Oyster Bay

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC13112
People 5,488
Male 48.9%
Female 51.1%
Median age 39
Families 1,522
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 1.2
All private dwellings 1,864
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $2,594
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,817
Median weekly rent $580
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1

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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
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 2,685 48.9 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,803 51.1 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 46 0.8 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,488 people in Oyster Bay. Of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

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Age Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 396 7.2 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 490 8.9 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 424 7.7 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 340 6.2 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 273 5.0 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 211 3.8 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 286 5.2 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 355 6.5 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 479 8.7 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 439 8.0 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 363 6.6 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 336 6.1 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 324 5.9 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 269 4.9 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 198 3.6 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 117 2.1 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 86 1.6 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 95 1.7 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Oyster Bay was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 2,621 62.7 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 90 2.2 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 227 5.4 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 159 3.8 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,081 25.9 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Oyster Bay aged 15 years and over, 62.7% were married and 7.5% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 2,439 61.9 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 271 6.9 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,230 31.2 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Oyster Bay, of people aged 15 years and over, 61.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 152 8.7 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 413 23.7 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 180 10.3 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 46 2.6 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 210 12.0 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 149 8.5 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 76 4.4 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 57 3.3 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 274 15.7 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 15 0.9 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 174 10.0 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Oyster Bay 31.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.5% were in primary school, 24.8% in secondary school and 18.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,289 30.8 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 501 12.0 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 119 2.8 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 519 12.4 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 653 15.6 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 121 2.9 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 383 9.2 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 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 221 5.3 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 3 0.1 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 208 5.0 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Oyster Bay, 15.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 15.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 12.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 2,272 29.3 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 2,101 27.1 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 792 10.2 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 559 7.2 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
Italian 213 2.7 272,124 2.8 1,000,006 3.2

The most common ancestries in Oyster Bay were English 29.3%, Australian 27.1%, Irish 10.2%, Scottish 7.2% and Italian 2.7%.

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 Oyster Bay (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 4,453 81.4 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 222 4.1 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 81 1.5 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2
New Zealand 72 1.3 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Ireland 36 0.7 24,038 0.3 74,888 0.3
South Africa 33 0.6 43,058 0.6 162,449 0.7

In Oyster Bay, 81.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 4.1%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.5%, New Zealand 1.3%, Ireland 0.7% and South Africa 0.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,314 24.0 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 515 9.4 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 301 5.5 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,187 58.1 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Oyster Bay, 58.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 24.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 3,501 64.2 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 412 7.6 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 124 2.3 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 119 2.2 332,465 4.4 704,658 3.0
Ireland 91 1.7 52,104 0.7 169,273 0.7

In Oyster Bay, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 64.2%, England 7.6%, New Zealand 2.3%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.2% and Ireland 1.7%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 3,720 67.9 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 330 6.0 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 132 2.4 329,967 4.4 699,074 3.0
New Zealand 119 2.2 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Ireland 79 1.4 45,638 0.6 147,423 0.6

In Oyster Bay, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 67.9%, England 6.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.4%, New Zealand 2.2% and Ireland 1.4%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Catholic 1,686 30.8 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
No Religion, so described 1,474 26.9 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 1,154 21.1 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 315 5.7 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Eastern Orthodox 193 3.5 188,442 2.5 502,801 2.1

