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Wahroonga

Code SSC12380 (SSC)
People 16,726
Male 8,001
Female 8,725
Median age 41
Families 4,459
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 5,874
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $2,381
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,000
Median weekly rent $501
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 16,726 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,001 47.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,725 52.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 36 0.2 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 16,726 people in Wahroonga (State Suburbs) of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 930 5.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,170 7.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,288 7.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,386 8.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 990 5.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 651 3.9 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 707 4.2 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 936 5.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,230 7.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,313 7.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,239 7.4 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,013 6.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 904 5.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 775 4.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 625 3.7 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 521 3.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 452 2.7 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 594 3.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wahroonga (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,830 58.7 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 223 1.7 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 691 5.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 871 6.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,719 27.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wahroonga (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 58.7% were married and 6.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wahroonga (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,197 60.9 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 444 3.8 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,182 35.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Wahroonga (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 3.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 26 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wahroonga (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 328 5.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 809 13.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 241 4.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 554 9.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 330 5.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 226 3.9 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,048 18.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 236 4.1 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,168 20.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 106 1.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 769 13.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,815 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wahroonga (State Suburbs) 34.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.6% were in primary school, 27.6% in secondary school and 24.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 10,583 63.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,643 41.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,280 8.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,012 6.4 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,938 43.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Wahroonga (State Suburbs), 43.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,852 59.4 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,582 31.6 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 392 4.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 341 4.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 8,167 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 8,167 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wahroonga (State Suburbs). Of these 59.4% were employed full time, 31.6% were employed part-time and 4.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,067 13.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 871 11.1 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 646 8.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 889 11.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,962 50.6 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wahroonga (State Suburbs), 13.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wahroonga (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 789 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,616 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,381 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wahroonga (State Suburbs) was $789.

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

Unpaid work Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,113 75.8 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,133 31.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,599 12.0 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,361 25.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wahroonga (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.0% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,301 24.8 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,610 27.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,779 13.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,423 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 Wahroonga (State Suburbs), 27.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% 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 Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,450 32.5 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,480 55.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 476 10.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 52 1.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wahroonga (State Suburbs), 55.6% were couple families with children, 32.5% were couple families without children and 10.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 12.8 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 87.2 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Wahroonga (State Suburbs) 12.8% of single parents were male and 87.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,905 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,343 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wahroonga (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,343 and those without children was $2,905.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 838 21.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 150 3.8 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 890 22.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 725 18.4 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 222 5.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 667 17.0 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 199 5.1 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 239 6.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Wahroonga (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 22.6% 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 Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,335 93.2 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 388 6.8 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Wahroonga (State Suburbs), 93.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,184 78.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 356 6.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 782 14.7 465,189 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 Wahroonga (State Suburbs), 78.4% were separate houses, 6.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.1 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 110 2.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 662 12.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,742 32.7 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,768 51.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 49 0.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wahroonga (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.1% had 1 bedroom, 12.4% had 2 bedrooms and 32.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,197 41.2 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,088 39.2 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 881 16.5 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 78 1.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 89 1.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wahroonga (State Suburbs), 41.2% were owned outright, 39.2% were owned with a mortgage and 16.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 4,376 82.1 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 876 16.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 81 1.5 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Wahroonga (State Suburbs), of all households, 82.1% were family households, 16.4% were single person households and 1.5% were group households.

Household income Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 11.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 31.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wahroonga (State Suburbs), 11.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 31.3% 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 Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 501 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 3,000 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.9 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.1 -- 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 Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
None 220 4.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,707 32.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,373 44.5 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 937 17.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 98 1.8 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Wahroonga (State Suburbs), 32.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 44.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.6% 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 Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 38 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 8 21.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 30 78.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wahroonga (State Suburbs), there were 38 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 8 (or 21.1%) were male and 30 (or 78.9%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wahroonga % 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 3.6 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,562 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wahroonga (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,562.

Mortgage and rent Wahroonga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 530 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,200 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Wahroonga (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $530 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,200.

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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