2016 Data in pictures

New South Wales

People in New South Wales

Total number of people: 7,480,228

Number of Females: 50.7%

Number of Males: 49.3%

Household Income - Average weekly (gross)

Total income in 2011: $1,237

Total income in 2016: $1,486

Top 5 countries of birth

  1. Born in Australia 65.5%
  2. China 3.1%
  3. England 3.0%
  4. India 1.9%
  5. New Zealand1.6%

Age

  1. 0-14 years old 18.5%
  2. 15-64 years old 65.2%
  3. Greater than 65 years old 16.3%

Household composition

Average people per household: 2.6 (based on 2016 values for Australia)

Dwellings

  1. Owned outright 32.2%
  2. Mortgage 32.3%
  3. Rented 31.8%
People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
New South Wales % 2011 % Australia %
Male 3,686,014 49.3 3,408,880 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,794,217 50.7 3,508,782 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 216,176 2.9 172,625 2.5 649,171 2.8
Age New South Wales % 2011 % Australia %
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 465,135 6.2 458,736 6.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 478,184 6.4 434,607 6.3 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 443,009 5.9 439,168 6.3 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 448,425 6.0 443,415 6.4 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 489,673 6.5 449,684 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 527,161 7.0 473,160 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 540,360 7.2 468,335 6.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 499,724 6.7 488,123 7.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 503,169 6.7 483,503 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 492,440 6.6 481,427 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 485,546 6.5 469,022 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 469,726 6.3 419,611 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 420,044 5.6 390,678 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 384,470 5.1 304,325 4.4 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 292,556 3.9 237,361 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 217,308 2.9 186,031 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 155,806 2.1 150,723 2.2 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 167,506 2.2 139,732 2.0 486,842 2.1
Country of birth New South Wales % 2011 % Australia %
Australia 4,899,090 65.5 4,747,374 68.6 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan)234,5083.1227,5213.3509,5552.2
England226,5643.0156,0342.3907,5703.9
India143,4591.9114,2301.7455,3891.9
New Zealand117,1361.695,3871.4518,4662.2
Philippines86,7491.271,8381.0232,3861.0
Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
New South Wales % 2011 % Australia %
Personal 664 -- 561 -- 662 --
Family 1,780 -- 1,477 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,486 -- 1,237 -- 1,438 --
Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
New South Wales % 2011 % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 17,157 0.7 18,043 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 157,194 6.0 137,465 5.6 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 577,675 22.2 555,252 22.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 970,001 37.2 986,995 39.9 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 816,405 31.3 726,050 29.4 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 65,888 2.5 47,490 1.9 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
New South Wales % 2011 % Australia %
Owned outright 839,665 32.2 820,006 33.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 840,004 32.3 824,291 33.4 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 826,922 31.8 743,052 30.1 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 23,968 0.9 20,418 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 73,763 2.8 63,528 2.6 224,869 2.7
LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 27/06/2017

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The information contained in this QuickStat: Data in Pictures has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat: Data in Pictures was 27 June 2017 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 ##cycle## Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census