Forster (NSW)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC11550
People 13,740
Male 47.4%
Female 52.6%
Median age 54
Families 3,777
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.5
All private dwellings 7,857
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $868
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5

(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
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 6,511 47.4 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 7,230 52.6 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 803 5.8 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 13,740 people in Forster (NSW). Of these 47.4% were male and 52.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.8% of the population.

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Age Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 54 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 570 4.1 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 678 4.9 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 686 5.0 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 693 5.0 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 481 3.5 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 494 3.6 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 524 3.8 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 562 4.1 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 670 4.9 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 715 5.2 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 808 5.9 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 914 6.6 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,085 7.9 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,291 9.4 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,208 8.8 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 909 6.6 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 680 4.9 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 777 5.7 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Forster (NSW) was 54 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 35.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 5,693 48.2 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 495 4.2 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,478 12.5 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,210 10.3 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,925 24.8 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Forster (NSW) aged 15 years and over, 48.2% were married and 16.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 4,909 48.0 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 970 9.5 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 4,357 42.6 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Forster (NSW), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 202 5.9 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 667 19.5 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 196 5.7 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 26 0.8 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 588 17.2 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 94 2.7 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 40 1.2 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 254 7.4 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 136 4.0 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 47 1.4 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,176 34.3 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Forster (NSW) 24.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.0% were in primary school, 20.8% in secondary school and 11.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,270 10.8 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 961 8.1 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 335 2.8 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,911 16.2 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,110 9.4 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 455 3.9 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 2,116 17.9 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 19 0.2 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,520 12.9 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 37 0.3 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,632 13.8 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Forster (NSW), 9.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.1% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 6,155 33.3 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 5,907 31.9 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 1,628 8.8 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 1,410 7.6 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 544 2.9 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Forster (NSW) were English 33.3%, Australian 31.9%, Irish 8.8%, Scottish 7.6% and German 2.9%.

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 Forster (NSW) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 11,242 82.0 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 460 3.4 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 148 1.1 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Germany 68 0.5 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4
Scotland 65 0.5 28,579 0.4 119,417 0.5
Netherlands 61 0.4 16,900 0.2 70,172 0.3

In Forster (NSW), 82.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.4%, New Zealand 1.1%, Germany 0.5%, Scotland 0.5% and Netherlands 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,658 12.1 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 833 6.1 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 519 3.8 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 9,565 69.6 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Forster (NSW), 69.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 10,170 74.3 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 850 6.2 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 210 1.5 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 193 1.4 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
Netherlands 93 0.7 40,444 0.5 175,354 0.7

In Forster (NSW), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 74.3%, England 6.2%, New Zealand 1.5%, Scotland 1.4% and Netherlands 0.7%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 10,485 76.3 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 755 5.5 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 187 1.4 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Scotland 177 1.3 63,302 0.8 245,915 1.1
Germany 98 0.7 47,489 0.6 169,618 0.7

In Forster (NSW), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 76.3%, England 5.5%, New Zealand 1.4%, Scotland 1.3% and Germany 0.7%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Anglican 3,909 28.4 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
No Religion, so described 3,221 23.4 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 3,066 22.3 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 1,245 9.0 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 629 4.6 217,258 2.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Forster (NSW) were Anglican 28.4%, No Religion, so described 23.4%, Catholic 22.3%, Not stated 9.0% and Uniting Church 4.6%. In Forster (NSW), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (72.4%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
German 42 0.3 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Italian 40 0.3 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
Spanish 29 0.2 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
Dutch 22 0.2 8,686 0.1 33,835 0.1
Cantonese 22 0.2 143,333 1.9 280,943 1.2
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English only spoken at home 12,331 89.8 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 263 4.2 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Forster (NSW) 89.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included German 0.3%, Italian 0.3%, Spanish 0.2%, Dutch 0.2% and Cantonese 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 2,194 46.1 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,877 39.5 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 307 6.5 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 377 7.9 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 4,755 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Forster (NSW). Of these 46.1% were employed full time, 39.5% were employed part-time and 7.9% 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
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 664 15.2 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 551 12.6 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 653 15.0 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 711 16.3 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,477 33.8 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Forster (NSW), 15.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 33.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 787 18.0 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Sales Workers 633 14.5 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Technicians and Trades Workers 605 13.9 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 580 13.3 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 536 12.3 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 491 11.2 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 480 11.0 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 175 4.0 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Forster (NSW) included Professionals 18.0%, Sales Workers 14.5%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.9%, Community and Personal Service Workers 13.3%, Labourers 12.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.2%, Managers 11.0% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.0%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Aged Care Residential Services 230 5.4 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0
Cafes and Restaurants 165 3.9 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Secondary Education 142 3.3 58,072 1.7 177,487 1.7
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 139 3.2 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Takeaway Food Services 124 2.9 56,957 1.7 189,447 1.8

