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Watsons Bay

Code SSC12436 (SSC)
People 918
Male 477
Female 441
Median age 35
Families 182
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 345
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $2,166
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,100
Median weekly rent $400
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 Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 918 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 477 52.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 441 48.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 0 0.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 918 people in Watsons Bay (State Suburbs) of these 52.0% were male and 48.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.0% of the population.

Age Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 53 5.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 73 7.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 49 5.3 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 77 8.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 122 13.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 36 3.9 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 42 4.6 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 59 6.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 79 8.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 57 6.2 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 59 6.4 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 45 4.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 48 5.2 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 27 2.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 31 3.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 15 1.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 19 2.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 29 3.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Watsons Bay (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 336 44.9 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 6 0.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 47 6.3 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 42 5.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 318 42.5 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Watsons Bay (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.9% were married and 7.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Watsons Bay (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 265 53.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 39 7.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 191 38.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Watsons Bay (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 14 4.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 17 5.2 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 24 7.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 39 11.9 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3 0.9 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.9 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 33 10.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6 1.8 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 38 11.6 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 18 5.5 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 134 40.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 329 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Watsons Bay (State Suburbs) 35.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.2% were in primary school, 11.8% in secondary school and 14.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 586 63.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 257 32.5 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 99 12.5 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 65 8.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 370 46.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), 46.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 306 65.5 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 121 25.9 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 25 5.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 15 3.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 467 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 467 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Watsons Bay (State Suburbs). Of these 65.5% were employed full time, 25.9% were employed part-time and 3.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 51 11.3 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 38 8.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 30 6.7 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 46 10.2 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 257 57.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), 11.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 57.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 35 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Watsons Bay (State Suburbs) was 35 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 928 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,788 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,166 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Watsons Bay (State Suburbs) was $928.

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

Unpaid work Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 498 66.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 185 24.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 79 10.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 174 23.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.6% provided care for children and 10.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 192 25.6 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 176 23.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 75 10.0 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 54 7.2 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), 23.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 64 35.4 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 92 50.8 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 21 11.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 4 2.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), 50.8% were couple families with children, 35.4% were couple families without children and 11.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Watsons Bay (State Suburbs) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 3,083 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,575 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,575 and those without children was $3,083.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 33 21.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 4 2.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 34 21.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 32 20.4 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 16 10.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 24 15.3 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 6 3.8 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 8 5.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.0% had both partners employed full-time, 2.5% had both employed part-time and 21.7% 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 Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 265 84.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 50 15.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), 84.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 132 50.2 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 40 15.2 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 88 33.5 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 1.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), 50.2% were separate houses, 15.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 33.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 20 7.6 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 86 32.7 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 79 30.0 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 70 26.6 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 8 3.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 7.6% had 1 bedroom, 32.7% had 2 bedrooms and 30.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 105 39.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 64 24.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 70 26.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 13 4.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 11 4.2 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), 39.9% were owned outright, 24.3% were owned with a mortgage and 26.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 179 67.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 82 31.1 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3 1.1 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), of all households, 67.8% were family households, 31.1% were single person households and 1.1% were group households.

Household income Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 28.7 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), 14.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 28.7% 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 Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 400 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.0 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.0 -- 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 Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 3,100 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.5 -- 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 Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
None 25 9.5 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 98 37.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 92 35.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 38 14.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 9 3.4 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), 37.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.5% 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 Watsons Bay % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 0 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 0 0.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 0 0.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 0 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), there were 0 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 0 (or 0.0%) were male and 0 (or 0.0%) were female. The median age was 0 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Watsons Bay % 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 0 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 0 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 0 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

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

In Watsons Bay (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 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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