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Palm Beach (NSW)

Code SSC11833 (SSC)
People 1,596
Male 800
Female 796
Median age 53
Families 434
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,095
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,865
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,000
Median weekly rent $450
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 1,596 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 800 50.1 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 796 49.9 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 9 0.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,596 people in Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 79 4.9 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 74 4.6 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 73 4.6 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 71 4.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 72 4.5 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 34 2.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 51 3.2 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 67 4.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 87 5.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 116 7.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 112 7.0 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 139 8.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 167 10.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 183 11.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 114 7.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 69 4.3 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 46 2.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 45 2.8 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 53 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 53 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 28.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 797 58.0 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 40 2.9 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 127 9.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 85 6.2 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 324 23.6 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 58.0% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 62 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 57 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 59 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 62 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 626 56.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 101 9.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 380 34.3 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 60 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 50 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 47 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 60 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 50 years.

Education Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 27 6.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 56 13.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6 1.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 28 6.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 40 9.3 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 11 2.6 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 25 5.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 21 4.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 60 14.0 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 8 1.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 146 34.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 428 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs) 27.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.0% were in primary school, 17.8% in secondary school and 18.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 1,173 73.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 356 24.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 163 11.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 108 7.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 843 57.3 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), 57.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 24.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 392 50.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 307 39.6 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 42 5.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 34 4.4 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 775 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 775 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 50.6% were employed full time, 39.6% were employed part-time and 4.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 116 15.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 109 14.7 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 81 10.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 50 6.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 340 45.8 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), 15.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 14.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 49 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 53 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 49 years and for people who were employed part-time was 53 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 890 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,224 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,865 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $890.

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

Unpaid work Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,021 74.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 357 26.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 198 14.4 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 341 24.8 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.0% provided care for children and 14.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 296 21.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 367 26.7 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 211 15.4 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 152 11.1 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), 26.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 229 52.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 156 35.9 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 46 10.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 0.7 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), 35.9% were couple families with children, 52.8% were couple families without children and 10.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.1 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.9 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs) 19.1% of single parents were male and 80.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,461 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,531 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,531 and those without children was $2,461.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 48 12.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 21 5.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 83 21.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 61 15.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 27 7.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 84 21.9 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 18 4.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 42 10.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 12.5% had both partners employed full-time, 5.5% 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 Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 580 55.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 458 44.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), 55.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 44.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 440 76.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 109 18.8 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 27 4.7 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.5 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), 76.0% were separate houses, 18.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.7 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 19 3.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 95 16.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 214 37.0 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 239 41.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 8 1.4 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 16.4% had 2 bedrooms and 37.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 278 48.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 130 22.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 147 25.4 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 1.2 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 17 2.9 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), 48.0% were owned outright, 22.5% were owned with a mortgage and 25.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 421 72.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 149 25.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 11 1.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 72.5% were family households, 25.6% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 15.4 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 21.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), 15.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 21.3% 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 Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 450 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.6 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.4 -- 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 Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 3,000 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.1 -- 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 Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 14 2.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 206 35.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 256 44.2 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 84 14.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 19 3.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), 35.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 44.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.5% 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 Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 8 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 5 62.5 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 3 37.5 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 9 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 8 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 5 (or 62.5%) were male and 3 (or 37.5%) were female. The median age was 9 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Palm Beach (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 4 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 3,750 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $3,750.

Mortgage and rent Palm Beach (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 780 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Palm Beach (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $780 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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