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Lewisham (NSW)

Code SSC11360 (SSC)
People 2,927
Male 1,397
Female 1,530
Median age 38
Families 693
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 1,293
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,698
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $360
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 2,927 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,397 47.7 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,530 52.3 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 31 1.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,927 people in Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

Age Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 207 7.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 107 3.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 115 3.9 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 135 4.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 200 6.8 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 232 7.9 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 257 8.8 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 299 10.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 241 8.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 206 7.0 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 209 7.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 169 5.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 140 4.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 108 3.7 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 92 3.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 69 2.4 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 68 2.3 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 73 2.5 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 901 36.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 56 2.2 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 207 8.3 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 136 5.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,189 47.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 36.2% were married and 10.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 32 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 32 years.

Social marital status Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 793 38.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 326 15.8 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 950 45.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 38.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 50 5.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 98 10.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 32 3.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 7 0.7 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 41 4.3 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 41 4.3 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 27 2.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 89 9.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 239 25.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 29 3.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 300 31.5 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 953 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs) 32.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 14.4% were in primary school, 11.4% in secondary school and 34.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 1,812 61.9 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,093 41.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 213 8.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 168 6.4 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,154 43.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), 43.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,008 62.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 427 26.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 81 5.0 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 96 6.0 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,612 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 1,612 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 62.5% were employed full time, 26.5% were employed part-time and 6.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 139 9.2 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 143 9.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 144 9.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 262 17.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 746 49.2 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), 9.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 787 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,292 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,698 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $787.

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

Unpaid work Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,786 71.8 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 561 22.5 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 237 9.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 478 19.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.5% provided care for children and 9.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 646 26.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 721 29.0 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 246 9.9 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 173 7.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), 29.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 287 41.4 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 289 41.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 99 14.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 18 2.6 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), 41.7% were couple families with children, 41.4% were couple families without children and 14.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.8 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.2 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs) 15.8% of single parents were male and 84.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,684 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,281 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,281 and those without children was $2,684.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 185 32.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 25 4.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 126 22.0 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 81 14.1 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 15 2.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 68 11.9 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 42 7.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 31 5.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 32.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 22.0% 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 Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,095 91.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 104 8.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), 91.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 518 47.3 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 185 16.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 375 34.2 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.3 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), 47.3% were separate houses, 16.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 34.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 16 1.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 159 14.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 404 36.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 329 30.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 173 15.8 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 13 1.2 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 14.5% had 1 bedroom, 36.9% had 2 bedrooms and 30.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 306 28.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 349 31.9 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 411 37.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 12 1.1 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 16 1.5 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), 28.0% were owned outright, 31.9% were owned with a mortgage and 37.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 679 62.1 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 328 30.0 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 86 7.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 62.1% were family households, 30.0% were single person households and 7.9% were group households.

Household income Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.1 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 22.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), 19.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 22.2% 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 Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 360 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.7 -- 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 Lewisham (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 -- 92.3 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 200 18.3 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 564 51.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 241 22.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 60 5.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 30 2.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), 51.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 22.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 5.5% 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 Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 32 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 13 40.6 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 19 59.4 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 39 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 32 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 13 (or 40.6%) were male and 19 (or 59.4%) were female. The median age was 39 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Lewisham (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 2.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,125 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,125.

Mortgage and rent Lewisham (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 300 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Lewisham (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 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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