2011 Census QuickStats

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Waverley (NSW)

Code SSC12444 (SSC)
People 4,253
Male 1,949
Female 2,304
Median age 38
Families 906
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 1,862
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,724
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,000
Median weekly rent $461
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 4,253 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,949 45.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,304 54.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 30 0.7 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,253 people in Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 45.8% were male and 54.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 308 7.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 213 5.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 158 3.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 185 4.3 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 198 4.7 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 310 7.3 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 423 9.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 400 9.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 360 8.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 286 6.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 195 4.6 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 188 4.4 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 182 4.3 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 146 3.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 137 3.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 137 3.2 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 147 3.5 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 282 6.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,216 34.1 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 83 2.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 346 9.7 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 333 9.3 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,592 44.6 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 34.1% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 55 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 59 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 85 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 32 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 32 years.

Social marital status Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,014 36.9 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 395 14.4 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,339 48.7 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 36.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 79 5.9 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 143 10.6 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 54 4.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 46 3.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 37 2.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 59 4.4 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 122 9.1 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 77 5.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 200 14.9 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 35 2.6 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 492 36.6 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,344 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs) 31.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 18.1% were in primary school, 16.2% in secondary school and 20.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,371 55.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,726 46.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 347 9.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 256 6.9 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,408 37.7 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), 37.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 46.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,396 67.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 499 24.0 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 105 5.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 76 3.7 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,076 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,076 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 67.2% were employed full time, 24.0% were employed part-time and 3.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 151 7.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 191 9.6 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 160 8.0 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 246 12.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,147 57.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), 7.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 57.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 838 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,490 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,724 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $838.

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

Unpaid work Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,272 63.6 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 818 22.9 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 326 9.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 561 15.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.9% provided care for children and 9.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 980 27.4 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 828 23.2 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 258 7.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 207 5.8 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), 23.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 342 37.7 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 384 42.3 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 165 18.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 16 1.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), 42.3% were couple families with children, 37.7% were couple families without children and 18.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.9 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.1 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs) 15.9% of single parents were male and 84.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,989 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,180 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,180 and those without children was $2,989.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 212 29.1 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 27 3.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 169 23.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 126 17.3 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 27 3.7 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 68 9.3 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 50 6.9 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 49 6.7 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 29.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 23.2% 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 Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,564 90.7 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 160 9.3 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), 90.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 277 17.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 406 26.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 859 55.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 18 1.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), 17.7% were separate houses, 26.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 55.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 30 1.9 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 296 18.9 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 670 42.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 319 20.4 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 215 13.8 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 33 2.1 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 18.9% had 1 bedroom, 42.9% had 2 bedrooms and 20.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 410 26.2 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 409 26.2 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 694 44.4 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6 0.4 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 43 2.8 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), 26.2% were owned outright, 26.2% were owned with a mortgage and 44.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 900 57.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 539 34.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 122 7.8 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 57.7% were family households, 34.5% were single person households and 7.8% were group households.

Household income Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 22.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), 18.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 22.1% 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 Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 461 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 82.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 17.7 -- 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 Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 3,000 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.0 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.0 -- 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 Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 355 22.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 752 48.1 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 343 22.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 63 4.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 49 3.1 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), 48.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 22.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.0% 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 Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 32 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 9 28.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 23 71.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 16 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 32 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 9 (or 28.1%) were male and 23 (or 71.9%) 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 Waverley (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 2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 782 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $782.

Mortgage and rent Waverley (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 700 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Waverley (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $700 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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