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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Mount Colah

Code SSC11612 (SSC)
People 7,106
Male 3,518
Female 3,588
Median age 37
Families 2,001
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,428
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $1,994
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,492
Median weekly rent $450
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 7,106 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,518 49.5 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,588 50.5 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 32 0.5 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,106 people in Mount Colah (State Suburbs) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 513 7.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 507 7.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 493 6.9 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 561 7.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 468 6.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 326 4.6 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 429 6.0 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 513 7.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 538 7.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 616 8.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 630 8.9 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 456 6.4 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 316 4.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 240 3.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 185 2.6 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 125 1.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 96 1.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 94 1.3 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mount Colah (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,193 57.1 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 121 2.2 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 396 7.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 195 3.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,688 30.2 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mount Colah (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 57.1% were married and 9.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mount Colah (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,063 57.7 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 383 7.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,867 35.1 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Mount Colah (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 24 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mount Colah (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 192 8.5 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 483 21.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 126 5.6 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 44 2.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 356 15.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 130 5.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 77 3.4 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 196 8.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 356 15.8 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 51 2.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 241 10.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,252 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mount Colah (State Suburbs) 31.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.0% were in primary school, 24.9% in secondary school and 24.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 5,147 72.4 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,325 33.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 634 9.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 423 6.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,480 50.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Mount Colah (State Suburbs), 50.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 33.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,476 61.0 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,230 30.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 205 5.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 148 3.6 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,059 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 4,059 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Colah (State Suburbs). Of these 61.0% were employed full time, 30.3% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 461 11.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 386 9.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 385 9.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 613 15.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,860 47.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mount Colah (State Suburbs), 11.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mount Colah (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 710 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,192 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,994 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Colah (State Suburbs) was $710.

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

Unpaid work Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,452 79.6 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,863 33.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 619 11.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,260 22.5 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Mount Colah (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 79.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.3% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,431 25.6 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,636 29.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 790 14.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 595 10.6 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mount Colah (State Suburbs), 29.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 568 28.4 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,183 59.1 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 229 11.4 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 21 1.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mount Colah (State Suburbs), 59.1% were couple families with children, 28.4% were couple families without children and 11.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Mount Colah (State Suburbs) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,506 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,754 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Colah (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,754 and those without children was $2,506.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 445 25.4 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 59 3.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 495 28.3 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 287 16.4 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 62 3.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 223 12.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 110 6.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 71 4.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Mount Colah (State Suburbs), of couple families, 25.4% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 28.3% 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 Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,294 96.0 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 95 4.0 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Mount Colah (State Suburbs), 96.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,107 91.8 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 159 6.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 23 1.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 0.3 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Colah (State Suburbs), 91.8% were separate houses, 6.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 26 1.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 151 6.6 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,006 43.9 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,080 47.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 27 1.2 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mount Colah (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.1% had 1 bedroom, 6.6% had 2 bedrooms and 43.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 822 35.8 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,119 48.8 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 306 13.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 8 0.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 39 1.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Colah (State Suburbs), 35.8% were owned outright, 48.8% were owned with a mortgage and 13.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,958 85.3 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 291 12.7 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 46 2.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Mount Colah (State Suburbs), of all households, 85.3% were family households, 12.7% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 11.6 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 22.9 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Colah (State Suburbs), 11.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 22.9% 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 Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 450 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.4 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.6 -- 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 Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,492 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.7 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.3 -- 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 Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
None 74 3.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 710 31.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 993 43.3 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 468 20.4 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 49 2.1 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Mount Colah (State Suburbs), 31.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 43.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.4% 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 Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 34 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 20 58.8 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 14 41.2 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 38 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mount Colah (State Suburbs), there were 34 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 20 (or 58.8%) were male and 14 (or 41.2%) 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 Mount Colah % 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 2.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,250 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mount Colah (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,250.

Mortgage and rent Mount Colah % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 450 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,876 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Mount Colah (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $450 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,876.

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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