2011 Census QuickStats

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Kensington (NSW)

Code SSC11229 (SSC)
People 12,776
Male 6,460
Female 6,316
Median age 28
Families 2,364
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 4,698
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,498
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $435
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 12,776 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,460 50.6 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,316 49.4 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 76 0.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,776 people in Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 545 4.3 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 412 3.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 386 3.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,240 9.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,770 21.7 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,602 12.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,136 8.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 776 6.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 699 5.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 594 4.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 529 4.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 384 3.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 409 3.2 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 326 2.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 292 2.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 242 1.9 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 219 1.7 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 213 1.7 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 28 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 28 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 10.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,515 30.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 182 1.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 513 4.5 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 322 2.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,898 60.3 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 30.8% were married and 6.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,025 37.7 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 765 9.5 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,244 52.8 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 37.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 131 2.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 254 4.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 123 2.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 132 2.2 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 116 1.9 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 121 2.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 143 2.3 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 224 3.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,661 59.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 134 2.2 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,095 17.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,134 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs) 48.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 8.3% were in primary school, 6.2% in secondary school and 63.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 5,838 45.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,065 60.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 729 6.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 529 4.5 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,341 28.6 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), 28.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 60.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,607 57.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,810 28.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 312 5.0 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 574 9.1 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,303 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,303 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 57.2% were employed full time, 28.7% were employed part-time and 9.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 805 14.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 580 10.1 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 429 7.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 909 15.9 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,703 47.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), 14.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 35 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 27 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 35 years and for people who were employed part-time was 27 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 500 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,960 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,498 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $500.

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

Unpaid work Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,126 62.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,806 15.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 825 7.2 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,194 19.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 15.8% provided care for children and 7.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,424 30.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,507 21.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 721 6.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 476 4.2 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), 21.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,024 43.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 920 38.9 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 300 12.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 119 5.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), 38.9% were couple families with children, 43.3% were couple families without children and 12.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs) 13.5% of single parents were male and 86.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,335 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,173 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,173 and those without children was $2,335.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 574 29.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 72 3.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 324 16.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 325 16.7 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 120 6.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 307 15.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 101 5.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 122 6.3 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 29.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 16.7% 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 Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,018 93.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 296 6.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), 93.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,002 25.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 206 5.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,774 69.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 31 0.8 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), 25.0% were separate houses, 5.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 69.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 59 1.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 587 14.6 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,792 44.7 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 927 23.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 581 14.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 67 1.7 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 14.6% had 1 bedroom, 44.7% had 2 bedrooms and 23.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 989 24.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 827 20.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,092 52.1 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 13 0.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 93 2.3 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), 24.6% were owned outright, 20.6% were owned with a mortgage and 52.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,314 57.6 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,070 26.7 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 631 15.7 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 57.6% were family households, 26.7% were single person households and 15.7% were group households.

Household income Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.9 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), 20.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 17.2% 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 Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 435 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 74.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 25.1 -- 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 Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 827 20.6 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,869 46.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 975 24.3 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 235 5.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 109 2.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), 46.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 24.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 5.9% 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 Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 77 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 49 63.6 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 28 36.4 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 77 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 49 (or 63.6%) were male and 28 (or 36.4%) 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 Kensington (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 2.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,208 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,208.

Mortgage and rent Kensington (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 480 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Kensington (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $480 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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