2011 Census QuickStats

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Forde

Code SSC80035 (SSC)
People 2,324
Male 1,159
Female 1,165
Median age 30
Families 655
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 872
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $2,687
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,817
Median weekly rent $520
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Total 2,324 -- 357,222 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,159 49.9 176,746 49.5 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,165 50.1 180,476 50.5 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 26 1.1 5,185 1.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,324 people in Forde (State Suburbs) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

Age Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 292 12.6 23,843 6.7 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 230 9.9 21,411 6.0 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 159 6.8 21,089 5.9 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 101 4.3 23,999 6.7 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 122 5.2 30,750 8.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 228 9.8 30,535 8.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 313 13.5 27,708 7.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 306 13.2 26,960 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 218 9.4 25,973 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 112 4.8 24,602 6.9 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 78 3.4 23,405 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 73 3.1 20,408 5.7 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 44 1.9 18,373 5.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 26 1.1 12,672 3.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 14 0.6 8,994 2.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 4 0.2 6,591 1.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4 0.2 5,074 1.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 4,835 1.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 30 -- 34 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Forde (State Suburbs) was 30 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 29.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,041 63.4 137,508 47.3 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 44 2.7 7,536 2.6 529,280 3.0
Divorced 98 6.0 23,093 7.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 17 1.0 11,350 3.9 949,634 5.5
Never married 441 26.9 111,389 38.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Forde (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 63.4% were married and 8.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 38 -- 48 -- 50 --
Separated 44 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 42 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 61 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Forde (State Suburbs) was 38 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 982 63.8 124,924 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 190 12.3 27,591 10.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 368 23.9 105,845 41.0 6,413,399 41.3

In Forde (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 37 -- 48 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 26 -- 30 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Forde (State Suburbs) was 37 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 76 10.0 5,201 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 99 13.0 16,597 14.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 96 12.6 7,451 6.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 79 10.4 3,662 3.2 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 68 8.9 12,384 10.8 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 35 4.6 6,635 5.8 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 34 4.5 4,096 3.6 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 58 7.6 9,181 8.0 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 122 16.0 28,337 24.7 932,524 14.3
Other 19 2.5 2,807 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 75 9.9 18,506 16.1 1,511,694 23.2
Total 761 -- 114,857 -- 6,503,580 --

In Forde (State Suburbs) 32.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.0% were in primary school, 17.8% in secondary school and 23.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 1,616 69.5 255,052 71.4 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 903 40.2 108,891 32.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 160 7.1 27,344 8.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 118 5.3 21,036 6.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,066 47.4 180,529 53.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Forde (State Suburbs), 47.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 40.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,012 73.9 132,040 65.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 250 18.3 51,028 25.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 71 5.2 12,821 6.3 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 36 2.6 7,316 3.6 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,369 -- 203,205 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,369 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Forde (State Suburbs). Of these 73.9% were employed full time, 18.3% were employed part-time and 2.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 74 5.6 18,664 9.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 77 5.8 14,748 7.5 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 97 7.3 17,617 9.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 290 21.8 43,133 22.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 727 54.6 88,909 45.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Forde (State Suburbs), 5.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 54.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 36 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 36 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Forde (State Suburbs) was 36 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

Occupation Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,263 -- 917 -- 577 --
Family 2,683 -- 2,277 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,687 -- 1,920 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Forde (State Suburbs) was $1,263.

Travel to work, top responses Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,358 82.7 226,730 77.9 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 696 42.4 82,139 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 118 7.2 30,889 10.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 226 13.8 61,571 21.2 3,090,874 17.8

In Forde (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 82.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 42.4% provided care for children and 7.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 432 26.3 75,671 26.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 588 35.8 91,161 31.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 199 12.1 37,329 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 137 8.3 22,571 7.8 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Forde (State Suburbs), 35.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 226 34.5 35,150 37.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 375 57.3 43,191 46.2 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 50 7.6 13,601 14.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 4 0.6 1,452 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Forde (State Suburbs), 57.3% were couple families with children, 34.5% were couple families without children and 7.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.6 -- 19.8 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.4 -- 80.2 -- 82.4

In Forde (State Suburbs) 22.6% of single parents were male and 77.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Families without children 3,109 -- 2,662 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,158 -- 3,060 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forde (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,158 and those without children was $3,109.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 264 43.9 24,454 31.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 5 0.8 2,579 3.3 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 133 22.1 16,099 20.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 83 13.8 10,520 13.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 15 2.5 3,301 4.2 251,191 5.4
Both not working 22 3.7 10,452 13.3 899,598 19.2
Other 47 7.8 6,140 7.8 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 33 5.5 4,800 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Forde (State Suburbs), of couple families, 43.9% had both partners employed full-time, 0.8% had both employed part-time and 22.1% 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 Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 739 85.9 129,423 92.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 121 14.1 10,196 7.3 934,470 10.7

In Forde (State Suburbs), 85.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 625 84.6 94,266 72.8 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 96 13.0 18,811 14.5 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 18 2.4 16,071 12.4 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 228 0.2 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Forde (State Suburbs), 84.6% were separate houses, 13.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 419 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 8 1.1 6,739 5.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 34 4.6 17,477 13.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 188 25.5 56,123 43.4 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 504 68.4 47,271 36.5 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 0.4 1,396 1.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.7 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Forde (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.1% had 1 bedroom, 4.6% had 2 bedrooms and 25.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7. The average household size was 3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 60 8.2 36,739 28.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 536 72.8 50,392 38.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 136 18.5 39,592 30.6 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 816 0.6 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4 0.5 1,886 1.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Forde (State Suburbs), 8.2% were owned outright, 72.8% were owned with a mortgage and 18.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Family households 634 85.8 91,979 71.1 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 72 9.7 30,248 23.4 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 33 4.5 7,198 5.6 321,007 4.1

In Forde (State Suburbs), of all households, 85.8% were family households, 9.7% were single person households and 4.5% were group households.

Household income Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 3.5 -- 12.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 39.1 -- 23.7 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forde (State Suburbs), 3.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 39.1% 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 Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median rent 520 -- 380 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 92.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.3 -- 8.0 -- 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 Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,817 -- 2,167 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.1 -- 92.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.9 -- 7.8 -- 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 Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None 7 0.9 7,978 6.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 202 27.4 47,517 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 413 56.0 50,278 38.8 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 109 14.8 21,104 16.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 7 0.9 2,548 2.0 234,292 3.0

In Forde (State Suburbs), 27.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 56.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.8% 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 Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 27 -- 5,185 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 15 55.6 2,656 51.2 270,331 49.3
Female 12 44.4 2,529 48.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Forde (State Suburbs), there were 27 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 15 (or 55.6%) were male and 12 (or 44.4%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,562 -- 1,666 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Forde (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,562.

Mortgage and rent Forde % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 500 -- 305 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 2,167 -- 1,647 --

In Forde (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $500 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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