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North Rocks

Code SSC11757 (SSC)
People 7,625
Male 3,761
Female 3,864
Median age 40
Families 2,210
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,676
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $1,891
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $450
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 7,625 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,761 49.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,864 50.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 23 0.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,625 people in North Rocks (State Suburbs) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 493 6.5 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 493 6.5 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 509 6.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 514 6.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 412 5.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 306 4.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 410 5.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 553 7.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 571 7.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 559 7.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 545 7.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 471 6.2 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 558 7.3 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 495 6.5 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 309 4.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 161 2.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 121 1.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 144 1.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in North Rocks (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.2% of the population.

Registered marital status North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,773 61.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 103 1.7 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 329 5.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 340 5.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,581 25.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in North Rocks (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 61.6% were married and 7.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in North Rocks (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,588 62.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 238 4.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,912 33.3 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In North Rocks (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in North Rocks (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 168 7.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 449 20.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 171 7.8 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 36 1.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 344 15.6 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 136 6.2 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 95 4.3 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 144 6.5 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 380 17.2 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 35 1.6 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 245 11.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,203 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In North Rocks (State Suburbs) 28.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.7% were in primary school, 26.1% in secondary school and 23.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 5,010 65.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,305 45.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 532 7.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 365 5.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,123 42.6 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In North Rocks (State Suburbs), 42.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 45.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,410 61.3 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,170 29.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 196 5.0 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 157 4.0 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,933 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 3,933 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in North Rocks (State Suburbs). Of these 61.3% were employed full time, 29.7% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 424 11.2 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 400 10.6 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 349 9.2 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 603 16.0 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,806 47.8 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in North Rocks (State Suburbs), 11.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in North Rocks (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 678 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,004 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,891 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in North Rocks (State Suburbs) was $678.

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

Unpaid work North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,682 76.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,030 33.1 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 742 12.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,333 21.8 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In North Rocks (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, 33.1% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,422 23.2 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,703 27.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 845 13.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 713 11.6 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in North Rocks (State Suburbs), 27.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 751 34.0 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,208 54.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 225 10.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 26 1.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in North Rocks (State Suburbs), 54.7% were couple families with children, 34.0% were couple families without children and 10.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In North Rocks (State Suburbs) 18.7% of single parents were male and 81.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,364 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,781 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Rocks (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,781 and those without children was $2,364.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 427 21.8 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 82 4.2 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 424 21.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 347 17.7 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 105 5.4 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 355 18.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 111 5.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 110 5.6 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In North Rocks (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 21.6% 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 North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,501 95.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 122 4.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In North Rocks (State Suburbs), 95.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,302 92.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 185 7.4 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 14 0.6 465,189 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 North Rocks (State Suburbs), 92.0% were separate houses, 7.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 20 0.8 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 108 4.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,053 42.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,294 51.7 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 20 0.8 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In North Rocks (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.8% had 1 bedroom, 4.3% had 2 bedrooms and 42.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,133 45.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,045 41.8 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 279 11.2 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 0.4 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 34 1.4 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in North Rocks (State Suburbs), 45.3% were owned outright, 41.8% were owned with a mortgage and 11.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,142 85.6 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 331 13.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 29 1.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In North Rocks (State Suburbs), of all households, 85.6% were family households, 13.2% were single person households and 1.2% were group households.

Household income North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 11.4 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 21.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Rocks (State Suburbs), 11.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 21.1% 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 North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 450 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.7 -- 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 North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.0 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.0 -- 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 North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
None 71 2.8 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 650 26.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,250 50.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 491 19.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 40 1.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In North Rocks (State Suburbs), 26.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 50.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.6% 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 North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 25 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 11 44.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 14 56.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in North Rocks (State Suburbs), there were 25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 11 (or 44.0%) were male and 14 (or 56.0%) were female. The median age was 27 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics North Rocks % 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 4 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,699 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In North Rocks (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,699.

Mortgage and rent North Rocks % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 460 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In North Rocks (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $460 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

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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