Northern Beaches (A)

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA15990
People 252,878
Male 48.8%
Female 51.2%
Median age 40
Families 67,745
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 101,475
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $2,178
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,800
Median weekly rent $565
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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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
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 123,507 48.8 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 129,370 51.2 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,394 0.6 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 252,878 people in Northern Beaches (A). Of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

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Age Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 40 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 15,672 6.2 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 17,967 7.1 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 16,210 6.4 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 14,412 5.7 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 12,554 5.0 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 13,491 5.3 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 16,083 6.4 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 17,883 7.1 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 20,311 8.0 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 19,537 7.7 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 17,854 7.1 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 15,348 6.1 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 13,072 5.2 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 12,184 4.8 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 10,256 4.1 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 7,614 3.0 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 5,466 2.2 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 6,945 2.7 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Northern Beaches (A) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 106,940 52.7 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 4,751 2.3 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 16,895 8.3 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 10,567 5.2 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 63,873 31.5 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Northern Beaches (A) aged 15 years and over, 52.7% were married and 10.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 96,070 52.4 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 18,938 10.3 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 68,210 37.2 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Northern Beaches (A), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 5,264 6.8 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 16,917 22.0 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,363 4.4 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 2,991 3.9 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 8,316 10.8 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 4,742 6.2 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 4,331 5.6 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4,223 5.5 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 10,742 14.0 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 1,930 2.5 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 14,077 18.3 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Northern Beaches (A) 30.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.3% were in primary school, 22.6% in secondary school and 19.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 65,651 32.3 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 23,826 11.7 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 5,003 2.5 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 20,836 10.3 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 31,179 15.4 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 5,927 2.9 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 15,879 7.8 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 94 0.0 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 15 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 9,131 4.5 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 624 0.3 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 16,904 8.3 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Northern Beaches (A), 15.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 12.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 11.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 103,450 29.2 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 78,905 22.3 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 32,750 9.2 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 26,579 7.5 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
Italian 12,286 3.5 272,124 2.8 1,000,006 3.2

The most common ancestries in Northern Beaches (A) were English 29.2%, Australian 22.3%, Irish 9.2%, Scottish 7.5% and Italian 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 Northern Beaches (A) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 166,492 65.8 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 20,084 7.9 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 6,027 2.4 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3,566 1.4 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2
South Africa 3,471 1.4 43,058 0.6 162,449 0.7
United States of America 2,463 1.0 30,081 0.4 86,125 0.4

In Northern Beaches (A), 65.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 7.9%, New Zealand 2.4%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.4%, South Africa 1.4% and United States of America 1.0%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 90,912 36.0 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 22,234 8.8 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 17,263 6.8 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 107,710 42.6 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Northern Beaches (A), 42.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 36.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 125,509 49.6 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 27,107 10.7 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 8,553 3.4 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Italy 5,725 2.3 128,148 1.7 470,138 2.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 5,470 2.2 332,465 4.4 704,658 3.0

In Northern Beaches (A), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 49.6%, England 10.7%, New Zealand 3.4%, Italy 2.3% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.2%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 130,628 51.7 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 24,729 9.8 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 8,162 3.2 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 5,481 2.2 329,967 4.4 699,074 3.0
Italy 4,858 1.9 107,243 1.4 395,775 1.7

In Northern Beaches (A), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 51.7%, England 9.8%, New Zealand 3.2%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.2% and Italy 1.9%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 85,280 33.7 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 61,300 24.2 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 45,097 17.8 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 21,179 8.4 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 6,858 2.7 217,258 2.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Northern Beaches (A) were No Religion, so described 33.7%, Catholic 24.2%, Anglican 17.8%, Not stated 8.4% and Uniting Church 2.7%. In Northern Beaches (A), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (58.9%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Italian 3,396 1.3 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
Mandarin 3,305 1.3 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Portuguese 2,650 1.0 23,003 0.3 48,853 0.2
French 2,278 0.9 23,743 0.3 70,873 0.3
German 2,277 0.9 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
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English only spoken at home 201,772 79.8 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 17,481 18.9 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Northern Beaches (A) 79.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 1.3%, Mandarin 1.3%, Portuguese 1.0%, French 0.9% and German 0.9%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 81,286 60.5 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 42,657 31.8 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 5,739 4.3 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 4,642 3.5 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 134,324 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Northern Beaches (A). Of these 60.5% were employed full time, 31.8% were employed part-time and 3.5% 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
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 15,149 11.7 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 14,192 10.9 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 13,312 10.3 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 17,939 13.8 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 63,343 48.8 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Northern Beaches (A), 11.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 37,083 28.6 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 24,082 18.6 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 17,481 13.5 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 14,705 11.3 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 12,242 9.4 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 11,805 9.1 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 6,623 5.1 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 3,554 2.7 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Northern Beaches (A) included Professionals 28.6%, Managers 18.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.5%, Technicians and Trades Workers 11.3%, Community and Personal Service Workers 9.4%, Sales Workers 9.1%, Labourers 5.1% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 2.7%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Computer System Design and Related Services 4,203 3.2 63,717 1.9 162,884 1.5
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3,212 2.5 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 3,171 2.4 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Banking 2,939 2.3 63,678 1.9 144,232 1.3
Primary Education 2,492 1.9 65,204 1.9 231,198 2.2

