Sydney (C)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA17200
People 208,374
Male 51.8%
Female 48.2%
Median age 32
Families 40,887
Average children per family
for families with children 1.5
for all households (a) 0.2
All private dwellings 109,496
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $1,926
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,499
Median weekly rent $565
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.8

(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
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 107,852 51.8 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 100,530 48.2 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,413 1.2 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 208,374 people in Sydney (C). Of these 51.8% were male and 48.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

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Age Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 32 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 6,977 3.3 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 4,028 1.9 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 3,035 1.5 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 8,370 4.0 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 28,589 13.7 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 37,379 17.9 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 31,487 15.1 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 19,911 9.6 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 13,946 6.7 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 11,438 5.5 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 10,025 4.8 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 8,815 4.2 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 7,263 3.5 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 6,287 3.0 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 4,173 2.0 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 2,884 1.4 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,976 0.9 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,790 0.9 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Sydney (C) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 6.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 49,927 25.7 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 3,895 2.0 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 13,723 7.1 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 3,903 2.0 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 122,882 63.2 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Sydney (C) aged 15 years and over, 25.7% were married and 9.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 37,300 23.9 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 30,662 19.6 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 88,348 56.5 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Sydney (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 23.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 19.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 1,366 1.8 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 3,111 4.0 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 684 0.9 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 726 0.9 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 1,591 2.0 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 867 1.1 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,163 1.5 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 5,845 7.5 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 29,206 37.4 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 6,604 8.5 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 26,829 34.4 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Sydney (C) 37.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 5.8% were in primary school, 4.6% in secondary school and 44.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 85,604 44.0 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 16,400 8.4 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 2,876 1.5 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 7,960 4.1 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 34,699 17.9 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 2,950 1.5 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 5,669 2.9 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 47 0.0 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 10 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 4,606 2.4 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 1,098 0.6 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 28,335 14.6 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Sydney (C), 17.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 5.6% 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 Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 48,686 18.1 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Chinese 36,166 13.4 514,594 5.2 1,213,903 3.9
Australian 31,968 11.9 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 21,524 8.0 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 14,328 5.3 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4

The most common ancestries in Sydney (C) were English 18.1%, Chinese 13.4%, Australian 11.9%, Irish 8.0% and Scottish 5.3%.

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

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Country of birth Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 82,097 39.4 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 20,289 9.7 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2
England 9,385 4.5 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
Thailand 6,771 3.3 26,719 0.4 66,229 0.3
New Zealand 5,425 2.6 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Indonesia 5,229 2.5 31,774 0.4 73,213 0.3

In Sydney (C), 39.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 9.7%, England 4.5%, Thailand 3.3%, New Zealand 2.6% and Indonesia 2.5%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 112,560 54.0 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 10,719 5.1 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 8,218 3.9 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 49,938 24.0 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Sydney (C), 24.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 54.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 58,357 28.0 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 23,524 11.3 332,465 4.4 704,658 3.0
England 10,585 5.1 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
Thailand 6,843 3.3 25,816 0.3 58,658 0.3
New Zealand 5,750 2.8 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6

In Sydney (C), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 28.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 11.3%, England 5.1%, Thailand 3.3% and New Zealand 2.8%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 61,029 29.3 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 23,354 11.2 329,967 4.4 699,074 3.0
England 9,697 4.7 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
Thailand 7,114 3.4 31,693 0.4 76,924 0.3
Indonesia 5,865 2.8 44,383 0.6 103,023 0.4

In Sydney (C), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 29.3%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 11.2%, England 4.7%, Thailand 3.4% and Indonesia 2.8%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 90,020 43.2 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Not stated 32,989 15.8 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Catholic 32,089 15.4 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Buddhism 14,672 7.0 207,956 2.8 563,674 2.4
Anglican 12,093 5.8 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3

