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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Sylvania

Code SSC12194 (SSC)
People 9,728
Male 4,610
Female 5,118
Median age 43
Families 2,738
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 3,982
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,421
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $380
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 Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 9,728 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,610 47.4 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,118 52.6 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 101 1.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,728 people in Sylvania (State Suburbs) of these 47.4% were male and 52.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 604 6.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 555 5.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 510 5.2 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 533 5.5 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 505 5.2 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 495 5.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 516 5.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 697 7.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 682 7.0 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 603 6.2 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 614 6.3 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 551 5.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 599 6.2 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 626 6.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 511 5.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 368 3.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 375 3.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 385 4.0 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Sylvania (State Suburbs) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,489 55.7 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 199 2.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 609 7.6 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 683 8.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,083 25.8 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Sylvania (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 55.7% were married and 10.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Sylvania (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,115 56.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 434 5.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,780 37.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Sylvania (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Sylvania (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 173 6.6 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 501 19.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 145 5.5 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 49 1.9 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 388 14.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 113 4.3 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 81 3.1 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 154 5.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 352 13.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 51 1.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 621 23.6 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,628 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Sylvania (State Suburbs) 27.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.5% were in primary school, 22.1% in secondary school and 19.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 7,082 72.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,289 36.0 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 739 8.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 493 5.4 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,623 50.6 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Sylvania (State Suburbs), 50.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 36.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,826 60.4 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,390 29.7 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 271 5.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 191 4.1 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,678 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,678 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sylvania (State Suburbs). Of these 60.4% were employed full time, 29.7% were employed part-time and 4.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 504 11.2 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 484 10.8 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 397 8.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 677 15.1 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,150 47.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Sylvania (State Suburbs), 11.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 610 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,782 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,421 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sylvania (State Suburbs) was $610.

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

Unpaid work Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,573 69.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,315 28.7 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 978 12.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,138 14.1 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Sylvania (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.7% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,732 21.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,989 24.7 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,008 12.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 845 10.5 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sylvania (State Suburbs), 24.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,085 39.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,238 45.2 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 393 14.4 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 21 0.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Sylvania (State Suburbs), 45.2% were couple families with children, 39.6% were couple families without children and 14.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.4 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.6 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Sylvania (State Suburbs) 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,409 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,608 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sylvania (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,608 and those without children was $2,409.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 472 20.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 94 4.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 491 21.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 331 14.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 128 5.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 561 24.2 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 127 5.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 117 5.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Sylvania (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 21.2% 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 Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,558 92.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 271 7.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Sylvania (State Suburbs), 92.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,297 64.5 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 750 21.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 506 14.2 465,189 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 Sylvania (State Suburbs), 64.5% were separate houses, 21.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 19 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 169 4.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 654 18.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,515 42.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,118 31.4 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 83 2.3 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Sylvania (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.7% had 1 bedroom, 18.4% had 2 bedrooms and 42.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,494 42.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,133 31.8 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 730 20.5 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 78 2.2 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 125 3.5 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Sylvania (State Suburbs), 42.0% were owned outright, 31.8% were owned with a mortgage and 20.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,661 74.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 845 23.7 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 56 1.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Sylvania (State Suburbs), of all households, 74.7% were family households, 23.7% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.4 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 16.7 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sylvania (State Suburbs), 22.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 16.7% 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 Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 380 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.2 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.8 -- 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 Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
None 289 8.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,114 31.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,390 39.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 644 18.1 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 121 3.4 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Sylvania (State Suburbs), 31.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.1% 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 Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 99 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 52 52.5 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 47 47.5 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Sylvania (State Suburbs), there were 99 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 52 (or 52.5%) were male and 47 (or 47.5%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Sylvania % 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 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,199 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Sylvania (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,199.

Mortgage and rent Sylvania % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 385 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,250 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Sylvania (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $385 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,250.

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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