2011 Census QuickStats

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Leichhardt (NSW)

Code SSC11351 (SSC)
People 13,520
Male 6,335
Female 7,185
Median age 36
Families 3,488
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 6,172
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,924
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,817
Median weekly rent $460
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 13,520 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,335 46.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,185 53.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 191 1.4 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,520 people in Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 46.9% were male and 53.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,205 8.9 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 669 4.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 382 2.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 402 3.0 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 836 6.2 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,192 8.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,542 11.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,639 12.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,294 9.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 909 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 719 5.3 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 677 5.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 594 4.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 429 3.2 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 315 2.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 287 2.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 209 1.5 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 219 1.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,418 39.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 286 2.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,063 9.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 509 4.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,992 44.3 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 39.2% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 32 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 41 years and the median age of people never married was 32 years.

Social marital status Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,035 40.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,551 15.5 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,439 44.3 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 41 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 41 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 244 6.8 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 548 15.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 153 4.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 63 1.8 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 202 5.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 105 2.9 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 61 1.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 313 8.8 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 959 26.9 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 127 3.6 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 794 22.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,569 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs) 26.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.4% were in primary school, 10.3% in secondary school and 35.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 8,791 65.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,294 41.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,268 10.0 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 790 6.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,315 42.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), 42.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,457 67.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,913 23.6 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 399 4.9 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 320 4.0 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 8,089 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 8,089 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 67.5% were employed full time, 23.6% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 591 7.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 641 8.2 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 677 8.7 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,231 15.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,222 54.3 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), 7.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 54.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 942 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,415 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,924 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $942.

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

Unpaid work Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,611 76.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,067 27.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,078 9.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,867 16.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.2% provided care for children and 9.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,331 29.6 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,387 30.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,128 10.0 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 762 6.8 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), 30.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,395 40.0 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,469 42.1 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 511 14.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 113 3.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), 42.1% were couple families with children, 40.0% were couple families without children and 14.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs) 14.5% of single parents were male and 85.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 3,023 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,143 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,143 and those without children was $3,023.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 944 32.9 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 98 3.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 675 23.5 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 417 14.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 102 3.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 248 8.6 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 218 7.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 167 5.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 32.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 23.5% 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 Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,443 92.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 441 7.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), 92.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,225 40.9 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,880 34.5 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,292 23.7 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 42 0.8 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), 40.9% were separate houses, 34.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 23.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 78 1.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 533 9.8 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,327 42.8 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,943 35.7 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 455 8.4 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 106 1.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 9.8% had 1 bedroom, 42.8% had 2 bedrooms and 35.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.4. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,242 22.8 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,908 35.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,167 39.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 17 0.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 108 2.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), 22.8% were owned outright, 35.1% were owned with a mortgage and 39.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,444 63.3 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,505 27.7 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 494 9.1 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 63.3% were family households, 27.7% were single person households and 9.1% were group households.

Household income Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.3 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 24.9 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), 16.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 24.9% 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 Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 460 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.1 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.9 -- 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 Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,817 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.2 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.8 -- 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 Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 892 16.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,637 48.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,518 27.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 267 4.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 127 2.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), 48.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 27.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.9% 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 Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 192 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 86 44.8 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 106 55.2 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 192 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 86 (or 44.8%) were male and 106 (or 55.2%) were female. The median age was 28 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Leichhardt (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 2.6 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,047 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,047.

Mortgage and rent Leichhardt (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 330 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,850 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Leichhardt (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $330 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,850.

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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