Surry Hills

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC13699
People 16,412
Male 57.5%
Female 42.5%
Median age 34
Families 3,173
Average children per family
for families with children 1.4
for all families 0.1
All private dwellings 9,219
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $2,144
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $550
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.6
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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
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 9,431 57.5 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 6,985 42.5 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 162 1.0 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 16,412 people in Surry Hills. Of these 57.5% were male and 42.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

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Age Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 34 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 411 2.5 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 247 1.5 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 147 0.9 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 283 1.7 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,318 8.0 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 3,083 18.8 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 2,893 17.6 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,832 11.2 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,393 8.5 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,069 6.5 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 947 5.8 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 725 4.4 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 617 3.8 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 415 2.5 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 320 2.0 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 282 1.7 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 195 1.2 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 231 1.4 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Surry Hills was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 4.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 3,212 20.6 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 311 2.0 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,151 7.4 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 364 2.3 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 10,571 67.7 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Surry Hills aged 15 years and over, 20.6% were married and 9.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 2,337 18.7 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 3,128 25.0 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 7,032 56.3 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Surry Hills, of people aged 15 years and over, 18.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 25.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 78 1.6 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 200 4.1 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 18 0.4 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 31 0.6 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 65 1.3 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 38 0.8 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 70 1.4 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 414 8.5 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 1,212 25.0 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 498 10.3 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 2,221 45.8 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Surry Hills 29.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 5.2% were in primary school, 3.7% in secondary school and 33.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 7,252 46.4 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,360 8.7 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 214 1.4 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 664 4.3 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 2,144 13.7 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 213 1.4 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 481 3.1 702,178 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 433 2.8 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 135 0.9 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 2,360 15.1 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Surry Hills, 13.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 5.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 4,514 20.9 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 2,579 12.0 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 1,967 9.1 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Chinese 1,513 7.0 514,594 5.2 1,213,903 3.9
Scottish 1,266 5.9 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4

The most common ancestries in Surry Hills were English 20.9%, Australian 12.0%, Irish 9.1%, Chinese 7.0% and Scottish 5.9%.

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 Surry Hills (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 6,899 42.1 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 1,049 6.4 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
Thailand 641 3.9 26,719 0.4 66,229 0.3
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 584 3.6 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2
New Zealand 521 3.2 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
United States of America 306 1.9 30,081 0.4 86,125 0.4

In Surry Hills, 42.1% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 6.4%, Thailand 3.9%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.6%, New Zealand 3.2% and United States of America 1.9%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 8,273 50.4 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 948 5.8 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 668 4.1 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 4,266 26.0 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Surry Hills, 26.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 50.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 4,948 30.2 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 1,102 6.7 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 801 4.9 332,465 4.4 704,658 3.0
Thailand 657 4.0 25,816 0.3 58,658 0.3
New Zealand 509 3.1 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6

In Surry Hills, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 30.2%, England 6.7%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 4.9%, Thailand 4.0% and New Zealand 3.1%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 5,246 32.0 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 988 6.0 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 775 4.7 329,967 4.4 699,074 3.0
Thailand 683 4.2 31,693 0.4 76,924 0.3
New Zealand 508 3.1 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6

In Surry Hills, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 32.0%, England 6.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 4.7%, Thailand 4.2% and New Zealand 3.1%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 7,233 44.0 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Not stated 2,775 16.9 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Catholic 2,557 15.6 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Buddhism 1,043 6.4 207,956 2.8 563,674 2.4
Anglican 920 5.6 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3

The most common responses for religion in Surry Hills were No Religion, so described 44.0%, Not stated 16.9%, Catholic 15.6%, Buddhism 6.4% and Anglican 5.6%. In Surry Hills, No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (53.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Thai 630 3.8 24,839 0.3 55,444 0.2
Mandarin 555 3.4 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Cantonese 414 2.5 143,333 1.9 280,943 1.2
French 324 2.0 23,743 0.3 70,873 0.3
Spanish 311 1.9 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
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English only spoken at home 9,565 58.2 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 2,533 30.6 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Surry Hills 58.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Thai 3.8%, Mandarin 3.4%, Cantonese 2.5%, French 2.0% and Spanish 1.9%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 7,599 71.2 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,218 20.8 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 368 3.4 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 491 4.6 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 10,676 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Surry Hills. Of these 71.2% were employed full time, 20.8% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

