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2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Sydney

Code SSC12192 (SSC)
People 14,308
Male 7,355
Female 6,953
Median age 29
Families 2,522
Average children per family 1.3
All private dwellings 8,286
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,488
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $600
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 14,308 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,355 51.4 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,953 48.6 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 14 0.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,308 people in Sydney (State Suburbs) of these 51.4% were male and 48.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.1% of the population.

Age Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 344 2.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 113 0.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 128 0.9 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 622 4.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,765 19.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,512 24.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,401 16.8 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,040 7.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 684 4.8 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 624 4.4 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 523 3.7 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 487 3.4 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 374 2.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 246 1.7 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 173 1.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 115 0.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 88 0.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 67 0.5 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 29 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Sydney (State Suburbs) was 29 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 4.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 4.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,227 30.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 223 1.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 741 5.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 178 1.3 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 8,347 60.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Sydney (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 30.8% were married and 7.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 35 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 41 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Sydney (State Suburbs) was 35 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,681 25.7 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,252 12.0 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,492 62.3 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Sydney (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 25.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 35 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Sydney (State Suburbs) was 35 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 43 0.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 70 1.0 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 22 0.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 36 0.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 55 0.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 34 0.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 72 1.1 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 758 11.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 2,013 29.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 746 11.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,934 43.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,783 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Sydney (State Suburbs) 47.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 1.9% were in primary school, 2.4% in secondary school and 40.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,464 17.2 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 9,534 84.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 255 2.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 228 2.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,315 11.6 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Sydney (State Suburbs), 11.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 84.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,674 59.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,241 28.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 379 4.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 558 7.1 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,852 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,852 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sydney (State Suburbs). Of these 59.5% were employed full time, 28.5% were employed part-time and 7.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 542 7.4 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,278 17.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 425 5.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,130 15.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,542 48.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Sydney (State Suburbs), 7.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 17.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 32 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 28 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Sydney (State Suburbs) was 32 years and for people who were employed part-time was 28 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 639 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,658 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,488 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sydney (State Suburbs) was $639.

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

Unpaid work Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,107 44.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,000 7.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 567 4.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,268 9.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Sydney (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 7.3% provided care for children and 4.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 9.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,173 23.1 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,087 15.2 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 532 3.9 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 313 2.3 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sydney (State Suburbs), 15.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 3.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,609 63.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 423 16.8 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 210 8.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 280 11.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Sydney (State Suburbs), 16.8% were couple families with children, 63.8% were couple families without children and 8.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Sydney (State Suburbs) 18.7% of single parents were male and 81.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,454 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,299 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sydney (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,299 and those without children was $2,454.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 626 30.8 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 155 7.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 264 13.0 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 391 19.2 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 105 5.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 245 12.0 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 107 5.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 142 7.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Sydney (State Suburbs), of couple families, 30.8% had both partners employed full-time, 7.6% had both employed part-time and 13.0% 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 Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,356 81.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,181 18.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Sydney (State Suburbs), 81.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 129 2.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3 0.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 5,209 97.3 465,189 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 Sydney (State Suburbs), 2.4% were separate houses, 0.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 97.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 300 5.6 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,947 36.4 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,454 45.8 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 502 9.4 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 39 0.7 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 112 2.1 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 1.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Sydney (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 36.4% had 1 bedroom, 45.8% had 2 bedrooms and 9.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 1.7. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 854 16.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 945 17.7 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,397 63.4 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 27 0.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 131 2.4 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Sydney (State Suburbs), 16.0% were owned outright, 17.7% were owned with a mortgage and 63.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,483 46.4 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,936 36.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 935 17.5 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Sydney (State Suburbs), of all households, 46.4% were family households, 36.2% were single person households and 17.5% were group households.

Household income Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.9 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 14.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sydney (State Suburbs), 21.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 14.0% 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 Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 600 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 61.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 38.7 -- 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 Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.2 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.8 -- 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 Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
None 3,171 59.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,753 32.7 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 256 4.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 29 0.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 144 2.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Sydney (State Suburbs), 32.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 4.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 0.5% 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 Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 13 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 9 69.2 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 4 30.8 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 30 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Sydney (State Suburbs), there were 13 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 9 (or 69.2%) were male and 4 (or 30.8%) were female. The median age was 30 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics 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 2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,643 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Sydney (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,643.

Mortgage and rent Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 369 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,467 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Sydney (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $369 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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