2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Westleigh

Code SSC12043 (SSC)
People 4,523
Male 2,222
Female 2,301
Median age 40
Australian citizenship 4,083
People born overseas 1,214
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 20
Families 1,316
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,545
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $2,043
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,000
Median weekly rent $403
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People — demographics
People Westleigh % Australia %
Total 4,523 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,222 49.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 2,301 50.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3 0.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 4,523 people were usually resident in Westleigh (State Suburbs): of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Of the total population 0.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Westleigh % Australia %
People
0-4 years 244 5.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 689 15.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 634 14.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,781 39.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 679 15.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 497 11.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 40 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.6% of people usually resident in Westleigh (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 40 years.

Selected characteristics Westleigh % Australia %
Australian citizenship 4,083 90.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,214 26.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 20 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.3% of people usually resident in Westleigh (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 26.8% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Westleigh % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,342 65.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 206 5.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 125 3.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 919 25.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 65.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Westleigh (State Suburbs) were married, 5.7% were either separated or divorced, 3.5% were widowed and 25.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Westleigh % Australia %
Australia 3,218 71.1 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Westleigh % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Westleigh % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,534 60.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 807 31.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 80 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 42 1.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 73 2.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,000 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,536 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,536 people aged 15 years and over in Westleigh (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 60.5% worked full-time, 31.8% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 1.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 2.9% were unemployed. 1,000 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Westleigh % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 688 -- 466 --
Family 2,227 -- 1,171 --
Household 2,043 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Westleigh (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $688, the median family income was $2,227 and the median household income was $2,043.

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Families — family composition
Family composition Westleigh % Australia %
Couple family without children 412 31.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 785 59.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 106 8.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 13 1.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,316 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,316 families in Westleigh (State Suburbs): of these 31.3% were couple families without children, 59.7% were couple families with children, 8.1% were one parent families and 1.0% 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 Westleigh % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,475 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,545 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,475 occupied private dwellings were counted in Westleigh (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Westleigh % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,369 92.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 101 6.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 5 0.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 0 0.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Westleigh (State Suburbs), 92.8% were separate houses, 6.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Westleigh % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 674 45.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 643 43.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 125 8.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 0 0.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 31 2.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Westleigh (State Suburbs), 45.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 43.6% were owned with a mortgage and 8.5% were rented.

Landlord type Westleigh % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 70 56.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 7 5.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 42 33.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 5 4.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Westleigh (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 56.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 5.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 33.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Westleigh % Australia %
Median weekly rent 403 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,000 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.0 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Westleigh (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $403. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000. The average people per household was 3.1 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.0.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Westleigh % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,300 88.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 153 10.4 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 15 1.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Westleigh (State Suburbs), 88.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 10.4% 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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