Of the employed people in Forster (NSW), the most common responses for industry of employment included Aged Care Residential Services 5.4%, Cafes and Restaurants 3.9%, Secondary Education 3.3%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.2% and Takeaway Food Services 2.9%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 487 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,094 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 868 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Forster (NSW) was $487.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 2,889 66.4 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 299 6.9 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 197 4.5 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Walked only 170 3.9 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Bicycle 45 1.0 23,332 0.7 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 32 0.7 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 3,225 73.7 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Forster (NSW), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 66.4%, Car, as passenger 6.9%, Worked at home 4.5%, Walked only 3.9% and Bicycle 1.0%. On the day, 0.7% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 73.7% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,789 66.0 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,363 20.0 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,606 13.6 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,386 20.2 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Forster (NSW), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.0% provided care for children and 13.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.2% 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
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,937 16.4 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,913 24.7 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,676 14.2 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,259 10.7 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Forster (NSW), 24.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 2,050 54.2 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 960 25.4 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 718 19.0 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 56 1.5 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Forster (NSW), 25.4% were couple families with children, 54.2% were couple families without children and 19.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.9 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.1 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Forster (NSW), 17.9% of single parents were male and 82.1% 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
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 339 11.3 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 138 4.6 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 444 14.8 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 211 7.0 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 207 6.9 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,367 45.5 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 128 4.3 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 171 5.7 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Forster (NSW), of couple families with children, 11.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 14.8% 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

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 Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 5,799 78.4 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,600 21.6 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Forster (NSW), 78.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 21.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 3,875 66.8 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,005 17.3 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 766 13.2 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 105 1.8 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Forster (NSW), 66.8% were separate houses, 17.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.2% were flats or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 25 0.4 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 205 3.5 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,237 21.3 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 2,692 46.4 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,445 24.9 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 194 3.3 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Forster (NSW), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 21.3% had 2 bedrooms and 46.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 2,697 46.5 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,180 20.4 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,639 28.3 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 81 1.4 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 201 3.5 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Forster (NSW), 46.5% were owned outright, 20.4% were owned with a mortgage and 28.3% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 3,737 64.5 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,890 32.6 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 167 2.9 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Forster (NSW), of all households, 64.5% were family households, 32.6% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

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Household income Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 31.2 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.4 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Forster (NSW), 31.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.4% 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 Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 280 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.5 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 14.5 -- 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 Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.2 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.8 -- 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 Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 428 7.4 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 2,699 46.5 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,784 30.7 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 584 10.1 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 307 5.3 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Forster (NSW), 46.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,346 23.2 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 4,253 73.3 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 200 3.4 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Forster (NSW), 73.3% 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.
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 381 47.3 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 425 52.7 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Forster (NSW), 47.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.7% were female. The median age was 20 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
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) 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 --
Median weekly household income 996 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Forster (NSW), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $996.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Forster (NSW) % Forster (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 263 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,465 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Forster (NSW), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $263 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,465.

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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.