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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Newtown (NSW)

Code SSC11724 (SSC)
People 14,148
Male 7,036
Female 7,112
Median age 32
Families 3,023
Average children per family 1.5
All private dwellings 7,115
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,753
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $425
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 14,148 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,036 49.7 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,112 50.3 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 187 1.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,148 people in Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

Age Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 712 5.0 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 362 2.6 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 283 2.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 444 3.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,787 12.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,280 16.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,942 13.7 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,596 11.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,242 8.8 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 949 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 727 5.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 580 4.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 443 3.1 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 274 1.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 191 1.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 178 1.3 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 96 0.7 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 62 0.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 9.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,962 23.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 247 1.9 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 873 6.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 254 2.0 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 8,453 66.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 23.2% were married and 8.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 71 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 41 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,559 23.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,440 22.7 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,768 53.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 23.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 22.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 41 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 41 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 125 2.7 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 366 8.0 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 45 1.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 29 0.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 174 3.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 37 0.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 45 1.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 338 7.4 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,911 41.8 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 169 3.7 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,336 29.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,575 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs) 32.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 9.6% were in primary school, 5.6% in secondary school and 49.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 8,554 60.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,194 41.0 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,206 9.5 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 870 6.9 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,409 42.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), 42.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,286 67.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,254 24.1 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 403 4.3 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 429 4.6 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,372 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 9,372 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 67.1% were employed full time, 24.1% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 758 8.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 771 8.6 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 725 8.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,516 16.9 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,768 53.3 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), 8.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 35 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 32 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 35 years and for people who were employed part-time was 32 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 933 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,368 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,753 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $933.

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

Unpaid work Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,597 75.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,139 16.7 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 967 7.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,560 20.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 16.7% provided care for children and 7.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,520 35.3 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,721 29.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 894 7.0 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 459 3.6 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), 29.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,686 55.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 889 29.4 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 329 10.9 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 120 4.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), 29.4% were couple families with children, 55.8% were couple families without children and 10.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.2 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.8 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs) 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,756 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,143 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,143 and those without children was $2,756.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,046 40.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 115 4.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 503 19.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 297 11.6 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 108 4.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 176 6.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 172 6.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 153 6.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 40.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 19.6% 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 Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,042 92.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 520 7.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), 92.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 515 8.5 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,165 52.4 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,259 37.4 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 80 1.3 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), 8.5% were separate houses, 52.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 37.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 397 6.6 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,306 21.6 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,355 39.0 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,453 24.0 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 441 7.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 91 1.5 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 21.6% had 1 bedroom, 39.0% had 2 bedrooms and 24.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 953 15.8 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,533 25.4 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,426 56.7 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 20 0.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 110 1.8 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), 15.8% were owned outright, 25.4% were owned with a mortgage and 56.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,004 49.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,083 34.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 954 15.8 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 49.7% were family households, 34.5% were single person households and 15.8% were group households.

Household income Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 15.4 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 21.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), 15.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 21.0% 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 Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 425 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 78.1 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 21.9 -- 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 Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.0 -- 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 Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,921 31.8 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,986 49.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 840 13.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 147 2.4 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 149 2.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), 49.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 13.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.4% 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 Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 184 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 76 41.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 108 58.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 31 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 184 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 76 (or 41.3%) were male and 108 (or 58.7%) were female. The median age was 31 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Newtown (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 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,114 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,114.

Mortgage and rent Newtown (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 300 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,679 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Newtown (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,679.

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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