Penrith (C)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA16350
People 196,066
Male 49.4%
Female 50.6%
Median age 34
Families 52,054
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 1
All private dwellings 71,036
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,658
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $370
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2

(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

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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
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 96,822 49.4 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 99,243 50.6 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 7,741 3.9 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 196,066 people in Penrith (C). Of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.9% of the population.

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Age Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 34 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 14,478 7.4 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 14,113 7.2 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 12,694 6.5 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 13,037 6.6 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 14,119 7.2 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 15,044 7.7 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 15,251 7.8 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 13,968 7.1 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 13,488 6.9 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 12,653 6.5 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 12,086 6.2 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 11,998 6.1 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 10,229 5.2 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 8,838 4.5 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 5,631 2.9 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 3,710 1.9 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 2,422 1.2 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 2,316 1.2 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Penrith (C) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 73,218 47.3 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 5,767 3.7 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 13,192 8.5 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 6,745 4.4 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 55,855 36.1 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Penrith (C) aged 15 years and over, 47.3% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 66,527 47.4 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 14,503 10.3 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 59,244 42.2 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Penrith (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 3,987 6.6 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 12,356 20.5 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,662 6.1 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 1,826 3.0 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 7,128 11.8 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 4,364 7.2 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,700 2.8 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4,101 6.8 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 6,906 11.4 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 1,251 2.1 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 13,059 21.6 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Penrith (C) 30.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.6% were in primary school, 21.9% in secondary school and 18.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 20,717 13.4 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 13,002 8.4 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 5,888 3.8 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 24,375 15.7 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 24,128 15.6 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 6,468 4.2 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 24,990 16.1 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 141 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 16 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 14,542 9.4 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 809 0.5 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 15,031 9.7 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Penrith (C), 15.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.4% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian 70,044 26.3 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
English 65,251 24.5 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 19,279 7.2 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 14,546 5.5 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
Maltese 7,583 2.8 69,490 0.7 175,555 0.6

The most common ancestries in Penrith (C) were Australian 26.3%, English 24.5%, Irish 7.2%, Scottish 5.5% and Maltese 2.8%.

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 Penrith (C) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 141,876 72.4 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 6,123 3.1 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 3,867 2.0 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Philippines 3,797 1.9 86,749 1.2 232,386 1.0
India 3,763 1.9 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
Malta 1,263 0.6 14,481 0.2 37,613 0.2

In Penrith (C), 72.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.1%, New Zealand 2.0%, Philippines 1.9%, India 1.9% and Malta 0.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 61,345 31.3 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 14,831 7.6 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 9,994 5.1 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 96,711 49.3 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Penrith (C), 49.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 107,216 54.7 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 11,138 5.7 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
India 5,452 2.8 195,217 2.6 616,939 2.6
Philippines 5,107 2.6 106,423 1.4 270,177 1.2
New Zealand 4,746 2.4 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6

In Penrith (C), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 54.7%, England 5.7%, India 2.8%, Philippines 2.6% and New Zealand 2.4%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 112,294 57.3 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 10,277 5.2 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
Philippines 5,684 2.9 124,029 1.7 325,049 1.4
India 5,367 2.7 191,594 2.6 605,777 2.6
New Zealand 4,523 2.3 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6

In Penrith (C), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 57.3%, England 5.2%, Philippines 2.9%, India 2.7% and New Zealand 2.3%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Catholic 62,884 32.1 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
No Religion, so described 41,334 21.1 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 36,105 18.4 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 16,363 8.3 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Christian, nfd 4,546 2.3 165,351 2.2 612,371 2.6

