New South Wales

Latest release
2021 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State/Territory
Area code 1
People 8,072,163
Male 49.4%
Female 50.6%
Median age 39
Families 2,135,964
Average number of children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 3,357,785
Average number of people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,829
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent (a) $420
Average number of motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

(a) For 2021, median weekly rent calculations exclude dwellings being occupied rent-free.

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People and population

People
All people
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Male 3,984,166 49.4 3,686,007 49.3 12,545,154 49.3
Female 4,087,995 50.6 3,794,216 50.7 12,877,635 50.7

More information on Sex (SEXP), Place of usual residence (PURP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Indigenous status
All people
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 278,043 3.4 216,171 2.9 812,728 3.2
Non-Indigenous 7,404,499 91.7 6,826,288 91.3 23,375,949 91.9
Indigenous status not stated 389,616 4.8 437,765 5.9 1,234,112 4.9

More information on Indigenous status (INGP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Age
All people
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median age 39 N/A 38 N/A 38 N/A
0-4 years 468,056 5.8 465,135 6.2 1,463,817 5.8
5-9 years 500,810 6.2 478,185 6.4 1,586,138 6.2
10-14 years 501,135 6.2 443,012 5.9 1,588,051 6.2
15-19 years 457,896 5.7 448,424 6.0 1,457,812 5.7
20-24 years 496,185 6.1 489,669 6.5 1,579,539 6.2
25-29 years 555,967 6.9 527,158 7.0 1,771,676 7.0
30-34 years 586,057 7.3 540,363 7.2 1,853,085 7.3
35-39 years 580,185 7.2 499,722 6.7 1,838,822 7.2
40-44 years 522,984 6.5 503,162 6.7 1,648,843 6.5
45-49 years 516,915 6.4 492,443 6.6 1,635,963 6.4
50-54 years 500,027 6.2 485,543 6.5 1,610,944 6.3
55-59 years 490,155 6.1 469,721 6.3 1,541,911 6.1
60-64 years 471,628 5.8 420,046 5.6 1,468,097 5.8
65-69 years 416,493 5.2 384,471 5.1 1,298,460 5.1
70-74 years 372,234 4.6 292,556 3.9 1,160,768 4.6
75-79 years 268,110 3.3 217,308 2.9 821,920 3.2
80-84 years 183,409 2.3 155,810 2.1 554,598 2.2
85 years and over 183,895 2.3 167,506 2.2 542,342 2.1

More information on Age (AGEP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Married 3,124,151 47.3 2,965,283 48.7 9,665,708 46.5
Separated 209,657 3.2 190,201 3.1 674,590 3.2
Divorced 569,516 8.6 512,297 8.4 1,831,952 8.8
Widowed 339,990 5.1 331,657 5.4 1,029,142 5.0
Never married 2,358,844 35.7 2,094,459 34.4 7,583,393 36.5

Note: In December 2017, amendments to the Marriage Act 1961 came into effect enabling marriage equality for all couples. For 2021, registered marriages include all couples.

More information on Registered marital status (MSTP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over, usually resident and present in the household on Census night
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Registered marriage (a) 2,847,936 47.3 2,612,623 48.3 8,747,137 46.6
De facto marriage (b) 637,046 10.6 506,133 9.4 2,168,347 11.5
Not married 2,532,545 42.1 2,290,886 42.3 7,863,322 41.9

(a) In December 2017, amendments to the Marriage Act 1961 came into effect enabling marriage equality for all couples. For 2021, registered marriages include all couples.
(b) De facto marriage is when two people live together as partners who are not in a registered marriage. It includes people who report de facto, partner, common law husband/wife/spouse, lover, girlfriend or boyfriend.

More information on Social marital status (MDCP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Education

