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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Pittwater (A)

Code LGA16370 (LGA)
People 57,155
Male 27,912
Female 29,243
Median age 42
Families 15,763
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 23,417
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,819
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,000
Median weekly rent $498
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 Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 57,155 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 27,912 48.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 29,243 51.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 253 0.4 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 57,155 people in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,828 6.7 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 3,877 6.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 3,725 6.5 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,522 6.2 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,773 4.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,188 3.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,669 4.7 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,930 6.9 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,241 7.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,485 7.8 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,310 7.5 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 4,089 7.2 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,784 6.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,107 5.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,171 3.8 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,547 2.7 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,391 2.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,516 2.7 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 25,668 56.1 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,087 2.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,952 8.6 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,651 5.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 12,369 27.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 56.1% were married and 11.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 23,302 56.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,403 8.3 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 14,537 35.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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

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

Education Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 1,298 7.7 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 3,530 20.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 681 4.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 816 4.8 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,882 11.2 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 963 5.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,122 6.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,152 6.8 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,975 11.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 372 2.2 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,084 18.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 16,875 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas) 29.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.8% were in primary school, 23.5% in secondary school and 18.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 41,670 72.9 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 16,058 29.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 5,155 9.5 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,869 7.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 28,968 53.6 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), 53.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 29.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 16,967 57.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 10,105 34.0 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,614 5.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,035 3.5 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 29,721 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 29,721 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.1% were employed full time, 34.0% were employed part-time and 3.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,762 13.1 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,224 11.2 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,117 10.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 3,363 11.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 13,601 47.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), 13.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 754 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,137 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,819 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas) was $754.

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

Unpaid work Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 35,234 77.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 14,969 32.7 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,436 11.9 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 9,614 21.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Pittwater (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, 32.7% 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, 21.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 11,143 24.4 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 13,149 28.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 6,536 14.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 4,400 9.6 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), 28.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,783 36.7 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 7,956 50.5 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,888 12.0 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 135 0.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), 50.5% were couple families with children, 36.7% were couple families without children and 12.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.2 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.8 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas) 19.2% of single parents were male and 80.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,318 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,818 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,818 and those without children was $2,318.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,650 19.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 712 5.2 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,632 26.4 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,948 14.2 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 795 5.8 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,284 16.6 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 797 5.8 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 921 6.7 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.3% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 26.4% 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 Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 19,777 87.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,829 12.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), 87.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 14,632 74.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,167 11.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,825 14.3 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 143 0.7 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), 74.0% were separate houses, 11.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 85 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 989 5.0 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,383 17.1 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 7,329 37.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 7,691 38.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 297 1.5 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.0% had 1 bedroom, 17.1% had 2 bedrooms and 37.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,831 39.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7,544 38.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,718 18.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 254 1.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 428 2.2 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), 39.6% were owned outright, 38.1% were owned with a mortgage and 18.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 15,421 78.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,874 19.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 479 2.4 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 78.0% were family households, 19.6% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

Household income Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 21.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), 14.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 21.8% 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 Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 498 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.5 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.5 -- 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 Pittwater (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 -- 85.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.6 -- 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 Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 808 4.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 5,887 29.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 8,918 45.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,681 18.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 480 2.4 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), 29.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 45.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.6% 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 Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 252 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 136 54.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 116 46.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 252 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 136 (or 54.0%) were male and 116 (or 46.0%) 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 Pittwater (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 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,050 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,050.

Mortgage and rent Pittwater (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 490 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,400 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Pittwater (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $490 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,400.

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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