2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Forestville (NSW)

Code SSC10906 (SSC)
People 7,835
Male 3,785
Female 4,050
Median age 41
Families 2,142
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,918
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,731
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,800
Median weekly rent $510
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 7,835 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,785 48.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,050 51.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 25 0.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,835 people in Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 605 7.7 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 638 8.1 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 533 6.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 408 5.2 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 336 4.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 242 3.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 368 4.7 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 632 8.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 647 8.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 570 7.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 482 6.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 382 4.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 357 4.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 388 5.0 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 411 5.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 333 4.3 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 258 3.3 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 243 3.1 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,607 59.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 117 1.9 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 427 7.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 449 7.4 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,452 24.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 59.6% were married and 9.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,379 59.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 261 4.6 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,010 35.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 236 9.9 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 518 21.8 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 152 6.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 147 6.2 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 257 10.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 112 4.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 104 4.4 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 130 5.5 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 296 12.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 46 1.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 374 15.8 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,372 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs) 30.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.4% were in primary school, 19.9% in secondary school and 18.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 5,242 66.9 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,001 40.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 695 9.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 512 6.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,285 43.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), 43.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 40.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,140 58.9 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,188 32.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 193 5.3 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 113 3.1 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,634 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 3,634 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 58.9% were employed full time, 32.7% were employed part-time and 3.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 420 11.9 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 419 11.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 345 9.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 419 11.9 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,720 48.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), 11.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 659 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,166 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,731 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $659.

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

Unpaid work Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,603 76.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,112 34.9 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 668 11.0 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,324 21.9 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.9% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,373 22.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,715 28.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 851 14.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 662 10.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), 28.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 680 31.7 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,183 55.2 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 253 11.8 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 26 1.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), 55.2% were couple families with children, 31.7% were couple families without children and 11.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.9 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.1 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs) 18.9% of single parents were male and 81.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,450 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,935 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,935 and those without children was $2,450.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 331 17.8 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 74 4.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 481 25.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 268 14.4 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 109 5.9 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 405 21.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 92 4.9 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 101 5.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 25.8% 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 Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,707 95.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 139 4.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

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

Dwelling structure Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,217 81.9 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 82 3.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 404 14.9 465,189 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 Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), 81.9% were separate houses, 3.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 254 9.4 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 250 9.2 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,062 39.2 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,108 40.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 27 1.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 9.4% had 1 bedroom, 9.2% had 2 bedrooms and 39.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,115 41.2 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 953 35.2 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 502 18.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 78 2.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 58 2.1 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), 41.2% were owned outright, 35.2% were owned with a mortgage and 18.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,083 77.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 580 21.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 43 1.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 77.0% were family households, 21.4% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.9 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 22.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), 20.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 22.0% 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 Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 510 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,800 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 200 7.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 908 33.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,134 41.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 416 15.4 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 48 1.8 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), 33.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.4% 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 Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 25 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 17 68.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 8 32.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 9 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 17 (or 68.0%) were male and 8 (or 32.0%) were female. The median age was 9 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Forestville (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 4.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,449 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,449.

Mortgage and rent Forestville (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 865 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Forestville (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $865 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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