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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Wallsend

Code SSC12401 (SSC)
People 12,307
Male 5,907
Female 6,400
Median age 40
Families 3,270
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 5,293
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $979
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,665
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 12,307 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,907 48.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,400 52.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 462 3.8 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,307 people in Wallsend (State Suburbs) of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.8% of the population.

Age Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 750 6.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 673 5.5 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 734 6.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 788 6.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 836 6.8 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 823 6.7 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 774 6.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 777 6.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 749 6.1 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 816 6.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 749 6.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 740 6.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 721 5.9 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 579 4.7 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 485 3.9 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 453 3.7 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 392 3.2 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 470 3.8 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wallsend (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,476 44.1 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 343 3.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 944 9.3 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 975 9.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,413 33.6 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wallsend (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.1% were married and 12.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wallsend (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,103 45.0 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 810 8.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,202 46.1 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Wallsend (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wallsend (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 179 5.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 677 19.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 107 3.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 77 2.2 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 543 15.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 90 2.6 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 75 2.1 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 281 8.0 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 535 15.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 77 2.2 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 858 24.5 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,499 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wallsend (State Suburbs) 28.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.6% were in primary school, 20.2% in secondary school and 23.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 10,249 83.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,892 16.5 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 717 6.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 440 3.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 8,424 73.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Wallsend (State Suburbs), 73.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,181 57.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,679 30.4 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 336 6.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 320 5.8 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,516 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,516 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wallsend (State Suburbs). Of these 57.7% were employed full time, 30.4% were employed part-time and 5.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 574 11.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 487 9.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 614 11.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,022 19.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,165 41.7 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wallsend (State Suburbs), 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wallsend (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 470 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,277 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 979 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wallsend (State Suburbs) was $470.

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

Unpaid work Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,802 67.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,822 27.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,182 11.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,413 13.9 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wallsend (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.8% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,056 20.3 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,453 24.2 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,223 12.0 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,069 10.5 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wallsend (State Suburbs), 24.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,242 38.0 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,266 38.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 690 21.1 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 72 2.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wallsend (State Suburbs), 38.7% were couple families with children, 38.0% were couple families without children and 21.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Wallsend (State Suburbs) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,898 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,137 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wallsend (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,137 and those without children was $1,898.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 460 18.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 84 3.3 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 553 22.0 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 348 13.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 138 5.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 649 25.9 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 143 5.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 135 5.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Wallsend (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 22.0% 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 Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,815 93.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 345 6.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Wallsend (State Suburbs), 93.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,870 80.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 606 12.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 332 6.9 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 4 0.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wallsend (State Suburbs), 80.4% were separate houses, 12.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 195 4.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,303 27.1 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,354 48.9 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 858 17.8 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 95 2.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wallsend (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.1% had 1 bedroom, 27.1% had 2 bedrooms and 48.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,606 33.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,548 32.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,441 29.9 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 78 1.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 144 3.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wallsend (State Suburbs), 33.3% were owned outright, 32.1% were owned with a mortgage and 29.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,209 66.6 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,416 29.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 190 3.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Wallsend (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.6% were family households, 29.4% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

Household income Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.6 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.6 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wallsend (State Suburbs), 31.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.6% 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 Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.1 -- 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 Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,665 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 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 Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
None 566 11.8 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,853 38.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,592 33.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 609 12.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 195 4.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Wallsend (State Suburbs), 38.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.6% 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 Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 464 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 237 51.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 227 48.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wallsend (State Suburbs), there were 464 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 237 (or 51.1%) were male and 227 (or 48.9%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wallsend % 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 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,005 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wallsend (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,005.

Mortgage and rent Wallsend % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 235 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Wallsend (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $235 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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