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Collaroy (NSW)

Code SSC10558 (SSC)
People 14,388
Male 7,088
Female 7,300
Median age 38
Families 3,979
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 5,559
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,862
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,668
Median weekly rent $475
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 14,388 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,088 49.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,300 50.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 51 0.4 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,388 people in Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,041 7.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,032 7.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 970 6.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 820 5.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 789 5.5 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 827 5.7 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 964 6.7 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,158 8.0 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,196 8.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,105 7.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 942 6.5 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 837 5.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 750 5.2 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 590 4.1 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 478 3.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 328 2.3 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 291 2.0 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 270 1.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,184 54.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 275 2.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 860 7.6 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 519 4.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,513 30.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.5% were married and 10.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,729 54.7 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 966 9.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,788 36.1 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 303 7.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,007 23.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 192 4.5 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 159 3.7 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 401 9.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 355 8.3 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 190 4.4 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 311 7.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 557 13.0 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 101 2.4 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 702 16.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,278 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs) 29.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.7% were in primary school, 22.1% in secondary school and 20.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 10,579 73.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,158 30.5 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,329 9.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 909 6.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,257 53.2 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), 53.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 30.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,744 60.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,480 31.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 393 5.0 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 258 3.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,875 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 7,875 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 60.2% were employed full time, 31.5% were employed part-time and 3.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 871 11.4 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 815 10.7 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 786 10.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 982 12.9 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,763 49.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), 11.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 792 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,128 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,862 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $792.

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

Unpaid work Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,730 76.9 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,885 34.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,285 11.3 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,126 18.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.2% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,973 26.2 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,238 28.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,442 12.7 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,077 9.5 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), 28.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,406 35.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,032 51.1 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 489 12.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 52 1.3 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), 51.1% were couple families with children, 35.3% were couple families without children and 12.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.0 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.0 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs) 21.0% of single parents were male and 79.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,362 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,803 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,803 and those without children was $2,362.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 772 22.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 168 4.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 947 27.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 456 13.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 190 5.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 510 14.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 180 5.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 212 6.2 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 22.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 27.6% 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 Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,988 92.7 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 391 7.3 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), 92.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,351 67.2 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 161 3.2 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,445 29.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 28 0.6 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), 67.2% were separate houses, 3.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 29.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 15 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 287 5.8 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,221 24.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,596 32.0 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,820 36.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 49 1.0 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 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.8% had 1 bedroom, 24.5% had 2 bedrooms and 32.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,768 35.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,911 38.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,188 23.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 34 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 87 1.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), 35.4% were owned outright, 38.3% were owned with a mortgage and 23.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,875 77.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 958 19.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 156 3.1 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 77.7% were family households, 19.2% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

Household income Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.6 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 21.7 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), 12.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 21.7% 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 Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 475 -- 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 Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,668 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.0 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.0 -- 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 Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 258 5.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,666 33.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,143 43.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 813 16.3 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 108 2.2 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), 33.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 43.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.3% 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 Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 53 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 33 62.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 20 37.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 32 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 53 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 33 (or 62.3%) were male and 20 (or 37.7%) were female. The median age was 32 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Collaroy (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 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,812 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,812.

Mortgage and rent Collaroy (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 510 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Collaroy (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $510 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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