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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Earlwood

Code SSC10763 (SSC)
People 16,753
Male 8,193
Female 8,560
Median age 41
Families 4,798
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 6,305
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,391
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 16,753 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,193 48.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,560 51.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 95 0.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 16,753 people in Earlwood (State Suburbs) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,065 6.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,029 6.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 999 6.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 921 5.5 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 859 5.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 847 5.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 956 5.7 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,309 7.8 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,425 8.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,211 7.2 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,117 6.7 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 966 5.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 963 5.7 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 795 4.7 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 771 4.6 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 655 3.9 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 487 2.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 378 2.3 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Earlwood (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,542 55.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 342 2.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 847 6.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 859 6.3 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,067 29.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Earlwood (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 55.2% were married and 8.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Earlwood (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,123 55.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 764 5.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,040 39.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Earlwood (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 42 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Earlwood (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 42 years.

Education Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 307 6.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 753 16.2 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 424 9.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 123 2.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 354 7.6 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 517 11.1 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 148 3.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 305 6.6 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 735 15.8 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 95 2.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 892 19.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,653 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Earlwood (State Suburbs) 27.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.9% were in primary school, 21.9% in secondary school and 22.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 9,859 58.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 9,839 62.0 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,181 7.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 704 4.4 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,155 26.2 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Earlwood (State Suburbs), 26.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 62.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,881 61.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,209 27.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 510 6.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 376 4.7 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,976 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,976 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Earlwood (State Suburbs). Of these 61.2% were employed full time, 27.7% were employed part-time and 4.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 734 9.7 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 716 9.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 758 10.0 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,329 17.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,553 46.8 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Earlwood (State Suburbs), 9.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 547 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,554 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,391 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Earlwood (State Suburbs) was $547.

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

Unpaid work Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,308 68.2 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,989 29.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,866 13.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,635 12.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Earlwood (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.2% provided care for children and 13.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,005 22.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,366 24.6 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,584 11.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,352 9.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Earlwood (State Suburbs), 24.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,527 31.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,494 52.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 718 15.0 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 58 1.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Earlwood (State Suburbs), 52.0% were couple families with children, 31.8% were couple families without children and 15.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.3 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.7 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Earlwood (State Suburbs) 16.3% of single parents were male and 83.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,203 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,488 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Earlwood (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,488 and those without children was $2,203.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 800 19.9 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 133 3.3 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 762 18.9 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 613 15.2 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 195 4.8 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,055 26.2 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 232 5.8 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 234 5.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Earlwood (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 18.9% 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 Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,734 93.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 415 6.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Earlwood (State Suburbs), 93.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,786 83.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 453 7.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 429 7.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 59 1.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Earlwood (State Suburbs), 83.4% were separate houses, 7.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 16 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 117 2.0 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,310 22.8 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,704 47.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,485 25.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 103 1.8 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 Earlwood (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.0% had 1 bedroom, 22.8% had 2 bedrooms and 47.1% 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 Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,639 46.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,831 31.9 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,054 18.4 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 40 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 172 3.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Earlwood (State Suburbs), 46.0% were owned outright, 31.9% were owned with a mortgage and 18.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 4,596 80.1 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,034 18.0 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 107 1.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Earlwood (State Suburbs), of all households, 80.1% were family households, 18.0% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Earlwood (State Suburbs), 22.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.2% 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 Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 400 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.3 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.7 -- 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 Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
None 541 9.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,114 36.9 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,006 35.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 899 15.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 176 3.1 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Earlwood (State Suburbs), 36.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.7% 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 Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 94 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 33 35.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 61 64.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Earlwood (State Suburbs), there were 94 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 33 (or 35.1%) were male and 61 (or 64.9%) 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 Earlwood % 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 2.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,777 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Earlwood (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,777.

Mortgage and rent Earlwood % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 400 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Earlwood (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $400 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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