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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Seaham

Code SSC12057 (SSC)
People 1,025
Male 512
Female 513
Median age 38
Families 284
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 329
Average people per household 3.3
Median weekly household income $1,777
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,993
Median weekly rent $235
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 1,025 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 512 50.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 513 50.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 22 2.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,025 people in Seaham (State Suburbs) of these 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.1% of the population.

Age Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 64 6.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 93 9.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 107 10.4 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 88 8.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 45 4.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 37 3.6 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 41 4.0 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 61 5.9 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 114 11.1 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 102 9.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 75 7.3 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 64 6.2 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 59 5.7 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 37 3.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 13 1.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 20 1.9 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4 0.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3 0.3 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Seaham (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 25.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 495 64.9 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 12 1.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 42 5.5 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 20 2.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 194 25.4 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Seaham (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 64.9% were married and 7.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 54 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 59 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 68 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 20 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Seaham (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 20 years.

Social marital status Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 468 66.0 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 47 6.6 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 194 27.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Seaham (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 21 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Seaham (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 28 7.7 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 105 28.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 11 3.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 10 2.7 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 60 16.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 23 6.3 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 15 4.1 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 30 8.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 31 8.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 6 1.6 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 47 12.8 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 366 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Seaham (State Suburbs) 35.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.7% were in primary school, 26.8% in secondary school and 16.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 920 89.6 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 89 9.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 53 5.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 42 4.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 791 81.1 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Seaham (State Suburbs), 81.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 316 59.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 173 32.6 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 23 4.3 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 18 3.4 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 530 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 530 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Seaham (State Suburbs). Of these 59.6% were employed full time, 32.6% were employed part-time and 3.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 60 11.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 57 11.0 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 56 10.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 76 14.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 239 46.3 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Seaham (State Suburbs), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Seaham (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 661 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,849 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,777 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Seaham (State Suburbs) was $661.

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

Unpaid work Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 623 81.7 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 284 37.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 91 11.9 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 145 19.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Seaham (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 81.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 37.3% provided care for children and 11.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 152 19.9 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 216 28.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 128 16.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 126 16.5 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Seaham (State Suburbs), 28.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 16.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 16.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 92 32.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 172 60.4 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 21 7.4 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Seaham (State Suburbs), 60.4% were couple families with children, 32.3% were couple families without children and 7.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 40.9 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 59.1 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Seaham (State Suburbs) 40.9% of single parents were male and 59.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,041 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,347 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Seaham (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,347 and those without children was $2,041.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 61 23.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 11 4.2 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 85 32.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 35 13.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 12 4.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 29 11.2 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 11 4.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 15 5.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Seaham (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.6% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 32.8% 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 Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 301 94.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 18 5.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Seaham (State Suburbs), 94.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 296 98.3 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5 1.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Seaham (State Suburbs), 98.3% were separate houses, 1.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3 1.0 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 14 4.6 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 89 29.5 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 193 63.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 1.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Seaham (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.0% had 1 bedroom, 4.6% had 2 bedrooms and 29.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7. The average household size was 3.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 99 32.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 172 57.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 19 6.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 1.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 7 2.3 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Seaham (State Suburbs), 32.9% were owned outright, 57.1% were owned with a mortgage and 6.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 278 92.4 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 20 6.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3 1.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Seaham (State Suburbs), of all households, 92.4% were family households, 6.6% were single person households and 1.0% were group households.

Household income Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 8.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Seaham (State Suburbs), 8.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 17.8% 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 Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 235 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 99.0 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.0 -- 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 Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,993 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.2 -- 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 Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
None 3 1.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 37 12.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 136 45.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 123 40.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3 1.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Seaham (State Suburbs), 12.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 45.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 40.7% 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 Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 19 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 7 36.8 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 12 63.2 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Seaham (State Suburbs), there were 19 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 7 (or 36.8%) were male and 12 (or 63.2%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Seaham % 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 3.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,958 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Seaham (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.7, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,958.

Mortgage and rent Seaham % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 280 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Seaham (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $280 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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