2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

South Penrith

Code SSC11919 (SSC)
People 11,562
Male 5,659
Female 5,903
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 10,437
People born overseas 2,174
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 43
Families 3,355
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,333
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,148
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,500
Median weekly rent $225
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People — demographics
People South Penrith % Australia %
Total 11,562 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 5,659 48.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 5,903 51.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 248 2.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 11,562 people were usually resident in South Penrith (State Suburbs): of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Of the total population 2.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age South Penrith % Australia %
People
0-4 years 789 6.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,505 13.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,691 14.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 4,847 41.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,605 13.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,125 9.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.8% of people usually resident in South Penrith (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 23.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics South Penrith % Australia %
Australian citizenship 10,437 90.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 2,174 18.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 43 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.3% of people usually resident in South Penrith (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 18.8% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status South Penrith % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,734 51.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,032 11.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 475 5.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,022 32.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in South Penrith (State Suburbs) were married, 11.1% were either separated or divorced, 5.1% were widowed and 32.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth South Penrith % Australia %
Australia 8,881 76.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses South Penrith % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) South Penrith % Australia %

People — employment
Employment South Penrith % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,032 65.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,465 23.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 220 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 162 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 325 5.2 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 2,741 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 6,204 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 6,204 people aged 15 years and over in South Penrith (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 65.0% worked full-time, 23.6% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.2% were unemployed. 2,741 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation South Penrith % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes South Penrith % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 520 -- 466 --
Family 1,271 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,148 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in South Penrith (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $520, the median family income was $1,271 and the median household income was $1,148.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition South Penrith % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,126 33.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,574 46.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 614 18.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 41 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,355 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,355 families in South Penrith (State Suburbs): of these 33.6% were couple families without children, 46.9% were couple families with children, 18.3% were one parent families and 1.2% 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 South Penrith % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,159 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,333 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 4,159 occupied private dwellings were counted in South Penrith (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure South Penrith % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,905 93.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 196 4.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 54 1.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 4 0.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in South Penrith (State Suburbs), 93.9% were separate houses, 4.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure South Penrith % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,443 34.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,701 40.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 858 20.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 8 0.2 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 148 3.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in South Penrith (State Suburbs), 34.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 40.9% were owned with a mortgage and 20.6% were rented.

Landlord type South Penrith % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 509 59.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 135 15.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 198 23.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 18 2.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in South Penrith (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 59.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 15.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 23.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics South Penrith % Australia %
Median weekly rent 225 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,500 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in South Penrith (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $225. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,500. The average people per household was 2.8 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Penrith % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,287 79.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 713 17.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 77 1.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in South Penrith (State Suburbs), 79.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 17.1% were single (or lone) person households and 1.9% 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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