Inner West (A)

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA14170
People 182,043
Male 48.7%
Female 51.3%
Median age 36
Families 44,456
Average children per family
for families with children 1.6
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 80,368
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $2,048
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $480
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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People

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Demographics & education

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

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 88,736 48.7 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 93,302 51.3 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,034 1.1 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 182,043 people in Inner West (A). Of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

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Age Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 36 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 10,743 5.9 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 9,667 5.3 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 7,501 4.1 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 6,783 3.7 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 12,739 7.0 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 18,375 10.1 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 18,523 10.2 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 16,376 9.0 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 15,380 8.4 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 13,449 7.4 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 11,786 6.5 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 9,980 5.5 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 8,537 4.7 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 7,092 3.9 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 5,097 2.8 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 3,811 2.1 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 3,027 1.7 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 3,170 1.7 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Inner West (A) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 59,655 38.7 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 3,742 2.4 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 12,909 8.4 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 5,882 3.8 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 71,946 46.7 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Inner West (A) aged 15 years and over, 38.7% were married and 10.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 51,383 38.2 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 21,139 15.7 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 61,873 46.0 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Inner West (A), of people aged 15 years and over, 38.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 2,737 5.0 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 8,582 15.6 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,108 3.8 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 1,119 2.0 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 3,714 6.7 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 2,091 3.8 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,844 3.3 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,204 5.8 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 13,879 25.2 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 1,985 3.6 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 13,796 25.1 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Inner West (A) 30.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.4% were in primary school, 13.9% in secondary school and 31.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 64,269 41.7 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 13,758 8.9 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 3,008 2.0 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 9,348 6.1 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 23,313 15.1 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 3,082 2.0 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 8,122 5.3 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 41 0.0 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 4 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 8,508 5.5 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 1,821 1.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 15,139 9.8 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Inner West (A), 15.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 8.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.9% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 52,520 21.0 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 41,913 16.7 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 24,553 9.8 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 16,184 6.5 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
Chinese 14,711 5.9 514,594 5.2 1,213,903 3.9

The most common ancestries in Inner West (A) were English 21.0%, Australian 16.7%, Irish 9.8%, Scottish 6.5% and Chinese 5.9%.

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 Inner West (A) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 105,715 58.1 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 8,007 4.4 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 6,373 3.5 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2
New Zealand 4,160 2.3 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Italy 3,222 1.8 49,476 0.7 174,042 0.7
Vietnam 3,204 1.8 84,130 1.1 219,355 0.9

In Inner West (A), 58.1% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 4.4%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.5%, New Zealand 2.3%, Italy 1.8% and Vietnam 1.8%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 80,649 44.3 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 14,807 8.1 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 10,561 5.8 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 61,496 33.8 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Inner West (A), 33.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 44.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 72,314 39.7 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 11,064 6.1 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 9,109 5.0 332,465 4.4 704,658 3.0
Italy 6,736 3.7 128,148 1.7 470,138 2.0
New Zealand 5,146 2.8 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6

In Inner West (A), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 39.7%, England 6.1%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 5.0%, Italy 3.7% and New Zealand 2.8%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 76,759 42.2 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 9,536 5.2 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 8,993 4.9 329,967 4.4 699,074 3.0
Italy 5,848 3.2 107,243 1.4 395,775 1.7
New Zealand 5,221 2.9 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6

In Inner West (A), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 42.2%, England 5.2%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 4.9%, Italy 3.2% and New Zealand 2.9%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 73,564 40.4 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 40,730 22.4 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 19,549 10.7 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 12,988 7.1 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Eastern Orthodox 7,696 4.2 188,442 2.5 502,801 2.1