The most common responses for religion in Sydney (C) were No Religion, so described 43.2%, Not stated 15.8%, Catholic 15.4%, Buddhism 7.0% and Anglican 5.8%. In Sydney (C), No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (51.3%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Mandarin 20,635 9.9 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Thai 6,589 3.2 24,839 0.3 55,444 0.2
Cantonese 6,072 2.9 143,333 1.9 280,943 1.2
Indonesian 4,528 2.2 30,032 0.4 67,891 0.3
Spanish 3,633 1.7 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
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English only spoken at home 107,287 51.5 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 35,690 36.3 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Sydney (C) 51.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 9.9%, Thai 3.2%, Cantonese 2.9%, Indonesian 2.2% and Spanish 1.7%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 81,454 65.3 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 30,695 24.6 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 5,104 4.1 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 7,493 6.0 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 124,746 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sydney (C). Of these 65.3% were employed full time, 24.6% were employed part-time and 6.0% 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
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 8,781 7.5 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 14,054 12.0 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 7,867 6.7 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 18,982 16.2 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 62,472 53.3 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Sydney (C), 7.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 44,228 37.7 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 19,929 17.0 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 13,028 11.1 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 11,980 10.2 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 9,300 7.9 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Sales Workers 8,894 7.6 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 5,997 5.1 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 1,742 1.5 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Sydney (C) included Professionals 37.7%, Managers 17.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 7.9%, Sales Workers 7.6%, Labourers 5.1% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 1.5%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Cafes and Restaurants 7,677 6.5 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Computer System Design and Related Services 4,203 3.6 63,717 1.9 162,884 1.5
Banking 4,022 3.4 63,678 1.9 144,232 1.3
Higher Education 3,738 3.2 46,246 1.4 155,985 1.5
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3,262 2.8 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9

Of the employed people in Sydney (C), the most common responses for industry of employment included Cafes and Restaurants 6.5%, Computer System Design and Related Services 3.6%, Banking 3.4%, Higher Education 3.2% and Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 2.8%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 953 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 2,524 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,926 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sydney (C) was $953.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Walked only 28,120 24.0 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Car, as driver 23,343 19.9 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Train 19,793 16.9 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
Bus 14,433 12.3 133,903 4.0 323,201 3.0
Worked at home 4,828 4.1 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
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People who travelled to work by public transport 41,745 35.6 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 27,230 23.2 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Sydney (C), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Walked only 24.0%, Car, as driver 19.9%, Train 16.9%, Bus 12.3% and Worked at home 4.1%. On the day, 35.6% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 23.2% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 115,946 59.7 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 22,019 11.3 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 11,808 6.1 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 31,356 16.1 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Sydney (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 11.3% provided care for children and 6.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.1% 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
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 58,856 30.3 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 42,380 21.8 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 9,563 4.9 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 5,152 2.7 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sydney (C), 21.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 4.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 25,791 63.1 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 9,365 22.9 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 4,071 10.0 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 1,658 4.1 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Sydney (C), 22.9% were couple families with children, 63.1% were couple families without children and 10.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.1 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.9 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Sydney (C), 17.1% of single parents were male and 82.9% 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
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 13,840 39.4 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,796 5.1 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 5,578 15.9 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 4,554 13.0 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,516 4.3 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 3,540 10.1 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,739 4.9 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 2,589 7.4 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Sydney (C), of couple families with children, 39.4% had both partners employed full-time, 5.1% had both employed part-time and 15.9% 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 Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 85,428 88.1 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 11,496 11.9 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Sydney (C), 88.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,717 2.0 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 16,834 19.7 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 65,882 77.1 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 421 0.5 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Sydney (C), 2.0% were separate houses, 19.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 77.1% were flats or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 4,066 4.8 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 27,033 31.6 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 34,411 40.3 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 13,020 15.2 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 4,197 4.9 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 2,695 3.2 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 1.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Sydney (C), of occupied private dwellings 31.6% had 1 bedroom, 40.3% had 2 bedrooms and 15.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 1.9. The average household size was 2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 11,964 14.0 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 16,964 19.9 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 53,121 62.2 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 559 0.7 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 2,816 3.3 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Sydney (C), 14.0% were owned outright, 19.9% were owned with a mortgage and 62.2% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 40,324 47.2 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 31,858 37.3 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 13,239 15.5 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Sydney (C), of all households, 47.2% were family households, 37.3% were single person households and 15.5% were group households.

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Household income Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 19.9 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 29.0 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Sydney (C), 19.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 29.0% 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 Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 565 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 72.5 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 27.5 -- 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 Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,499 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.9 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.1 -- 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 Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 33,330 39.0 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 36,925 43.2 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 9,799 11.5 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,734 2.0 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3,633 4.3 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Sydney (C), 43.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 11.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 8,182 9.6 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 74,409 87.1 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 2,838 3.3 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Sydney (C), 87.1% 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.
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 1,240 51.3 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 1,176 48.7 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 30 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Sydney (C), 51.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 48.7% were female. The median age was 30 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
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,053 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Sydney (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,053.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Sydney (C) % Sydney (C) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 280 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,859 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Sydney (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $280 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,859.

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.