Rate the ABS website
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service

2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Surry Hills

Code SSC12182 (SSC)
People 15,342
Male 8,873
Female 6,469
Median age 33
Families 2,950
Average children per family 1.4
All private dwellings 8,878
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $1,760
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $450
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.6
Community profile

QuickStats Search

Loading map...
Each of the sections below is expandable. Select once to expand the section and display the hidden content. Select again to collapse the section and hide the content. To access the hidden content within each section, select the section to display the content, then use arrow keys to navigate down to the expanded content.

Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 15,342 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,873 57.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,469 42.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 147 1.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 15,342 people in Surry Hills (State Suburbs) of these 57.8% were male and 42.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 438 2.9 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 177 1.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 150 1.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 281 1.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,427 9.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,004 19.6 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,659 17.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,737 11.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,296 8.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 990 6.5 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 780 5.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 645 4.2 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 473 3.1 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 353 2.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 281 1.8 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 215 1.4 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 188 1.2 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 250 1.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Surry Hills (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 5.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,929 20.1 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 327 2.2 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,037 7.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 421 2.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 9,860 67.7 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Surry Hills (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 20.1% were married and 9.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 38 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Surry Hills (State Suburbs) was 38 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,231 19.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,799 24.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,602 56.8 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Surry Hills (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 19.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 24.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 38 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Surry Hills (State Suburbs) was 38 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 84 1.8 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 145 3.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 18 0.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 24 0.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 79 1.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 30 0.6 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 55 1.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 433 9.4 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,269 27.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 293 6.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,198 47.5 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,628 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Surry Hills (State Suburbs) 30.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 4.0% were in primary school, 3.5% in secondary school and 36.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 6,873 44.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,227 55.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 862 6.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 644 4.9 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,390 33.5 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Surry Hills (State Suburbs), 33.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 55.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,125 72.3 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,887 19.1 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 370 3.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 472 4.8 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,854 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 9,854 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Surry Hills (State Suburbs). Of these 72.3% were employed full time, 19.1% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 518 5.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 738 7.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 628 6.7 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,514 16.1 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,616 59.8 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Surry Hills (State Suburbs), 5.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 59.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 33 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 32 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Surry Hills (State Suburbs) was 33 years and for people who were employed part-time was 32 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 986 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,448 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,760 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Surry Hills (State Suburbs) was $986.

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

Unpaid work Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,462 64.9 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,314 9.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 837 5.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,079 14.3 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Surry Hills (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 9.0% provided care for children and 5.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,073 34.8 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,389 23.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 653 4.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 343 2.4 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Surry Hills (State Suburbs), 23.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 4.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,102 71.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 494 16.8 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 223 7.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 130 4.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Surry Hills (State Suburbs), 16.8% were couple families with children, 71.3% were couple families without children and 7.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.9 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.1 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Surry Hills (State Suburbs) 18.9% of single parents were male and 81.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,994 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,005 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Surry Hills (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,005 and those without children was $2,994.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,177 45.4 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 108 4.2 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 405 15.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 309 11.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 103 4.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 184 7.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 129 5.0 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 177 6.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Surry Hills (State Suburbs), of couple families, 45.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 15.6% 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 Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,955 89.2 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 845 10.8 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Surry Hills (State Suburbs), 89.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 97 1.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,924 27.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 4,849 69.7 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 65 0.9 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Surry Hills (State Suburbs), 1.4% were separate houses, 27.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 69.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 389 5.6 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 2,511 36.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,615 37.6 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 912 13.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 373 5.4 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 155 2.2 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 1.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Surry Hills (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 36.1% had 1 bedroom, 37.6% had 2 bedrooms and 13.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 1.8. The average household size was 1.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 794 11.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,633 23.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,312 62.0 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 50 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 167 2.4 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Surry Hills (State Suburbs), 11.4% were owned outright, 23.5% were owned with a mortgage and 62.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,920 42.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,972 42.7 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,062 15.3 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Surry Hills (State Suburbs), of all households, 42.0% were family households, 42.7% were single person households and 15.3% were group households.

Household income Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.1 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 20.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Surry Hills (State Suburbs), 20.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 20.8% 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 Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 450 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 77.6 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 22.4 -- 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 Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
None 3,267 47.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,824 40.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 591 8.5 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 64 0.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 209 3.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Surry Hills (State Suburbs), 40.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 8.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 0.9% 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 Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 147 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 83 56.5 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 64 43.5 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 34 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Surry Hills (State Suburbs), there were 147 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 83 (or 56.5%) were male and 64 (or 43.5%) were female. The median age was 34 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Surry Hills % 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 1.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 559 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Surry Hills (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.7, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $559.

Mortgage and rent Surry Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 165 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,000 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Surry Hills (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $165 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,000.

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

Back to Top


© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.