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Spencer

Code SSC12124 (SSC)
People 515
Male 267
Female 248
Median age 46
Families 106
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 379
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $734
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,400
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 515 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 267 51.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 248 48.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 11 2.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 515 people in Spencer (State Suburbs) of these 51.8% were male and 48.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.1% of the population.

Age Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 25 4.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 28 5.4 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 36 7.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 21 4.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 24 4.7 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 18 3.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 21 4.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 38 7.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 44 8.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 41 7.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 52 10.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 51 9.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 35 6.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 33 6.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 15 2.9 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 18 3.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 8 1.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 8 1.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 46 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Spencer (State Suburbs) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 142 33.3 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 29 6.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 66 15.5 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 28 6.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 161 37.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Spencer (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 33.3% were married and 22.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 62 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 37 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Spencer (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 37 years.

Social marital status Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 112 33.6 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 50 15.0 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 171 51.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Spencer (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 33.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 46 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 50 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Spencer (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 46 years.

Education Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 7 4.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 33 19.8 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 16 9.6 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 3.6 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 1.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 11 6.6 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3 1.8 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 88 52.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 167 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Spencer (State Suburbs) 32.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 19.8% were in primary school, 14.4% in secondary school and 9.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 366 71.2 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 89 20.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 34 7.9 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 21 4.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 289 66.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Spencer (State Suburbs), 66.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 126 57.8 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 60 27.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 24 11.0 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 8 3.7 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 218 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 218 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Spencer (State Suburbs). Of these 57.8% were employed full time, 27.5% were employed part-time and 3.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 18 8.8 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 24 11.7 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 19 9.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 32 15.6 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 94 45.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Spencer (State Suburbs), 8.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 50 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Spencer (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 50 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 440 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,062 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 734 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Spencer (State Suburbs) was $440.

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

Unpaid work Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 289 68.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 84 19.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 58 13.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 84 19.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Spencer (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 19.8% provided care for children and 13.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 64 15.1 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 110 25.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 63 14.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 50 11.8 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Spencer (State Suburbs), 25.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 49 45.8 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 36 33.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 22 20.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Spencer (State Suburbs), 33.6% were couple families with children, 45.8% were couple families without children and 20.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 31.8 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 68.2 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Spencer (State Suburbs) 31.8% of single parents were male and 68.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,062 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,375 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Spencer (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,375 and those without children was $2,062.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 13 15.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 6 7.1 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 12 14.3 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 15 17.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 10 11.9 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 16 19.0 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 6 7.1 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 6 7.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Spencer (State Suburbs), of couple families, 15.5% had both partners employed full-time, 7.1% had both employed part-time and 14.3% 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 Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 195 56.7 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 149 43.3 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Spencer (State Suburbs), 56.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 43.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 184 94.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3 1.5 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 8 4.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Spencer (State Suburbs), 94.4% were separate houses, 1.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 4.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 1.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 26 13.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 61 31.3 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 74 37.9 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 28 14.4 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 1.5 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Spencer (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 13.3% had 1 bedroom, 31.3% had 2 bedrooms and 37.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 73 37.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 72 37.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 36 18.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6 3.1 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 7 3.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Spencer (State Suburbs), 37.6% were owned outright, 37.1% were owned with a mortgage and 18.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 100 51.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 90 46.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3 1.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Spencer (State Suburbs), of all households, 51.8% were family households, 46.6% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 43.6 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.5 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Spencer (State Suburbs), 43.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.5% 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 Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,400 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.0 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 16.0 -- 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 Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
None 14 7.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 87 44.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 64 32.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 24 12.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 7 3.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Spencer (State Suburbs), 44.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.2% 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 Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 17 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 7 41.2 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 10 58.8 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Spencer (State Suburbs), there were 17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 7 (or 41.2%) were male and 10 (or 58.8%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Spencer % 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 3.6 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.5 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 700 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Spencer (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $700.

Mortgage and rent Spencer % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Spencer (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 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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