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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Gordon (NSW)

Code SSC10998 (SSC)
People 6,592
Male 3,070
Female 3,522
Median age 41
Families 1,829
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 2,479
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $2,223
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,000
Median weekly rent $580
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 Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 6,592 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,070 46.6 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,522 53.4 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4 0.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,592 people in Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 46.6% were male and 53.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.1% of the population.

Age Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 335 5.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 363 5.5 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 529 8.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 558 8.5 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 418 6.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 303 4.6 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 286 4.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 341 5.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 465 7.1 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 558 8.5 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 503 7.6 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 446 6.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 357 5.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 301 4.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 226 3.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 172 2.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 170 2.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 261 4.0 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,183 59.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 97 1.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 256 4.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 331 6.2 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,496 27.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 59.4% were married and 6.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 85 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,875 59.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 182 3.7 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,800 37.1 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 3.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 25 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 116 5.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 358 16.0 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 49 2.2 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 134 6.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 273 12.2 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 60 2.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 319 14.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 102 4.6 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 506 22.6 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 49 2.2 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 273 12.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,239 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs) 34.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.2% were in primary school, 29.2% in secondary school and 27.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 3,525 53.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,280 52.4 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 465 7.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 360 5.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,156 34.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), 34.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 52.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,828 57.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,027 32.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 136 4.3 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 189 5.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,180 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,180 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 57.5% were employed full time, 32.3% were employed part-time and 5.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 446 14.9 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 308 10.3 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 276 9.2 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 309 10.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,514 50.7 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), 14.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 752 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,543 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,223 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $752.

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

Unpaid work Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,997 74.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,557 29.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 562 10.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,396 26.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.0% provided care for children and 10.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,334 24.9 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,406 26.2 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 749 14.0 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 508 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 Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), 26.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.0% 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 Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 597 32.7 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 977 53.4 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 222 12.1 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 32 1.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), 53.4% were couple families with children, 32.7% were couple families without children and 12.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.4 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.6 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs) 17.4% of single parents were male and 82.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,810 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,397 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,397 and those without children was $2,810.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 317 20.1 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 82 5.2 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 314 19.9 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 313 19.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 103 6.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 274 17.4 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 67 4.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 104 6.6 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.1% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 19.9% 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 Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,196 91.6 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 202 8.4 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), 91.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,453 66.2 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 155 7.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 580 26.4 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), 66.2% were separate houses, 7.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 26.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 76 3.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 388 17.7 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 771 35.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 938 42.7 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 20 0.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 17.7% had 2 bedrooms and 35.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 944 43.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 712 32.4 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 500 22.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 12 0.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 27 1.2 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), 43.0% were owned outright, 32.4% were owned with a mortgage and 22.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,798 81.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 356 16.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 44 2.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 81.8% were family households, 16.2% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.6 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 29.7 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), 13.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 29.7% 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 Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 580 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.8 -- 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 Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 3,000 -- 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 Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 129 5.9 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 871 39.7 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 857 39.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 302 13.8 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 36 1.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), 39.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.8% 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 Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 3 100.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 0 0.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 29 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 3 (or 100.0%) were male and 0 (or 0.0%) were female. The median age was 29 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Gordon (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 2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 0 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

Mortgage and rent Gordon (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 470 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Gordon (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $470 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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