Watsons Bay

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC14187
People 850
Male 49.5%
Female 50.5%
Median age 39
Families 191
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 336
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $2,583
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,700
Median weekly rent $650
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5

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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
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 418 49.5 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 426 50.5 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 5 0.6 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 850 people in Watsons Bay. Of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

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Age Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 31 3.6 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 55 6.4 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 60 7.0 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 67 7.9 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 90 10.6 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 64 7.5 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 27 3.2 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 32 3.8 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 52 6.1 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 72 8.4 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 56 6.6 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 59 6.9 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 40 4.7 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 40 4.7 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 30 3.5 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 29 3.4 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 20 2.3 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 29 3.4 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Watsons Bay was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 340 48.7 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 12 1.7 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 41 5.9 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 21 3.0 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 284 40.7 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Watsons Bay aged 15 years and over, 48.7% were married and 8.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 287 55.7 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 32 6.2 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 196 38.1 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Watsons Bay, of people aged 15 years and over, 55.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 13 4.4 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 50 16.9 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 22 7.4 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 10 3.4 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 4 1.4 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 56 18.9 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4 1.4 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 40 13.5 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 9 3.0 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 88 29.7 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Watsons Bay 33.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.4% were in primary school, 21.5% in secondary school and 14.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 297 42.1 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 53 7.5 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 13 1.8 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 36 5.1 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 123 17.4 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 11 1.6 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 41 5.8 702,178 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 29 4.1 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 0 0.0 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 90 12.7 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Watsons Bay, 17.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 6.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.5% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 306 26.0 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 224 19.0 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 132 11.2 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 83 7.1 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 46 3.9 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Watsons Bay were English 26.0%, Australian 19.0%, Irish 11.2%, Scottish 7.1% and German 3.9%.

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

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Country of birth Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 530 64.6 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 63 7.7 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
South Africa 21 2.6 43,058 0.6 162,449 0.7
New Zealand 19 2.3 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Malaysia 15 1.8 31,655 0.4 138,364 0.6
United States of America 10 1.2 30,081 0.4 86,125 0.4

In Watsons Bay, 64.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 7.7%, South Africa 2.6%, New Zealand 2.3%, Malaysia 1.8% and United States of America 1.2%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 285 33.9 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 91 10.8 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 43 5.1 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 342 40.7 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Watsons Bay, 40.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 33.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 385 47.0 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 73 8.9 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
South Africa 37 4.5 52,344 0.7 190,816 0.8
New Zealand 25 3.1 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 21 2.6 45,238 0.6 177,536 0.8

In Watsons Bay, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 47.0%, England 8.9%, South Africa 4.5%, New Zealand 3.1% and United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 2.6%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 437 52.0 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 56 6.7 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
South Africa 33 3.9 52,673 0.7 193,412 0.8
New Zealand 28 3.3 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Malaysia 17 2.0 39,077 0.5 167,467 0.7

In Watsons Bay, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 52.0%, England 6.7%, South Africa 3.9%, New Zealand 3.3% and Malaysia 2.0%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 289 33.8 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 164 19.2 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 124 14.5 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 120 14.0 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Judaism 83 9.7 36,901 0.5 91,022 0.4

The most common responses for religion in Watsons Bay were No Religion, so described 33.8%, Catholic 19.2%, Not stated 14.5%, Anglican 14.0% and Judaism 9.7%. In Watsons Bay, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (44.4%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
French 16 1.9 23,743 0.3 70,873 0.3
Greek 10 1.2 81,683 1.1 237,588 1.0
German 9 1.1 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Russian 7 0.8 18,763 0.3 50,314 0.2
Serbian 7 0.8 21,488 0.3 53,801 0.2
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English only spoken at home 661 78.0 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 47 15.9 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Watsons Bay 78.0% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included French 1.9%, Greek 1.2%, German 1.1%, Russian 0.8% and Serbian 0.8%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 276 64.8 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 110 25.8 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 26 6.1 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 14 3.3 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 426 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Watsons Bay. Of these 64.8% were employed full time, 25.8% were employed part-time and 3.3% 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
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 53 13.1 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 27 6.7 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 25 6.2 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 45 11.1 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 229 56.4 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Watsons Bay, 13.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 56.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Managers 146 35.4 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Professionals 134 32.4 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Community and Personal Service Workers 47 11.4 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 30 7.3 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Sales Workers 25 6.1 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Technicians and Trades Workers 14 3.4 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 14 3.4 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5

