2011 QuickStats Country of Birth

Census - all people - usual residents

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People in Greater Sydney who were born in Nepal

Code 1GSYD (GCCSA) by 7105 (BPLP)
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People 14,865
Male 8,949
Female 5,916
Australian citizen 14.4%
Not an Australian citizen 83.0%
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Families 4,587
Couples with children 1,466
Couples without children 2,716
One parent families 74
Other families 331
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All private dwellings 5,224
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,167
Median weekly rent paid $365
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Total 14,865 -- 1,503,622 -- 2,632,544 -- 4,391,674 --
Male 8,949 60.2 732,640 48.7 1,297,756 49.3 2,162,221 49.2
Female 5,916 39.8 770,982 51.3 1,334,788 50.7 2,229,453 50.8

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,865 people in Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) who were born in Nepal. Of these 60.2% were male and 39.8% were female.

Age Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People
0-14 years 638 4.3 74,548 5.0 728,662 27.7 843,215 19.2
15-24 years 3,962 26.7 141,588 9.4 408,539 15.5 583,044 13.3
25-34 years 8,042 54.1 283,288 18.8 348,945 13.3 676,894 15.4
35-44 years 1,740 11.7 270,620 18.0 346,543 13.2 653,488 14.9
45-54 years 317 2.1 271,419 18.1 290,676 11.0 594,979 13.5
55-64 years 116 0.8 217,588 14.5 231,047 8.8 475,608 10.8
65 years and over 51 0.3 244,570 16.3 278,132 10.6 564,445 12.9
 
Median age 27 -- 44 -- 29 -- 36 --

Of the population born in Nepal who usually live in Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 4.3% were aged 0 - 14 years and 0.3% were aged 65 years and over. The median age of people in Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) who were born in Nepal was 27 years.

Registered marital status Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,144 64.3 858,600 60.1 814,562 42.8 1,764,144 49.7
Separated 128 0.9 42,791 3.0 50,385 2.6 100,407 2.8
Divorced 130 0.9 105,427 7.4 144,375 7.6 269,463 7.6
Widowed 39 0.3 76,938 5.4 90,434 4.7 182,720 5.1
Never married 4,782 33.6 345,318 24.2 804,127 42.2 1,231,724 34.7

Of people in Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) aged 15 years and over who were born in Nepal, 64.3% were married, 0.9% were separated, and 0.9% were divorced.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 29 -- 48 -- 48 -- 48 --
Separated 28 -- 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 29 -- 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 59 -- 76 -- 80 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 27 -- 25 -- 26 --

Of people who usually live in Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) and who were born in Nepal the median age of married people was 29 years. Of people never married, the median age was 24 years.

Education Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Pre-school 29 0.2 4,802 0.3 73,444 2.8 78,947 1.8
Primary 352 2.4 37,102 2.5 302,760 11.5 342,685 7.8
Secondary 306 2.1 47,072 3.1 233,627 8.9 283,259 6.4
University or tertiary institution 3,727 25.1 92,649 6.2 135,089 5.1 229,371 5.2
Technical or further education 759 5.1 45,962 3.1 58,276 2.2 105,390 2.4
Other 1,015 6.8 22,540 1.5 15,212 0.6 38,153 0.9
Institution attended, type not stated 499 3.4 40,425 2.7 77,986 3.0 312,899 7.1
Not attending an educational institution 8,179 55.0 1,213,070 80.7 1,736,152 65.9 3,000,969 68.3
Total 14,866 -- 1,503,622 -- 2,632,546 -- 4,391,673 --

Of the population born in Nepal who usually live in Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 45.0% were attending an educational institution. There were 2.4% in primary school, 2.1% in secondary school and 30.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Year of arrival Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Before 1941 0 0.0 4,047 0.3 -- -- -- --
1941 - 1950 0 0.0 22,599 1.5 -- -- -- --
1951 - 1960 0 0.0 70,485 4.7 -- -- -- --
1961 - 1970 0 0.0 141,202 9.4 -- -- -- --
1971 - 1980 19 0.1 164,033 10.9 -- -- -- --
1981 - 1990 83 0.6 263,041 17.5 -- -- -- --
1991 - 2000 1,334 9.0 292,403 19.4 -- -- -- --
2001 - 2005 1,221 8.2 182,774 12.2 -- -- -- --
2006 - 2011 11,824 79.5 301,461 20.0 -- -- -- --
Born in Australia -- -- -- -- 2,632,542 -- -- --

In Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) of people who were born in Nepal, 79.5% arrived in Australia from 2006 - 2011 and 8.2% from 2001 - 2005.

Citizenship Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Australian citizen 2,134 14.4 1,006,356 66.9 2,573,954 97.8 3,624,995 82.5
Not an Australian citizen 12,344 83.0 472,762 31.4 15,505 0.6 491,089 11.2

In Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) of people who were born in Nepal, 14.4% were Australian citizens.

