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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Australian Capital Territory | State Suburbs

Symonston

Code SSC80093 (SSC)
People 648
Male 398
Female 250
Median age 48
Families 106
Average children per family 1.4
All private dwellings 326
Average people per household 1.6
Median weekly household income $734
Median monthly mortgage repayments $479
Median weekly rent $174
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Total 648 -- 357,222 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 398 61.4 176,746 49.5 10,634,013 49.4
Female 250 38.6 180,476 50.5 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 22 3.4 5,185 1.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 648 people in Symonston (State Suburbs) of these 61.4% were male and 38.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.4% of the population.

Age Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3 0.5 23,843 6.7 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 4 0.6 21,411 6.0 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 61 9.5 21,089 5.9 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 27 4.2 23,999 6.7 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 51 7.9 30,750 8.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 17 2.6 30,535 8.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 22 3.4 27,708 7.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 45 7.0 26,960 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 37 5.7 25,973 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 64 9.9 24,602 6.9 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 43 6.7 23,405 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 80 12.4 20,408 5.7 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 53 8.2 18,373 5.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 58 9.0 12,672 3.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 35 5.4 8,994 2.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 18 2.8 6,591 1.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 22 3.4 5,074 1.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4 0.6 4,835 1.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 48 -- 34 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Symonston (State Suburbs) was 48 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 10.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 168 29.1 137,508 47.3 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 46 8.0 7,536 2.6 529,280 3.0
Divorced 110 19.0 23,093 7.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 31 5.4 11,350 3.9 949,634 5.5
Never married 223 38.6 111,389 38.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Symonston (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 29.1% were married and 27.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 59 -- 48 -- 50 --
Separated 57 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 67 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 35 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Symonston (State Suburbs) was 59 years and the median age of people never married was 35 years.

Social marital status Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 125 29.8 124,924 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 38 9.1 27,591 10.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 256 61.1 105,845 41.0 6,413,399 41.3

In Symonston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 29.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 59 -- 48 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 49 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 53 -- 30 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Symonston (State Suburbs) was 59 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 49 years.

Education Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 4 2.0 5,201 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 39 19.9 16,597 14.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 5 2.6 7,451 6.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 3,662 3.2 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 18 9.2 12,384 10.8 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 4 2.0 6,635 5.8 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 4,096 3.6 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 12 6.1 9,181 8.0 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 6 3.1 28,337 24.7 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 2,807 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 108 55.1 18,506 16.1 1,511,694 23.2
Total 196 -- 114,857 -- 6,503,580 --

In Symonston (State Suburbs) 30.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.7% were in primary school, 11.3% in secondary school and 9.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 453 70.1 255,052 71.4 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 122 22.1 108,891 32.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 42 7.6 27,344 8.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 33 6.0 21,036 6.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 355 64.3 180,529 53.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Symonston (State Suburbs), 64.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 22.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 183 58.3 132,040 65.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 94 29.9 51,028 25.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 15 4.8 12,821 6.3 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 22 7.0 7,316 3.6 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 314 -- 203,205 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 314 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Symonston (State Suburbs). Of these 58.3% were employed full time, 29.9% were employed part-time and 7.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 29 9.8 18,664 9.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 27 9.1 14,748 7.5 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 38 12.8 17,617 9.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 65 21.9 43,133 22.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 120 40.4 88,909 45.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Symonston (State Suburbs), 9.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 49 -- 36 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Symonston (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 49 years.

Occupation Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 542 -- 917 -- 577 --
Family 1,042 -- 2,277 -- 1,481 --
Household 734 -- 1,920 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Symonston (State Suburbs) was $542.

Travel to work, top responses Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 307 53.0 226,730 77.9 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 72 12.5 82,139 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 52 9.0 30,889 10.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 76 13.2 61,571 21.2 3,090,874 17.8

In Symonston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 12.5% provided care for children and 9.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 93 16.1 75,671 26.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 122 21.1 91,161 31.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 54 9.3 37,329 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 35 6.1 22,571 7.8 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Symonston (State Suburbs), 21.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 62 58.5 35,150 37.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 20 18.9 43,191 46.2 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 21 19.8 13,601 14.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 2.8 1,452 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Symonston (State Suburbs), 18.9% were couple families with children, 58.5% were couple families without children and 19.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 35.0 -- 19.8 -- 17.6
Female -- 65.0 -- 80.2 -- 82.4

In Symonston (State Suburbs) 35.0% of single parents were male and 65.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Families without children 1,525 -- 2,662 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,750 -- 3,060 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Symonston (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,750 and those without children was $1,525.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 14 16.5 24,454 31.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 6 7.1 2,579 3.3 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 18 21.2 16,099 20.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5 5.9 10,520 13.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 13 15.3 3,301 4.2 251,191 5.4
Both not working 15 17.6 10,452 13.3 899,598 19.2
Other 5 5.9 6,140 7.8 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 9 10.6 4,800 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Symonston (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.5% had both partners employed full-time, 7.1% had both employed part-time and 21.2% 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 Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 282 96.9 129,423 92.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 9 3.1 10,196 7.3 934,470 10.7

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

Dwelling structure Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 99 35.0 94,266 72.8 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5 1.8 18,811 14.5 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 5 1.8 16,071 12.4 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 174 61.5 228 0.2 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Symonston (State Suburbs), 35.0% were separate houses, 1.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.8% were flats, units or apartments and 61.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 16 5.7 419 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 72 25.4 6,739 5.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 134 47.3 17,477 13.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 41 14.5 56,123 43.4 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 13 4.6 47,271 36.5 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 7 2.5 1,396 1.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 1.9 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Symonston (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 25.4% had 1 bedroom, 47.3% had 2 bedrooms and 14.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 1.9. The average household size was 1.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 192 67.4 36,739 28.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 10 3.5 50,392 38.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 68 23.9 39,592 30.6 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 1.1 816 0.6 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 12 4.2 1,886 1.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Symonston (State Suburbs), 67.4% were owned outright, 3.5% were owned with a mortgage and 23.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Family households 108 37.9 91,979 71.1 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 169 59.3 30,248 23.4 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 8 2.8 7,198 5.6 321,007 4.1

In Symonston (State Suburbs), of all households, 37.9% were family households, 59.3% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 42.5 -- 12.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.1 -- 23.7 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Symonston (State Suburbs), 42.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.1% 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 Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median rent 174 -- 380 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.7 -- 92.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.3 -- 8.0 -- 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 Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 479 -- 2,167 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.5 -- 92.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.5 -- 7.8 -- 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 Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None 30 10.6 7,978 6.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 146 51.6 47,517 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 68 24.0 50,278 38.8 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 22 7.8 21,104 16.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 17 6.0 2,548 2.0 234,292 3.0

In Symonston (State Suburbs), 51.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 24.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.8% 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 Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 21 -- 5,185 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 14 66.7 2,656 51.2 270,331 49.3
Female 7 33.3 2,529 48.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 38 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Symonston (State Suburbs), there were 21 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 14 (or 66.7%) were male and 7 (or 33.3%) were female. The median age was 38 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 733 -- 1,666 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Symonston (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.8, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $733.

Mortgage and rent Symonston % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 305 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 2,167 -- 1,647 --

In Symonston (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 $0.

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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