Type of educational institution attending
People attending an educational institution
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Preschool 167,196 6.8 132,043 5.7 484,185 6.3
Primary  null  null  null  null  null  null
Primary - Government 444,985 18.1 417,468 18.0 1,421,300 18.5
Primary - Catholic 127,487 5.2 122,095 5.3 396,758 5.2
Primary - other non-Government 77,876 3.2 67,607 2.9 254,043 3.3
Primary total (a) 651,375 26.5 607,171 26.1 2,075,224 27.0
Secondary  null  null  null  null  null  null
Secondary - Government 290,414 11.8 269,252 11.6 934,138 12.2
Secondary - Catholic 126,180 5.1 117,686 5.1 371,022 4.8
Secondary - other non-Government 94,885 3.9 79,918 3.4 322,314 4.2
Secondary total (b) 512,195 20.9 466,859 20.1 1,629,624 21.2
Tertiary  null  null  null  null  null  null
Tertiary - Vocational education (including TAFE and private training providers) 207,586 8.5 144,103 6.2 601,901 7.8
Tertiary - University or other higher education 375,032 15.3 376,133 16.2 1,185,450 15.4
Tertiary total (c) 583,617 23.8 520,231 22.4 1,789,994 23.3
Other 74,331 3.0 63,668 2.7 242,821 3.2
Not stated 465,268 19.0 535,261 23.0 1,456,618 19.0

(a) For 2021, includes Primary - not further defined.
(b) For 2021, includes Secondary - not further defined.
(c) For 2021, includes Tertiary - not further defined.

More information on Type of educational institution attending (TYPP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Cultural diversity

Ancestry, top responses
All people
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
English 2,404,990 29.8 2,302,480 30.8 8,385,928 33.0
Australian 2,307,549 28.6 2,261,065 30.2 7,596,753 29.9
Irish 735,340 9.1 741,671 9.9 2,410,833 9.5
Scottish 620,363 7.7 587,051 7.8 2,176,777 8.6
Chinese 581,641 7.2 514,595 6.9 1,390,639 5.5

Note 1: 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 sum of all ancestry responses for an area will not equal the total number of people in the area.

Note 2: Calculated percentages represent a proportion of the number of people in the area (including those who did not state an ancestry).

More information on Ancestry multi response (ANCP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth, top responses
All people
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australia 5,277,497 65.4 4,899,091 65.5 17,019,815 66.9
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 247,595 3.1 234,506 3.1 549,618 2.2
England 231,385 2.9 226,561 3.0 927,490 3.6
India 208,962 2.6 143,459 1.9 673,352 2.6
New Zealand 118,527 1.5 117,138 1.6 530,492 2.1
Philippines 106,930 1.3 86,752 1.2 293,892 1.2

More information on Country of birth of person (BPLP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth of parents
All people
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Both parents born overseas 3,181,894 39.4 2,764,169 37.0 9,321,603 36.7
Father only born overseas 509,789 6.3 458,394 6.1 1,670,476 6.6
Mother only born overseas 369,492 4.6 325,181 4.3 1,257,942 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,529,168 43.7 3,399,727 45.4 11,663,577 45.9
Not stated 481,824 6.0 532,756 7.1 1,509,188 5.9

Note: For the 2021 Census, guidance was provided to respondents on how to answer for mother/father if their birth parent is unknown or they have same-sex parents.

More information on Country of birth of parents (BPPP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth of father, top stated responses
All people
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australia 3,909,559 48.4 3,745,792 50.1 12,959,282 51.0
England 412,867 5.1 359,368 4.8 1,626,778 6.4
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 362,065 4.5 332,461 4.4 784,594 3.1
India 288,030 3.6 195,222 2.6 935,066 3.7
Lebanon 158,126 2.0 143,996 1.9 217,445 0.9

Note: For the 2021 Census, guidance was provided to respondents on how to answer for father if their birth parent is unknown or they have same-sex parents.

More information on Country of birth of father (BPMP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth of mother, top stated responses
All people
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australia 4,053,583 50.2 3,884,761 51.9 13,383,605 52.6
England 365,398 4.5 322,471 4.3 1,488,479 5.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 362,744 4.5 329,964 4.4 787,673 3.1
India 282,630 3.5 191,588 2.6 917,541 3.6
Philippines 154,638 1.9 124,026 1.7 417,285 1.6

Note: For the 2021 Census, guidance was provided to respondents on how to answer for mother if their birth parent is unknown or they have same-sex parents.

More information on Country of birth of mother (BPFP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Religious affiliation, top responses
All people
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
No Religion, so described 2,644,165 32.8 1,879,564 25.1 9,767,448 38.4
Catholic 1,807,730 22.4 1,846,443 24.7 5,075,907 20.0
Anglican 960,305 11.9 1,161,813 15.5 2,496,273 9.8
Not stated 548,340 6.8 656,761 8.8 1,751,052 6.9
Islam 349,240 4.3 267,654 3.6 813,392 3.2

Note: 'No Religion, so described' does not include those who reported Secular and Other Spiritual Beliefs such as Atheism, Agnosticism and Own Spiritual Beliefs.

