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Penshurst (NSW)

Code SSC11864 (SSC)
People 11,692
Male 5,615
Female 6,077
Median age 37
Families 3,180
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 4,729
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,302
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $340
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 11,692 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,615 48.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,077 52.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 62 0.5 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,692 people in Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 749 6.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 640 5.5 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 676 5.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 676 5.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 783 6.7 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,035 8.9 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 976 8.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 875 7.5 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 821 7.0 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 908 7.8 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 797 6.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 693 5.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 554 4.7 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 410 3.5 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 306 2.6 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 294 2.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 244 2.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 257 2.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,980 51.7 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 241 2.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 776 8.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 547 5.7 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,084 32.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.7% were married and 10.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,630 51.3 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 508 5.6 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,890 43.1 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 164 4.7 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 580 16.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 206 5.9 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 56 1.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 456 13.1 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 200 5.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 91 2.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 297 8.6 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 657 18.9 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 127 3.7 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 639 18.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,473 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs) 29.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.3% were in primary school, 21.5% in secondary school and 27.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 6,193 53.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,693 60.5 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 641 5.8 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 475 4.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,252 29.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), 29.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 60.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,801 61.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,662 26.9 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 343 5.6 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 367 5.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,173 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 6,173 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 61.6% were employed full time, 26.9% were employed part-time and 5.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 511 8.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 590 10.2 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 567 9.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,326 22.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,471 42.6 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), 8.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 593 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,558 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,302 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $593.

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

Unpaid work Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,473 67.2 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,590 26.9 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,099 11.4 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,321 13.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.9% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,201 22.9 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,415 25.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,030 10.7 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 827 8.6 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,041 32.7 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,576 49.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 506 15.9 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 57 1.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), 49.6% were couple families with children, 32.7% were couple families without children and 15.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs) 14.7% of single parents were male and 85.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,105 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,365 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,365 and those without children was $2,105.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 631 24.1 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 111 4.2 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 501 19.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 492 18.8 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 143 5.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 440 16.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 163 6.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 137 5.2 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 24.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 19.1% 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 Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,343 94.7 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 241 5.3 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), 94.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,897 43.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 440 10.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,000 46.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 7 0.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), 43.7% were separate houses, 10.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 46.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.1 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 182 4.2 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,956 45.0 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,390 32.0 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 754 17.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 60 1.4 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 45.0% had 2 bedrooms and 32.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,388 31.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,447 33.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,407 32.4 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 16 0.4 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 87 2.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), 31.9% were owned outright, 33.3% were owned with a mortgage and 32.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,071 70.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,107 25.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 168 3.9 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 70.7% were family households, 25.5% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

Household income Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.9 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), 20.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.9% 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 Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 340 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.1 -- 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 Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.2 -- 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 Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 586 13.5 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,077 47.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,204 27.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 377 8.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 99 2.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), 47.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 27.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.7% 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 Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 62 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 25 40.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 37 59.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 62 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 25 (or 40.3%) were male and 37 (or 59.7%) 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 Penshurst (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 2.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,410 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,410.

Mortgage and rent Penshurst (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 390 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,052 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Penshurst (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $390 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,052.

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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