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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Thornleigh

Code SSC12273 (SSC)
People 8,115
Male 3,976
Female 4,139
Median age 38
Families 2,266
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,853
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,964
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $395
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 8,115 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,976 49.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,139 51.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 31 0.4 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,115 people in Thornleigh (State Suburbs) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 624 7.7 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 585 7.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 576 7.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 511 6.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 463 5.7 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 373 4.6 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 475 5.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 668 8.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 698 8.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 579 7.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 598 7.4 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 436 5.4 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 423 5.2 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 339 4.2 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 300 3.7 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 188 2.3 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 148 1.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 128 1.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Thornleigh (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,713 58.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 143 2.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 428 6.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 306 4.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,745 27.5 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Thornleigh (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 58.6% were married and 9.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Thornleigh (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,494 58.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 294 5.0 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,150 36.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Thornleigh (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 42 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Thornleigh (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 42 years.

Education Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 212 8.5 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 592 23.8 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 114 4.6 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 64 2.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 367 14.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 141 5.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 116 4.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 143 5.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 415 16.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 55 2.2 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 272 10.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,491 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Thornleigh (State Suburbs) 30.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.9% were in primary school, 25.0% in secondary school and 22.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 5,446 67.1 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,153 40.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 599 7.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 460 5.9 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,610 46.2 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Thornleigh (State Suburbs), 46.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 40.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,575 61.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,224 29.1 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 236 5.6 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 173 4.1 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,208 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,208 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Thornleigh (State Suburbs). Of these 61.2% were employed full time, 29.1% were employed part-time and 4.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 449 11.1 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 395 9.8 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 379 9.4 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 636 15.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,937 48.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Thornleigh (State Suburbs), 11.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Thornleigh (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 712 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,220 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,964 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Thornleigh (State Suburbs) was $712.

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

Unpaid work Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,005 79.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,137 33.7 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 812 12.8 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,567 24.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Thornleigh (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 79.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.7% provided care for children and 12.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,545 24.4 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,868 29.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 918 14.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 678 10.7 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Thornleigh (State Suburbs), 29.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 681 30.0 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,262 55.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 293 12.9 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 31 1.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Thornleigh (State Suburbs), 55.7% were couple families with children, 30.0% were couple families without children and 12.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Thornleigh (State Suburbs) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,632 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,983 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Thornleigh (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,983 and those without children was $2,632.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 461 23.8 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 59 3.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 494 25.5 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 315 16.2 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 84 4.3 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 294 15.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 130 6.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 104 5.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Thornleigh (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 25.5% 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 Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,678 95.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 132 4.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Thornleigh (State Suburbs), 95.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,409 90.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 190 7.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 68 2.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 7 0.3 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Thornleigh (State Suburbs), 90.0% were separate houses, 7.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 86 3.2 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 228 8.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,264 47.2 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,075 40.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 22 0.8 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Thornleigh (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 8.5% had 2 bedrooms and 47.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 954 35.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,187 44.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 497 18.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 0.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 32 1.2 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Thornleigh (State Suburbs), 35.6% were owned outright, 44.3% were owned with a mortgage and 18.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,216 82.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 415 15.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 47 1.8 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Thornleigh (State Suburbs), of all households, 82.7% were family households, 15.5% were single person households and 1.8% were group households.

Household income Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 24.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Thornleigh (State Suburbs), 13.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 24.0% 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 Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 395 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.6 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.4 -- 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 Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.2 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.8 -- 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 Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
None 151 5.6 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 973 36.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,129 42.2 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 373 13.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 50 1.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Thornleigh (State Suburbs), 36.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.9% 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 Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 30 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 17 56.7 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 13 43.3 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Thornleigh (State Suburbs), there were 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 17 (or 56.7%) were male and 13 (or 43.3%) 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 Thornleigh % 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 4.6 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,833 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Thornleigh (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.6, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,833.

Mortgage and rent Thornleigh % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 117 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,484 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Thornleigh (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $117 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,484.

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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