The only other responses for occupation in Watsons Bay were Managers 35.4%, Professionals 32.4%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.4%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 7.3%, Sales Workers 6.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 3.4% and Labourers 3.4%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Defence 97 28.3 21,848 0.6 75,462 0.7
Management Advice and Related Consulting Services 18 5.2 24,151 0.7 66,148 0.6
Legal Services 15 4.4 39,267 1.2 104,051 1.0
Banking 11 3.2 63,678 1.9 144,232 1.3
Clothing Retailing 7 2.0 32,169 1.0 97,439 0.9

Of the employed people in Watsons Bay, the most common responses for industry of employment included Defence 28.3%, Management Advice and Related Consulting Services 5.2%, Legal Services 4.4%, Banking 3.2% and Clothing Retailing 2.0%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 1,042 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 3,399 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,583 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Watsons Bay was $1,042.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 157 38.6 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 76 18.7 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 35 8.6 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Ferry 32 7.9 7,752 0.2 11,858 0.1
Bus 16 3.9 133,903 4.0 323,201 3.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 75 18.4 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 174 42.0 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Watsons Bay, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 38.6%, Walked only 18.7%, Worked at home 8.6%, Ferry 7.9% and Bus 3.9%. On the day, 18.4% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 42.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 468 67.2 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 194 27.6 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 81 11.7 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 160 22.9 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Watsons Bay, of people aged 15 years and over, 67.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.6% provided care for children and 11.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 190 27.4 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 167 24.1 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 62 8.9 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 47 6.8 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Watsons Bay, 24.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 70 38.0 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 97 52.7 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 17 9.2 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Watsons Bay, 52.7% were couple families with children, 38.0% were couple families without children and 9.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 30.0 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 70.0 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Watsons Bay, 30.0% of single parents were male and 70.0% 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
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 28 15.6 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 3 1.7 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 45 25.1 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 34 19.0 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 13 7.3 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 31 17.3 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 11 6.1 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 14 7.8 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Watsons Bay, of couple families with children, 15.6% had both partners employed full-time, 1.7% had both employed part-time and 25.1% 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

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 265 88.0 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 36 12.0 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Watsons Bay, 88.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 122 46.0 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 71 26.8 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 57 21.5 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 12 4.5 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Watsons Bay, 46.0% were separate houses, 26.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 21.5% were flats or apartments and 4.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Watsons Bay % Watsons 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 19 7.2 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 77 29.1 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 84 31.7 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 70 26.4 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 15 5.7 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Watsons Bay, of occupied private dwellings 7.2% had 1 bedroom, 29.1% had 2 bedrooms and 31.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 107 39.9 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 59 22.0 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 67 25.0 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 20 7.5 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 15 5.6 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Watsons Bay, 39.9% were owned outright, 22.0% were owned with a mortgage and 25.0% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 184 68.4 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 80 29.7 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 5 1.9 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Watsons Bay, of all households, 68.4% were family households, 29.7% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

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Household income Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 12.1 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 46.1 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Watsons Bay, 12.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 46.1% 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 Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 650 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.4 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.6 -- 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 Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,700 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.3 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.7 -- 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 Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 22 8.1 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 104 38.2 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 95 34.9 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 34 12.5 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 17 6.2 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Watsons Bay, 38.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 26 9.7 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 230 85.5 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 13 4.8 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Watsons Bay, 85.5% 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.
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 4 50.0 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 4 50.0 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Watsons Bay, 50.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.0% were female. The median age was 22 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
Watsons Bay % Watsons Bay 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 0 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Watsons Bay, 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 $0.

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

In Watsons Bay, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 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.