The Hills Shire (A)

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA17420
People 157,243
Male 49.3%
Female 50.7%
Median age 38
Families 43,713
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 1.1
All private dwellings 51,780
Average people per household 3.2
Median weekly household income $2,363
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $562
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2
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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
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 77,451 49.3 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 79,791 50.7 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 813 0.5 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 157,243 people in The Hills Shire (A). Of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

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Age The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 9,772 6.2 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 12,164 7.7 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 11,690 7.4 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 11,251 7.2 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 9,709 6.2 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 7,625 4.8 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 8,877 5.6 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 11,166 7.1 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 12,460 7.9 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 11,878 7.6 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 10,806 6.9 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 9,825 6.2 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 8,788 5.6 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 7,911 5.0 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 5,667 3.6 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 3,519 2.2 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 2,133 1.4 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 2,000 1.3 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in The Hills Shire (A) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 76,145 61.6 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 2,358 1.9 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 6,418 5.2 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 4,558 3.7 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 34,139 27.6 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in The Hills Shire (A) aged 15 years and over, 61.6% were married and 7.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 70,882 60.8 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 5,401 4.6 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 40,220 34.5 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In The Hills Shire (A), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 3,359 6.6 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 10,734 21.2 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,337 6.6 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 2,185 4.3 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 6,099 12.0 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 3,631 7.2 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 3,171 6.3 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,581 5.1 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 9,118 18.0 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 1,155 2.3 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 5,336 10.5 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In The Hills Shire (A) 32.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.1% were in primary school, 25.4% in secondary school and 23.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 41,409 33.5 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 13,781 11.1 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 3,088 2.5 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 11,898 9.6 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 21,093 17.1 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 3,832 3.1 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 10,386 8.4 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 36 0.0 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 6 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 6,295 5.1 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 543 0.4 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 6,697 5.4 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in The Hills Shire (A), 17.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 12.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 11.1% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 42,166 20.4 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 39,462 19.1 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Chinese 19,829 9.6 514,594 5.2 1,213,903 3.9
Irish 13,548 6.6 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 10,878 5.3 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4

The most common ancestries in The Hills Shire (A) were English 20.4%, Australian 19.1%, Chinese 9.6%, Irish 6.6% 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 The Hills Shire (A) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 96,974 61.7 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 8,067 5.1 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2
India 5,703 3.6 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
England 5,194 3.3 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
Korea, Republic of (South) 2,463 1.6 51,816 0.7 98,776 0.4
South Africa 2,450 1.6 43,058 0.6 162,449 0.7

In The Hills Shire (A), 61.7% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 5.1%, India 3.6%, England 3.3%, Korea, Republic of (South) 1.6% and South Africa 1.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 77,200 49.1 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 10,143 6.5 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 7,532 4.8 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 56,990 36.2 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In The Hills Shire (A), 36.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 49.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 64,712 41.2 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 13,006 8.3 332,465 4.4 704,658 3.0
India 8,736 5.6 195,217 2.6 616,939 2.6
England 7,947 5.1 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
Italy 3,684 2.3 128,148 1.7 470,138 2.0

In The Hills Shire (A), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 41.2%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 8.3%, India 5.6%, England 5.1% and Italy 2.3%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 67,437 42.9 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 13,020 8.3 329,967 4.4 699,074 3.0
India 8,602 5.5 191,594 2.6 605,777 2.6
England 7,099 4.5 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
Philippines 3,609 2.3 124,029 1.7 325,049 1.4

In The Hills Shire (A), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 42.9%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 8.3%, India 5.5%, England 4.5% and Philippines 2.3%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Catholic 45,378 28.9 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
No Religion, so described 33,341 21.2 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 23,487 14.9 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 9,288 5.9 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Hinduism 7,066 4.5 181,402 2.4 440,300 1.9

