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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Sydenham (Vic.)

Code SSC21292 (SSC)
People 10,323
Male 5,153
Female 5,170
Median age 31
Families 2,673
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 3,511
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $1,419
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,625
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 10,323 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,153 49.9 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,170 50.1 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 20 0.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,323 people in Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 755 7.3 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 765 7.4 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 745 7.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 769 7.4 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 826 8.0 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 950 9.2 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 846 8.2 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 885 8.6 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 820 7.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 775 7.5 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 637 6.2 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 463 4.5 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 347 3.4 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 227 2.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 161 1.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 118 1.1 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 104 1.0 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 130 1.3 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,187 52.0 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 272 3.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 555 6.9 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 354 4.4 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,690 33.4 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 52.0% were married and 10.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,806 52.1 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 460 6.3 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,037 41.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 26 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 178 5.1 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 591 17.0 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 257 7.4 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 87 2.5 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 490 14.1 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 179 5.1 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 114 3.3 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 247 7.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 405 11.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 129 3.7 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 802 23.1 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,479 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 33.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.8% were in primary school, 22.5% in secondary school and 18.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 5,645 54.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,044 63.1 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 634 6.6 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 378 3.9 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,518 26.3 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 26.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 63.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,205 60.2 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,457 27.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 333 6.3 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 326 6.1 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,321 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,321 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 60.2% were employed full time, 27.4% were employed part-time and 6.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 495 9.9 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 477 9.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 490 9.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,069 21.4 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,137 42.8 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 9.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

Occupation Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 608 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,508 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,419 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $608.

Travel to work, top responses Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,006 62.1 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,413 29.9 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 782 9.7 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 884 11.0 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.9% provided care for children and 9.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,767 21.9 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,763 21.9 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 775 9.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 697 8.7 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 21.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 669 25.0 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,498 56.0 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 456 17.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 50 1.9 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 56.0% were couple families with children, 25.0% were couple families without children and 17.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.8 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.2 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 16.8% of single parents were male and 83.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,876 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,107 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,107 and those without children was $1,876.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 527 24.3 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 78 3.6 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 467 21.6 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 454 21.0 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 124 5.7 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 246 11.4 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 174 8.0 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 97 4.5 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 24.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 21.6% 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 Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,178 93.7 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 212 6.3 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 93.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,259 71.1 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 190 6.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 724 22.8 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 71.1% were separate houses, 6.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 22.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 10 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 20 0.6 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 296 9.3 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,817 57.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 984 31.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 49 1.5 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.6% had 1 bedroom, 9.3% had 2 bedrooms and 57.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 759 23.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,413 44.5 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 896 28.2 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 14 0.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 93 2.9 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 23.9% were owned outright, 44.5% were owned with a mortgage and 28.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,578 81.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 522 16.4 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 78 2.5 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 81.1% were family households, 16.4% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 16.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.2% 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 Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.4 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.6 -- 9.1 -- 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 Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,625 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.9 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.1 -- 10.1 -- 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 Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 155 4.9 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,097 34.5 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,259 39.6 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 590 18.6 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 77 2.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 34.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.6% 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 Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 21 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 12 57.1 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 9 42.9 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 21 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 12 (or 57.1%) were male and 9 (or 42.9%) 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 Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % 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 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,750 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,750.

Mortgage and rent Sydenham (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,629 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Sydenham (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,629.

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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