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Loftus

Code SSC11397 (SSC)
People 4,016
Male 2,005
Female 2,011
Median age 39
Families 1,128
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 1,435
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,671
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,492
Median weekly rent $390
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 4,016 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,005 49.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,011 50.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 28 0.7 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,016 people in Loftus (State Suburbs) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 299 7.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 354 8.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 275 6.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 252 6.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 208 5.2 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 159 4.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 206 5.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 329 8.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 346 8.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 294 7.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 213 5.3 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 215 5.4 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 217 5.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 207 5.2 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 165 4.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 124 3.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 96 2.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 57 1.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Loftus (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,858 60.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 55 1.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 179 5.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 187 6.1 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 808 26.2 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Loftus (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 60.2% were married and 7.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Loftus (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,752 60.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 153 5.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,012 34.7 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Loftus (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Loftus (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 110 8.7 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 333 26.2 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 87 6.8 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 18 1.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 204 16.1 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 72 5.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 15 1.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 87 6.8 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 157 12.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 24 1.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 164 12.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,271 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Loftus (State Suburbs) 31.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.5% were in primary school, 22.8% in secondary school and 19.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 3,439 85.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 670 17.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 333 8.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 195 5.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,690 69.2 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Loftus (State Suburbs), 69.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,149 56.0 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 687 33.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 140 6.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 77 3.8 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,053 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,053 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Loftus (State Suburbs). Of these 56.0% were employed full time, 33.5% were employed part-time and 3.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 233 11.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 252 12.7 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 205 10.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 330 16.6 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 822 41.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Loftus (State Suburbs), 11.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Loftus (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 655 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,915 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,671 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Loftus (State Suburbs) was $655.

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

Unpaid work Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,407 77.9 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,120 36.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 396 12.8 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 691 22.4 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Loftus (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 36.3% provided care for children and 12.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 651 21.1 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 862 27.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 500 16.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 392 12.7 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Loftus (State Suburbs), 27.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 16.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 359 31.9 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 615 54.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 145 12.9 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 8 0.7 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Loftus (State Suburbs), 54.6% were couple families with children, 31.9% were couple families without children and 12.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.4 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.6 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Loftus (State Suburbs) 21.4% of single parents were male and 78.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,325 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,650 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Loftus (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,650 and those without children was $2,325.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 152 15.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 39 4.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 294 30.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 144 14.8 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 52 5.3 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 178 18.3 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 69 7.1 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 44 4.5 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Loftus (State Suburbs), of couple families, 15.6% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 30.2% 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 Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,353 95.6 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 63 4.4 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Loftus (State Suburbs), 95.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,206 89.1 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 145 10.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3 0.2 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Loftus (State Suburbs), 89.1% were separate houses, 10.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 13 1.0 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 136 10.0 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 698 51.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 491 36.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 16 1.2 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Loftus (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.0% had 1 bedroom, 10.0% had 2 bedrooms and 51.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 605 44.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 606 44.7 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 119 8.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.2 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 22 1.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Loftus (State Suburbs), 44.6% were owned outright, 44.7% were owned with a mortgage and 8.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,106 81.6 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 232 17.1 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 18 1.3 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Loftus (State Suburbs), of all households, 81.6% were family households, 17.1% were single person households and 1.3% were group households.

Household income Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Loftus (State Suburbs), 17.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 17.8% 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 Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 390 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.0 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.0 -- 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 Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,492 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.9 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.1 -- 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 Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
None 54 4.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 431 31.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 596 44.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 244 18.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 29 2.1 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Loftus (State Suburbs), 31.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 44.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.0% 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 Loftus % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 26 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 11 42.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 15 57.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 40 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Loftus (State Suburbs), there were 26 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 11 (or 42.3%) were male and 15 (or 57.7%) 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 Loftus % 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 2.5 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,812 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Loftus (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,812.

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

In Loftus (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 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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