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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

North Sydney

Code SSC11764 (SSC)
People 6,258
Male 3,074
Female 3,184
Median age 35
Families 1,457
Average children per family 1.5
All private dwellings 3,579
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,926
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $460
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 6,258 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,074 49.1 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,184 50.9 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 18 0.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,258 people in North Sydney (State Suburbs) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 262 4.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 177 2.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 178 2.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 214 3.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 429 6.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 991 15.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 851 13.6 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 621 9.9 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 451 7.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 330 5.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 299 4.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 291 4.6 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 287 4.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 261 4.2 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 173 2.8 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 137 2.2 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 121 1.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 187 3.0 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in North Sydney (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 9.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.0% of the population.

Registered marital status North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,186 38.7 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 144 2.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 455 8.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 253 4.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,606 46.2 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in North Sydney (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 38.7% were married and 10.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 83 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in North Sydney (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,795 38.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 683 14.7 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,180 46.8 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In North Sydney (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 38.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 42 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in North Sydney (State Suburbs) was 42 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 64 3.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 152 8.6 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 23 1.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 18 1.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 53 3.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 38 2.2 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 172 9.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 144 8.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 446 25.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 78 4.4 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 578 32.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,766 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In North Sydney (State Suburbs) 28.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 10.9% were in primary school, 14.9% in secondary school and 33.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 3,139 50.2 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,908 51.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 396 7.0 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 282 5.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,043 36.3 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In North Sydney (State Suburbs), 36.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 51.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,762 71.4 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 762 19.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 176 4.6 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 168 4.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,868 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,868 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in North Sydney (State Suburbs). Of these 71.4% were employed full time, 19.7% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 233 6.3 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 274 7.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 259 7.0 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 511 13.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,250 60.8 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in North Sydney (State Suburbs), 6.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 60.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 34 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in North Sydney (State Suburbs) was 34 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,146 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,635 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,926 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in North Sydney (State Suburbs) was $1,146.

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

Unpaid work North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,982 70.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 974 17.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 435 7.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,042 18.5 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In North Sydney (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 17.3% provided care for children and 7.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,761 31.2 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,599 28.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 402 7.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 220 3.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in North Sydney (State Suburbs), 28.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 879 60.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 400 27.5 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 127 8.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 51 3.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in North Sydney (State Suburbs), 27.5% were couple families with children, 60.3% were couple families without children and 8.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In North Sydney (State Suburbs) 14.5% of single parents were male and 85.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 3,052 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,286 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Sydney (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,286 and those without children was $3,052.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 457 35.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 56 4.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 197 15.4 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 231 18.1 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 59 4.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 118 9.2 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 74 5.8 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 87 6.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In North Sydney (State Suburbs), of couple families, 35.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 15.4% 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 North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,811 87.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 408 12.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In North Sydney (State Suburbs), 87.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 282 10.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 413 14.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,097 74.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 10 0.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in North Sydney (State Suburbs), 10.0% were separate houses, 14.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 74.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 216 7.7 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 764 27.2 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 991 35.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 584 20.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 136 4.8 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 118 4.2 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 1.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In North Sydney (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 27.2% had 1 bedroom, 35.3% had 2 bedrooms and 20.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 1.9. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 514 18.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 566 20.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,604 57.0 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 9 0.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 119 4.2 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in North Sydney (State Suburbs), 18.3% were owned outright, 20.1% were owned with a mortgage and 57.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,450 51.6 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,145 40.7 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 216 7.7 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In North Sydney (State Suburbs), of all households, 51.6% were family households, 40.7% were single person households and 7.7% were group households.

Household income North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.6 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 21.9 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Sydney (State Suburbs), 12.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 21.9% 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 North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 460 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 79.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 20.7 -- 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 North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.3 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.7 -- 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 North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
None 684 24.3 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,463 52.1 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 461 16.4 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 75 2.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 127 4.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In North Sydney (State Suburbs), 52.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 16.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.7% 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 North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 16 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 10 62.5 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 6 37.5 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in North Sydney (State Suburbs), there were 16 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 10 (or 62.5%) were male and 6 (or 37.5%) were female. The median age was 28 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics North Sydney % 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 3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,583 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In North Sydney (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,583.

Mortgage and rent North Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 310 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 5,000 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In North Sydney (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $310 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $5,000.

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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