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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Sutherland Shire (A)

Code LGA17150 (LGA)
People 210,863
Male 103,167
Female 107,696
Median age 39
Families 58,481
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 82,692
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,674
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,400
Median weekly rent $370
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 Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 210,863 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 103,167 48.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 107,696 51.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,739 0.8 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 210,863 people in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

Age Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 13,926 6.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 13,414 6.4 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 13,028 6.2 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 13,466 6.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 13,415 6.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 12,802 6.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 13,175 6.2 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 15,272 7.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 15,219 7.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 15,059 7.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 15,057 7.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 13,417 6.4 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 12,179 5.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 9,421 4.5 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 6,731 3.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 5,559 2.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 5,125 2.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4,597 2.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 91,931 53.9 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 4,218 2.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 12,623 7.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 9,603 5.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 52,114 30.6 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 53.9% were married and 9.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 86,295 54.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 11,423 7.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 60,633 38.3 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 4,447 7.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 12,288 20.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 4,102 6.7 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,063 1.7 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 8,769 14.3 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3,734 6.1 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,589 2.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4,828 7.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 8,844 14.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 1,250 2.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 10,206 16.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 61,120 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) 29.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.6% were in primary school, 23.1% in secondary school and 22.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 166,121 78.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 51,267 25.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 16,492 8.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 11,384 5.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 121,459 60.5 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 60.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 70,368 61.4 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 33,835 29.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 6,257 5.5 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 4,063 3.5 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 114,523 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 114,523 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 61.4% were employed full time, 29.5% were employed part-time and 3.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 12,019 10.9 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 11,444 10.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 10,375 9.4 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 17,367 15.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 53,001 48.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 10.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 718 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,014 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,674 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was $718.

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

Unpaid work Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 127,571 74.8 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 53,173 31.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 20,533 12.0 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 29,788 17.5 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.2% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 41,660 24.4 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 46,403 27.2 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 22,488 13.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 17,020 10.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 27.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 20,245 34.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 29,708 50.8 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 7,823 13.4 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 706 1.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 50.8% were couple families with children, 34.6% were couple families without children and 13.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.3 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.7 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) 18.3% of single parents were male and 81.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,357 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,746 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,746 and those without children was $2,357.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 11,354 22.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,765 3.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 13,346 26.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 7,060 14.1 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 2,296 4.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 8,368 16.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 3,127 6.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 2,635 5.3 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 26.7% 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 Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 75,349 93.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,903 6.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 93.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 50,389 66.9 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8,608 11.4 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 16,028 21.3 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 306 0.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 66.9% were separate houses, 11.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 21.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 206 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3,478 4.6 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 16,415 21.8 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 28,323 37.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 25,910 34.4 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,017 1.3 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.6% had 1 bedroom, 21.8% had 2 bedrooms and 37.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 28,287 37.5 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 29,375 39.0 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 15,684 20.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 530 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,474 2.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 37.5% were owned outright, 39.0% were owned with a mortgage and 20.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 57,170 75.9 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 16,308 21.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,870 2.5 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 75.9% were family households, 21.6% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 19.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 16.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 19.0% 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 Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 370 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,400 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.5 -- 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 Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 5,047 6.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 24,508 32.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 30,001 39.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 13,916 18.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,879 2.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 32.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.5% 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 Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,738 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 909 52.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 829 47.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,738 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 909 (or 52.3%) were male and 829 (or 47.7%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Sutherland Shire (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 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,622 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,622.

Mortgage and rent Sutherland Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 350 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Sutherland Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,600.

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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