Birthplace of spouse or partner Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Spouse or partner born overseas 7,551 97.8 696,893 78.1 176,438 19.0 877,929 48.0
Spouse or partner born in Australia 123 1.6 176,438 19.8 731,662 78.8 910,657 49.8

In Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) of people who were born in Nepal and had a spouse or partner, 97.8% had a spouse or partner who was born overseas and 1.6% had a spouse or partner born in Australia.

Religious affiliation, top responses Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Results may include 'nfd' for 'not further defined'

Religious Affiliation Charts
English language proficiency Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Speaks English only 473 3.2 484,602 32.2 2,212,272 84.0 2,732,448 62.2
 
Speaks other language and speaks English:
Very well or well 13,714 92.3 801,896 53.3 350,965 13.3 1,171,307 26.7
Not well or not at all 456 3.1 203,715 13.5 43,804 1.7 252,562 5.8

In Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) of people who were born in Nepal, 3.2% spoke English only at home. A further 92.3% spoke another language but also spoke English very well or well.

People — employment
Employment Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,384 35.4 555,219 63.1 789,059 61.4 1,358,192 62.1
Worked part-time 6,699 54.1 219,798 25.0 358,612 27.9 584,775 26.7
Away from work 626 5.1 45,674 5.2 72,172 5.6 120,301 5.5
Unemployed 683 5.5 59,037 6.7 64,854 5.0 125,586 5.7
Total in labour force 12,392 -- 879,728 -- 1,284,697 -- 2,188,854 --
 
People aged 15 years and over
Not in the labour force 1,623 11.4 526,863 36.9 597,964 31.4 1,149,800 32.4
 
View the labour force fact sheet

In Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) of people who were born in Nepal and who were in the labour force, 35.4% worked full-time, 54.1% worked part-time and 5.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 884 7.5 65,737 8.0 132,176 10.8 199,925 9.7
16-24 hours per week 4,518 38.6 81,579 9.9 113,588 9.3 197,293 9.6
25-34 hours per week 1,299 11.1 72,484 8.8 112,848 9.3 187,557 9.1
35-39 hours per week 2,419 20.7 175,908 21.4 200,913 16.5 381,226 18.5
40 hours or more per week 1,965 16.8 379,308 46.2 588,143 48.2 976,971 47.4

In Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) of people who were born in Nepal and who were employed, 16.8% worked 40 hours or more per week and 20.7% worked 35-39 hours per week.

Median age by employment status Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 30 -- 42 -- 38 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 26 -- 41 -- 38 -- 39 --

In Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) of people who were born in Nepal the median age for those who were employed full-time was 30, while the median age for those employed part-time was 26.

Occupation, top responses Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly income Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 483 -- 561 -- 670 -- 619 --
Family 1,175 -- 1,591 -- 1,815 -- 1,683 --
Household 1,502 -- 1,459 -- 1,427 -- 1,447 --
Family and Household are determined for the selected country of birth, 'All overseas born' and 'Australian born' by the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner's response to country of birth. See explanatory notes for more information.
 
View the income fact sheet

In Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) of people who were born in Nepal, the personal weekly median income was $483. Family median weekly income was $1,175 and Household median weekly income was $1,502.

Travel to work Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Car 2,816 24.0 445,358 54.3 745,242 61.1 1,204,351 58.4
Bus or train 6,545 55.9 181,106 22.1 155,101 12.7 339,400 16.4
Other 1,289 11.0 98,063 11.9 128,758 10.6 229,033 11.1

In Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) 24.0% of employed people who were born in Nepal, travelled to work on census day by car, while 55.9% travelled by bus or train.

Unpaid work Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,013 56.3 950,583 66.5 1,422,845 74.7 2,399,828 67.6
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,401 16.9 407,344 28.5 551,145 28.9 969,454 27.3
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 735 5.2 150,103 10.5 228,603 12.0 384,705 10.8
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,274 9.0 181,306 12.7 348,730 18.3 535,279 15.1

In Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) 56.3% of people who were born in Nepal did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, and 16.9% cared for a child or children in the two weeks before the census.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,170 22.3 311,322 21.8 510,133 26.8 830,057 23.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,204 22.5 350,689 24.5 509,607 26.8 869,470 24.5
15 to 29 hours per week 1,031 7.2 156,654 11.0 223,948 11.8 384,960 10.8
30 hours or more per week 606 4.3 131,918 9.2 179,159 9.4 315,340 8.9

In Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) of people who were born in Nepal and who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, 22.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.3% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly income | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition

For important information on how migrant families are classified, please see the explanatory notes

