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Dover Heights

Code SSC10729 (SSC)
People 3,940
Male 1,893
Female 2,047
Median age 39
Families 1,078
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 1,466
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $2,508
Median monthly mortgage repayments $4,275
Median weekly rent $501
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 3,940 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,893 48.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,047 52.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3 0.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,940 people in Dover Heights (State Suburbs) of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.1% of the population.

Age Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 247 6.3 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 278 7.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 304 7.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 260 6.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 255 6.5 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 202 5.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 176 4.5 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 271 6.9 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 287 7.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 290 7.4 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 331 8.4 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 263 6.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 234 5.9 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 164 4.2 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 111 2.8 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 86 2.2 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 89 2.3 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 91 2.3 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Dover Heights (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,820 58.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 36 1.2 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 181 5.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 151 4.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 926 29.7 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Dover Heights (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 58.4% were married and 7.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Dover Heights (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,732 58.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 144 4.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,071 36.3 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Dover Heights (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 26 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Dover Heights (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 108 8.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 99 7.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 26 2.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 247 18.8 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 34 2.6 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 24 1.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 267 20.3 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 48 3.6 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 237 18.0 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 26 2.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 200 15.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,316 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Dover Heights (State Suburbs) 33.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.3% were in primary school, 24.7% in secondary school and 21.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,116 53.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,332 62.4 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 362 9.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 246 6.6 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 800 21.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Dover Heights (State Suburbs), 21.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 62.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,167 58.9 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 648 32.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 101 5.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 64 3.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,980 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,980 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dover Heights (State Suburbs). Of these 58.9% were employed full time, 32.7% were employed part-time and 3.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 253 13.2 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 202 10.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 192 10.0 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 171 8.9 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 999 52.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Dover Heights (State Suburbs), 13.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Dover Heights (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 926 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,739 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,508 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Dover Heights (State Suburbs) was $926.

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

Unpaid work Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,235 71.8 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 976 31.4 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 422 13.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 744 23.9 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Dover Heights (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.4% provided care for children and 13.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 900 28.9 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 787 25.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 318 10.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 231 7.4 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dover Heights (State Suburbs), 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 351 32.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 608 56.4 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 102 9.5 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 17 1.6 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Dover Heights (State Suburbs), 56.4% were couple families with children, 32.6% were couple families without children and 9.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.8 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.2 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Dover Heights (State Suburbs) 22.8% of single parents were male and 77.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 3,018 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,329 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dover Heights (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,329 and those without children was $3,018.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 182 19.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 46 4.8 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 260 27.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 181 18.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 49 5.1 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 131 13.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 56 5.8 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 54 5.6 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Dover Heights (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 27.1% 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 Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,333 94.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 83 5.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Dover Heights (State Suburbs), 94.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 858 64.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 190 14.3 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 273 20.5 465,189 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 Dover Heights (State Suburbs), 64.4% were separate houses, 14.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 20.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 43 3.2 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 259 19.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 396 29.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 605 45.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 21 1.6 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Dover Heights (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 19.5% had 2 bedrooms and 29.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 601 45.2 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 414 31.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 273 20.5 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 8 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 35 2.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Dover Heights (State Suburbs), 45.2% were owned outright, 31.1% were owned with a mortgage and 20.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,050 78.9 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 238 17.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 43 3.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Dover Heights (State Suburbs), of all households, 78.9% were family households, 17.9% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 11.9 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 34.4 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dover Heights (State Suburbs), 11.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 34.4% 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 Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 501 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.1 -- 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 Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 4,275 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.5 -- 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 Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
None 83 6.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 352 26.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 582 43.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 278 20.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 38 2.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Dover Heights (State Suburbs), 26.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 43.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.9% 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 Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 0 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 0 0.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 0 0.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 29 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Dover Heights (State Suburbs), there were 0 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 0 (or 0.0%) were male and 0 (or 0.0%) were female. The median age was 29 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Dover Heights % 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 4 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 3,750 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Dover Heights (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $3,750.

Mortgage and rent Dover Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Dover Heights (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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