2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Gosford

Code SSC11001 (SSC)
People 3,392
Male 1,749
Female 1,643
Median age 34
Families 783
Average children per family 1.4
All private dwellings 2,033
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $1,013
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,570
Median weekly rent $275
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1
Community profile

QuickStats Search

Loading map...
Each of the sections below is expandable. Select once to expand the section and display the hidden content. Select again to collapse the section and hide the content. To access the hidden content within each section, select the section to display the content, then use arrow keys to navigate down to the expanded content.

Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 3,392 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,749 51.6 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,643 48.4 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 78 2.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,392 people in Gosford (State Suburbs) of these 51.6% were male and 48.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population.

Age Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 174 5.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 60 1.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 68 2.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 121 3.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 470 13.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 480 14.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 319 9.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 211 6.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 208 6.1 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 229 6.8 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 249 7.3 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 175 5.2 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 184 5.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 169 5.0 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 97 2.9 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 69 2.0 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 57 1.7 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 51 1.5 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Gosford (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 8.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 847 27.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 155 5.0 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 447 14.5 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 138 4.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,500 48.6 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Gosford (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 27.4% were married and 19.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Gosford (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 697 26.9 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 478 18.4 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,418 54.7 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Gosford (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 26.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 27 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Gosford (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 27 years.

Education Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 32 3.4 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 59 6.2 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 0.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 0.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 55 5.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 7 0.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 10 1.1 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 155 16.4 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 200 21.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 32 3.4 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 388 41.0 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 947 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Gosford (State Suburbs) 27.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 7.3% were in primary school, 7.6% in secondary school and 37.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,157 63.6 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,023 34.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 178 6.0 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 164 5.5 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,615 54.2 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Gosford (State Suburbs), 54.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 34.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,229 64.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 439 22.9 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 106 5.5 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 143 7.5 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,917 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,917 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gosford (State Suburbs). Of these 64.1% were employed full time, 22.9% were employed part-time and 7.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 128 7.2 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 144 8.1 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 170 9.6 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 447 25.2 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 782 44.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Gosford (State Suburbs), 7.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 32 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Gosford (State Suburbs) was 32 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 646 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,275 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,013 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gosford (State Suburbs) was $646.

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

Unpaid work Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,067 66.9 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 536 17.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 229 7.4 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 391 12.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Gosford (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 17.3% provided care for children and 7.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 788 25.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 866 28.0 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 230 7.4 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 184 6.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gosford (State Suburbs), 28.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 442 56.4 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 160 20.4 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 163 20.8 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 19 2.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Gosford (State Suburbs), 20.4% were couple families with children, 56.4% were couple families without children and 20.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 25.9 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 74.1 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Gosford (State Suburbs) 25.9% of single parents were male and 74.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,817 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,874 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gosford (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,874 and those without children was $1,817.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 173 29.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 23 3.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 87 14.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 95 15.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 44 7.4 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 100 16.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 45 7.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 30 5.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Gosford (State Suburbs), of couple families, 29.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 14.6% 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 Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,645 89.7 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 189 10.3 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Gosford (State Suburbs), 89.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 99 6.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 108 6.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,373 83.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Gosford (State Suburbs), 6.0% were separate houses, 6.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 83.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 18 1.1 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 118 7.2 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,047 63.7 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 380 23.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 47 2.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 34 2.1 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gosford (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 7.2% had 1 bedroom, 63.7% had 2 bedrooms and 23.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.2. The average household size was 1.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 202 12.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 288 17.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,111 67.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 0.2 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 39 2.4 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Gosford (State Suburbs), 12.3% were owned outright, 17.5% were owned with a mortgage and 67.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 774 47.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 731 44.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 141 8.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Gosford (State Suburbs), of all households, 47.0% were family households, 44.4% were single person households and 8.6% were group households.

Household income Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gosford (State Suburbs), 27.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.3% 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 Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 275 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 75.7 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 24.3 -- 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 Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,570 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.6 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.4 -- 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 Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
None 345 21.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 863 52.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 330 20.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 50 3.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 57 3.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Gosford (State Suburbs), 52.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 20.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 3.0% 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 Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 78 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 44 56.4 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 34 43.6 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 30 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Gosford (State Suburbs), there were 78 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 44 (or 56.4%) were male and 34 (or 43.6%) were female. The median age was 30 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Gosford % 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 2.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 966 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Gosford (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $966.

Mortgage and rent Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 285 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Gosford (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $285 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

Back to Top