The most common responses for religion in Penrith (C) were Catholic 32.1%, No Religion, so described 21.1%, Anglican 18.4%, Not stated 8.3% and Christian, nfd 2.3%. In Penrith (C), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (69.9%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Arabic 3,137 1.6 200,825 2.7 321,728 1.4
Tagalog 2,117 1.1 45,130 0.6 111,273 0.5
Hindi 1,747 0.9 67,034 0.9 159,652 0.7
Punjabi 1,667 0.9 33,435 0.4 132,496 0.6
Maltese 1,424 0.7 12,327 0.2 31,987 0.1
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English only spoken at home 151,300 77.2 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 13,894 20.7 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Penrith (C) 77.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 1.6%, Tagalog 1.1%, Hindi 0.9%, Punjabi 0.9% and Maltese 0.7%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 64,237 63.9 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 25,787 25.6 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 4,837 4.8 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 5,743 5.7 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 100,604 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Penrith (C). Of these 63.9% were employed full time, 25.6% were employed part-time and 5.7% 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
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 8,661 9.1 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 8,108 8.5 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 9,022 9.5 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 21,009 22.1 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 43,224 45.6 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Penrith (C), 9.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Clerical and Administrative Workers 16,844 17.8 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Professionals 14,073 14.8 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 14,049 14.8 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 10,287 10.8 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3
Community and Personal Service Workers 9,950 10.5 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Managers 9,598 10.1 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Labourers 9,165 9.7 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 9,081 9.6 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4

The most common occupations in Penrith (C) included Clerical and Administrative Workers 17.8%, Professionals 14.8%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.8%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 10.8%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.5%, Managers 10.1%, Labourers 9.7% and Sales Workers 9.6%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3,179 3.4 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2,597 2.7 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Road Freight Transport 2,584 2.7 37,995 1.1 129,528 1.2
Takeaway Food Services 2,137 2.3 56,957 1.7 189,447 1.8
Primary Education 1,938 2.0 65,204 1.9 231,198 2.2

Of the employed people in Penrith (C), the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.4%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.7%, Road Freight Transport 2.7%, Takeaway Food Services 2.3% and Primary Education 2.0%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 728 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,858 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,658 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Penrith (C) was $728.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 63,086 66.5 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Train 5,354 5.6 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
Car, as passenger 4,666 4.9 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 2,888 3.0 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Train, car as driver 1,943 2.0 34,213 1.0 86,003 0.8
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People who travelled to work by public transport 10,772 11.4 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 71,278 75.1 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Penrith (C), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 66.5%, Train 5.6%, Car, as passenger 4.9%, Worked at home 3.0% and Train, car as driver 2.0%. On the day, 11.4% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 75.1% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 105,826 68.4 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 48,082 31.1 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 17,492 11.3 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 20,644 13.3 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Penrith (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.1% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.3% 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
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 34,567 22.3 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 39,855 25.7 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 17,028 11.0 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 14,380 9.3 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Penrith (C), 25.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 15,792 30.3 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 25,421 48.8 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 10,063 19.3 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 784 1.5 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Penrith (C), 48.8% were couple families with children, 30.3% were couple families without children and 19.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.3 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Penrith (C), 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% 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
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 11,314 27.5 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,095 2.7 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 9,040 21.9 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 7,238 17.6 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,967 4.8 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 6,429 15.6 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 2,351 5.7 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,768 4.3 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Penrith (C), of couple families with children, 27.5% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 21.9% 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 Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 63,668 94.1 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,972 5.9 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Penrith (C), 94.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 51,865 81.5 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7,493 11.8 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 3,832 6.0 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 233 0.4 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Penrith (C), 81.5% were separate houses, 11.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.0% were flats or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 184 0.3 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,304 2.0 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 6,465 10.2 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 29,177 45.8 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 25,051 39.3 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,486 2.3 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Penrith (C), of occupied private dwellings 2.0% had 1 bedroom, 10.2% had 2 bedrooms and 45.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.9 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 16,561 26.0 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 25,931 40.7 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 19,206 30.2 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 302 0.5 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,668 2.6 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Penrith (C), 26.0% were owned outright, 40.7% were owned with a mortgage and 30.2% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 49,777 78.2 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 12,236 19.2 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,656 2.6 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Penrith (C), of all households, 78.2% were family households, 19.2% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

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Household income Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 15.3 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 16.7 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Penrith (C), 15.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 16.7% 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 Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 370 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.9 -- 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 Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.8 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.2 -- 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 Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 3,869 6.1 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 19,705 30.9 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 23,636 37.1 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 14,291 22.4 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,168 3.4 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Penrith (C), 30.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 8,314 13.1 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 53,656 84.3 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,699 2.7 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Penrith (C), 84.3% 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.
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 3,874 50.0 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 3,870 50.0 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Penrith (C), 50.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.0% were female. The median age was 22 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
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,588 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Penrith (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,588.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Penrith (C) % Penrith (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 360 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,045 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Penrith (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $360 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,045.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

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.