North Sydney (A)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA15950
People 67,658
Male 47.2%
Female 52.8%
Median age 37
Families 17,548
Average children per family
for families with children 1.6
for all families 0.4
All private dwellings 36,794
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $2,360
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $575
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2

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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
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 31,910 47.2 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 35,744 52.8 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 199 0.3 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 67,658 people in North Sydney (A). Of these 47.2% were male and 52.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

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Age North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 3,846 5.7 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 2,692 4.0 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 2,004 3.0 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,850 2.7 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 3,440 5.1 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 7,537 11.1 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 8,811 13.0 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 6,952 10.3 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 5,369 7.9 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 4,444 6.6 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 3,774 5.6 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 3,717 5.5 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 3,461 5.1 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 3,400 5.0 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 2,522 3.7 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,667 2.5 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,013 1.5 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,146 1.7 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in North Sydney (A) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 24,801 41.9 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,446 2.4 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 5,723 9.7 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 2,055 3.5 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 25,097 42.4 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in North Sydney (A) aged 15 years and over, 41.9% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 21,221 41.1 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 8,547 16.6 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 21,859 42.3 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In North Sydney (A), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 972 5.6 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 2,377 13.8 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 442 2.6 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 441 2.6 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 749 4.3 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 463 2.7 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 869 5.0 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 907 5.3 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 4,135 24.0 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 609 3.5 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 5,270 30.6 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In North Sydney (A) 25.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 18.9% were in primary school, 12.1% in secondary school and 29.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 31,636 53.5 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 5,771 9.8 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 903 1.5 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,135 3.6 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 7,476 12.6 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 925 1.6 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,848 3.1 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 11 0.0 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 999 1.7 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 83 0.1 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 5,627 9.5 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in North Sydney (A), 12.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 5.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.8% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 23,017 24.6 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 15,130 16.2 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 9,353 10.0 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 7,089 7.6 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
Chinese 5,938 6.3 514,594 5.2 1,213,903 3.9

The most common ancestries in North Sydney (A) were English 24.6%, Australian 16.2%, Irish 10.0%, Scottish 7.6% and Chinese 6.3%.

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 North Sydney (A) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 36,674 54.2 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 4,461 6.6 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 2,024 3.0 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1,961 2.9 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2
India 1,328 2.0 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
South Africa 1,096 1.6 43,058 0.6 162,449 0.7

In North Sydney (A), 54.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 6.6%, New Zealand 3.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.9%, India 2.0% and South Africa 1.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 30,083 44.5 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 5,018 7.4 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 3,857 5.7 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 23,193 34.3 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In North Sydney (A), 34.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 44.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 27,140 40.1 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 5,369 7.9 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3,068 4.5 332,465 4.4 704,658 3.0
New Zealand 2,303 3.4 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
India 1,749 2.6 195,217 2.6 616,939 2.6

In North Sydney (A), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 40.1%, England 7.9%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 4.5%, New Zealand 3.4% and India 2.6%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 28,350 41.9 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 4,755 7.0 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3,098 4.6 329,967 4.4 699,074 3.0
New Zealand 2,285 3.4 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
India 1,719 2.5 191,594 2.6 605,777 2.6

In North Sydney (A), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 41.9%, England 7.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 4.6%, New Zealand 3.4% and India 2.5%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 25,231 37.3 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 14,448 21.4 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 8,763 13.0 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 7,970 11.8 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Buddhism 1,855 2.7 207,956 2.8 563,674 2.4

