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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Dee Why

Code SSC10700 (SSC)
People 19,838
Male 9,786
Female 10,052
Median age 35
Families 5,374
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 9,535
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,435
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,370
Median weekly rent $410
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 19,838 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,786 49.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 10,052 50.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 92 0.5 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 19,838 people in Dee Why (State Suburbs) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,465 7.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 893 4.5 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 759 3.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 792 4.0 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,237 6.2 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,235 11.3 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,360 11.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,956 9.9 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,573 7.9 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,411 7.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,216 6.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,002 5.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 831 4.2 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 603 3.0 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 499 2.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 397 2.0 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 350 1.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 259 1.3 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Dee Why (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,225 43.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 514 3.1 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,817 10.9 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 675 4.0 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,489 38.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Dee Why (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 43.2% were married and 13.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 42 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Dee Why (State Suburbs) was 42 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,560 42.6 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,107 13.7 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,733 43.7 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 42 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Dee Why (State Suburbs) was 42 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 299 5.8 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 799 15.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 175 3.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 77 1.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 556 10.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 169 3.2 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 103 2.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 675 13.0 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 752 14.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 297 5.7 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,298 25.0 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,200 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Dee Why (State Suburbs) 26.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.2% were in primary school, 15.9% in secondary school and 27.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 11,123 56.1 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 9,204 49.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,423 7.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,082 5.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,798 36.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), 36.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 49.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 8,002 66.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,968 24.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 615 5.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 451 3.7 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 12,036 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 12,036 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dee Why (State Suburbs). Of these 66.5% were employed full time, 24.7% were employed part-time and 3.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 886 7.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,070 9.2 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,016 8.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,278 19.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,720 49.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Dee Why (State Suburbs), 7.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

Occupation Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 765 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,781 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,435 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Dee Why (State Suburbs) was $765.

Travel to work, top responses Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 11,925 71.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,315 25.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,526 9.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,337 14.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.8% provided care for children and 9.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,844 29.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,587 27.4 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,494 8.9 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,001 6.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dee Why (State Suburbs), 27.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,316 43.1 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,113 39.3 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 813 15.1 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 133 2.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Dee Why (State Suburbs), 39.3% were couple families with children, 43.1% were couple families without children and 15.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.8 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.2 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Dee Why (State Suburbs) 17.8% of single parents were male and 82.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,178 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,291 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,291 and those without children was $2,178.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,412 31.9 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 194 4.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 980 22.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 646 14.6 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 200 4.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 466 10.5 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 283 6.4 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 249 5.6 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), of couple families, 31.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 22.1% 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 Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,437 92.8 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 652 7.2 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), 92.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,643 19.5 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 329 3.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6,454 76.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 8 0.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Dee Why (State Suburbs), 19.5% were separate houses, 3.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 76.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 65 0.8 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,437 17.0 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,846 57.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,148 13.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 777 9.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 164 1.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 17.0% had 1 bedroom, 57.4% had 2 bedrooms and 13.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.2. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,794 21.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,795 33.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,600 42.7 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 53 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 194 2.3 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Dee Why (State Suburbs), 21.3% were owned outright, 33.1% were owned with a mortgage and 42.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 5,277 62.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,648 31.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 513 6.1 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), of all households, 62.5% were family households, 31.4% were single person households and 6.1% were group households.

Household income Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), 17.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.1% 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 Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 410 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.0 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.0 -- 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 Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,370 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.2 -- 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 Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,054 12.5 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,218 50.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,354 27.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 566 6.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 245 2.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), 50.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 27.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 6.7% 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 Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 92 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 54 58.7 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 38 41.3 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 38 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Dee Why (State Suburbs), there were 92 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 54 (or 58.7%) were male and 38 (or 41.3%) were female. The median age was 38 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Dee Why % 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 2.4 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,402 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,402.

Mortgage and rent Dee Why % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 385 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,550 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Dee Why (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $385 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,550.

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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