Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 5,386 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,628 48.8 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 2,758 51.2 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 5,386 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,628 (or 48.8%) were male and 2,758 (or 51.2%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Penrith (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 3.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,300 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,300.

Mortgage and rent Penrith (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 275 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Penrith (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $275 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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