2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

North Sydney (A)

Code LGA15950 (LGA)
People 58,257
Male 27,711
Female 30,546
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 42,709
People born overseas 19,495
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,302
Families 13,949
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 33,872
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,772
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,364
Median weekly rent $350
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People North Sydney (A) % Australia %
Total 58,257 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 27,711 47.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 30,546 52.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 110 0.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 58,257 people were usually resident in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 47.6% were male and 52.4% were female. Of the total population 0.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age North Sydney (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,645 4.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,951 5.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 6,169 10.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 32,824 56.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 6,712 11.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 6,955 11.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 9.6% of people usually resident in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 23.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics North Sydney (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 42,709 73.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 19,495 33.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,302 2.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 73.3% of people usually resident in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 33.5% were born overseas and 2.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status North Sydney (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 19,645 37.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 6,596 12.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,234 4.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 24,188 45.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 37.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas) were married, 12.5% were either separated or divorced, 4.2% were widowed and 45.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth North Sydney (A) % Australia %
Australia 32,254 55.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses North Sydney (A) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) North Sydney (A) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment North Sydney (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 26,547 73.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 7,074 19.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,147 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 495 1.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,056 2.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 10,582 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 36,319 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 36,319 people aged 15 years and over in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 73.1% worked full-time, 19.5% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 1.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 2.9% were unemployed. 10,582 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation North Sydney (A) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses North Sydney (A) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes North Sydney (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,010 -- 466 --
Family 2,510 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,772 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $1,010, the median family income was $2,510 and the median household income was $1,772.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition North Sydney (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 8,008 57.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 3,997 28.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,449 10.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 495 3.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 13,949 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 13,949 families in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 57.4% were couple families without children, 28.7% were couple families with children, 10.4% were one parent families and 3.5% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type North Sydney (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 30,172 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 33,872 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 30,172 occupied private dwellings were counted in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure North Sydney (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,191 13.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,514 15.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 21,206 70.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 248 0.8 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 13 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), 13.9% were separate houses, 15.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 70.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure North Sydney (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,739 22.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 5,741 19.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 14,010 46.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 152 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,532 11.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), 22.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 19.0% were owned with a mortgage and 46.4% were rented.

Landlord type North Sydney (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 10,630 75.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 465 3.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 2,702 19.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 213 1.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 75.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 3.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 19.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics North Sydney (A) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 350 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,364 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $350. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,364. The average people per household was 1.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition North Sydney (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 13,888 46.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 10,514 34.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 2,198 7.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in North Sydney (A) (Local Government Areas), 46.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 34.8% were single (or lone) person households and 7.3% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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