The most common responses for religion in Oyster Bay were Catholic 30.8%, No Religion, so described 26.9%, Anglican 21.1%, Not stated 5.7% and Eastern Orthodox 3.5%. In Oyster Bay, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (69.4%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Greek 81 1.5 81,683 1.1 237,588 1.0
Mandarin 79 1.4 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Cantonese 48 0.9 143,333 1.9 280,943 1.2
Macedonian 23 0.4 28,144 0.4 66,019 0.3
Russian 20 0.4 18,763 0.3 50,314 0.2
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English only spoken at home 4,854 88.7 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 223 12.8 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Oyster Bay 88.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Greek 1.5%, Mandarin 1.4%, Cantonese 0.9%, Macedonian 0.4% and Russian 0.4%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,697 58.3 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 980 33.7 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 148 5.1 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 85 2.9 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 2,910 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Oyster Bay. Of these 58.3% were employed full time, 33.7% were employed part-time and 2.9% 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
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 338 12.0 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 354 12.5 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 289 10.2 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 361 12.8 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,333 47.2 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Oyster Bay, 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 798 28.3 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 520 18.5 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 471 16.7 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 314 11.1 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 248 8.8 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 234 8.3 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 124 4.4 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 70 2.5 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Oyster Bay included Professionals 28.3%, Managers 18.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 16.7%, Technicians and Trades Workers 11.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 8.8%, Sales Workers 8.3%, Labourers 4.4% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 2.5%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 105 3.8 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 82 3.0 65,204 1.9 231,198 2.2
Banking 77 2.8 63,678 1.9 144,232 1.3
Secondary Education 75 2.7 58,072 1.7 177,487 1.7
Legal Services 70 2.6 39,267 1.2 104,051 1.0

Of the employed people in Oyster Bay, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.8%, Primary Education 3.0%, Banking 2.8%, Secondary Education 2.7% and Legal Services 2.6%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 918 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 2,799 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,594 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Oyster Bay was $918.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,600 56.7 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Train 361 12.8 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
Worked at home 157 5.6 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Train, car as driver 110 3.9 34,213 1.0 86,003 0.8
Car, as passenger 76 2.7 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
People who travelled to work by public transport 591 21.0 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,860 66.1 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Oyster Bay, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 56.7%, Train 12.8%, Worked at home 5.6%, Train, car as driver 3.9% and Car, as passenger 2.7%. On the day, 21.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 66.1% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,405 81.4 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,622 38.8 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 537 12.9 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 953 22.8 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Oyster Bay, of people aged 15 years and over, 81.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 38.8% provided care for children and 12.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.8% 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
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,067 25.5 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,269 30.4 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 605 14.5 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 457 10.9 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Oyster Bay, 30.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 407 26.8 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 976 64.2 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 129 8.5 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 9 0.6 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Oyster Bay, 64.2% were couple families with children, 26.8% were couple families without children and 8.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 32.3 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 67.7 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Oyster Bay, 32.3% of single parents were male and 67.7% 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
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 308 22.1 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 60 4.3 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 417 29.9 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 166 11.9 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 68 4.9 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 222 15.9 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 89 6.4 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 63 4.5 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Oyster Bay, of couple families with children, 22.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 29.9% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

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 Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 1,698 93.9 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 110 6.1 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Oyster Bay, 93.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,423 83.8 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 255 15.0 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 20 1.2 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Oyster Bay, 83.8% were separate houses, 15.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.2% were flats or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 11 0.6 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 138 8.1 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 648 37.9 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 888 52.0 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 24 1.4 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Oyster Bay, of occupied private dwellings 0.6% had 1 bedroom, 8.1% had 2 bedrooms and 37.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 3.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 683 39.9 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 849 49.6 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 142 8.3 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 10 0.6 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 29 1.7 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Oyster Bay, 39.9% were owned outright, 49.6% were owned with a mortgage and 8.3% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 1,481 86.7 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 205 12.0 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 22 1.3 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Oyster Bay, of all households, 86.7% were family households, 12.0% were single person households and 1.3% were group households.

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Household income Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 10.2 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 41.5 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Oyster Bay, 10.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 41.5% 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 Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 580 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.2 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 2.8 -- 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 Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,817 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.1 -- 7.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 40 2.3 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 373 21.8 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 847 49.6 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 418 24.5 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 31 1.8 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Oyster Bay, 21.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 49.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 127 7.4 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,560 91.1 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 26 1.5 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Oyster Bay, 91.1% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 18 37.5 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 30 62.5 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 30 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Oyster Bay, 37.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 62.5% were female. The median age was 30 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay 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 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,875 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Oyster Bay, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,875.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Oyster Bay % Oyster Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 530 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,659 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Oyster Bay, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $530 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,659.

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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.