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Forresters Beach

Code SSC10907 (SSC)
People 2,496
Male 1,252
Female 1,244
Median age 39
Families 719
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,022
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,471
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,080
Median weekly rent $330
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 2,496 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,252 50.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,244 49.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 58 2.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,496 people in Forresters Beach (State Suburbs) of these 50.2% were male and 49.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population.

Age Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 174 7.0 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 163 6.5 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 182 7.3 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 185 7.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 127 5.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 129 5.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 164 6.6 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 162 6.5 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 166 6.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 183 7.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 213 8.5 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 198 7.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 126 5.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 94 3.8 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 81 3.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 68 2.7 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 48 1.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 34 1.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Forresters Beach (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 13.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,088 55.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 68 3.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 180 9.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 79 4.0 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 555 28.2 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Forresters Beach (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 55.2% were married and 12.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Forresters Beach (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,016 55.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 162 8.8 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 653 35.7 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Forresters Beach (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 66 8.5 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 161 20.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 25 3.2 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 25 3.2 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 142 18.2 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 35 4.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 31 4.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 56 7.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 91 11.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 15 1.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 132 16.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 779 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Forresters Beach (State Suburbs) 31.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.1% were in primary school, 26.7% in secondary school and 18.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,092 83.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 397 16.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 184 7.8 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 139 5.9 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,649 69.6 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), 69.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 733 55.9 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 434 33.1 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 82 6.2 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 63 4.8 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,312 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,312 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Forresters Beach (State Suburbs). Of these 55.9% were employed full time, 33.1% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 148 11.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 143 11.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 143 11.4 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 176 14.1 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 558 44.6 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), 11.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Forresters Beach (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 631 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,568 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,471 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Forresters Beach (State Suburbs) was $631.

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

Unpaid work Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,545 78.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 650 33.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 227 11.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 380 19.3 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.0% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 463 23.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 570 28.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 305 15.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 205 10.4 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), 28.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 272 37.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 335 46.5 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 108 15.0 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 5 0.7 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), 46.5% were couple families with children, 37.8% were couple families without children and 15.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.6 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.4 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Forresters Beach (State Suburbs) 15.6% of single parents were male and 84.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,007 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,364 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,364 and those without children was $2,007.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 129 21.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 25 4.1 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 153 25.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 81 13.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 30 4.9 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 110 18.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 36 5.9 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 43 7.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 25.2% 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 Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 876 88.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 115 11.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), 88.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 814 92.9 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 45 5.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 17 1.9 465,189 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 Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), 92.9% were separate houses, 5.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 22 2.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 108 12.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 351 40.2 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 380 43.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 13 1.5 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.5% had 1 bedroom, 12.4% had 2 bedrooms and 40.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 283 32.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 387 44.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 182 20.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 9 1.0 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 16 1.8 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), 32.3% were owned outright, 44.1% were owned with a mortgage and 20.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 706 80.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 139 15.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 30 3.4 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), of all households, 80.7% were family households, 15.9% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), 16.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.1% 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 Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 330 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 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 Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,080 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.5 -- 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 Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
None 27 3.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 245 28.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 416 47.5 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 161 18.4 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 26 3.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), 28.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 47.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.4% 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 Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 58 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 35 60.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 23 39.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), there were 58 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 35 (or 60.3%) were male and 23 (or 39.7%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Forresters Beach % 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 3.5 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,750 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,750.

Mortgage and rent Forresters Beach % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 75 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Forresters Beach (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $75 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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