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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Wetherill Park

Code SSC12486 (SSC)
People 6,026
Male 3,009
Female 3,017
Median age 38
Families 1,697
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,917
Average people per household 3.2
Median weekly household income $1,309
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,842
Median weekly rent $385
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 Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 6,026 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,009 49.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,017 50.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 35 0.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,026 people in Wetherill Park (State Suburbs) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 334 5.5 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 306 5.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 365 6.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 464 7.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 466 7.7 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 433 7.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 386 6.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 377 6.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 321 5.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 405 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 457 7.6 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 503 8.3 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 465 7.7 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 276 4.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 192 3.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 153 2.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 76 1.3 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 46 0.8 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wetherill Park (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,719 54.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 162 3.2 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 310 6.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 208 4.1 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,622 32.3 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wetherill Park (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.2% were married and 9.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wetherill Park (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,594 54.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 168 3.5 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,019 42.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 3.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 42 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wetherill Park (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 42 years.

Education Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 92 5.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 263 15.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 134 7.8 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 12 0.7 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 287 16.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 120 7.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 16 0.9 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 163 9.5 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 242 14.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 36 2.1 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 355 20.6 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,720 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wetherill Park (State Suburbs) 28.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.8% were in primary school, 24.6% in secondary school and 23.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,860 47.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,186 73.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 310 5.5 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 220 3.9 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 959 16.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), 16.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 73.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,810 62.3 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 719 24.8 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 187 6.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 188 6.5 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,904 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,904 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wetherill Park (State Suburbs). Of these 62.3% were employed full time, 24.8% were employed part-time and 6.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 235 8.7 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 255 9.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 234 8.6 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 644 23.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,166 43.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), 8.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Wetherill Park (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 452 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,332 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,309 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wetherill Park (State Suburbs) was $452.

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

Unpaid work Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,047 60.7 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,220 24.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 677 13.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 375 7.5 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.3% provided care for children and 13.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 7.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,012 20.2 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,072 21.4 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 481 9.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 482 9.6 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), 21.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 467 27.5 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 943 55.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 266 15.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 20 1.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), 55.6% were couple families with children, 27.5% were couple families without children and 15.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.2 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.8 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Wetherill Park (State Suburbs) 14.2% of single parents were male and 85.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,870 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,240 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,240 and those without children was $1,870.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 254 18.1 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 35 2.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 218 15.5 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 276 19.6 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 79 5.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 392 27.9 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 70 5.0 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 83 5.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.1% had both partners employed full-time, 2.5% had both employed part-time and 15.5% 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 Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,817 96.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 58 3.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), 96.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 3.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,686 92.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 128 7.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 4 0.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), 92.7% were separate houses, 7.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 16 0.9 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 62 3.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 875 48.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 834 45.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 28 1.5 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.9% had 1 bedroom, 3.4% had 2 bedrooms and 48.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 3.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 773 42.5 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 657 36.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 333 18.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 9 0.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 47 2.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), 42.5% were owned outright, 36.1% were owned with a mortgage and 18.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,585 87.2 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 203 11.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 29 1.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), of all households, 87.2% were family households, 11.2% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.9 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.4 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), 19.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.4% 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 Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 385 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.2 -- 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 Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,842 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.3 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.7 -- 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 Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
None 112 6.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 551 30.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 664 36.5 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 450 24.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 43 2.4 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), 30.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.7% 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 Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 35 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 19 54.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 16 45.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 49 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), there were 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 19 (or 54.3%) were male and 16 (or 45.7%) were female. The median age was 49 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wetherill Park % 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 3.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,458 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.8, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,458.

Mortgage and rent Wetherill Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 175 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 433 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Wetherill Park (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $175 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $433.

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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