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Swansea

Code SED10078 (SED)
People 66,991
Male 32,820
Female 34,171
Median age 44
Families 19,062
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 29,797
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $940
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $253
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 Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 66,991 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 32,820 49.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 34,171 51.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,832 2.7 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 66,991 people in Swansea (State Electoral Divisions) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.7% of the population.

Age Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,788 5.7 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 3,912 5.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,440 6.6 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 4,523 6.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,352 5.0 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,929 4.4 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,015 4.5 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,884 5.8 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,465 6.7 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,564 6.8 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,782 7.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 4,478 6.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 4,574 6.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 4,277 6.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 3,534 5.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,811 4.2 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,101 3.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,564 2.3 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Swansea (State Electoral Divisions) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 28,226 51.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,908 3.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 5,474 10.0 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 4,138 7.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 15,107 27.5 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Swansea (State Electoral Divisions) aged 15 years and over, 51.5% were married and 13.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Swansea (State Electoral Divisions) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 26,146 51.7 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,227 8.4 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 20,199 39.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Swansea (State Electoral Divisions) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 1,280 7.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,104 22.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 762 4.2 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 422 2.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,305 18.0 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 723 3.9 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 496 2.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,485 8.1 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,675 9.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 268 1.5 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,832 20.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 18,352 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Swansea (State Electoral Divisions) 27.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.8% were in primary school, 24.7% in secondary school and 17.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 57,604 86.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 8,157 12.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,196 6.6 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,976 4.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 47,887 75.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), 75.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 16,424 55.8 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 9,403 31.9 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,826 6.2 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,793 6.1 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 29,446 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 29,446 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Swansea (State Electoral Divisions). Of these 55.8% were employed full time, 31.9% were employed part-time and 6.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,353 12.1 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,102 11.2 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,948 10.7 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 4,848 17.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 11,573 41.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), 12.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Swansea (State Electoral Divisions) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 475 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,238 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 940 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Swansea (State Electoral Divisions) was $475.

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

Unpaid work Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 38,864 70.8 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 15,906 29.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 7,422 13.5 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 8,244 15.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.0% provided care for children and 13.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 10,825 19.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 13,866 25.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 7,586 13.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 6,590 12.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 8,058 42.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 7,499 39.3 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 3,247 17.0 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 258 1.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), 39.3% were couple families with children, 42.3% were couple families without children and 17.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Swansea (State Electoral Divisions) 17.7% of single parents were male and 82.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,931 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,285 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,285 and those without children was $1,931.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,428 15.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 468 3.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,225 20.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,951 12.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 819 5.3 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 4,783 30.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 894 5.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 987 6.3 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), of couple families, 15.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 20.7% 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 Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 26,082 89.7 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,001 10.3 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), 89.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 22,775 87.3 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,704 6.5 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,187 4.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 403 1.5 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), 87.3% were separate houses, 6.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.6% were flats, units or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 70 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,089 4.2 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5,583 21.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 11,231 43.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 7,589 29.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 519 2.0 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 21.4% had 2 bedrooms and 43.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 11,020 42.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 8,333 32.0 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 5,794 22.2 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 239 0.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 694 2.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), 42.3% were owned outright, 32.0% were owned with a mortgage and 22.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 18,688 71.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 6,844 26.2 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 547 2.1 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), of all households, 71.7% were family households, 26.2% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

Household income Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.7 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), 31.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.7% 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 Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 253 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.7 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.3 -- 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 Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.5 -- 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 Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,886 7.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 9,997 38.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 9,247 35.5 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 4,014 15.4 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 935 3.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), 38.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.4% 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 Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,830 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 858 46.9 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 972 53.1 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), there were 1,830 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 858 (or 46.9%) were male and 972 (or 53.1%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Swansea % 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 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,036 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,036.

Mortgage and rent Swansea % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,690 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Swansea (State Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,690.

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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