The most common responses for religion in The Hills Shire (A) were Catholic 28.9%, No Religion, so described 21.2%, Anglican 14.9%, Not stated 5.9% and Hinduism 4.5%. In The Hills Shire (A), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (64.8%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Mandarin 10,002 6.4 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Cantonese 5,358 3.4 143,333 1.9 280,943 1.2
Korean 3,098 2.0 59,912 0.8 108,997 0.5
Hindi 2,976 1.9 67,034 0.9 159,652 0.7
Arabic 2,703 1.7 200,825 2.7 321,728 1.4
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English only spoken at home 102,587 65.3 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 18,264 37.2 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In The Hills Shire (A) 65.3% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 6.4%, Cantonese 3.4%, Korean 2.0%, Hindi 1.9% and Arabic 1.7%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 52,334 62.3 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 24,664 29.4 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 3,171 3.8 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 3,837 4.6 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 84,006 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in The Hills Shire (A). Of these 62.3% were employed full time, 29.4% were employed part-time and 4.6% 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
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 9,263 11.6 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 8,019 10.0 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 7,383 9.2 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 13,349 16.7 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 38,983 48.6 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in The Hills Shire (A), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 23,235 29.0 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 14,079 17.6 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 13,014 16.2 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 8,348 10.4 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Sales Workers 7,702 9.6 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Community and Personal Service Workers 6,226 7.8 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 3,772 4.7 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 2,427 3.0 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in The Hills Shire (A) included Professionals 29.0%, Managers 17.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 16.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 10.4%, Sales Workers 9.6%, Community and Personal Service Workers 7.8%, Labourers 4.7% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 3.0%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 2,659 3.3 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Computer System Design and Related Services 2,606 3.3 63,717 1.9 162,884 1.5
Banking 2,105 2.6 63,678 1.9 144,232 1.3
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 1,833 2.3 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Primary Education 1,742 2.2 65,204 1.9 231,198 2.2

Of the employed people in The Hills Shire (A), the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.3%, Computer System Design and Related Services 3.3%, Banking 2.6%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.3% and Primary Education 2.2%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 827 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 2,464 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,363 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in The Hills Shire (A) was $827.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 49,804 62.1 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Bus 8,534 10.6 133,903 4.0 323,201 3.0
Worked at home 4,882 6.1 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 2,905 3.6 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Walked only 999 1.2 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
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People who travelled to work by public transport 12,925 16.1 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 55,581 69.3 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In The Hills Shire (A), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 62.1%, Bus 10.6%, Worked at home 6.1%, Car, as passenger 3.6% and Walked only 1.2%. On the day, 16.1% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 69.3% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 93,798 75.9 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 41,609 33.7 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 14,464 11.7 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 26,716 21.6 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In The Hills Shire (A), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.7% provided care for children and 11.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.6% 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
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 31,139 25.2 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 33,938 27.5 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 16,333 13.2 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 12,387 10.0 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in The Hills Shire (A), 27.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 12,608 28.8 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 26,403 60.4 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 4,327 9.9 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 382 0.9 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in The Hills Shire (A), 60.4% were couple families with children, 28.8% were couple families without children and 9.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.3 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.7 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In The Hills Shire (A), 18.3% of single parents were male and 81.7% 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
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 10,249 26.3 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,432 3.7 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 9,088 23.3 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 6,390 16.4 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,986 5.1 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 6,218 15.9 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,669 4.3 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,975 5.1 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In The Hills Shire (A), of couple families with children, 26.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 23.3% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 47,845 94.6 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,723 5.4 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In The Hills Shire (A), 94.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 39,414 82.4 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,579 11.7 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 2,638 5.5 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 80 0.2 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in The Hills Shire (A), 82.4% were separate houses, 11.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.5% were flats or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 43 0.1 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 566 1.2 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 3,216 6.7 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 11,345 23.7 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 31,997 66.9 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 674 1.4 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In The Hills Shire (A), of occupied private dwellings 1.2% had 1 bedroom, 6.7% had 2 bedrooms and 23.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.8. The average household size was 3.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 16,513 34.5 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 21,856 45.7 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 8,189 17.1 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 483 1.0 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 792 1.7 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in The Hills Shire (A), 34.5% were owned outright, 45.7% were owned with a mortgage and 17.1% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 41,682 87.1 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 5,424 11.3 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 731 1.5 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In The Hills Shire (A), of all households, 87.1% were family households, 11.3% were single person households and 1.5% were group households.

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Household income The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 9.4 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 36.6 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In The Hills Shire (A), 9.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 36.6% 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 The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 562 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.1 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.9 -- 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 The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.5 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.5 -- 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 The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 992 2.1 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 11,135 23.3 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 21,610 45.2 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 13,235 27.7 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 866 1.8 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In The Hills Shire (A), 23.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 45.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 27.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 2,487 5.2 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 44,568 93.2 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 784 1.6 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In The Hills Shire (A), 93.2% 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.
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 406 50.2 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 402 49.8 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In The Hills Shire (A), 50.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.8% 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
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 2,565 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In The Hills Shire (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,565.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
The Hills Shire (A) % The Hills Shire (A) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 550 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In The Hills Shire (A), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $550 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.