2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Macquarie Fields

Code SSC11434 (SSC)
People 13,170
Male 6,345
Female 6,825
Median age 33
Families 3,515
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 4,722
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $989
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,690
Median weekly rent $213
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 13,170 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,345 48.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,825 51.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 519 3.9 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,170 people in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs) of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.9% of the population.

Age Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,000 7.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,045 7.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,016 7.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,097 8.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 930 7.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 838 6.4 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 882 6.7 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 931 7.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 853 6.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 907 6.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 875 6.6 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 808 6.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 733 5.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 526 4.0 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 346 2.6 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 184 1.4 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 124 0.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 76 0.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,565 45.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 384 3.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 960 9.5 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 484 4.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,712 36.7 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.2% were married and 13.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 70 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,317 45.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 563 5.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,696 49.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 223 5.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 997 22.8 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 98 2.2 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 87 2.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 873 20.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 88 2.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 69 1.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 417 9.5 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 401 9.2 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 67 1.5 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,048 24.0 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,368 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs) 33.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.0% were in primary school, 23.5% in secondary school and 18.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 7,821 59.4 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,290 51.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 802 6.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 478 3.9 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,601 37.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), 37.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 51.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,350 60.0 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,359 24.4 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 316 5.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 554 9.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,579 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,579 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs). Of these 60.0% were employed full time, 24.4% were employed part-time and 9.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 437 8.7 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 424 8.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 501 10.0 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,398 27.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,951 38.8 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), 8.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 425 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,097 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 989 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs) was $425.

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

Unpaid work Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,204 61.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,789 27.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,247 12.3 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,049 10.4 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.6% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,021 20.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,117 21.0 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,015 10.0 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,049 10.4 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), 21.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 856 24.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,624 46.2 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 962 27.4 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 74 2.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), 46.2% were couple families with children, 24.3% were couple families without children and 27.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs) 15.5% of single parents were male and 84.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,845 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,935 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,935 and those without children was $1,845.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 493 19.9 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 64 2.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 346 14.0 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 580 23.4 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 176 7.1 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 538 21.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 135 5.4 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 146 5.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.9% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 14.0% 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 Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,398 95.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 207 4.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), 95.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,244 73.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,040 23.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 109 2.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), 73.7% were separate houses, 23.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 17 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 65 1.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 661 15.0 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,697 61.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 833 18.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 127 2.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.5% had 1 bedroom, 15.0% had 2 bedrooms and 61.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 899 20.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,564 35.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,760 40.0 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 21 0.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 157 3.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), 20.4% were owned outright, 35.5% were owned with a mortgage and 40.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,357 76.3 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 948 21.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 96 2.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), of all households, 76.3% were family households, 21.5% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.3 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), 29.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.1% 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 Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 213 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.0 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.0 -- 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 Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,690 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.5 -- 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 Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
None 586 13.3 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,919 43.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,198 27.2 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 470 10.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 227 5.2 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), 43.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 27.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.7% 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 Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 518 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 242 46.7 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 276 53.3 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), there were 518 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 242 (or 46.7%) were male and 276 (or 53.3%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Macquarie Fields % 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 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 719 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $719.

Mortgage and rent Macquarie Fields % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 167 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Macquarie Fields (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $167 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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