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West Gosford

Code SSC12470 (SSC)
People 1,392
Male 629
Female 763
Median age 45
Families 318
Average children per family 1.5
All private dwellings 720
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $790
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,400
Median weekly rent $280
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 West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 1,392 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 629 45.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 763 54.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 40 2.9 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,392 people in West Gosford (State Suburbs) of these 45.2% were male and 54.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.9% of the population.

Age West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 83 6.0 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 55 3.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 48 3.4 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 58 4.2 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 102 7.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 99 7.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 89 6.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 77 5.5 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 65 4.7 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 92 6.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 81 5.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 66 4.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 54 3.9 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 60 4.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 50 3.6 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 62 4.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 76 5.5 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 176 12.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Gosford (State Suburbs) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 13.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 30.1% of the population.

Registered marital status West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 404 33.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 58 4.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 142 11.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 191 15.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 411 34.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Gosford (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 33.5% were married and 16.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 86 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Gosford (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 348 35.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 98 9.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 546 55.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In West Gosford (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 35.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 48 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Gosford (State Suburbs) was 58 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 22 6.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 51 14.0 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6 1.7 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 0.8 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 38 10.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 0.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 34 9.4 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 32 8.8 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 11 3.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 163 44.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 363 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Gosford (State Suburbs) 26.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 16.6% were in primary school, 11.3% in secondary school and 17.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 962 69.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 354 28.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 114 9.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 82 6.6 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 688 55.6 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In West Gosford (State Suburbs), 55.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 351 64.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 133 24.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 34 6.2 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 29 5.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 547 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 547 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Gosford (State Suburbs). Of these 64.2% were employed full time, 24.3% were employed part-time and 5.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 31 6.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 39 7.6 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 56 10.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 126 24.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 227 44.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Gosford (State Suburbs), 6.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West Gosford (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 485 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,059 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 790 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Gosford (State Suburbs) was $485.

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

Unpaid work West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 735 61.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 270 22.4 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 105 8.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 159 13.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In West Gosford (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.4% provided care for children and 8.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 235 19.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 277 23.0 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 122 10.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 102 8.5 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Gosford (State Suburbs), 23.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 146 46.1 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 82 25.9 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 84 26.5 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 5 1.6 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Gosford (State Suburbs), 25.9% were couple families with children, 46.1% were couple families without children and 26.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.8 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.2 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In West Gosford (State Suburbs) 19.8% of single parents were male and 80.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,111 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,035 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Gosford (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,035 and those without children was $2,111.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 45 19.8 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 10 4.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 29 12.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 32 14.1 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 14 6.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 63 27.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 14 6.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 20 8.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In West Gosford (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 12.8% 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 West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 621 91.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 58 8.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In West Gosford (State Suburbs), 91.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 176 28.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 181 29.2 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 254 41.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 4 0.6 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Gosford (State Suburbs), 28.4% were separate houses, 29.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 41.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 29 4.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 329 53.0 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 185 29.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 48 7.7 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 27 4.3 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Gosford (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.7% had 1 bedroom, 53.0% had 2 bedrooms and 29.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.4. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 165 26.7 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 110 17.8 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 278 44.9 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 34 5.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 32 5.2 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Gosford (State Suburbs), 26.7% were owned outright, 17.8% were owned with a mortgage and 44.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 312 50.2 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 270 43.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 40 6.4 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In West Gosford (State Suburbs), of all households, 50.2% were family households, 43.4% were single person households and 6.4% were group households.

Household income West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.5 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Gosford (State Suburbs), 36.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.5% 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 West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 280 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.1 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.9 -- 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 West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,400 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.5 -- 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 West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
None 137 22.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 309 49.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 117 18.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 32 5.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 26 4.2 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In West Gosford (State Suburbs), 49.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 18.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 5.2% 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 West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 38 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 23 60.5 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 15 39.5 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 16 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Gosford (State Suburbs), there were 38 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 23 (or 60.5%) were male and 15 (or 39.5%) 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 West Gosford % 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 2.5 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 900 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Gosford (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $900.

Mortgage and rent West Gosford % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 240 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In West Gosford (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $240 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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