2016 Data in pictures

Sydney

People in Sydney

Total number of people: 4,823,991

Number of Females: 50.7%

Number of Males: 49.3%

Household Income - Average weekly (gross)

Total income in 2011: $1,447

Total income in 2016: $1,750

Top 5 countries of birth

  1. Born in Australia 57.1%
  2. China 4.7%
  3. England 3.1%
  4. India 2.7%
  5. New Zealand 1.8%

Age

  1. 0-14 years old 18.7%
  2. 15-64 years old 67.4%
  3. Greater than 65 years old 13.9%

Household composition

Average people per household: 2.8 (based on 2016 values for Australia)

Dwellings

  1. Owned outright 29.1%
  2. Mortgage 33.2%
  3. Rented 34.1%
People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Greater Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 2,376,766 49.3 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,447,221 50.7 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 70,135 1.5 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8
Age Greater Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 36 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 310,173 6.4 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 309,236 6.4 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 280,892 5.8 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 288,362 6.0 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 340,737 7.1 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 381,451 7.9 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 392,950 8.1 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 355,460 7.4 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 340,580 7.1 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 321,762 6.7 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 305,817 6.3 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 281,558 5.8 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 242,452 5.0 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 213,531 4.4 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 158,961 3.3 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 118,061 2.4 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 85,988 1.8 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 96,022 2.0 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1
Country of birth Greater Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,752,119 57.1 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan)224,6854.7234,5083.1509,5552.2
England151,6143.1226,5643.0907,5703.9
India130,5732.7143,4591.9455,3891.9
New Zealand86,5261.8117,1361.6518,4662.2
Vietnam81,0451.784,1301.1219,3550.9
Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 719 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,988 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,750 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --
Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 12,812 0.8 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 118,881 7.3 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 402,675 24.8 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 548,987 33.8 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 501,256 30.9 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 39,262 2.4 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Sydney % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 472,635 29.1 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 539,917 33.2 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 553,249 34.1 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 14,183 0.9 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 43,899 2.7 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7
LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 27/06/2017

Please note that there are small random adjustments made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from table totals. 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: 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