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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Redfern

Code SSC11959 (SSC)
People 12,034
Male 6,758
Female 5,276
Median age 36
Families 2,316
Average children per family 1.4
All private dwellings 6,579
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,447
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,522
Median weekly rent $380
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 12,034 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,758 56.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,276 43.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 289 2.4 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,034 people in Redfern (State Suburbs) of these 56.2% were male and 43.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.4% of the population.

Age Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 439 3.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 247 2.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 148 1.2 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 252 2.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,158 9.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,804 15.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,540 12.8 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,167 9.7 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,043 8.7 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 876 7.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 741 6.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 603 5.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 521 4.3 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 407 3.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 409 3.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 321 2.7 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 225 1.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 133 1.1 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Redfern (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 6.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,524 22.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 306 2.7 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,062 9.5 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 465 4.2 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,846 61.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Redfern (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 22.5% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 26 -- 25 --

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

Social marital status Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,020 21.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,651 17.8 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,616 60.5 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Redfern (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 21.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Redfern (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 76 2.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 173 4.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 39 1.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 25 0.7 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 98 2.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 36 1.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 36 1.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 302 8.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,024 27.8 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 161 4.4 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,708 46.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,678 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Redfern (State Suburbs) 30.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 6.4% were in primary school, 4.6% in secondary school and 36.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 5,917 49.2 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,169 50.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 741 7.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 549 5.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,831 37.2 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Redfern (State Suburbs), 37.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 50.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,828 69.0 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,481 21.2 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 287 4.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 399 5.7 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,995 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,995 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Redfern (State Suburbs). Of these 69.0% were employed full time, 21.2% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 444 6.7 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 565 8.6 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 472 7.2 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,141 17.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,686 55.8 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Redfern (State Suburbs), 6.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 55.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Redfern % 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 Redfern (State Suburbs) was 35 years and for people who were employed part-time was 32 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 810 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,143 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,447 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Redfern (State Suburbs) was $810.

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

Unpaid work Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,276 65.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,308 11.7 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 841 7.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,731 15.5 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Redfern (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 11.7% provided care for children and 7.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,514 31.4 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,742 24.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 637 5.7 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 384 3.4 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Redfern (State Suburbs), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,393 60.2 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 500 21.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 317 13.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 105 4.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Redfern (State Suburbs), 21.6% were couple families with children, 60.2% were couple families without children and 13.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.4 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.6 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Redfern (State Suburbs) 17.4% of single parents were male and 82.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,803 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,113 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Redfern (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,113 and those without children was $2,803.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 729 38.4 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 62 3.3 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 289 15.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 238 12.6 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 70 3.7 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 265 14.0 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 90 4.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 153 8.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Redfern (State Suburbs), of couple families, 38.4% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 15.2% 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 Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,367 92.0 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 467 8.0 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Redfern (State Suburbs), 92.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 401 7.5 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,393 26.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3,537 65.9 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 24 0.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Redfern (State Suburbs), 7.5% were separate houses, 26.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 65.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 125 2.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,195 22.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,436 45.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,094 20.4 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 359 6.7 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 159 3.0 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 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Redfern (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 22.3% had 1 bedroom, 45.4% had 2 bedrooms and 20.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 734 13.7 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,317 24.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,131 58.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 34 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 153 2.8 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Redfern (State Suburbs), 13.7% were owned outright, 24.5% were owned with a mortgage and 58.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,275 42.4 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,200 41.0 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 892 16.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Redfern (State Suburbs), of all households, 42.4% were family households, 41.0% were single person households and 16.6% were group households.

Household income Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Redfern (State Suburbs), 28.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.1% 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 Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 380 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.1 -- 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 Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,522 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
None 2,067 38.5 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,262 42.1 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 657 12.2 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 128 2.4 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 255 4.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Redfern (State Suburbs), 42.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 12.2% 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 Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 288 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 140 48.6 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 148 51.4 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 38 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Redfern (State Suburbs), there were 288 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 140 (or 48.6%) were male and 148 (or 51.4%) 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 Redfern % 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 1.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 777 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Redfern (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $777.

Mortgage and rent Redfern % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 160 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,467 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Redfern (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $160 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,467.

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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