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2011 Census QuickStats

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Canterbury (NSW)

Code SSC10456 (SSC)
People 6,159
Male 3,095
Female 3,064
Median age 37
Families 1,671
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 2,459
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,229
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,150
Median weekly rent $330
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 6,159 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,095 50.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,064 49.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 59 1.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,159 people in Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 372 6.0 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 336 5.5 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 309 5.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 355 5.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 465 7.5 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 565 9.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 481 7.8 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 516 8.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 480 7.8 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 503 8.2 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 375 6.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 331 5.4 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 307 5.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 221 3.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 192 3.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 153 2.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 118 1.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 84 1.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,533 49.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 147 2.9 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 429 8.3 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 204 4.0 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,833 35.6 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 49.2% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,315 48.4 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 318 6.6 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,151 45.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 62 3.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 269 14.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 110 5.8 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 18 0.9 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 202 10.6 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 92 4.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 33 1.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 179 9.4 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 371 19.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 70 3.7 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 506 26.5 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,912 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs) 31.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.8% were in primary school, 17.0% in secondary school and 28.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,812 45.6 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,054 71.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 318 5.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 203 3.6 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,120 19.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), 19.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 71.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,859 59.8 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 853 27.4 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 184 5.9 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 213 6.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,109 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,109 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 59.8% were employed full time, 27.4% were employed part-time and 6.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 247 8.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 312 10.8 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 292 10.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 610 21.1 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,248 43.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), 8.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 527 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,329 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,229 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $527.

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

Unpaid work Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,182 61.8 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,218 23.7 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 551 10.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 558 10.8 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.7% provided care for children and 10.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,136 22.1 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,144 22.2 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 522 10.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 380 7.4 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), 22.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 550 32.9 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 789 47.2 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 290 17.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 43 2.6 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), 47.2% were couple families with children, 32.9% were couple families without children and 17.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs) 15.5% of single parents were male and 84.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,894 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,273 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,273 and those without children was $1,894.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 274 20.4 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 63 4.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 218 16.3 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 226 16.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 100 7.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 295 22.0 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 87 6.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 78 5.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% 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 Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,193 93.8 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 145 6.2 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), 93.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,081 49.3 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 173 7.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 900 41.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 38 1.7 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), 49.3% were separate houses, 7.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 41.1% were flats, units or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 20 0.9 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 141 6.4 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 904 41.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 728 33.2 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 341 15.6 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 57 2.6 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.4% had 1 bedroom, 41.3% had 2 bedrooms and 33.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 672 30.7 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 688 31.4 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 749 34.2 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6 0.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 76 3.5 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), 30.7% were owned outright, 31.4% were owned with a mortgage and 34.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,598 72.9 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 492 22.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 103 4.7 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 72.9% were family households, 22.4% were single person households and 4.7% were group households.

Household income Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.1 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), 22.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 9.2% 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 Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 330 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.1 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 16.9 -- 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 Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,150 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 316 14.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 978 44.7 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 606 27.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 198 9.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 92 4.2 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), 44.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 27.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.0% 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 Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 58 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 22 37.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 36 62.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 11 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 58 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 22 (or 37.9%) were male and 36 (or 62.1%) were female. The median age was 11 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Canterbury (NSW) % 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 3.4 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,399 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,399.

Mortgage and rent Canterbury (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 320 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,354 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Canterbury (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $320 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,354.

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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