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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Waratah West

Code SSC12411 (SSC)
People 2,676
Male 1,306
Female 1,370
Median age 31
Families 661
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,129
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $954
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $300
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 Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 2,676 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,306 48.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,370 51.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 88 3.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,676 people in Waratah West (State Suburbs) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.3% of the population.

Age Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 145 5.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 132 4.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 119 4.4 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 204 7.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 412 15.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 271 10.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 161 6.0 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 149 5.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 148 5.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 151 5.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 130 4.9 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 108 4.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 110 4.1 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 113 4.2 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 110 4.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 93 3.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 78 2.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 42 1.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Waratah West (State Suburbs) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 815 35.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 67 2.9 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 147 6.5 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 134 5.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,111 48.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Waratah West (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 35.8% were married and 9.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 44 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Waratah West (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 756 35.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 200 9.3 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,189 55.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Waratah West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 35.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 26 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Waratah West (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 33 3.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 105 10.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 40 4.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 14 1.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 85 8.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 37 3.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 25 2.5 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 54 5.4 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 449 45.0 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 29 2.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 127 12.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 998 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Waratah West (State Suburbs) 37.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 15.9% were in primary school, 14.7% in secondary school and 50.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,097 78.4 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 557 21.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 186 7.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 104 4.1 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,701 66.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Waratah West (State Suburbs), 66.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 639 52.0 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 411 33.4 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 63 5.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 116 9.4 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,229 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,229 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Waratah West (State Suburbs). Of these 52.0% were employed full time, 33.4% were employed part-time and 9.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 178 15.9 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 111 9.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 119 10.7 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 212 19.0 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 428 38.3 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Waratah West (State Suburbs), 15.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 36 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 28 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Waratah West (State Suburbs) was 36 years and for people who were employed part-time was 28 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 415 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,070 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 954 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Waratah West (State Suburbs) was $415.

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

Unpaid work Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,619 71.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 579 25.5 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 249 10.9 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 350 15.4 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Waratah West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.5% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 576 25.3 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 594 26.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 226 9.9 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 221 9.7 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Waratah West (State Suburbs), 26.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 253 38.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 235 35.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 151 22.8 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 22 3.3 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Waratah West (State Suburbs), 35.6% were couple families with children, 38.3% were couple families without children and 22.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.0 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.0 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Waratah West (State Suburbs) 16.0% of single parents were male and 84.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,141 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,981 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Waratah West (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,981 and those without children was $2,141.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 83 17.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 15 3.1 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 84 17.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 63 12.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 32 6.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 152 31.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 29 5.9 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 30 6.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Waratah West (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 17.2% 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 Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,030 93.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 67 6.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Waratah West (State Suburbs), 93.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 962 93.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 52 5.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 16 1.6 465,189 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 Waratah West (State Suburbs), 93.4% were separate houses, 5.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 23 2.2 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 243 23.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 537 52.0 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 204 19.8 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 22 2.1 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Waratah West (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.2% had 1 bedroom, 23.5% had 2 bedrooms and 52.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 339 32.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 284 27.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 365 35.5 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 38 3.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Waratah West (State Suburbs), 32.9% were owned outright, 27.6% were owned with a mortgage and 35.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 646 62.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 250 24.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 135 13.1 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Waratah West (State Suburbs), of all households, 62.7% were family households, 24.2% were single person households and 13.1% were group households.

Household income Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Waratah West (State Suburbs), 29.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.1% 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 Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.2 -- 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 Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.5 -- 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 Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
None 107 10.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 423 41.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 310 30.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 150 14.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 41 4.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Waratah West (State Suburbs), 41.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.5% 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 Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 88 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 34 38.6 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 54 61.4 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Waratah West (State Suburbs), there were 88 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 34 (or 38.6%) were male and 54 (or 61.4%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Waratah West % 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 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 900 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Waratah West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $900.

Mortgage and rent Waratah West % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 153 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Waratah West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $153 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,800.

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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