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Griffith

Code UCL113009 (UCL)
People 17,616
Male 8,730
Female 8,886
Median age 35
Families 4,489
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 7,279
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,030
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,563
Median weekly rent $190
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 17,616 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,730 49.6 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,886 50.4 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 822 4.7 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 17,616 people in Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.7% of the population.

Age Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,338 7.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,271 7.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,258 7.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,211 6.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,192 6.8 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,263 7.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,122 6.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,108 6.3 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,147 6.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,143 6.5 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,060 6.0 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,027 5.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 813 4.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 650 3.7 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 602 3.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 543 3.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 461 2.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 408 2.3 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,071 51.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 417 3.0 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 867 6.3 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 996 7.2 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,396 32.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 51.4% were married and 9.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,259 51.6 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 991 8.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,880 40.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 342 6.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,077 19.6 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 430 7.8 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 18 0.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 706 12.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 411 7.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 28 0.5 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 459 8.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 280 5.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 97 1.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,659 30.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,507 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities) 31.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.7% were in primary school, 20.8% in secondary school and 13.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 12,757 72.4 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,075 31.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,030 6.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 491 3.1 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,402 58.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), 58.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,922 59.8 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,301 28.0 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 549 6.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 452 5.5 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 8,224 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 8,224 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 59.8% were employed full time, 28.0% were employed part-time and 5.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 863 11.1 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 669 8.6 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 770 9.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,655 21.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,274 42.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), 11.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 528 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,263 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,030 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities) was $528.

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

Unpaid work Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,650 62.9 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,848 28.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,578 11.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,371 17.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.0% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,622 19.1 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,040 22.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,610 11.7 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,378 10.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), 22.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,648 36.7 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,031 45.2 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 726 16.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 84 1.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), 45.2% were couple families with children, 36.7% were couple families without children and 16.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.3 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.7 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities) 16.3% of single parents were male and 83.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,688 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,875 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,875 and those without children was $1,688.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 810 22.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 142 3.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 860 23.4 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 475 12.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 176 4.8 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 769 20.9 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 236 6.4 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 209 5.7 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 22.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 23.4% 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 Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,170 90.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 677 9.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,071 82.2 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 501 8.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 559 9.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 41 0.7 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), 82.2% were separate houses, 8.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 24 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 216 3.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,014 16.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,878 46.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,861 30.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 179 2.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 16.4% had 2 bedrooms and 46.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,035 33.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,764 28.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,113 34.2 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 35 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 226 3.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.0% were owned outright, 28.6% were owned with a mortgage and 34.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 4,383 71.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,617 26.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 173 2.8 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 71.0% were family households, 26.2% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.0 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.6 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), 28.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.6% 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 Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 190 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.0 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.0 -- 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 Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,563 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
None 588 9.5 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,119 34.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,248 36.4 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 934 15.1 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 282 4.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.1% 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 Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 821 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 405 49.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 416 50.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 821 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 405 (or 49.3%) were male and 416 (or 50.7%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Griffith % 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 2.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 708 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $708.

Mortgage and rent Griffith % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 170 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,343 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Griffith (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $170 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,343.

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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