Of the employed people in Northern Beaches (A), the most common responses for industry of employment included Computer System Design and Related Services 3.2%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 2.5%, Cafes and Restaurants 2.4%, Banking 2.3% and Primary Education 1.9%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 916 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 2,528 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,178 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Northern Beaches (A) was $916.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 70,703 54.5 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Bus 14,540 11.2 133,903 4.0 323,201 3.0
Worked at home 9,255 7.1 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 4,463 3.4 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Walked only 4,378 3.4 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
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People who travelled to work by public transport 23,532 18.1 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 78,156 60.3 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Northern Beaches (A), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 54.5%, Bus 11.2%, Worked at home 7.1%, Car, as passenger 3.4% and Walked only 3.4%. On the day, 18.1% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 60.3% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 152,285 75.0 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 64,413 31.7 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 21,787 10.7 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 44,525 21.9 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Northern Beaches (A), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.7% provided care for children and 10.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.9% 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
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 53,918 26.6 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 57,932 28.5 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 24,645 12.1 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 15,787 7.8 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Northern Beaches (A), 28.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 24,315 35.9 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 34,793 51.4 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 7,884 11.6 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 755 1.1 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Northern Beaches (A), 51.4% were couple families with children, 35.9% were couple families without children and 11.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 19.3 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.7 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Northern Beaches (A), 19.3% of single parents were male and 80.7% 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
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 14,451 24.4 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 2,608 4.4 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 15,422 26.1 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 7,749 13.1 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 3,208 5.4 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 9,282 15.7 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 2,816 4.8 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 3,569 6.0 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Northern Beaches (A), of couple families with children, 24.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 26.1% 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 Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 87,934 90.6 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 9,083 9.4 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Northern Beaches (A), 90.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 50,714 57.7 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7,894 9.0 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 28,491 32.4 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 450 0.5 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Northern Beaches (A), 57.7% were separate houses, 9.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 32.4% were flats or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 552 0.6 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 7,504 8.5 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 22,541 25.6 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 25,399 28.9 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 30,073 34.2 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,871 2.1 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Northern Beaches (A), of occupied private dwellings 8.5% had 1 bedroom, 25.6% had 2 bedrooms and 28.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 30,314 34.5 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 31,222 35.5 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 22,785 25.9 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 1,399 1.6 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 2,214 2.5 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Northern Beaches (A), 34.5% were owned outright, 35.5% were owned with a mortgage and 25.9% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 65,764 74.8 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 19,132 21.8 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 3,046 3.5 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Northern Beaches (A), of all households, 74.8% were family households, 21.8% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

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Household income Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 12.6 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 34.1 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Northern Beaches (A), 12.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 34.1% 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 Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 565 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.4 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.6 -- 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 Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,800 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.8 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.2 -- 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 Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 5,764 6.6 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 30,833 35.1 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 34,013 38.7 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 14,825 16.9 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,508 2.9 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Northern Beaches (A), 35.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 7,558 8.6 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 78,362 89.1 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 2,014 2.3 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Northern Beaches (A), 89.1% 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.
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 719 51.5 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 676 48.5 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Northern Beaches (A), 51.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 48.5% were female. The median age was 26 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
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 2,330 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Northern Beaches (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,330.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Northern Beaches (A) % Northern Beaches (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 545 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,800 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Northern Beaches (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $545 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,800.

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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.