Sutherland Shire (A)

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA17150
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,435
Male 50.6%
Female 49.4%
Median age 25
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 1,247
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $1,976
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,383
Median weekly rent $440

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 2,299 94.4 207,250 95.9 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 82 3.4 4,840 2.2 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 54 2.2 4,080 1.9 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Sutherland Shire (A), there were 2,435 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female.

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Age Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 23 --
0-4 years 264 10.8 24,956 11.5 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 517 21.2 49,311 22.8 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 410 16.8 41,327 19.1 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 335 13.7 27,767 12.8 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 289 11.9 22,886 10.6 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 263 10.8 22,421 10.4 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 204 8.4 15,934 7.4 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 155 6.4 11,576 5.4 30,952 4.8

In Sutherland Shire (A), the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 25 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 32.2% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 6.4% were people aged 65 years and over.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 567 34.3 33,345 23.5 105,086 24.5
Separated 58 3.5 6,715 4.7 19,112 4.5
Divorced 144 8.7 10,931 7.7 28,796 6.7
Widowed 49 3.0 4,357 3.1 13,794 3.2
Never married 833 50.5 86,555 61.0 261,980 61.1

In Sutherland Shire (A), 34.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 532 34.4 29,736 23.4 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 207 13.4 18,245 14.4 60,051 16.0
Not married 807 52.2 78,875 62.2 228,281 60.9

In Sutherland Shire (A), 34.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 13.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Pre-school 77 8.1 7,286 8.2 16,698 6.4
Primary 336 35.4 33,034 37.1 97,859 37.5
Secondary 264 27.8 22,640 25.4 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 72 7.6 6,508 7.3 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 102 10.8 5,623 6.3 15,489 5.9
Other 14 1.5 1,420 1.6 5,047 1.9
Not stated 83 8.8 12,589 14.1 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Sutherland Shire (A), 38.9% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.4% were attending a primary school, 27.8% were attending a secondary school and 18.4% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 239 14.7 9,510 6.7 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 196 12.1 8,908 6.3 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 88 5.4 5,294 3.7 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 289 17.8 20,305 14.3 56,625 13.2
Year 12 261 16.1 17,641 12.4 59,949 14.0
Year 11 70 4.3 9,222 6.5 34,674 8.1
Year 10 211 13.0 26,665 18.8 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 0 0.0 475 0.3 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 0 0.0 45 0.0 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 127 7.8 23,512 16.6 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 6 0.4 792 0.6 4,256 1.0
Not stated 88 5.4 15,835 11.2 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Sutherland Shire (A), 16.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 23.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 12.1% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Dharawal 3 0.1 29 0.0 29 0.0
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English only spoken at home 2,330 95.7 204,018 94.4 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 95.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Sutherland Shire (A). The only other response for language at home was Dharawal 0.1%.

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Ancestry, top responses Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian 1,693 47.0 150,901 49.9 399,843 45.0
English 783 21.8 60,982 20.2 152,758 17.2
Australian Aboriginal 309 8.6 29,526 9.8 140,480 15.8
Irish 305 8.5 18,060 6.0 45,887 5.2
Scottish 167 4.6 11,704 3.9 30,843 3.5

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Sutherland Shire (A) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Sutherland Shire (A), the most common ancestries were Australian 47.0%, English 21.8%, Australian Aboriginal 8.6%, Irish 8.5% and Scottish 4.6%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 706 61.7 38,368 49.7 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 314 27.4 22,333 29.0 61,049 27.4
Away from work 48 4.2 4,612 6.0 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 77 6.7 11,827 15.3 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 473 28.7 60,973 43.0 190,132 44.3

There were 1,145 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sutherland Shire (A). Of these 61.7% were employed full time, 27.4% were employed part-time and 6.7% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

For information on the Community Development Programme (CDP) please refer to the Census Data Dictionary. CDP data is available in TableBuilder.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 185 17.4 8,807 13.5 24,339 13.4
Technicians and Trades Workers 185 17.4 9,016 13.8 24,399 13.4
Community and Personal Service Workers 176 16.5 11,165 17.1 30,991 17.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 156 14.6 8,060 12.3 23,174 12.7
Managers 109 10.2 4,756 7.3 12,844 7.1
Sales Workers 90 8.5 5,993 9.2 15,791 8.7
Labourers 81 7.6 9,913 15.2 27,814 15.3
Machinery Operators and Drivers 52 4.9 5,737 8.8 16,774 9.2

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Sutherland Shire (A), the most common occupations were Professionals 17.4%, Technicians and Trades Workers 17.4%, Community and Personal Service Workers 16.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 14.6%, Managers 10.2%, Sales Workers 8.5%, Labourers 7.6% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.9%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 34 3.5 2,306 3.5 5,542 3.0
Primary Education 30 3.1 1,832 2.8 4,897 2.7
Air and Space Transport 24 2.4 264 0.4 561 0.3
Other Social Assistance Services 24 2.4 2,309 3.5 5,302 2.9
Police Services 23 2.3 528 0.8 1,390 0.8

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Sutherland Shire (A), the most common industries of employment were Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.5%, Primary Education 3.1%, Air and Space Transport 2.4%, Other Social Assistance Services 2.4% and Police Services 2.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 765 -- 472 -- 441 --
Household 1,976 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Sutherland Shire (A) was $765 and the median weekly household income was $1,976.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,180 71.4 86,767 61.1 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 551 33.5 42,758 30.1 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 219 13.3 20,600 14.5 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 336 20.4 21,598 15.2 63,303 14.8

In Sutherland Shire (A), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 71.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.5% provided care for children and 13.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Dwellings

dwelling characteristics | dwelling structure

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 2 -- 1.8 -- 1.7 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Sutherland Shire (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom and 2 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

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Housing costs
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 440 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,383 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Sutherland Shire (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $440 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,383.

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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 237 19.1 15,498 16.2 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 506 40.7 29,267 30.6 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 196 15.8 25,476 26.7 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 14 1.1 1,801 1.9 5,547 2.1
Multiple family household: Couple family with no children 18 1.4 742 0.8 2,223 0.8
Multiple family household: Couple family with children 23 1.8 1,456 1.5 4,951 1.9
Multiple family household: One parent family 19 1.5 1,862 1.9 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 0 0.0 92 0.1 471 0.2
Other household 231 18.6 19,295 20.2 53,195 20.2

In Sutherland Shire (A), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 20.5% were a couple family with no children, 42.5% were a couple family with children and 17.3% were a one parent family.

In multiple family households, only the family composition of the primary family is recorded. Other household includes lone person households and group households.

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 767 62.0 75,718 79.7 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 186 15.0 9,282 9.8 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 276 22.3 8,821 9.3 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 9 0.7 1,144 1.2 2,897 1.1

In Sutherland Shire (A) there were 1,247 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 62.0% were separate houses, 15.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 22.3% were flats or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Sutherland Shire (A) % Sutherland Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 256 20.6 13,854 14.5 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 469 37.7 26,061 27.3 68,085 25.9
Rented 478 38.5 51,327 53.8 150,832 57.3
Other tenure type 7 0.6 696 0.7 1,888 0.7
Tenure type not stated 33 2.7 3,553 3.7 10,182 3.9

In Sutherland Shire (A), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 20.6% were owned outright, 37.7% were owned with a mortgage and 38.5% were rented.

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Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.