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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Sylvania Waters

Code SSC12195 (SSC)
People 3,125
Male 1,539
Female 1,586
Median age 41
Families 915
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,186
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,660
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $420
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 3,125 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,539 49.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,586 50.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 19 0.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,125 people in Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 182 5.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 185 5.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 201 6.4 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 230 7.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 176 5.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 179 5.7 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 152 4.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 183 5.9 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 248 7.9 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 267 8.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 213 6.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 188 6.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 191 6.1 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 158 5.1 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 128 4.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 114 3.7 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 76 2.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 51 1.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,494 58.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 59 2.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 155 6.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 134 5.3 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 707 27.7 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 58.6% were married and 8.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,415 58.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 121 5.0 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 893 36.8 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 69 7.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 148 16.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 65 7.2 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 42 4.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 121 13.3 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 61 6.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 53 5.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 70 7.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 135 14.9 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 14 1.5 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 131 14.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 909 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs) 29.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.1% were in primary school, 25.9% in secondary school and 22.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,116 67.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,398 46.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 251 8.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 145 4.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,204 40.2 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), 40.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 46.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 999 61.8 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 480 29.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 82 5.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 56 3.5 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,617 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,617 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs). Of these 61.8% were employed full time, 29.7% were employed part-time and 3.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 168 10.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 170 10.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 139 8.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 237 15.2 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 762 48.8 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), 10.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 690 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,863 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,660 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs) was $690.

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

Unpaid work Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,781 69.9 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 779 30.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 290 11.4 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 319 12.5 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.6% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 631 24.8 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 582 22.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 295 11.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 271 10.6 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), 22.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 314 34.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 465 50.8 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 120 13.1 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 17 1.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), 50.8% were couple families with children, 34.3% were couple families without children and 13.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 10.3 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 89.7 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs) 10.3% of single parents were male and 89.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,387 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,580 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,580 and those without children was $2,387.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 181 23.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 36 4.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 161 20.5 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 113 14.4 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 31 3.9 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 176 22.4 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 43 5.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 45 5.7 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 20.5% 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 Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,072 91.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 94 8.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), 91.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 846 78.9 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 94 8.8 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 132 12.3 465,189 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 Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), 78.9% were separate houses, 8.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3 0.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 125 11.7 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 421 39.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 498 46.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 21 2.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.3% had 1 bedroom, 11.7% had 2 bedrooms and 39.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 490 45.8 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 381 35.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 164 15.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 30 2.8 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), 45.8% were owned outright, 35.6% were owned with a mortgage and 15.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 874 81.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 178 16.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 21 2.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), of all households, 81.5% were family households, 16.6% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.9 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 21.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), 13.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 21.1% 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 Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 420 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.5 -- 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 Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.9 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.1 -- 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 Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
None 35 3.3 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 290 27.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 466 43.4 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 260 24.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 22 2.1 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), 27.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 43.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.2% 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 Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 19 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 8 42.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 11 57.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), there were 19 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 8 (or 42.1%) were male and 11 (or 57.9%) were female. The median age was 28 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Sylvania Waters % 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 2.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,062 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,062.

Mortgage and rent Sylvania Waters % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 495 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,200 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Sylvania Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $495 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,200.

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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