2011 Census QuickStats

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Prestons

Code SSC11909 (SSC)
People 14,420
Male 7,124
Female 7,296
Median age 31
Families 3,792
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 4,087
Average people per household 3.6
Median weekly household income $1,790
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,401
Median weekly rent $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 14,420 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,124 49.4 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,296 50.6 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 127 0.9 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,420 people in Prestons (State Suburbs) of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

Age Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,307 9.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,378 9.6 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,348 9.3 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,062 7.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 914 6.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 968 6.7 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,125 7.8 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,359 9.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,207 8.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,115 7.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 859 6.0 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 584 4.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 414 2.9 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 240 1.7 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 188 1.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 132 0.9 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 101 0.7 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 119 0.8 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Prestons (State Suburbs) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 28.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,280 60.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 307 3.0 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 456 4.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 358 3.4 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,983 28.7 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Prestons (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 60.5% were married and 7.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 48 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Prestons (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,035 60.7 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 431 4.3 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,484 35.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Prestons (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 24 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Prestons (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 317 6.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 894 17.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 430 8.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 382 7.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 517 10.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 431 8.4 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 316 6.1 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 303 5.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 655 12.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 70 1.4 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 840 16.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,155 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Prestons (State Suburbs) 35.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.1% were in primary school, 24.5% in secondary school and 18.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 7,663 53.1 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 9,504 69.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 783 5.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 584 4.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,838 20.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Prestons (State Suburbs), 20.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 69.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,753 67.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,569 22.2 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 404 5.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 345 4.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,071 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 7,071 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Prestons (State Suburbs). Of these 67.2% were employed full time, 22.2% were employed part-time and 4.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 489 7.3 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 498 7.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 579 8.6 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,672 24.9 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,083 45.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Prestons (State Suburbs), 7.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Prestons (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 658 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,758 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,790 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Prestons (State Suburbs) was $658.

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

Unpaid work Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,905 66.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,756 36.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,067 10.3 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,143 11.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Prestons (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 36.2% provided care for children and 10.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,360 22.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,508 24.2 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,093 10.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 943 9.1 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Prestons (State Suburbs), 24.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 734 19.4 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,562 67.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 470 12.4 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 26 0.7 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Prestons (State Suburbs), 67.6% were couple families with children, 19.4% were couple families without children and 12.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 12.6 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 87.4 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Prestons (State Suburbs) 12.6% of single parents were male and 87.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,134 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,270 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Prestons (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,270 and those without children was $2,134.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,049 31.9 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 78 2.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 646 19.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 626 19.0 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 131 4.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 362 11.0 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 228 6.9 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 172 5.2 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Prestons (State Suburbs), of couple families, 31.9% had both partners employed full-time, 2.4% had both employed part-time and 19.6% 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 Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,906 97.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 104 2.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Prestons (State Suburbs), 97.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 2.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,277 83.9 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 623 15.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3 0.1 465,189 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 Prestons (State Suburbs), 83.9% were separate houses, 15.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.1 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 28 0.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 126 3.2 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 898 23.0 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,800 71.7 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 49 1.3 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Prestons (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.7% had 1 bedroom, 3.2% had 2 bedrooms and 23.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.8. The average household size was 3.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 661 16.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,569 65.8 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 569 14.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 37 0.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 69 1.8 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Prestons (State Suburbs), 16.9% were owned outright, 65.8% were owned with a mortgage and 14.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,543 90.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 322 8.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 42 1.1 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Prestons (State Suburbs), of all households, 90.7% were family households, 8.2% were single person households and 1.1% were group households.

Household income Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 11.6 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.6 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Prestons (State Suburbs), 11.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.6% 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 Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 400 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.2 -- 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 Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,401 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 72.1 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 27.9 -- 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 Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
None 109 2.8 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 914 23.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,847 47.3 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 937 24.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 98 2.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Prestons (State Suburbs), 23.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 47.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.0% 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 Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 127 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 70 55.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 57 44.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 15 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Prestons (State Suburbs), there were 127 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 70 (or 55.1%) were male and 57 (or 44.9%) were female. The median age was 15 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Prestons % 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 3.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,781 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Prestons (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.7, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,781.

Mortgage and rent Prestons % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 277 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,708 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Prestons (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $277 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,708.

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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