Newtown (NSW)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC12960
People 15,029
Male 50.1%
Female 49.9%
Median age 33
Families 3,125
Average children per family
for families with children 1.6
for all households (a) 0.3
All private dwellings 7,516
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $2,080
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $520
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.9

(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
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 7,523 50.1 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 7,503 49.9 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 168 1.1 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 15,029 people in Newtown (NSW). Of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

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Age Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 33 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 617 4.1 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 470 3.1 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 356 2.4 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 518 3.4 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,669 11.1 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 2,586 17.2 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 2,012 13.4 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,469 9.8 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,276 8.5 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,008 6.7 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 878 5.8 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 673 4.5 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 524 3.5 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 370 2.5 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 229 1.5 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 156 1.0 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 124 0.8 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 88 0.6 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Newtown (NSW) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 9.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 3,221 23.7 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 262 1.9 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 949 7.0 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 250 1.8 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 8,906 65.5 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Newtown (NSW) aged 15 years and over, 23.7% were married and 8.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 2,681 24.0 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 2,583 23.1 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 5,918 52.9 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Newtown (NSW), of people aged 15 years and over, 24.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 23.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 113 2.2 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 469 9.3 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 51 1.0 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 53 1.0 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 277 5.5 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 44 0.9 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 58 1.1 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 257 5.1 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 2,102 41.6 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 187 3.7 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,443 28.6 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Newtown (NSW) 33.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 11.3% were in primary school, 7.5% in secondary school and 46.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 6,542 48.2 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,069 7.9 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 278 2.0 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 631 4.6 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 2,250 16.6 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 203 1.5 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 459 3.4 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.0 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 362 2.7 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 63 0.5 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,468 10.8 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Newtown (NSW), 16.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 6.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.9% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 5,085 23.7 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 3,609 16.8 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 2,410 11.2 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 1,604 7.5 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
Chinese 1,016 4.7 514,594 5.2 1,213,903 3.9

The most common ancestries in Newtown (NSW) were English 23.7%, Australian 16.8%, Irish 11.2%, Scottish 7.5% and Chinese 4.7%.

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

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Country of birth Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 8,750 58.2 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 872 5.8 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 434 2.9 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 347 2.3 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2
United States of America 210 1.4 30,081 0.4 86,125 0.4
Thailand 147 1.0 26,719 0.4 66,229 0.3

In Newtown (NSW), 58.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.8%, New Zealand 2.9%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.3%, United States of America 1.4% and Thailand 1.0%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 5,826 38.8 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,225 8.2 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,023 6.8 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 5,457 36.3 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Newtown (NSW), 36.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 38.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 6,503 43.4 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 1,051 7.0 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 542 3.6 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 480 3.2 332,465 4.4 704,658 3.0
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 251 1.7 45,238 0.6 177,536 0.8

In Newtown (NSW), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 43.4%, England 7.0%, New Zealand 3.6%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.2% and United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 1.7%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 6,718 44.8 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 989 6.6 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 553 3.7 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 463 3.1 329,967 4.4 699,074 3.0
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 229 1.5 38,504 0.5 155,231 0.7

In Newtown (NSW), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 44.8%, England 6.6%, New Zealand 3.7%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.1% and United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 1.5%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 8,007 53.3 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Not stated 2,001 13.3 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Catholic 1,814 12.1 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 1,019 6.8 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Buddhism 472 3.1 207,956 2.8 563,674 2.4

