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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Petersham

Code SSC11866 (SSC)
People 7,529
Male 3,777
Female 3,752
Median age 35
Families 1,753
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 3,421
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,680
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 7,529 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,777 50.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,752 49.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 165 2.2 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,529 people in Petersham (State Suburbs) of these 50.2% were male and 49.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.2% of the population.

Age Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 484 6.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 373 5.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 286 3.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 250 3.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 560 7.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 811 10.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 856 11.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 791 10.5 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 705 9.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 533 7.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 454 6.0 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 381 5.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 365 4.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 246 3.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 169 2.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 110 1.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 97 1.3 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 58 0.8 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Petersham (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,128 33.3 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 211 3.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 558 8.7 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 197 3.1 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,295 51.6 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Petersham (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 33.3% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Petersham (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,909 34.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 908 16.6 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,662 48.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Petersham (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 34.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Petersham (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 111 5.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 343 15.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 63 2.8 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 37 1.7 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 131 5.9 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 66 3.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 50 2.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 191 8.5 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 597 26.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 79 3.5 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 568 25.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,236 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Petersham (State Suburbs) 29.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 19.8% were in primary school, 11.0% in secondary school and 35.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 4,848 64.4 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,867 41.5 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 631 9.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 495 7.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,914 42.2 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Petersham (State Suburbs), 42.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,977 65.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,083 23.9 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 213 4.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 255 5.6 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,528 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,528 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Petersham (State Suburbs). Of these 65.7% were employed full time, 23.9% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 332 7.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 360 8.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 391 9.2 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 774 18.1 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,199 51.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Petersham (State Suburbs), 7.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Petersham (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 857 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,227 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,680 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Petersham (State Suburbs) was $857.

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

Unpaid work Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,745 74.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,509 23.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 621 9.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,113 17.4 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Petersham (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.6% provided care for children and 9.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,883 29.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,919 30.0 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 603 9.4 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 339 5.3 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Petersham (State Suburbs), 30.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 735 41.9 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 712 40.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 260 14.8 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 47 2.7 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Petersham (State Suburbs), 40.6% were couple families with children, 41.9% were couple families without children and 14.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.9 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.1 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Petersham (State Suburbs) 17.9% of single parents were male and 82.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,483 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,246 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Petersham (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,246 and those without children was $2,483.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 488 33.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 50 3.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 291 20.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 212 14.7 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 56 3.9 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 155 10.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 96 6.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 98 6.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Petersham (State Suburbs), of couple families, 33.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 20.1% 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 Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,000 92.6 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 238 7.4 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Petersham (State Suburbs), 92.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 854 28.5 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 807 26.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,285 42.8 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 50 1.7 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Petersham (State Suburbs), 28.5% were separate houses, 26.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 42.8% were flats, units or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 78 2.6 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 600 20.0 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,048 34.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 848 28.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 373 12.4 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 52 1.7 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Petersham (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 20.0% had 1 bedroom, 34.9% had 2 bedrooms and 28.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 607 20.2 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 887 29.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,431 47.7 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 0.2 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 67 2.2 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Petersham (State Suburbs), 20.2% were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 47.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,732 57.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 970 32.3 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 297 9.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Petersham (State Suburbs), of all households, 57.8% were family households, 32.3% were single person households and 9.9% were group households.

Household income Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.3 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 20.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Petersham (State Suburbs), 16.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 20.3% 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 Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.0 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 17.0 -- 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 Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.4 -- 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 Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
None 618 20.6 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,511 50.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 661 22.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 125 4.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 83 2.8 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Petersham (State Suburbs), 50.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 22.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.2% 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 Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 165 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 83 50.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 82 49.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 33 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Petersham (State Suburbs), there were 165 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 83 (or 50.3%) were male and 82 (or 49.7%) were female. The median age was 33 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Petersham % 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 2.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,700 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Petersham (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,700.

Mortgage and rent Petersham % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 212 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,634 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Petersham (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $212 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,634.

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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