The most common responses for religion in Inner West (A) were No Religion, so described 40.4%, Catholic 22.4%, Not stated 10.7%, Anglican 7.1% and Eastern Orthodox 4.2%. In Inner West (A), No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (45.3%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Mandarin 6,525 3.6 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Greek 5,370 2.9 81,683 1.1 237,588 1.0
Italian 5,075 2.8 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
Vietnamese 3,723 2.0 102,896 1.4 277,400 1.2
Cantonese 3,473 1.9 143,333 1.9 280,943 1.2
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English only spoken at home 117,284 64.4 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 23,379 31.4 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Inner West (A) 64.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 3.6%, Greek 2.9%, Italian 2.8%, Vietnamese 2.0% and Cantonese 1.9%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 67,813 64.8 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 27,388 26.2 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 4,372 4.2 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 5,021 4.8 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 104,594 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Inner West (A). Of these 64.8% were employed full time, 26.2% were employed part-time and 4.8% 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.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 8,232 8.3 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 9,775 9.8 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 9,378 9.4 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 17,429 17.5 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 50,384 50.6 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Inner West (A), 8.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 37,401 37.6 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 16,318 16.4 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 12,773 12.8 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 8,446 8.5 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 8,446 8.5 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 7,250 7.3 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 4,862 4.9 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 2,467 2.5 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Inner West (A) included Professionals 37.6%, Managers 16.4%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.8%, Technicians and Trades Workers 8.5%, Community and Personal Service Workers 8.5%, Sales Workers 7.3%, Labourers 4.9% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 2.5%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3,654 3.7 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Higher Education 3,575 3.6 46,246 1.4 155,985 1.5
Cafes and Restaurants 3,013 3.0 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Banking 2,933 2.9 63,678 1.9 144,232 1.3
Computer System Design and Related Services 2,816 2.8 63,717 1.9 162,884 1.5

Of the employed people in Inner West (A), the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.7%, Higher Education 3.6%, Cafes and Restaurants 3.0%, Banking 2.9% and Computer System Design and Related Services 2.8%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 957 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 2,498 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,048 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Inner West (A) was $957.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 35,225 35.4 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Train 19,012 19.1 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
Bus 9,986 10.0 133,903 4.0 323,201 3.0
Walked only 5,181 5.2 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 4,618 4.6 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
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People who travelled to work by public transport 38,019 38.2 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 39,875 40.0 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Inner West (A), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 35.4%, Train 19.1%, Bus 10.0%, Walked only 5.2% and Worked at home 4.6%. On the day, 38.2% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 40.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 110,876 71.9 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 36,874 23.9 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 15,582 10.1 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 29,105 18.9 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Inner West (A), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.9% provided care for children and 10.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 44,478 28.9 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 43,673 28.3 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 14,330 9.3 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 8,397 5.4 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Inner West (A), 28.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 18,322 41.2 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 18,951 42.6 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 6,109 13.7 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 1,077 2.4 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Inner West (A), 42.6% were couple families with children, 41.2% were couple families without children and 13.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.5 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.5 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Inner West (A), 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 12,164 32.6 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,550 4.2 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 8,031 21.5 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 5,021 13.5 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,681 4.5 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 4,541 12.2 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 2,004 5.4 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 2,279 6.1 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Inner West (A), of couple families with children, 32.6% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 21.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

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.

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Dwellings

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 68,810 91.9 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 6,080 8.1 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Inner West (A), 91.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 17,252 25.1 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 22,583 32.8 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 27,348 39.7 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 1,037 1.5 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Inner West (A), 25.1% were separate houses, 32.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 39.7% were flats or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 1,101 1.6 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 9,149 13.3 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 26,999 39.2 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 20,521 29.8 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 9,237 13.4 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,791 2.6 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Inner West (A), of occupied private dwellings 13.3% had 1 bedroom, 39.2% had 2 bedrooms and 29.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 16,990 24.7 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 19,565 28.4 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 30,003 43.6 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 319 0.5 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,919 2.8 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Inner West (A), 24.7% were owned outright, 28.4% were owned with a mortgage and 43.6% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 43,456 63.2 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 18,946 27.5 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 6,401 9.3 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Inner West (A), of all households, 63.2% were family households, 27.5% were single person households and 9.3% were group households.

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Household income Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 14.3 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 31.2 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Inner West (A), 14.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 31.2% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 480 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.1 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 15.9 -- 12.9 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.8 -- 7.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 11,931 17.3 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 33,604 48.8 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 16,655 24.2 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 4,282 6.2 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,332 3.4 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Inner West (A), 48.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 24.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 6.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 7,164 10.4 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 59,727 86.8 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,911 2.8 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Inner West (A), 86.8% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 935 46.1 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 1,094 53.9 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 29 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Inner West (A), 46.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 53.9% were female. The median age was 29 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,625 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Inner West (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,625.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Inner West (A) % Inner West (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 400 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,700 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Inner West (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $400 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,700.

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Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

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.