2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Smithfield

Code SSC11911 (SSC)
People 11,109
Male 5,551
Female 5,558
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 9,483
People born overseas 4,477
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 35
Families 3,041
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,044
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $857
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,517
Median weekly rent $200
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People — demographics
People Smithfield % Australia %
Total 11,109 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 5,551 50.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 5,558 50.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 88 0.8 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 11,109 people were usually resident in Smithfield (State Suburbs): of these 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female. Of the total population 0.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Smithfield % Australia %
People
0-4 years 761 6.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,544 13.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,447 13.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 4,487 40.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,261 11.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,610 14.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.7% of people usually resident in Smithfield (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 25.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Smithfield % Australia %
Australian citizenship 9,483 85.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 4,477 40.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 35 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 85.4% of people usually resident in Smithfield (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 40.3% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Smithfield % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,367 49.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,036 11.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 604 6.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 2,800 31.8 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Smithfield (State Suburbs) were married, 11.8% were either separated or divorced, 6.9% were widowed and 31.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Smithfield % Australia %
Australia 5,898 53.1 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Smithfield % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Smithfield % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Smithfield % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,893 62.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,028 22.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 141 3.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 160 3.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 403 8.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,668 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 4,625 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 4,625 people aged 15 years and over in Smithfield (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 62.6% worked full-time, 22.2% worked part-time, 3.0% were away from work, 3.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.7% were unemployed. 3,668 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Smithfield % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Smithfield % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Smithfield % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 349 -- 466 --
Family 1,006 -- 1,171 --
Household 857 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Smithfield (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $349, the median family income was $1,006 and the median household income was $857.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Smithfield % Australia %
Couple family without children 894 29.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,466 48.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 621 20.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 60 2.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,041 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,041 families in Smithfield (State Suburbs): of these 29.4% were couple families without children, 48.2% were couple families with children, 20.4% were one parent families and 2.0% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Smithfield % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,836 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,044 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 3,836 occupied private dwellings were counted in Smithfield (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Smithfield % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,334 86.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 369 9.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 62 1.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 71 1.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Smithfield (State Suburbs), 86.9% were separate houses, 9.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.6% were flats, units or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Smithfield % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,366 35.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,081 28.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,128 29.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 16 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 248 6.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Smithfield (State Suburbs), 35.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 28.2% were owned with a mortgage and 29.4% were rented.

Landlord type Smithfield % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 517 45.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 315 27.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 265 23.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 29 2.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Smithfield (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 45.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 27.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 23.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Smithfield % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,517 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Smithfield (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $200. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517. The average people per household was 2.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Smithfield % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 2,914 76.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 760 19.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 68 1.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Smithfield (State Suburbs), 76.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.8% were single (or lone) person households and 1.8% 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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