2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

North Shields

Code SSC40508 (SSC)
People 503
Male 277
Female 226
Median age 38
Families 128
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 178
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,047
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Total 503 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 277 55.1 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 226 44.9 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 47 9.3 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 503 people in North Shields (State Suburbs) of these 55.1% were male and 44.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.3% of the population.

Age North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 33 6.5 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 28 5.6 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 67 13.3 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 25 5.0 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 22 4.4 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 36 7.1 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 28 5.6 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 36 7.1 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 27 5.4 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 49 9.7 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 36 7.1 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 45 8.9 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 22 4.4 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 20 4.0 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 17 3.4 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 9 1.8 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4 0.8 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in North Shields (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.3% of the population.

Registered marital status North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 207 54.5 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 10 2.6 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 38 10.0 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 9 2.4 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 116 30.5 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in North Shields (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.5% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 75 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 61 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in North Shields (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 189 57.6 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 39 11.9 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 100 30.5 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In North Shields (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in North Shields (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 6 4.1 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 64 43.2 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 2.0 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 2.0 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 21 14.2 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 4.1 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 2.0 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 14 9.5 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3 2.0 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 25 16.9 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 148 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In North Shields (State Suburbs) 29.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 47.3% were in primary school, 20.3% in secondary school and 12.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses North Shields % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 455 90.5 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 47 9.6 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 35 7.2 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 16 3.3 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 390 79.9 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In North Shields (State Suburbs), 79.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses North Shields % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) North Shields % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 133 50.8 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 92 35.1 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 18 6.9 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 19 7.3 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 262 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 262 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in North Shields (State Suburbs). Of these 50.8% were employed full time, 35.1% were employed part-time and 7.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 28 11.5 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 29 11.9 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 32 13.1 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 39 16.0 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 98 40.2 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in North Shields (State Suburbs), 11.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in North Shields (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 497 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,202 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,047 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in North Shields (State Suburbs) was $497.

Travel to work, top responses North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 311 81.6 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 108 28.5 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 42 11.1 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 106 27.9 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In North Shields (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 81.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.5% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 88 23.2 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 111 29.2 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 53 13.9 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 58 15.3 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in North Shields (State Suburbs), 29.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 53 41.7 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 61 48.0 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 10 7.9 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 2.4 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in North Shields (State Suburbs), 48.0% were couple families with children, 41.7% were couple families without children and 7.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 66.7 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 33.3 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In North Shields (State Suburbs) 66.7% of single parents were male and 33.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,643 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,678 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Shields (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,678 and those without children was $1,643.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 19 16.5 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 4 3.5 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 34 29.6 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 14 12.2 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 4 3.5 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 29 25.2 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 11 9.6 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 0 0.0 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In North Shields (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 29.6% 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 North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 161 91.5 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 15 8.5 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

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

Dwelling structure North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 153 95.6 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7 4.4 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in North Shields (State Suburbs), 95.6% were separate houses, 4.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 1.9 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4 2.5 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 23 14.3 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 67 41.6 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 61 37.9 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 1.9 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In North Shields (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.5% had 1 bedroom, 14.3% had 2 bedrooms and 41.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 53 33.3 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 71 44.7 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 35 22.0 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in North Shields (State Suburbs), 33.3% were owned outright, 44.7% were owned with a mortgage and 22.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 127 78.9 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 31 19.3 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3 1.9 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In North Shields (State Suburbs), of all households, 78.9% were family households, 19.3% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.1 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.8 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Shields (State Suburbs), 26.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.8% 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 North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.6 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.4 -- 9.3 -- 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 North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.9 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.1 -- 8.8 -- 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 North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
None 3 1.9 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 40 24.7 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 69 42.6 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 47 29.0 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3 1.9 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In North Shields (State Suburbs), 24.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 29.0% 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 North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 49 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 18 36.7 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 31 63.3 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in North Shields (State Suburbs), there were 49 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 18 (or 36.7%) were male and 31 (or 63.3%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 0 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In North Shields (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.8, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

Mortgage and rent North Shields % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 615 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In North Shields (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $615.

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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