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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Waterloo (NSW)

Code SSC12434 (SSC)
People 10,657
Male 5,713
Female 4,944
Median age 32
Families 1,998
Average children per family 1.4
All private dwellings 6,060
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $905
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 10,657 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,713 53.6 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,944 46.4 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 387 3.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,657 people in Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 53.6% were male and 46.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.6% of the population.

Age Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 366 3.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 189 1.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 163 1.5 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 487 4.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,533 14.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,680 15.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,341 12.6 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 882 8.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 618 5.8 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 520 4.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 506 4.7 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 483 4.5 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 524 4.9 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 368 3.5 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 384 3.6 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 300 2.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 167 1.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 148 1.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 6.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,098 21.1 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 342 3.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,015 10.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 463 4.7 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,022 60.6 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 21.1% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 39 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 55 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 39 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,614 19.7 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,185 14.5 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,391 65.8 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 19.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 39 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 39 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 50 1.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 119 3.0 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 48 1.2 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 12 0.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 99 2.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 41 1.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 32 0.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 395 9.8 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,100 27.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 305 7.6 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,821 45.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,022 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs) 37.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 4.5% were in primary school, 4.3% in secondary school and 37.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 3,805 35.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,786 65.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 420 4.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 294 3.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,392 26.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), 26.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 65.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,326 65.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,034 20.4 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 241 4.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 475 9.4 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,076 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,076 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 65.5% were employed full time, 20.4% were employed part-time and 9.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 358 7.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 355 7.7 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 318 6.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 775 16.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,558 55.6 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), 7.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 55.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 32 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 31 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 32 years and for people who were employed part-time was 31 years.

Occupation Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 535 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,492 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 905 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $535.

Travel to work, top responses Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,331 53.6 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 965 9.7 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 664 6.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,257 12.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 9.7% provided care for children and 6.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,625 26.4 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,960 19.7 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 457 4.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 290 2.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), 19.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 4.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,080 54.0 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 359 18.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 412 20.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 148 7.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), 18.0% were couple families with children, 54.0% were couple families without children and 20.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs) 13.7% of single parents were male and 86.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,743 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,823 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,823 and those without children was $2,743.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 518 35.9 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 42 2.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 180 12.5 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 168 11.7 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 60 4.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 286 19.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 77 5.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 111 7.7 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 35.9% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 12.5% 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 Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,817 91.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 422 8.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

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

Dwelling structure Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 52 1.1 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 563 11.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3,890 80.8 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 0.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), 1.1% were separate houses, 11.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 80.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 222 4.6 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,113 23.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,550 52.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 661 13.7 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 86 1.8 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 185 3.8 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 1.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 23.1% had 1 bedroom, 52.9% had 2 bedrooms and 13.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 1.9. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 226 4.7 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 763 15.8 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,587 74.5 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 48 1.0 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 192 4.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), 4.7% were owned outright, 15.8% were owned with a mortgage and 74.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,981 41.1 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,119 44.0 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 718 14.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 41.1% were family households, 44.0% were single person households and 14.9% were group households.

Household income Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 40.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), 40.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.2% 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 Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 71.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 28.2 -- 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 Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.7 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.3 -- 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 Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,926 40.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,004 41.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 484 10.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 78 1.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 324 6.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), 41.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 10.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 1.6% 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 Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 386 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 197 51.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 189 49.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 386 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 197 (or 51.0%) were male and 189 (or 49.0%) were female. The median age was 27 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Waterloo (NSW) % 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 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 488 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $488.

Mortgage and rent Waterloo (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 120 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,058 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Waterloo (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $120 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,058.

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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