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Australia | New South Wales | Statistical Area Level 2

Ashfield

Code 120031390 (SA2)
People 22,774
Male 11,134
Female 11,640
Median age 35
Families 5,675
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 9,608
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,317
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,100
Median weekly rent $365
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 22,774 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 11,134 48.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 11,640 51.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 138 0.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 22,774 people in Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,273 5.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 947 4.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 927 4.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 999 4.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,020 8.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,748 12.1 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,269 10.0 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,849 8.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,502 6.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,488 6.5 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,377 6.0 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,145 5.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,024 4.5 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 682 3.0 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 636 2.8 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 588 2.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 548 2.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 749 3.3 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 13.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,755 44.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 505 2.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,564 8.0 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,156 5.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 7,649 39.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2) aged 15 years and over, 44.6% were married and 10.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 42 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2) was 42 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,566 44.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,391 8.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 8,147 47.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2) was 43 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 241 3.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 745 10.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 321 4.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 91 1.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 552 7.6 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 254 3.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 201 2.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 629 8.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,959 27.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 383 5.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,864 25.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 7,240 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2) 31.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 16.0% were in primary school, 13.9% in secondary school and 35.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 9,319 40.9 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 14,319 69.1 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,116 5.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 728 3.5 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,562 22.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), 22.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 69.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,201 59.9 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,341 27.8 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 622 5.2 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 853 7.1 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 12,017 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 12,017 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2). Of these 59.9% were employed full time, 27.8% were employed part-time and 7.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 952 8.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,336 12.0 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,054 9.4 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,486 22.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,715 42.2 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), 8.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 33 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 33 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 575 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,464 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,317 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2) was $575.

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

Unpaid work Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,083 61.6 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,958 20.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,736 8.8 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,588 13.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.2% provided care for children and 8.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,564 23.3 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,629 23.6 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,705 8.7 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,187 6.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), 23.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,290 40.4 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,285 40.3 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 885 15.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 214 3.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), 40.3% were couple families with children, 40.4% were couple families without children and 15.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.0 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.0 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2) 18.0% of single parents were male and 82.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,069 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,459 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,459 and those without children was $2,069.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,084 23.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 227 5.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 828 18.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 865 18.9 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 256 5.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 753 16.4 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 296 6.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 271 5.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), of couple families, 23.7% had both partners employed full-time, 5.0% had both employed part-time and 18.1% 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 Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,423 92.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 644 7.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), 92.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,404 28.5 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 765 9.1 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 5,221 62.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 28 0.3 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), 28.5% were separate houses, 9.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 62.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 114 1.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 984 11.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,340 51.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,921 22.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 904 10.7 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 159 1.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), of occupied private dwellings 11.7% had 1 bedroom, 51.5% had 2 bedrooms and 22.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,084 24.7 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,225 26.4 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,799 45.1 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 102 1.2 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 211 2.5 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), 24.7% were owned outright, 26.4% were owned with a mortgage and 45.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 5,453 64.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,315 27.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 654 7.8 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), of all households, 64.7% were family households, 27.5% were single person households and 7.8% were group households.

Household income Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.4 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), 21.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.3% 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 Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 365 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.7 -- 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 Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,100 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.2 -- 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 Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
None 2,022 24.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,233 50.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,564 18.6 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 353 4.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 248 2.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), 50.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 18.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.2% 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 Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 136 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 70 51.5 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 66 48.5 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), there were 136 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 70 (or 51.5%) were male and 66 (or 48.5%) 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 Ashfield % 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 2.4 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,406 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,406.

Mortgage and rent Ashfield % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 360 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 823 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Ashfield (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $360 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $823.

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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