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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Katoomba

Code SSC11213 (SSC)
People 8,016
Male 3,835
Female 4,181
Median age 43
Families 1,873
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 4,340
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $806
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,521
Median weekly rent $240
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 8,016 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,835 47.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,181 52.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 234 2.9 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,016 people in Katoomba (State Suburbs) of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.9% of the population.

Age Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 466 5.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 471 5.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 468 5.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 454 5.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 379 4.7 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 388 4.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 411 5.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 525 6.5 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 651 8.1 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 607 7.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 654 8.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 701 8.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 604 7.5 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 413 5.2 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 293 3.7 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 230 2.9 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 150 1.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 151 1.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Katoomba (State Suburbs) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,256 34.1 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 274 4.1 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,003 15.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 378 5.7 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,698 40.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Katoomba (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 34.1% were married and 19.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 35 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Katoomba (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 35 years.

Social marital status Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,953 35.0 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 686 12.3 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,944 52.7 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Katoomba (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 35.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 48 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Katoomba (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 132 5.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 376 15.0 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 79 3.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 103 4.1 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 270 10.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 47 1.9 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 112 4.5 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 274 10.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 239 9.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 68 2.7 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 813 32.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,513 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Katoomba (State Suburbs) 31.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.2% were in primary school, 17.1% in secondary school and 20.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 5,768 72.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,876 26.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 776 10.9 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 498 7.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,998 55.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Katoomba (State Suburbs), 55.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,724 48.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,364 38.1 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 205 5.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 291 8.1 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,584 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,584 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Katoomba (State Suburbs). Of these 48.1% were employed full time, 38.1% were employed part-time and 8.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 486 14.7 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 412 12.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 466 14.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 500 15.2 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,230 37.3 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Katoomba (State Suburbs), 14.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Katoomba (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 470 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,101 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 806 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Katoomba (State Suburbs) was $470.

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

Unpaid work Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,781 72.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,733 26.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 841 12.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,384 20.9 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Katoomba (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.2% provided care for children and 12.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,350 20.4 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,899 28.7 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 857 13.0 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 675 10.2 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Katoomba (State Suburbs), 28.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 700 37.4 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 658 35.1 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 482 25.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 32 1.7 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Katoomba (State Suburbs), 35.1% were couple families with children, 37.4% were couple families without children and 25.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Katoomba (State Suburbs) 17.7% of single parents were male and 82.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,627 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,899 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Katoomba (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,899 and those without children was $1,627.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 206 15.1 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 112 8.2 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 270 19.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 211 15.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 116 8.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 274 20.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 79 5.8 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 93 6.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Katoomba (State Suburbs), of couple families, 15.1% had both partners employed full-time, 8.2% had both employed part-time and 19.8% 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 Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,317 82.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 709 17.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Katoomba (State Suburbs), 82.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,811 84.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 226 6.8 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 258 7.8 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 14 0.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Katoomba (State Suburbs), 84.7% were separate houses, 6.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 18 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 215 6.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 911 27.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,489 44.9 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 614 18.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 71 2.1 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Katoomba (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.5% had 1 bedroom, 27.5% had 2 bedrooms and 44.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,002 30.2 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,052 31.7 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,159 34.9 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 21 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 83 2.5 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Katoomba (State Suburbs), 30.2% were owned outright, 31.7% were owned with a mortgage and 34.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,854 55.9 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,292 38.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 172 5.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Katoomba (State Suburbs), of all households, 55.9% were family households, 38.9% were single person households and 5.2% were group households.

Household income Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.9 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Katoomba (State Suburbs), 36.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.9% 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 Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 240 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.6 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.4 -- 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 Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,521 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.7 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.3 -- 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 Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
None 627 18.9 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,593 48.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 710 21.4 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 267 8.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 122 3.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Katoomba (State Suburbs), 48.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 21.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.0% 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 Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 234 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 120 51.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 114 48.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Katoomba (State Suburbs), there were 234 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 120 (or 51.3%) were male and 114 (or 48.7%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Katoomba % 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 788 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Katoomba (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 $788.

Mortgage and rent Katoomba % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 240 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,059 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Katoomba (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $240 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,059.

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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