The most common responses for religion in Newtown (NSW) were No Religion, so described 53.3%, Not stated 13.3%, Catholic 12.1%, Anglican 6.8% and Buddhism 3.1%. In Newtown (NSW), No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (61.5%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Mandarin 412 2.7 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Greek 232 1.5 81,683 1.1 237,588 1.0
Spanish 230 1.5 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
Cantonese 185 1.2 143,333 1.9 280,943 1.2
Thai 156 1.0 24,839 0.3 55,444 0.2
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English only spoken at home 10,774 71.8 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,430 21.2 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Newtown (NSW) 71.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 2.7%, Greek 1.5%, Spanish 1.5%, Cantonese 1.2% and Thai 1.0%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 6,609 67.4 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,299 23.5 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 449 4.6 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 446 4.5 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 9,803 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Newtown (NSW). Of these 67.4% were employed full time, 23.5% were employed part-time and 4.5% 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
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 786 8.4 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 745 8.0 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 769 8.2 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,685 18.0 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 4,920 52.6 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Newtown (NSW), 8.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 4,033 43.2 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 1,444 15.5 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 1,132 12.1 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 857 9.2 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 670 7.2 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Sales Workers 599 6.4 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 299 3.2 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 150 1.6 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Newtown (NSW) included Professionals 43.2%, Managers 15.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 9.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 7.2%, Sales Workers 6.4%, Labourers 3.2% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 1.6%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Higher Education 479 5.2 46,246 1.4 155,985 1.5
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 382 4.1 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 342 3.7 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Computer System Design and Related Services 304 3.3 63,717 1.9 162,884 1.5
State Government Administration 258 2.8 45,546 1.3 158,980 1.5

Of the employed people in Newtown (NSW), the most common responses for industry of employment included Higher Education 5.2%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.1%, Cafes and Restaurants 3.7%, Computer System Design and Related Services 3.3% and State Government Administration 2.8%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 1,067 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 2,694 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,080 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Newtown (NSW) was $1,067.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Train 2,907 31.1 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
Car, as driver 1,886 20.2 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 1,128 12.1 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Bus 825 8.8 133,903 4.0 323,201 3.0
Bicycle 438 4.7 23,332 0.7 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 4,247 45.4 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 2,161 23.1 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Newtown (NSW), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Train 31.1%, Car, as driver 20.2%, Walked only 12.1%, Bus 8.8% and Bicycle 4.7%. On the day, 45.4% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 23.1% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,016 73.7 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,121 15.6 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,054 7.8 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,858 21.0 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Newtown (NSW), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 15.6% provided care for children and 7.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.0% 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
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 4,806 35.4 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 3,865 28.4 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 922 6.8 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 427 3.1 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Newtown (NSW), 28.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 1,735 55.6 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 972 31.1 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 309 9.9 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 107 3.4 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Newtown (NSW), 31.1% were couple families with children, 55.6% 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
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 15.9 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 84.1 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Newtown (NSW), 15.9% of single parents were male and 84.1% 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
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 1,092 40.4 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 116 4.3 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 542 20.0 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 325 12.0 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 100 3.7 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 189 7.0 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 168 6.2 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 173 6.4 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Newtown (NSW), of couple families with children, 40.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 20.0% 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 Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 6,104 88.7 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 775 11.3 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Newtown (NSW), 88.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.3% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 254 4.2 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,296 54.0 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 2,373 38.9 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 150 2.5 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Newtown (NSW), 4.2% were separate houses, 54.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 38.9% were flats or apartments and 2.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 355 5.8 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,382 22.7 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 2,215 36.3 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,501 24.6 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 495 8.1 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 150 2.5 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Newtown (NSW), of occupied private dwellings 22.7% had 1 bedroom, 36.3% had 2 bedrooms and 24.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 2.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 966 15.8 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,386 22.7 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 3,567 58.4 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 23 0.4 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 163 2.7 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Newtown (NSW), 15.8% were owned outright, 22.7% were owned with a mortgage and 58.4% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 3,085 50.5 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,058 33.7 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 960 15.7 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Newtown (NSW), of all households, 50.5% were family households, 33.7% were single person households and 15.7% were group households.

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Household income Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 13.5 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 30.5 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Newtown (NSW), 13.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 30.5% 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 Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 520 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 77.4 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 22.6 -- 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 Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.0 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.0 -- 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 Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 1,932 31.6 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 3,003 49.2 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 811 13.3 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 157 2.6 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 205 3.4 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Newtown (NSW), 49.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 13.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 498 8.2 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 5,440 89.2 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 158 2.6 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Newtown (NSW), 89.2% 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.
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 78 45.6 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 93 54.4 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 33 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Newtown (NSW), 45.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 54.4% were female. The median age was 33 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
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) 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 1,531 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Newtown (NSW), 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 $1,531.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Newtown (NSW) % Newtown (NSW) New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 490 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,850 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Newtown (NSW), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $490 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,850.

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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.