2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Prospect (NSW)

Code SSC11913 (SSC)
People 4,621
Male 2,302
Female 2,319
Median age 35
Families 1,309
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,566
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $1,594
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,082
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 4,621 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,302 49.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,319 50.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 50 1.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,621 people in Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

Age Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 337 7.3 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 319 6.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 290 6.3 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 314 6.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 326 7.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 333 7.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 330 7.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 350 7.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 313 6.8 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 336 7.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 355 7.7 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 343 7.4 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 255 5.5 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 179 3.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 96 2.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 69 1.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 42 0.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 33 0.7 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,075 56.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 102 2.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 228 6.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 128 3.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,140 31.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 56.5% were married and 8.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 71 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,986 57.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 176 5.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,307 37.7 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 72 5.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 239 17.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 134 9.9 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 25 1.8 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 182 13.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 115 8.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 22 1.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 99 7.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 168 12.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 39 2.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 258 19.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,353 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.3% were in primary school, 23.6% in secondary school and 19.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,864 62.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,312 53.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 290 6.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 213 4.9 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,539 35.3 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), 35.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 53.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,660 66.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 570 22.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 144 5.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 134 5.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,508 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,508 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 66.2% were employed full time, 22.7% were employed part-time and 5.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 188 7.9 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 173 7.3 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 206 8.7 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 558 23.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,103 46.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), 7.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 655 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,658 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,594 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $655.

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

Unpaid work Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,511 68.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,041 28.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 416 11.3 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 414 11.3 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.3% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 853 23.2 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 900 24.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 393 10.7 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 368 10.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 387 29.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 716 54.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 183 14.0 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 23 1.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), 54.7% were couple families with children, 29.6% were couple families without children and 14.0% were one parent families.

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

In Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs) 17.0% of single parents were male and 83.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,160 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,291 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,291 and those without children was $2,160.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 318 28.8 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 29 2.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 210 19.0 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 205 18.6 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 57 5.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 152 13.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 71 6.4 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 61 5.5 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 28.8% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 19.0% 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 Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,452 94.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 78 5.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), 94.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,384 95.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 56 3.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 11 0.8 465,189 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 Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), 95.4% were separate houses, 3.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 10 0.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 71 4.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 786 54.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 566 39.0 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 16 1.1 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.7% had 1 bedroom, 4.9% had 2 bedrooms and 54.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 3.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 505 34.8 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 659 45.4 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 253 17.4 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 0.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 29 2.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), 34.8% were owned outright, 45.4% were owned with a mortgage and 17.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,242 85.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 182 12.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 29 2.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 85.5% were family households, 12.5% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.9 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 14.5 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), 14.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 14.5% 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 Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.7 -- 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 Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,082 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.5 -- 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 Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 53 3.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 396 27.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 610 42.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 360 24.8 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 31 2.1 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), 27.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.8% 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 Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 51 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 28 54.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 23 45.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 16 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 51 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 28 (or 54.9%) were male and 23 (or 45.1%) were female. The median age was 16 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Prospect (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 3.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 825 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $825.

Mortgage and rent Prospect (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 260 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Prospect (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $260 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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