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Woollahra (A)

Code LGA18500 (LGA)
People 52,158
Male 24,563
Female 27,595
Median age 38
Families 12,493
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 25,876
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $2,398
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,234
Median weekly rent $550
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 52,158 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 24,563 47.1 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 27,595 52.9 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 113 0.2 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 52,158 people in Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 47.1% were male and 52.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,027 5.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,526 4.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,503 4.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,553 4.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,040 5.8 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 4,717 9.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 4,746 9.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 4,182 8.0 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 3,674 7.0 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,448 6.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,194 6.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,815 5.4 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,237 6.2 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,547 4.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,831 3.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,337 2.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,239 2.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,544 3.0 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 19,020 43.1 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 823 1.9 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,705 8.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,410 5.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 18,147 41.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 43.1% were married and 10.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 16,236 43.6 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,538 12.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 16,441 44.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 821 5.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,000 6.0 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 403 2.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,579 9.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 231 1.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 361 2.2 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,248 13.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 545 3.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,067 18.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 377 2.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 5,938 35.8 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 16,570 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas) 31.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 18.0% were in primary school, 17.1% in secondary school and 21.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 30,050 57.6 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 20,378 44.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,514 9.8 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,124 6.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 18,115 39.3 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), 39.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 44.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 18,191 66.0 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 6,985 25.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,371 5.0 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,015 3.7 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 27,562 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 27,562 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 66.0% were employed full time, 25.3% were employed part-time and 3.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,566 9.7 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,253 8.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,163 8.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,529 9.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 15,660 59.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), 9.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 59.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

Occupation Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,145 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,832 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,398 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas) was $1,145.

Travel to work, top responses Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 30,777 69.8 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 10,574 24.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,444 10.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 9,216 20.9 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.0% provided care for children and 10.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 13,343 30.3 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 10,878 24.7 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,868 8.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,691 6.1 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), 24.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,649 45.2 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 5,077 40.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,446 11.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 321 2.6 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), 40.6% were couple families with children, 45.2% were couple families without children and 11.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.1 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.9 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas) 17.1% of single parents were male and 82.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 3,294 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,474 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,474 and those without children was $3,294.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,812 26.2 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 504 4.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,085 19.4 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,922 17.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 611 5.7 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,367 12.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 630 5.9 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 791 7.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 26.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 19.4% 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 Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 20,462 87.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,947 12.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), 87.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,917 24.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,599 22.5 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 10,841 53.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 59 0.3 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), 24.0% were separate houses, 22.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 53.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 378 1.8 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 2,405 11.8 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 7,222 35.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 6,003 29.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,074 19.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 381 1.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 11.8% had 1 bedroom, 35.3% had 2 bedrooms and 29.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,211 35.2 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4,762 23.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 7,778 38.0 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 186 0.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 527 2.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), 35.2% were owned outright, 23.3% were owned with a mortgage and 38.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 12,364 60.4 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 6,540 32.0 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,558 7.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 60.4% were family households, 32.0% were single person households and 7.6% were group households.

Household income Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 30.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), 12.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 30.0% 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 Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 550 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.5 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.5 -- 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 Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 3,234 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.2 -- 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 Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 3,074 15.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 9,159 44.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 5,869 28.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,745 8.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 617 3.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), 44.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.5% 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 Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 112 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 57 50.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 55 49.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 112 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 57 (or 50.9%) were male and 55 (or 49.1%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Woollahra (A) % 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 2.6 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,055 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,055.

Mortgage and rent Woollahra (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 500 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 4,333 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Woollahra (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $500 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $4,333.

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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