2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

West Pennant Hills

Code SSC12037 (SSC)
People 16,485
Male 8,067
Female 8,418
Median age 39
Australian citizenship 14,804
People born overseas 5,665
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 138
Families 4,556
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,345
Average people per household 3.2
Median weekly household income $2,082
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,167
Median weekly rent $360
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People — demographics
People West Pennant Hills % Australia %
Total 16,485 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 8,067 48.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 8,418 51.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 26 0.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 16,485 people were usually resident in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs): of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Of the total population 0.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age West Pennant Hills % Australia %
People
0-4 years 768 4.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,440 14.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,895 17.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 6,675 40.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 2,150 13.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,557 9.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 39 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.5% of people usually resident in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 22.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 39 years.

Selected characteristics West Pennant Hills % Australia %
Australian citizenship 14,804 89.8 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 5,665 34.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 138 0.8 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.8% of people usually resident in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 34.4% were born overseas and 0.8% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status West Pennant Hills % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,147 61.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 680 5.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 504 3.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,943 29.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 61.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs) were married, 5.1% were either separated or divorced, 3.8% were widowed and 29.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth West Pennant Hills % Australia %
Australia 10,250 62.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses West Pennant Hills % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) West Pennant Hills % Australia %

People — employment
Employment West Pennant Hills % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,626 62.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,705 29.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 238 2.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 201 2.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 279 3.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,896 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 9,049 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 9,049 people aged 15 years and over in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 62.2% worked full-time, 29.9% worked part-time, 2.6% were away from work, 2.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.1% were unemployed. 3,896 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation West Pennant Hills % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses West Pennant Hills % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes West Pennant Hills % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 639 -- 466 --
Family 2,242 -- 1,171 --
Household 2,082 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $639, the median family income was $2,242 and the median household income was $2,082.

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Families — family composition
Family composition West Pennant Hills % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,177 25.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,967 65.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 364 8.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 48 1.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 4,556 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 4,556 families in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs): of these 25.8% were couple families without children, 65.1% were couple families with children, 8.0% were one parent families and 1.1% 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 West Pennant Hills % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,088 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,345 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,088 occupied private dwellings were counted in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure West Pennant Hills % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,573 89.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 420 8.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 91 1.8 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 West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), 89.9% were separate houses, 8.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure West Pennant Hills % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,194 43.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,148 42.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 552 10.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 71 1.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 125 2.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), 43.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 42.2% were owned with a mortgage and 10.8% were rented.

Landlord type West Pennant Hills % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 367 66.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 27 4.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 146 26.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 16 2.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 66.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 4.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 26.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics West Pennant Hills % Australia %
Median weekly rent 360 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,167 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 3.2 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.0 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $360. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167. The average people per household was 3.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.0.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Pennant Hills % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 4,427 87.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 515 10.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 51 1.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), 87.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 10.1% were single (or lone) person households and 1.0% 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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