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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

South West Rocks

Code UCL115127 (UCL)
People 4,816
Male 2,368
Female 2,448
Median age 53
Families 1,377
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 2,931
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $706
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,387
Median weekly rent $225
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 South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 4,816 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,368 49.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,448 50.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 263 5.5 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,816 people in South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.5% of the population.

Age South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 249 5.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 249 5.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 251 5.2 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 253 5.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 137 2.8 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 117 2.4 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 180 3.7 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 228 4.7 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 251 5.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 281 5.8 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 348 7.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 369 7.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 474 9.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 433 9.0 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 360 7.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 280 5.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 177 3.7 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 179 3.7 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 53 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 29.7% of the population.

Registered marital status South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,144 52.7 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 149 3.7 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 446 11.0 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 386 9.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 945 23.2 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 52.7% were married and 14.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 62 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities) was 62 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,908 53.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 340 9.5 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,345 37.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 61 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 43 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 53 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities) was 61 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 43 years.

Education South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 72 6.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 273 23.8 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 27 2.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 15 1.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 189 16.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 57 5.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 10 0.9 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 87 7.6 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 51 4.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 22 1.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 344 30.0 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,147 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities) 23.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.4% were in primary school, 22.3% in secondary school and 12.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 4,145 86.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 461 10.4 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 261 5.9 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 176 4.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,551 79.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 790 48.0 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 624 37.9 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 127 7.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 104 6.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,645 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,645 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 48.0% were employed full time, 37.9% were employed part-time and 6.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 240 15.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 190 12.3 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 199 12.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 278 18.1 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 508 33.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), 15.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 33.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 386 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 874 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 706 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities) was $386.

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

Unpaid work South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,805 68.9 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 798 19.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 601 14.8 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 832 20.5 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 19.6% provided care for children and 14.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 632 15.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,000 24.6 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 624 15.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 548 13.5 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 765 55.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 384 27.9 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 215 15.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 12 0.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.9% were couple families with children, 55.6% were couple families without children and 15.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.9 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.1 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities) 18.9% of single parents were male and 81.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,415 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,757 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,757 and those without children was $1,415.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 117 10.2 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 51 4.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 157 13.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 95 8.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 80 7.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 504 43.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 68 5.9 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 78 6.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 10.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 13.7% 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 South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,034 77.8 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 582 22.2 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), 77.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 22.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,756 86.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 107 5.3 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 156 7.7 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 11 0.5 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), 86.4% were separate houses, 5.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 46 2.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 425 20.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,053 51.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 457 22.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 45 2.2 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.3% had 1 bedroom, 20.9% had 2 bedrooms and 51.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,013 49.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 393 19.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 563 27.7 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 0.2 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 59 2.9 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), 49.9% were owned outright, 19.3% were owned with a mortgage and 27.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,363 67.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 626 30.8 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 45 2.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 67.0% were family households, 30.8% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 41.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.2% 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 South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 225 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.2 -- 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 South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,387 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.9 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.1 -- 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 South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
None 132 6.5 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 950 46.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 688 33.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 202 9.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 60 3.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), 46.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.9% 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 South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 262 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 126 48.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 136 51.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 16 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 262 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 126 (or 48.1%) were male and 136 (or 51.9%) were female. The median age was 16 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics South West Rocks % 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 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 816 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $816.

Mortgage and rent South West Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,820 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In South West Rocks (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,820.

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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