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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

The Hills Shire (A)

Code LGA17420 (LGA)
People 169,872
Male 83,986
Female 85,886
Median age 38
Families 47,642
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 57,166
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $2,044
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,570
Median weekly rent $450
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 169,872 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 83,986 49.4 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 85,886 50.6 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 631 0.4 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 169,872 people in The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 11,197 6.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 12,363 7.3 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 12,742 7.5 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 12,629 7.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 10,871 6.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 8,343 4.9 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 9,581 5.6 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 12,629 7.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 13,287 7.8 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 12,950 7.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 12,260 7.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 11,044 6.5 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 10,274 6.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 7,719 4.5 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 4,915 2.9 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3,074 1.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,159 1.3 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,835 1.1 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.6% of the population.

Registered marital status The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 81,676 61.1 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,456 1.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 7,218 5.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 5,079 3.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 37,150 27.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 61.1% were married and 7.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 77,199 61.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 5,342 4.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 43,436 34.5 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 25 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 3,782 6.9 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 10,773 19.6 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,644 6.6 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 2,153 3.9 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 6,673 12.1 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3,968 7.2 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3,418 6.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,491 6.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 9,418 17.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 1,168 2.1 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 6,494 11.8 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 54,982 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) 32.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.1% were in primary school, 25.6% in secondary school and 23.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 109,480 64.4 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 76,050 46.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 11,636 7.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 7,944 4.9 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 67,571 41.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 41.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 46.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 56,783 62.3 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 25,993 28.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 4,575 5.0 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 3,783 4.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 91,134 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 91,134 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 62.3% were employed full time, 28.5% were employed part-time and 4.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 9,632 11.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 8,475 9.7 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 7,890 9.0 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 13,151 15.1 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 43,635 50.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 719 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,188 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,044 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) was $719.

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

Unpaid work The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 101,278 75.8 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 43,864 32.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 15,377 11.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 26,235 19.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.8% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 32,869 24.6 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 36,173 27.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 17,887 13.4 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 14,349 10.7 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 27.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 14,265 29.9 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 27,966 58.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,955 10.4 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 456 1.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 58.7% were couple families with children, 29.9% were couple families without children and 10.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.1 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.9 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas) 17.1% of single parents were male and 82.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,455 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,924 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,924 and those without children was $2,455.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 10,567 25.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,462 3.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 10,058 23.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 7,364 17.4 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 2,038 4.8 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 6,104 14.5 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 2,348 5.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 2,291 5.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 25.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 23.8% 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 The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 53,294 95.2 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,668 4.8 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 95.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 44,812 84.1 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,677 10.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,686 5.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 56 0.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 84.1% were separate houses, 10.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 46 0.1 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 668 1.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,846 7.2 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 15,118 28.4 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 33,149 62.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 469 0.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 1.3% had 1 bedroom, 7.2% had 2 bedrooms and 28.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7. The average household size was 3.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 19,188 36.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 24,719 46.4 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 8,313 15.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 346 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 730 1.4 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 36.0% were owned outright, 46.4% were owned with a mortgage and 15.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 46,025 86.4 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 6,394 12.0 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 876 1.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 86.4% were family households, 12.0% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 11.6 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 25.7 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 11.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 25.7% 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 The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 450 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.6 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.4 -- 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 The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,570 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.5 -- 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 The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,418 2.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 13,088 24.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 24,978 46.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 12,961 24.3 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 853 1.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), 24.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 46.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.3% 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 The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 634 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 302 47.6 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 332 52.4 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 634 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 302 (or 47.6%) were male and 332 (or 52.4%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics The Hills 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 3.5 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,789 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,789.

Mortgage and rent The Hills Shire (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 410 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,817 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In The Hills Shire (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $410 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,817.

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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