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Lower Portland

Code SSC11419 (SSC)
People 552
Male 286
Female 266
Median age 43
Families 162
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 220
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,483
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $185
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.3
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 552 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 286 51.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 266 48.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4 0.7 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 552 people in Lower Portland (State Suburbs) of these 51.8% were male and 48.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 38 6.9 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 48 8.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 30 5.4 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 37 6.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 14 2.5 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 14 2.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 25 4.5 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 46 8.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 43 7.8 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 49 8.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 39 7.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 46 8.3 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 42 7.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 33 6.0 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 20 3.6 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 15 2.7 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4 0.7 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 8 1.5 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Lower Portland (State Suburbs) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 248 56.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 10 2.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 36 8.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 21 4.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 123 28.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Lower Portland (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 56.6% were married and 11.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 68 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Lower Portland (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 231 57.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 48 12.0 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 121 30.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Lower Portland (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 48 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Lower Portland (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 48 years.

Education Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 12 8.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 49 32.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 2.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 10 6.7 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 24 16.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 7 4.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 4 2.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6 4.0 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 5 3.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 5 3.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 25 16.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 150 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Lower Portland (State Suburbs) 27.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 41.1% were in primary school, 22.5% in secondary school and 9.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 459 83.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 97 18.5 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 44 8.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 31 5.9 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 353 67.2 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Lower Portland (State Suburbs), 67.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 171 59.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 80 27.9 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 24 8.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 12 4.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 287 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 287 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Lower Portland (State Suburbs). Of these 59.6% were employed full time, 27.9% were employed part-time and 4.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 29 10.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 26 9.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 26 9.4 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 27 9.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 142 51.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Lower Portland (State Suburbs), 10.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Lower Portland (State Suburbs) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 578 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,381 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,483 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Lower Portland (State Suburbs) was $578.

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

Unpaid work Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 331 76.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 132 30.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 40 9.2 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 60 13.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Lower Portland (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.2% provided care for children and 9.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 77 17.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 143 32.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 51 11.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 60 13.8 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Lower Portland (State Suburbs), 32.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 69 42.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 76 46.9 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 14 8.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 1.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Lower Portland (State Suburbs), 46.9% were couple families with children, 42.6% were couple families without children and 8.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 29.4 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 70.6 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Lower Portland (State Suburbs) 29.4% of single parents were male and 70.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,916 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,083 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lower Portland (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,083 and those without children was $1,916.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 35 24.1 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 7 4.8 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 29 20.0 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 21 14.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 9 6.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 18 12.4 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 15 10.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 11 7.6 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Lower Portland (State Suburbs), of couple families, 24.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 20.0% 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 Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 174 83.7 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 34 16.3 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Lower Portland (State Suburbs), 83.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 168 96.6 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 3.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Lower Portland (State Suburbs), 96.6% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 3.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 2.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 10 5.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 32 18.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 62 35.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 66 37.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Lower Portland (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.7% had 1 bedroom, 18.4% had 2 bedrooms and 35.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 57 32.8 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 92 52.9 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 22 12.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 1.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Lower Portland (State Suburbs), 32.8% were owned outright, 52.9% were owned with a mortgage and 12.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 145 83.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 28 16.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 0 0.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Lower Portland (State Suburbs), of all households, 83.8% were family households, 16.2% were single person households and 0.0% were group households.

Household income Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lower Portland (State Suburbs), 13.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 13.2% 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 Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 185 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.8 -- 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 Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.6 -- 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 Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
None 3 1.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 27 15.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 76 43.4 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 66 37.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3 1.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Lower Portland (State Suburbs), 15.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 43.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 37.7% 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 Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 6 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 0 0.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 6 100.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 10 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Lower Portland (State Suburbs), there were 6 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 0 (or 0.0%) were male and 6 (or 100.0%) were female. The median age was 10 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Lower Portland % 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 0 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 0 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 900 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Lower Portland (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $900.

Mortgage and rent Lower Portland % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 185 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Lower Portland (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $185 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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