Macquarie Fields

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC12433
People 13,714
Male 48.2%
Female 51.8%
Median age 35
Families 3,516
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 1
All private dwellings 4,898
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,211
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $310
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

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
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 6,607 48.2 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 7,110 51.8 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 565 4.1 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 13,714 people in Macquarie Fields. Of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.1% of the population.

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Age Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 986 7.2 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,083 7.9 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,059 7.7 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 968 7.1 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 923 6.7 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 843 6.1 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 956 7.0 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 951 6.9 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 973 7.1 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 910 6.6 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 918 6.7 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 775 5.6 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 721 5.3 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 657 4.8 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 452 3.3 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 280 2.0 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 152 1.1 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 121 0.9 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Macquarie Fields was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 4,856 45.9 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 447 4.2 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 976 9.2 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 491 4.6 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 3,808 36.0 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Macquarie Fields aged 15 years and over, 45.9% were married and 13.5% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 4,387 45.0 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 649 6.7 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 4,715 48.4 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Macquarie Fields, of people aged 15 years and over, 45.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 204 4.4 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,150 25.0 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 72 1.6 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 99 2.1 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 848 18.4 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 61 1.3 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 89 1.9 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 298 6.5 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 511 11.1 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 108 2.3 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,167 25.3 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Macquarie Fields 33.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.8% were in primary school, 21.8% in secondary school and 17.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,717 16.2 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 785 7.4 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 271 2.6 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,192 11.3 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,847 17.5 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 451 4.3 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,532 14.5 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 16 0.2 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 7 0.1 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,140 10.8 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 120 1.1 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,218 11.5 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Macquarie Fields, 17.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 13.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.4% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian 3,239 18.7 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
English 2,912 16.8 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Indian 1,132 6.5 211,927 2.1 619,164 2.0
Bangladeshi 735 4.2 23,509 0.2 39,566 0.1
Irish 697 4.0 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6

The most common ancestries in Macquarie Fields were Australian 18.7%, English 16.8%, Indian 6.5%, Bangladeshi 4.2% and Irish 4.0%.

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 Macquarie Fields (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 7,334 53.6 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
Bangladesh 706 5.2 24,217 0.3 41,237 0.2
India 592 4.3 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
New Zealand 410 3.0 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Fiji 357 2.6 33,879 0.5 61,469 0.3
Philippines 349 2.6 86,749 1.2 232,386 1.0

In Macquarie Fields, 53.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were Bangladesh 5.2%, India 4.3%, New Zealand 3.0%, Fiji 2.6% and Philippines 2.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 7,417 54.1 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 738 5.4 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 462 3.4 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,990 29.1 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Macquarie Fields, 29.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 54.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 4,495 32.8 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
Bangladesh 1,066 7.8 33,230 0.4 55,701 0.2
India 833 6.1 195,217 2.6 616,939 2.6
Samoa 606 4.4 23,647 0.3 63,447 0.3
Fiji 501 3.7 49,567 0.7 88,598 0.4

In Macquarie Fields, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 32.8%, Bangladesh 7.8%, India 6.1%, Samoa 4.4% and Fiji 3.7%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 4,800 35.0 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
Bangladesh 1,064 7.8 32,750 0.4 54,903 0.2
India 808 5.9 191,594 2.6 605,777 2.6
Samoa 573 4.2 21,893 0.3 58,724 0.3
Fiji 509 3.7 50,223 0.7 90,329 0.4

In Macquarie Fields, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 35.0%, Bangladesh 7.8%, India 5.9%, Samoa 4.2% and Fiji 3.7%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Catholic 2,712 19.8 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
No Religion, so described 2,226 16.3 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Islam 1,755 12.8 267,659 3.6 604,240 2.6
Anglican 1,662 12.1 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 1,309 9.6 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6

