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South Penrith

Code SSC12114 (SSC)
People 11,640
Male 5,622
Female 6,018
Median age 36
Families 3,359
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 4,388
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,377
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 11,640 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,622 48.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,018 51.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 332 2.9 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,640 people in South Penrith (State Suburbs) of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.9% of the population.

Age South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 861 7.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 818 7.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 735 6.3 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 731 6.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 736 6.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 861 7.4 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 897 7.7 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 781 6.7 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 732 6.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 683 5.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 742 6.4 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 795 6.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 871 7.5 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 562 4.8 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 349 3.0 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 223 1.9 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 146 1.3 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 117 1.0 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in South Penrith (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.0% of the population.

Registered marital status South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,701 50.9 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 317 3.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 734 7.9 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 482 5.2 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,000 32.5 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in South Penrith (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 50.9% were married and 11.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in South Penrith (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,464 51.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 816 9.4 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,424 39.3 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In South Penrith (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in South Penrith (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 238 7.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 663 19.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 246 7.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 97 2.9 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 490 14.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 123 3.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 107 3.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 291 8.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 333 10.0 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 66 2.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 679 20.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,333 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In South Penrith (State Suburbs) 28.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.2% were in primary school, 21.6% in secondary school and 18.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 9,028 77.6 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,863 26.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 907 8.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 629 5.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,583 59.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In South Penrith (State Suburbs), 59.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,794 63.0 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,540 25.6 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 376 6.2 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 313 5.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,023 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,023 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Penrith (State Suburbs). Of these 63.0% were employed full time, 25.6% were employed part-time and 5.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 505 8.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 508 8.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 533 9.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,160 20.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,635 46.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in South Penrith (State Suburbs), 8.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in South Penrith (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 617 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,524 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,377 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Penrith (State Suburbs) was $617.

Travel to work, top responses South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,760 73.2 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,018 32.7 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,120 12.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,128 12.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In South Penrith (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.7% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,003 21.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,440 26.4 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,234 13.4 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,081 11.7 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Penrith (State Suburbs), 26.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,156 34.4 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,526 45.4 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 614 18.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 62 1.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in South Penrith (State Suburbs), 45.4% were couple families with children, 34.4% were couple families without children and 18.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.8 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.2 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In South Penrith (State Suburbs) 15.8% of single parents were male and 84.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,076 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,229 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Penrith (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,229 and those without children was $2,076.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 652 24.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 72 2.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 566 21.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 467 17.4 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 133 5.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 489 18.2 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 178 6.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 124 4.6 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In South Penrith (State Suburbs), of couple families, 24.3% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 21.1% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,058 95.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 208 4.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In South Penrith (State Suburbs), 95.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,791 93.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 233 5.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 35 0.9 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in South Penrith (State Suburbs), 93.4% were separate houses, 5.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 40 1.0 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 134 3.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,449 60.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,359 33.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 68 1.7 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Penrith (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.0% had 1 bedroom, 3.3% had 2 bedrooms and 60.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,365 33.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,761 43.4 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 846 20.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 14 0.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 73 1.8 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in South Penrith (State Suburbs), 33.6% were owned outright, 43.4% were owned with a mortgage and 20.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,269 80.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 696 17.1 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 94 2.3 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In South Penrith (State Suburbs), of all households, 80.5% were family households, 17.1% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

Household income South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.4 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Penrith (State Suburbs), 17.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 9.4% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 11.6 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.2 -- 10.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
None 253 6.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,385 34.1 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,650 40.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 676 16.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 95 2.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In South Penrith (State Suburbs), 34.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 329 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 160 48.6 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 169 51.4 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in South Penrith (State Suburbs), there were 329 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 160 (or 48.6%) were male and 169 (or 51.4%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,445 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In South Penrith (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,445.

Mortgage and rent South Penrith % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 288 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,200 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In South Penrith (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $288 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,200.

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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