2011 Census QuickStats

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Ashfield (NSW)

Code SSC10063 (SSC)
People 22,189
Male 10,845
Female 11,344
Median age 35
Families 5,506
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 9,382
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,314
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,100
Median weekly rent $365
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 22,189 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,845 48.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 11,344 51.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 133 0.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 22,189 people in Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,245 5.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 920 4.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 890 4.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 962 4.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,986 8.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,715 12.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,242 10.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,824 8.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,471 6.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,435 6.5 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,329 6.0 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,096 4.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 996 4.5 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 647 2.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 597 2.7 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 570 2.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 533 2.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 732 3.3 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 13.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,506 44.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 490 2.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,530 8.0 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,130 5.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 7,482 39.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.4% were married and 10.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 42 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 42 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,331 44.0 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,356 8.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 7,965 47.8 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 42 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 42 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 237 3.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 726 10.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 313 4.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 81 1.1 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 530 7.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 245 3.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 197 2.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 618 8.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,930 27.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 384 5.4 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,819 25.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 7,080 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) 31.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 15.8% were in primary school, 13.7% in secondary school and 36.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 8,999 40.6 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 13,995 69.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,067 5.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 704 3.5 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,419 21.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 21.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 69.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,019 59.9 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,257 27.8 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 604 5.2 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 832 7.1 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 11,712 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 11,712 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 59.9% were employed full time, 27.8% were employed part-time and 7.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 923 8.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,309 12.0 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,031 9.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,431 22.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,583 42.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 8.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 33 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 33 years.

Occupation Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 574 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,458 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,314 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $574.

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

Unpaid work Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 11,750 61.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,835 20.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,668 8.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,510 13.1 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.0% provided care for children and 8.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,454 23.3 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,506 23.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,643 8.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,143 6.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 23.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,233 40.5 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,209 40.1 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 856 15.5 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 209 3.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 40.1% were couple families with children, 40.5% were couple families without children and 15.5% were one parent families.

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

In Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,077 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,446 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,446 and those without children was $2,077.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,055 23.8 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 227 5.1 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 796 17.9 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 845 19.0 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 251 5.7 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 716 16.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 286 6.4 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 264 5.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.8% had both partners employed full-time, 5.1% had both employed part-time and 17.9% 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 Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,215 92.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 630 7.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 92.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,227 27.1 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 761 9.3 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 5,194 63.2 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 28 0.3 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 27.1% were separate houses, 9.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 63.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 114 1.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 980 11.9 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,293 52.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,815 22.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 857 10.4 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 157 1.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 11.9% had 1 bedroom, 52.3% had 2 bedrooms and 22.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,985 24.2 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,156 26.2 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,767 45.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 101 1.2 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 208 2.5 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 24.2% were owned outright, 26.2% were owned with a mortgage and 45.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 5,294 64.4 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,282 27.8 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 640 7.8 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 64.4% were family households, 27.8% were single person households and 7.8% were group households.

Household income Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 21.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.2% 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 Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 365 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.0 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 20.0 -- 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 Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,100 -- 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 Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 2,008 24.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,140 50.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,496 18.2 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 330 4.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 241 2.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 50.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 18.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.0% 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 Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 132 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 69 52.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 63 47.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 132 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 69 (or 52.3%) were male and 63 (or 47.7%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Ashfield (NSW) % 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 2.5 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,312 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,312.

Mortgage and rent Ashfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 360 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 823 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Ashfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $360 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $823.

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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