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Frenchs Forest

Code SSC10917 (SSC)
People 13,192
Male 6,577
Female 6,615
Median age 39
Families 3,757
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 4,468
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $2,135
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,905
Median weekly rent $650
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 13,192 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,577 49.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,615 50.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 35 0.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,192 people in Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,016 7.7 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,117 8.5 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 995 7.5 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 886 6.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 602 4.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 413 3.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 560 4.2 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,028 7.8 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,180 8.9 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,092 8.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 848 6.4 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 772 5.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 687 5.2 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 705 5.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 554 4.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 342 2.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 261 2.0 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 133 1.0 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,423 63.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 171 1.7 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 568 5.6 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 401 4.0 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,499 24.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 63.8% were married and 7.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,073 63.4 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 454 4.7 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,051 31.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 44 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 26 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 44 years.

Education Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 371 9.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 968 23.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 241 5.8 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 276 6.7 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 552 13.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 261 6.3 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 231 5.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 243 5.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 514 12.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 63 1.5 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 408 9.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,128 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs) 31.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.0% were in primary school, 25.3% in secondary school and 18.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 9,319 70.6 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,570 35.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,361 10.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 862 6.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,952 46.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), 46.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 35.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,995 59.0 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,202 32.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 337 5.0 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 232 3.4 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,766 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 6,766 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs). Of these 59.0% were employed full time, 32.5% were employed part-time and 3.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 836 12.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 747 11.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 622 9.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 836 12.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,159 48.3 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), 12.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 734 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,303 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,135 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs) was $734.

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

Unpaid work Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,941 78.9 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,756 37.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,133 11.3 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,310 23.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 37.3% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,356 23.4 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,961 29.4 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,537 15.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,088 10.8 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), 29.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,118 29.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,220 59.1 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 394 10.5 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 24 0.6 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), 59.1% were couple families with children, 29.8% were couple families without children and 10.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,625 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,997 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,997 and those without children was $2,625.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 663 19.9 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 129 3.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 936 28.0 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 508 15.2 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 188 5.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 568 17.0 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 170 5.1 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 177 5.3 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 28.0% 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 Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,173 95.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 213 4.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

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

Dwelling structure Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,035 96.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 96 2.3 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 32 0.8 465,189 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 Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), 96.7% were separate houses, 2.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 26 0.6 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 146 3.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,735 41.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,222 53.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 36 0.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.6% had 1 bedroom, 3.5% had 2 bedrooms and 41.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7. The average household size was 3.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,724 41.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,944 46.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 446 10.7 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6 0.1 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 54 1.3 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), 41.3% were owned outright, 46.6% were owned with a mortgage and 10.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,647 87.4 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 460 11.0 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 65 1.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), of all households, 87.4% were family households, 11.0% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 10.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 27.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), 10.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 27.2% 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 Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 650 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.2 -- 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 Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,905 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.3 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.7 -- 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 Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
None 99 2.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,106 26.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,048 49.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 844 20.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 75 1.8 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), 26.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 49.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.2% 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 Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 34 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 16 47.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 18 52.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 40 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), there were 34 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 16 (or 47.1%) were male and 18 (or 52.9%) were female. The median age was 40 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Frenchs Forest % 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 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,899 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,899.

Mortgage and rent Frenchs Forest % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 425 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Frenchs Forest (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $425 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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