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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

West Ryde

Code SSC12477 (SSC)
People 11,867
Male 5,851
Female 6,016
Median age 35
Families 3,225
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 4,957
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,392
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $340
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 11,867 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,851 49.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,016 50.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 41 0.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,867 people in West Ryde (State Suburbs) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 778 6.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 621 5.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 567 4.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 590 5.0 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 837 7.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,207 10.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,205 10.2 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,012 8.5 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 798 6.7 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 844 7.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 719 6.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 662 5.6 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 592 5.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 400 3.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 347 2.9 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 279 2.4 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 204 1.7 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 204 1.7 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Ryde (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.1% of the population.

Registered marital status West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,128 51.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 256 2.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 666 6.7 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 469 4.7 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,385 34.2 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Ryde (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.8% were married and 9.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Ryde (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,694 51.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 531 5.8 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,967 43.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In West Ryde (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Ryde (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 171 4.9 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 539 15.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 185 5.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 52 1.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 370 10.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 192 5.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 48 1.4 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 370 10.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 780 22.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 123 3.5 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 637 18.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,467 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Ryde (State Suburbs) 29.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.4% were in primary school, 17.6% in secondary school and 33.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 5,624 47.4 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,235 64.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 588 5.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 446 4.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,939 26.2 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In West Ryde (State Suburbs), 26.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 64.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,151 64.1 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,591 24.6 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 323 5.0 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 410 6.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,475 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 6,475 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Ryde (State Suburbs). Of these 64.1% were employed full time, 24.6% were employed part-time and 6.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 486 8.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 598 9.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 506 8.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,284 21.2 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,863 47.2 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Ryde (State Suburbs), 8.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West Ryde (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 654 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,679 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,392 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Ryde (State Suburbs) was $654.

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

Unpaid work West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,898 69.7 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,540 25.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,062 10.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,592 16.1 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In West Ryde (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.6% provided care for children and 10.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,366 23.9 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,628 26.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,100 11.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 805 8.1 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Ryde (State Suburbs), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,159 35.9 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,516 47.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 458 14.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 92 2.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Ryde (State Suburbs), 47.0% were couple families with children, 35.9% were couple families without children and 14.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.8 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.2 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In West Ryde (State Suburbs) 15.8% of single parents were male and 84.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,232 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,483 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Ryde (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,483 and those without children was $2,232.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 702 26.2 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 97 3.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 495 18.5 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 500 18.7 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 165 6.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 409 15.3 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 165 6.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 144 5.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In West Ryde (State Suburbs), of couple families, 26.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 18.5% 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 Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,507 94.3 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 272 5.7 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In West Ryde (State Suburbs), 94.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,063 45.8 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 400 8.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,035 45.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 10 0.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Ryde (State Suburbs), 45.8% were separate houses, 8.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 45.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 22 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 581 12.9 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,721 38.2 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,360 30.2 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 750 16.6 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 73 1.6 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Ryde (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 12.9% had 1 bedroom, 38.2% had 2 bedrooms and 30.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,253 27.8 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,310 29.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,828 40.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 24 0.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 93 2.1 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Ryde (State Suburbs), 27.8% were owned outright, 29.1% were owned with a mortgage and 40.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 3,132 69.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,171 26.0 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 204 4.5 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In West Ryde (State Suburbs), of all households, 69.5% were family households, 26.0% were single person households and 4.5% were group households.

Household income West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.1 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.7 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Ryde (State Suburbs), 20.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 13.7% 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 West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 340 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 16.7 -- 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 West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 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 West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
None 672 14.9 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,171 48.2 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,154 25.6 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 406 9.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 104 2.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In West Ryde (State Suburbs), 48.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 25.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.0% 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 West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 38 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 17 44.7 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 21 55.3 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 34 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Ryde (State Suburbs), there were 38 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 17 (or 44.7%) were male and 21 (or 55.3%) were female. The median age was 34 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics West Ryde % 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 2.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,291 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Ryde (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,291.

Mortgage and rent West Ryde % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 178 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,087 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In West Ryde (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $178 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,087.

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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