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

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 570 5.6 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 986 9.7 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 664 6.5 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,599 15.7 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 6,001 58.9 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Surry Hills, 5.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 58.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 4,225 41.5 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 1,879 18.4 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 1,016 10.0 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 886 8.7 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 712 7.0 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Technicians and Trades Workers 674 6.6 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 493 4.8 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 119 1.2 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Surry Hills included Professionals 41.5%, Managers 18.4%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.0%, Community and Personal Service Workers 8.7%, Sales Workers 7.0%, Technicians and Trades Workers 6.6%, Labourers 4.8% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 1.2%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Cafes and Restaurants 624 6.2 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Computer System Design and Related Services 375 3.7 63,717 1.9 162,884 1.5
Banking 359 3.6 63,678 1.9 144,232 1.3
Legal Services 320 3.2 39,267 1.2 104,051 1.0
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 296 2.9 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9

Of the employed people in Surry Hills, the most common responses for industry of employment included Cafes and Restaurants 6.2%, Computer System Design and Related Services 3.7%, Banking 3.6%, Legal Services 3.2% and Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 2.9%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 1,160 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 2,944 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,144 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Surry Hills was $1,160.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Walked only 3,262 32.1 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Train 1,845 18.2 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
Car, as driver 1,452 14.3 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Bus 1,255 12.4 133,903 4.0 323,201 3.0
Worked at home 474 4.7 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
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People who travelled to work by public transport 3,599 35.4 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,711 16.8 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Surry Hills, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Walked only 32.1%, Train 18.2%, Car, as driver 14.3%, Bus 12.4% and Worked at home 4.7%. On the day, 35.4% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 16.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,871 63.3 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,329 8.5 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 855 5.5 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,362 15.1 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Surry Hills, of people aged 15 years and over, 63.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 8.5% provided care for children and 5.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.1% 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
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 5,450 34.9 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 3,439 22.0 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 663 4.2 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 315 2.0 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Surry Hills, 22.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 4.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 2,286 72.0 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 545 17.2 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 236 7.4 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 106 3.3 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Surry Hills, 17.2% were couple families with children, 72.0% were couple families without children and 7.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 21.6 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 78.4 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Surry Hills, 21.6% of single parents were male and 78.4% 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
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 1,339 46.9 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 149 5.2 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 413 14.5 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 323 11.3 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 98 3.4 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 191 6.7 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 127 4.5 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 212 7.4 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Surry Hills, of couple families with children, 46.9% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 14.5% 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 Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 7,182 88.0 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 979 12.0 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Surry Hills, 88.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 27 0.4 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,090 29.1 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 4,984 69.4 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 29 0.4 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Surry Hills, 0.4% were separate houses, 29.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 69.4% were flats or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 295 4.1 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 2,734 38.0 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 2,608 36.2 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 912 12.7 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 444 6.2 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 204 2.8 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 1.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Surry Hills, of occupied private dwellings 38.0% had 1 bedroom, 36.2% had 2 bedrooms and 12.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 1.8. The average household size was 1.9 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 891 12.4 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,431 19.9 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 4,610 64.1 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 52 0.7 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 208 2.9 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Surry Hills, 12.4% were owned outright, 19.9% were owned with a mortgage and 64.1% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 3,140 43.6 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,933 40.8 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,122 15.6 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Surry Hills, of all households, 43.6% were family households, 40.8% were single person households and 15.6% were group households.

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Household income Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 17.6 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 34.5 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Surry Hills, 17.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 34.5% 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 Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 550 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 77.8 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 22.2 -- 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 Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.9 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.1 -- 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 Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 3,423 47.6 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 2,888 40.2 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 528 7.3 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 88 1.2 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 264 3.7 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Surry Hills, 40.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 7.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 1.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 794 11.0 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 6,178 86.0 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 215 3.0 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Surry Hills, 86.0% 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.
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 98 60.5 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 64 39.5 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 37 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Surry Hills, 60.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 39.5% were female. The median age was 37 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
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 939 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Surry Hills, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.9 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $939.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Surry Hills % Surry Hills New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 400 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Surry Hills, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $400 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,800.

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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.