Family composition Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Couple family without children 2,716 59.2 217,518 34.2 162,257 32.5 385,716 33.5
Couple family with children 1,466 32.0 331,292 52.1 226,991 45.5 563,887 48.9
One parent family 74 1.6 77,778 12.2 98,665 19.8 181,216 15.7
Other family 331 7.2 9,784 1.5 11,435 2.3 21,732 1.9
 
Families with a child under 5 857 18.7 114,150 17.9 99,135 19.9 213,287 18.5
Families with a child aged 0-15 years 1,393 30.4 254,033 39.9 213,180 42.7 467,219 40.5

These statistics are for families in Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas). They are for families where the reference person was born in Nepal and also include households where the reference person was born in Australia, or did not state their country of birth, but had a partner or spouse who was born in Nepal. Of these families, 32.0% were couple families with children, 59.2% were couple families without children and 1.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Families — weekly income
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Families without children 1,212 -- 2,264 -- 2,348 -- 2,302 --
Families with children 1,670 -- 2,493 -- 2,593 -- 2,537 --
 
View the income fact sheet

These statistics are for families in Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas). They are for families where the reference person was born in Nepal and also include households where the reference person was born in Australia, or did not state their country of birth, but had a partner or spouse who was born in Nepal. Of these families, the median weekly income for families without children was $1,212 and for families with children the median weekly income was $1,670.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families Born in Nepal % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 870 20.8 128,653 23.4 94,309 24.2 224,360 23.6
Both employed, worked part-time 920 22.0 19,958 3.6 12,645 3.2 32,863 3.5
One employed full-time, one part-time 926 22.1 92,588 16.9 96,665 24.8 190,474 20.1
One employed full-time, other not working 510 12.2 106,273 19.4 58,709 15.1 166,220 17.5
One employed part-time, other not working 377 9.0 34,161 6.2 17,270 4.4 51,952 5.5
Both not working 177 4.2 108,615 19.8 60,066 15.4 172,175 18.1
Other 270 6.5 30,713 5.6 25,204 6.5 56,580 6.0
Labour force status not stated 134 3.2 27,852 5.1 24,380 6.3 54,978 5.8

These statistics are for families in Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas). They are for families where the reference person was born in Nepal and also include households where the reference person was born in Australia, or did not state their country of birth, but had a partner or spouse who was born in Nepal. Of these families, 20.8% of families had both parents working full-time, 22.1% of families had one parent working full-time and one parent working part-time, and 4.2% of families stated that both parents were not working.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | mortgage & rent | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

For important information on how migrant households are classified, please see the explanatory notes

Dwelling structure People born in Nepal % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 810 15.5 912,763 60.9 926,062 60.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 447 8.6 190,696 12.7 194,171 12.8
Flat, unit or apartment 3,880 74.3 385,383 25.7 391,887 25.8
Other dwelling 66 1.3 6,774 0.5 7,004 0.5

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas). For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in Nepal, 15.5% were a separate house, 74.3% were a flat, unit or apartment, and 8.6% were a semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms People born in Nepal % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 119 2.3 13,389 0.9 13,774 0.9
1 bedroom 513 9.8 97,946 6.5 99,953 6.6
2 bedrooms 3,122 59.8 373,170 24.9 378,829 24.9
3 bedrooms 930 17.8 552,318 36.9 559,719 36.8
4 or more bedrooms 381 7.3 438,014 29.2 441,256 29.0
Number of bedrooms not stated 159 3.0 23,010 1.5 27,867 1.8

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas). For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in Nepal, 59.8% had two bedrooms, 17.8% had three bedrooms and 7.3% had four or more bedrooms.

Bedroom Charts
Dwellings — mortgage & rent
Mortgage and rent People born in Nepal % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 142 2.7 454,255 30.3 462,150 30.4
Owned with a mortgage 964 18.5 526,810 35.2 529,906 34.8
Rented 3,927 75.2 474,428 31.7 480,608 31.6
Other tenure type 22 0.4 11,442 0.8 11,790 0.8
Tenure type not stated 169 3.2 30,912 2.1 36,943 2.4
 
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,167 -- 2,167 -- 2,167 --
Median weekly rent paid 365 -- 360 -- 351 --

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas). For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in Nepal, 2.7% were owned outright, 18.5% were owned with a mortgage and 75.2% were rented. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167 and the median weekly rent paid was $365.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition People born in Nepal % All birthplace responses % Total %
One family households 3,672 71.5 1,063,594 71.0 1,074,295 70.6
Multiple family households 517 10.1 38,169 2.5 38,340 2.5
Single (or lone) person households 234 4.6 331,864 22.2 343,810 22.6
Group households 716 13.9 64,221 4.3 64,954 4.3

All occupants of a private dwelling complete one census form and are counted as a household. 'People born in Nepal' includes households in Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) where at least one person was born in Nepal. Of those households, 71.5% were one family households and 4.6% were lone person households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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