The most common responses for religion in North Sydney (A) were No Religion, so described 37.3%, Catholic 21.4%, Anglican 13.0%, Not stated 11.8% and Buddhism 2.7%. In North Sydney (A), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (48.7%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Mandarin 2,276 3.4 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Cantonese 1,658 2.5 143,333 1.9 280,943 1.2
Japanese 1,191 1.8 17,319 0.2 55,966 0.2
Spanish 941 1.4 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
French 735 1.1 23,743 0.3 70,873 0.3
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English only spoken at home 47,433 70.2 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 8,113 24.7 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In North Sydney (A) 70.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 3.4%, Cantonese 2.5%, Japanese 1.8%, Spanish 1.4% and French 1.1%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 29,933 71.3 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 8,877 21.1 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 1,629 3.9 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 1,565 3.7 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 42,004 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in North Sydney (A). Of these 71.3% were employed full time, 21.1% were employed part-time and 3.7% 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.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 2,888 7.1 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 3,158 7.8 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 2,840 7.0 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 5,763 14.2 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 24,172 59.8 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in North Sydney (A), 7.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 59.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 17,713 43.8 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 8,633 21.3 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 5,105 12.6 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Sales Workers 2,673 6.6 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Community and Personal Service Workers 2,402 5.9 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 2,080 5.1 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 790 2.0 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 362 0.9 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in North Sydney (A) included Professionals 43.8%, Managers 21.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.6%, Sales Workers 6.6%, Community and Personal Service Workers 5.9%, Technicians and Trades Workers 5.1%, Labourers 2.0% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 0.9%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Computer System Design and Related Services 2,161 5.3 63,717 1.9 162,884 1.5
Banking 1,802 4.5 63,678 1.9 144,232 1.3
Legal Services 1,340 3.3 39,267 1.2 104,051 1.0
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 1,259 3.1 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Other Auxiliary Finance and Investment Services 1,214 3.0 31,756 0.9 75,208 0.7

Of the employed people in North Sydney (A), the most common responses for industry of employment included Computer System Design and Related Services 5.3%, Banking 4.5%, Legal Services 3.3%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.1% and Other Auxiliary Finance and Investment Services 3.0%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 1,386 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 3,210 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,360 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in North Sydney (A) was $1,386.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 12,194 30.2 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Train 6,730 16.6 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
Bus 6,337 15.7 133,903 4.0 323,201 3.0
Walked only 4,426 10.9 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 2,400 5.9 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
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People who travelled to work by public transport 16,148 39.9 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 13,732 34.0 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In North Sydney (A), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 30.2%, Train 16.6%, Bus 15.7%, Walked only 10.9% and Worked at home 5.9%. On the day, 39.9% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 34.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 44,749 75.7 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 13,080 22.1 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,010 8.5 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 12,694 21.5 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In North Sydney (A), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.1% provided care for children and 8.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.5% 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
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 19,224 32.5 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 17,620 29.8 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 5,092 8.6 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 2,811 4.8 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in North Sydney (A), 29.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 9,460 53.9 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 5,927 33.8 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,765 10.1 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 397 2.3 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in North Sydney (A), 33.8% were couple families with children, 53.9% were couple families without children and 10.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.7 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.3 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In North Sydney (A), 18.7% of single parents were male and 81.3% 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
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 5,721 37.2 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 558 3.6 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,673 17.4 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 2,291 14.9 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 699 4.5 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,543 10.0 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 833 5.4 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,067 6.9 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In North Sydney (A), of couple families with children, 37.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 17.4% 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 North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 30,066 88.4 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,940 11.6 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In North Sydney (A), 88.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 3,301 11.0 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,219 14.0 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 22,381 74.4 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 73 0.2 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in North Sydney (A), 11.0% were separate houses, 14.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 74.4% were flats or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 648 2.2 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 6,602 22.0 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 12,584 41.9 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 7,433 24.7 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 2,271 7.6 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 529 1.8 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In North Sydney (A), of occupied private dwellings 22.0% had 1 bedroom, 41.9% had 2 bedrooms and 24.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.2. The average household size was 2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 7,527 25.0 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 6,475 21.5 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 15,286 50.8 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 178 0.6 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 601 2.0 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in North Sydney (A), 25.0% were owned outright, 21.5% were owned with a mortgage and 50.8% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 17,411 57.9 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 10,634 35.4 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 2,018 6.7 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In North Sydney (A), of all households, 57.9% were family households, 35.4% were single person households and 6.7% were group households.

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Household income North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 10.5 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 39.5 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In North Sydney (A), 10.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 39.5% 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 North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 575 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.7 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 15.3 -- 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 North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (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 -- 95.5 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.5 -- 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 North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 5,194 17.3 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 16,330 54.3 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 6,503 21.6 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,353 4.5 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 691 2.3 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In North Sydney (A), 54.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 21.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,987 6.6 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 27,506 91.5 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 573 1.9 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In North Sydney (A), 91.5% 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.
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 104 51.7 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 97 48.3 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 34 -- 22 -- 23 --

In North Sydney (A), 51.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 48.3% were female. The median age was 34 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
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 2,390 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In North Sydney (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.1 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,390.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
North Sydney (A) % North Sydney (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 551 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In North Sydney (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $551 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,600.

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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.