Waitara

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC14086
People 5,941
Male 48%
Female 52%
Median age 35
Families 1,671
Average children per family
for families with children 1.5
for all households (a) 0.6
All private dwellings 2,583
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,721
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $508
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1

(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
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 2,850 48.0 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,093 52.0 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 15 0.3 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,941 people in Waitara. Of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

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Age Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 516 8.7 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 409 6.9 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 259 4.4 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 182 3.1 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 241 4.1 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 469 7.9 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 787 13.2 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 755 12.7 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 542 9.1 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 317 5.3 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 227 3.8 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 219 3.7 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 214 3.6 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 192 3.2 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 155 2.6 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 137 2.3 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 134 2.3 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 188 3.2 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Waitara was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 2,828 59.4 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 109 2.3 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 363 7.6 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 262 5.5 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,201 25.2 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Waitara aged 15 years and over, 59.4% were married and 9.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 2,523 57.9 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 252 5.8 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,581 36.3 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Waitara, of people aged 15 years and over, 57.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 153 9.2 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 412 24.7 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 46 2.8 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 21 1.3 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 164 9.8 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 37 2.2 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 30 1.8 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 135 8.1 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 310 18.6 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 55 3.3 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 306 18.3 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Waitara 28.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.4% were in primary school, 14.2% in secondary school and 26.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 2,440 51.3 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 436 9.2 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 76 1.6 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 203 4.3 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 633 13.3 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 84 1.8 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 198 4.2 702,178 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 149 3.1 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 25 0.5 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 377 7.9 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Waitara, 13.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 5.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Chinese 1,408 20.0 514,594 5.2 1,213,903 3.9
English 868 12.3 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Indian 756 10.7 211,927 2.1 619,164 2.0
Australian 642 9.1 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Iranian 351 5.0 24,896 0.3 62,793 0.2

The most common ancestries in Waitara were Chinese 20.0%, English 12.3%, Indian 10.7%, Australian 9.1% and Iranian 5.0%.

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 Waitara (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 1,968 33.1 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 831 14.0 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2
India 618 10.4 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
Iran 301 5.1 23,048 0.3 58,112 0.2
Korea, Republic of (South) 276 4.6 51,816 0.7 98,776 0.4
Philippines 194 3.3 86,749 1.2 232,386 1.0

In Waitara, 33.1% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 14.0%, India 10.4%, Iran 5.1%, Korea, Republic of (South) 4.6% and Philippines 3.3%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 4,347 73.1 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 170 2.9 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 167 2.8 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 881 14.8 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Waitara, 14.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 73.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1,074 18.1 332,465 4.4 704,658 3.0
Australia 1,052 17.7 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
India 753 12.7 195,217 2.6 616,939 2.6
Iran 353 6.0 28,208 0.4 66,741 0.3
Korea, Republic of (South) 341 5.8 63,494 0.8 116,045 0.5

In Waitara, the most common countries of birth for male parents were China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 18.1%, Australia 17.7%, India 12.7%, Iran 6.0% and Korea, Republic of (South) 5.8%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1,080 18.3 329,967 4.4 699,074 3.0
Australia 1,061 18.0 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
India 755 12.8 191,594 2.6 605,777 2.6
Iran 353 6.0 27,803 0.4 65,470 0.3
Korea, Republic of (South) 352 6.0 65,642 0.9 120,878 0.5

In Waitara, the most common countries of birth for female parents were China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 18.3%, Australia 18.0%, India 12.8%, Iran 6.0% and Korea, Republic of (South) 6.0%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,933 32.5 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 967 16.3 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Hinduism 781 13.1 181,402 2.4 440,300 1.9
Not stated 566 9.5 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 497 8.4 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3

