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West Pennant Hills

Code SSC12475 (SSC)
People 15,967
Male 7,813
Female 8,154
Median age 41
Families 4,551
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 5,339
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $2,449
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $480
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 15,967 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,813 48.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,154 51.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 20 0.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 15,967 people in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.1% of the population.

Age West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 809 5.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 955 6.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,149 7.2 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,299 8.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,239 7.8 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 718 4.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 660 4.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 829 5.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,094 6.9 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,302 8.2 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,367 8.6 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,450 9.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,107 6.9 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 787 4.9 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 441 2.8 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 273 1.7 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 255 1.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 231 1.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.4% of the population.

Registered marital status West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,115 62.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 195 1.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 543 4.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 528 4.0 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,671 28.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 62.2% were married and 5.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,702 62.0 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 354 2.8 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,373 35.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 2.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 44 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 23 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 44 years.

Education West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 305 6.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 858 16.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 284 5.6 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 229 4.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 650 12.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 323 6.4 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 403 7.9 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 261 5.1 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,236 24.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 88 1.7 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 433 8.5 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,070 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs) 31.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.0% were in primary school, 27.1% in secondary school and 29.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 9,854 61.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,710 49.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,030 6.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 744 4.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,069 39.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), 39.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 49.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,318 60.4 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,693 30.6 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 412 4.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 375 4.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 8,798 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 8,798 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs). Of these 60.4% were employed full time, 30.6% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,063 12.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 856 10.2 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 780 9.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,064 12.6 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,243 50.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), 12.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 744 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,574 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,449 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs) was $744.

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

Unpaid work West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,138 77.7 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,994 30.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,578 12.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,092 23.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.6% 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, 23.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,322 25.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,571 27.4 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,780 13.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,462 11.2 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), 27.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,330 29.2 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,802 61.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 382 8.4 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 37 0.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), 61.6% were couple families with children, 29.2% were couple families without children and 8.4% were one parent families.

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

In West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs) 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,699 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,255 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,255 and those without children was $2,699.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 976 23.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 154 3.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 985 23.9 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 734 17.8 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 214 5.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 599 14.5 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 233 5.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 230 5.6 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 23.9% 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 Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,019 95.2 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 252 4.8 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), 95.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,523 90.1 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 394 7.8 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 80 1.6 465,189 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 West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), 90.1% were separate houses, 7.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 103 2.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 182 3.6 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,089 21.7 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,605 71.8 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 32 0.6 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.1% had 1 bedroom, 3.6% had 2 bedrooms and 21.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.9. The average household size was 3.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,209 44.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,120 42.2 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 578 11.5 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 57 1.1 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 55 1.1 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), 44.0% were owned outright, 42.2% were owned with a mortgage and 11.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 4,404 87.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 577 11.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 39 0.8 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), of all households, 87.7% were family households, 11.5% were single person households and 0.8% were group households.

Household income West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 10.9 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 33.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), 10.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 33.8% 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 Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 480 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.8 -- 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 West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.2 -- 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 Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
None 141 2.8 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,091 21.7 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,320 46.2 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,388 27.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 80 1.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), 21.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 46.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 27.6% 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 Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 21 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 10 47.6 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 11 52.4 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), there were 21 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 10 (or 47.6%) were male and 11 (or 52.4%) 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 West Pennant Hills % 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 4.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 4,125 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.9, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $4,125.

Mortgage and rent West Pennant Hills % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 450 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In West Pennant Hills (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $450 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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