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Chatswood

Code SSC10513 (SSC)
People 21,194
Male 10,068
Female 11,126
Median age 35
Families 5,568
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 9,105
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,616
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $492
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 21,194 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,068 47.5 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 11,126 52.5 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 31 0.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 21,194 people in Chatswood (State Suburbs) of these 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.1% of the population.

Age Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,339 6.3 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 986 4.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 990 4.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,226 5.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,782 8.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,070 9.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,101 9.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,810 8.5 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,522 7.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,425 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,235 5.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,063 5.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,050 5.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 693 3.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 517 2.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 467 2.2 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 399 1.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 520 2.5 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Chatswood (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,274 51.9 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 326 1.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,060 5.9 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 809 4.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,412 35.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Chatswood (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.9% were married and 7.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Chatswood (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,950 49.4 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 974 6.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 7,172 44.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Chatswood (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Chatswood (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 350 5.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 880 12.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 211 3.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 171 2.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 695 10.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 240 3.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 275 4.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 495 7.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,844 26.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 269 3.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,487 21.5 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,917 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Chatswood (State Suburbs) 32.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 18.2% were in primary school, 17.5% in secondary school and 33.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 7,850 37.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 13,935 70.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 908 4.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 777 4.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,028 20.5 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Chatswood (State Suburbs), 20.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 70.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,727 62.8 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,798 26.1 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 524 4.9 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 661 6.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 10,710 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 10,710 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Chatswood (State Suburbs). Of these 62.8% were employed full time, 26.1% were employed part-time and 6.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 958 9.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 991 9.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 854 8.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,645 16.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,079 50.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Chatswood (State Suburbs), 9.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Chatswood (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 674 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,886 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,616 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Chatswood (State Suburbs) was $674.

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

Unpaid work Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 11,575 64.7 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,380 24.5 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,556 8.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,985 16.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Chatswood (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.5% 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, 16.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,232 23.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,199 23.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,839 10.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,306 7.3 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Chatswood (State Suburbs), 23.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,032 36.5 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,554 45.9 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 780 14.0 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 201 3.6 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Chatswood (State Suburbs), 45.9% were couple families with children, 36.5% were couple families without children and 14.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.0 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 87.0 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Chatswood (State Suburbs) 13.0% of single parents were male and 87.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,571 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,029 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Chatswood (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,029 and those without children was $2,571.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,070 23.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 184 4.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 767 16.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 974 21.2 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 261 5.7 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 774 16.9 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 255 5.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 304 6.6 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Chatswood (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 16.7% 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 Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,804 91.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 687 8.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Chatswood (State Suburbs), 91.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,726 34.9 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 444 5.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 4,627 59.3 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 0.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Chatswood (State Suburbs), 34.9% were separate houses, 5.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 59.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 104 1.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,043 13.4 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,040 39.0 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,142 27.5 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,363 17.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 111 1.4 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Chatswood (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 13.4% had 1 bedroom, 39.0% had 2 bedrooms and 27.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,413 30.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,914 24.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,271 41.9 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 66 0.8 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 140 1.8 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Chatswood (State Suburbs), 30.9% were owned outright, 24.5% were owned with a mortgage and 41.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 5,435 69.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,867 23.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 500 6.4 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Chatswood (State Suburbs), of all households, 69.7% were family households, 23.9% were single person households and 6.4% were group households.

Household income Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.7 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Chatswood (State Suburbs), 19.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.7% 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 Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 492 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 79.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 20.8 -- 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 Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 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 Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,629 20.9 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,791 48.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,777 22.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 443 5.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 161 2.1 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Chatswood (State Suburbs), 48.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 22.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 5.7% 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 Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 30 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 20 66.7 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 10 33.3 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 54 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Chatswood (State Suburbs), there were 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 20 (or 66.7%) were male and 10 (or 33.3%) were female. The median age was 54 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Chatswood % 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 2.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 959 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Chatswood (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $959.

Mortgage and rent Chatswood % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 120 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Chatswood (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $120 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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