The most common responses for religion in Waitara were No Religion, so described 32.5%, Catholic 16.3%, Hinduism 13.1%, Not stated 9.5% and Anglican 8.4%. In Waitara, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (39.9%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Mandarin 862 14.5 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Cantonese 348 5.9 143,333 1.9 280,943 1.2
Korean 338 5.7 59,912 0.8 108,997 0.5
Persian (excluding Dari) 327 5.5 22,044 0.3 58,313 0.2
Hindi 228 3.8 67,034 0.9 159,652 0.7
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English only spoken at home 2,054 34.6 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,418 58.4 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Waitara 34.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 14.5%, Cantonese 5.9%, Korean 5.7%, Persian (excluding Dari) 5.5% and Hindi 3.8%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 2,065 67.2 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 692 22.5 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 109 3.5 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 207 6.7 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 3,073 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Waitara. Of these 67.2% were employed full time, 22.5% were employed part-time and 6.7% 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
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 205 7.2 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 256 8.9 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 233 8.1 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 692 24.2 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,374 48.0 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Waitara, 7.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 1,182 41.3 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 383 13.4 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 324 11.3 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 252 8.8 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 242 8.5 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Sales Workers 196 6.9 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 152 5.3 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 81 2.8 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Waitara included Professionals 41.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.4%, Managers 11.3%, Community and Personal Service Workers 8.8%, Technicians and Trades Workers 8.5%, Sales Workers 6.9%, Labourers 5.3% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 2.8%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Computer System Design and Related Services 246 9.0 63,717 1.9 162,884 1.5
Banking 130 4.8 63,678 1.9 144,232 1.3
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 122 4.5 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Aged Care Residential Services 87 3.2 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0
Cafes and Restaurants 64 2.3 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4

Of the employed people in Waitara, the most common responses for industry of employment included Computer System Design and Related Services 9.0%, Banking 4.8%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.5%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.2% and Cafes and Restaurants 2.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 837 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 2,015 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,721 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Waitara was $837.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Train 1,209 42.4 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
Car, as driver 902 31.6 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 163 5.7 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 123 4.3 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Train, bus 95 3.3 60,155 1.8 104,122 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 1,374 47.9 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,008 35.2 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Waitara, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Train 42.4%, Car, as driver 31.6%, Walked only 5.7%, Worked at home 4.3% and Train, bus 3.3%. On the day, 47.9% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 35.2% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,313 69.7 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,558 32.8 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 425 8.9 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 790 16.6 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Waitara, of people aged 15 years and over, 69.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.8% provided care for children and 8.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.6% 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
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,124 23.7 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,274 26.8 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 485 10.2 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 423 8.9 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Waitara, 26.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 590 35.3 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 833 49.9 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 215 12.9 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 32 1.9 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Waitara, 49.9% were couple families with children, 35.3% were couple families without children and 12.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 11.5 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 88.5 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Waitara, 11.5% of single parents were male and 88.5% 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
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 388 27.1 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 53 3.7 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 231 16.1 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 335 23.4 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 72 5.0 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 210 14.7 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 62 4.3 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 82 5.7 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Waitara, of couple families with children, 27.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 16.1% 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 Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 2,317 93.8 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 153 6.2 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Waitara, 93.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 275 11.9 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 172 7.4 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,863 80.4 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 7 0.3 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Waitara, 11.9% were separate houses, 7.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 80.4% were flats or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 437 18.8 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,281 55.2 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 421 18.1 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 126 5.4 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 52 2.2 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Waitara, of occupied private dwellings 18.8% had 1 bedroom, 55.2% had 2 bedrooms and 18.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 469 20.2 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 672 29.0 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,107 47.8 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 9 0.4 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 61 2.6 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Waitara, 20.2% were owned outright, 29.0% were owned with a mortgage and 47.8% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 1,623 70.0 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 629 27.1 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 65 2.8 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Waitara, of all households, 70.0% were family households, 27.1% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

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Household income Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 16.6 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 19.3 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Waitara, 16.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 19.3% 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 Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 508 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.8 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 19.2 -- 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 Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.0 -- 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 Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 359 15.6 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,433 62.1 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 394 17.1 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 60 2.6 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 62 2.7 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Waitara, 62.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 17.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 211 9.1 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,054 88.7 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 51 2.2 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Waitara, 88.7% 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.
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 6 54.5 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 5 45.5 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Waitara, 54.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 45.5% 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
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 0 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,208 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Waitara, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0 persons, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,208.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Waitara % Waitara New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 558 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Waitara, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $558 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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.