The most common responses for religion in Macquarie Fields were Catholic 19.8%, No Religion, so described 16.3%, Islam 12.8%, Anglican 12.1% and Not stated 9.6%. In Macquarie Fields, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (53.8%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bengali 969 7.1 31,687 0.4 54,566 0.2
Arabic 574 4.2 200,825 2.7 321,728 1.4
Hindi 471 3.4 67,034 0.9 159,652 0.7
Samoan 458 3.3 16,544 0.2 44,869 0.2
Marathi 319 2.3 5,969 0.1 13,055 0.1
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English only spoken at home 7,102 51.8 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,983 42.5 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Macquarie Fields 51.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Bengali 7.1%, Arabic 4.2%, Hindi 3.4%, Samoan 3.3% and Marathi 2.3%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 3,263 57.6 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,517 26.8 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 280 4.9 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 603 10.6 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 5,663 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Macquarie Fields. Of these 57.6% were employed full time, 26.8% were employed part-time and 10.6% 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
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 446 8.8 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 496 9.8 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 580 11.5 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,442 28.5 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,825 36.0 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Macquarie Fields, 8.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Clerical and Administrative Workers 791 15.6 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Labourers 737 14.6 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Professionals 718 14.2 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Machinery Operators and Drivers 718 14.2 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3
Technicians and Trades Workers 634 12.5 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 626 12.4 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 459 9.1 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 274 5.4 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0

The most common occupations in Macquarie Fields included Clerical and Administrative Workers 15.6%, Labourers 14.6%, Professionals 14.2%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 14.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 12.5%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.4%, Sales Workers 9.1% and Managers 5.4%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Aged Care Residential Services 187 3.8 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 169 3.4 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 160 3.3 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Road Freight Transport 113 2.3 37,995 1.1 129,528 1.2
Takeaway Food Services 108 2.2 56,957 1.7 189,447 1.8

Of the employed people in Macquarie Fields, the most common responses for industry of employment included Aged Care Residential Services 3.8%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.4%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.3%, Road Freight Transport 2.3% and Takeaway Food Services 2.2%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 518 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,337 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,211 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Macquarie Fields was $518.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 2,917 57.8 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Train 790 15.6 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
Car, as passenger 279 5.5 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Train, bus 151 3.0 60,155 1.8 104,122 1.0
Train, car as driver 103 2.0 34,213 1.0 86,003 0.8
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People who travelled to work by public transport 1,209 23.9 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 3,394 67.0 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Macquarie Fields, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 57.8%, Train 15.6%, Car, as passenger 5.5%, Train, bus 3.0% and Train, car as driver 2.0%. On the day, 23.9% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 67.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,282 59.3 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,966 28.0 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,326 12.5 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,256 11.9 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Macquarie Fields, of people aged 15 years and over, 59.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.0% provided care for children and 12.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 2,015 19.0 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,203 20.8 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,030 9.7 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,038 9.8 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Macquarie Fields, 20.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 809 23.0 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,747 49.8 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 891 25.4 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 64 1.8 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Macquarie Fields, 49.8% were couple families with children, 23.0% were couple families without children and 25.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 15.8 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 84.2 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Macquarie Fields, 15.8% of single parents were male and 84.2% 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
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 462 18.0 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 81 3.2 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 367 14.3 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 592 23.1 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 230 9.0 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 578 22.5 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 129 5.0 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 126 4.9 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Macquarie Fields, of couple families with children, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 14.3% 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 Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 4,400 95.0 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 232 5.0 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Macquarie Fields, 95.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 3,115 70.8 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,268 28.8 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 8 0.2 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.1 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Macquarie Fields, 70.8% were separate houses, 28.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.2% were flats or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 18 0.4 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 75 1.7 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 670 15.2 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 2,551 58.0 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 955 21.7 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 128 2.9 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Macquarie Fields, of occupied private dwellings 1.7% had 1 bedroom, 15.2% had 2 bedrooms and 58.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.9 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 941 21.4 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,489 33.9 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,799 40.9 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 35 0.8 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 133 3.0 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Macquarie Fields, 21.4% were owned outright, 33.9% were owned with a mortgage and 40.9% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 3,352 76.2 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 930 21.1 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 118 2.7 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Macquarie Fields, of all households, 76.2% were family households, 21.1% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

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Household income Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.8 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.7 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Macquarie Fields, 23.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 7.7% 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 Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 310 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.1 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 15.9 -- 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 Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.7 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.3 -- 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 Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 471 10.7 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,873 42.6 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,312 29.8 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 545 12.4 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 197 4.5 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Macquarie Fields, 42.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 827 18.8 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 3,412 77.7 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 153 3.5 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Macquarie Fields, 77.7% 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.
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 247 43.7 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 318 56.3 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Macquarie Fields, 43.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 56.3% 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
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 940 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Macquarie Fields, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $940.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Macquarie Fields % Macquarie Fields New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 220 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Macquarie Fields, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

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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.