For 2021 in New South Wales, Christianity was the largest broad group religious group reported overall (51.1%) (excludes Not stated). The broad group level is the highest and most general level of the Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups, 2016.

More information on Religious affiliation (RELP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Language used at home, top responses (other than English)
All people
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Mandarin 270,685 3.4 239,947 3.2 685,274 2.7
Arabic 227,243 2.8 200,828 2.7 367,159 1.4
Cantonese 148,943 1.8 143,338 1.9 295,281 1.2
Vietnamese 117,907 1.5 102,896 1.4 320,758 1.3
Hindi 80,051 1.0 67,037 0.9 197,132 0.8
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only used at home 5,457,982 67.6 5,126,635 68.5 18,303,662 72.0
Households where a non-English language is used 856,911 29.5 732,480 28.1 2,295,688 24.8

More information on Language used at home (LANP)
Languages used at home data is based on place of usual residence
Households where a non-English language is used, is based on place of enumeration

Income and work

Median weekly incomes (a)
People aged 15 years and over
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Personal (b) $813 N/A $664 N/A $805 N/A
Family (c) $2,185 N/A $1,780 N/A $2,120 N/A
Household (d) $1,829 N/A $1,486 N/A $1,746 N/A

(a) Incomes are collected in ranges. The medians are then calculated using information from the Survey of Income and Housing.
(b) Excludes people aged 15 years and over who did not state their income.
(c) Excludes families where at least one family member aged 15 years and over did not state their income.
(d) Excludes households where at least one household member aged 15 years and over did not state their income.

More information on Total personal income (INCP), Total family income (FINF), Total household income (HIND)
Personal income data is based on place of usual residence
Family and household income data is based on place of enumeration

Unpaid work and care

Unpaid work and care
People aged 15 years and over
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Did unpaid domestic work (week before Census Night) 4,392,869 66.5 4,127,726 67.7 14,077,657 67.7
Provided unpaid care for child/children (during two weeks before Census Night) 1,669,763 25.3 1,659,250 27.2 5,471,756 26.3
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition or due to old age (during two weeks before Census Night) 759,383 11.5 709,417 11.6 2,476,681 11.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 857,891 13.0 1,103,789 18.1 2,933,646 14.1

More information on Unpaid domestic work (DOMP), Unpaid child care (CHCAREP), Unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition, or due to old age (UNCAREP), Voluntary work for an organisation or group (VOLWP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Less than 5 hours 1,244,306 18.8 1,359,656 22.3 4,117,135 19.8
5 to 14 hours 1,748,728 26.5 1,531,204 25.1 5,663,904 27.3
15 to 29 hours 811,397 12.3 690,937 11.3 2,511,024 12.1
30 hours or more 588,433 8.9 545,931 9.0 1,785,591 8.6

Note: Measures the time spent during the week before the Census doing domestic work without pay for themselves and their household.

More information on Unpaid domestic work: number of hours (DOMP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Health

Type of long-term health condition
All people
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Arthritis 679,359 8.4 N/A N/A 2,150,396 8.5
Asthma 625,835 7.8 N/A N/A 2,068,020 8.1
Cancer (including remission) 227,981 2.8 N/A N/A 732,152 2.9
Dementia (including Alzheimer's) 62,706 0.8 N/A N/A 189,162 0.7
Diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes) 388,747 4.8 N/A N/A 1,198,721 4.7
Heart disease (including heart attack or angina) 316,840 3.9 N/A N/A 999,096 3.9
Kidney disease 77,272 1.0 N/A N/A 231,777 0.9
Lung condition (including COPD or emphysema) 135,909 1.7 N/A N/A 441,109 1.7
Mental health condition (including depression or anxiety) 646,412 8.0 N/A N/A 2,231,543 8.8
Stroke 73,269 0.9 N/A N/A 234,609 0.9
Any other long-term health condition(s) 626,827 7.8 N/A N/A 2,041,929 8.0
No long-term health condition(s) 4,925,422 61.0 N/A N/A 15,292,718 60.2
Not stated 654,833 8.1 N/A N/A 2,066,251 8.1

Note 1: Respondents had the option of reporting multiple long-term health conditions. Therefore, the sum of all long-term health condition responses for an area will not equal the total number of people in the area.

Note 2: Calculated percentages represent a proportion of the number of people in the area (including those who did not answer the long-term health conditions question).

Note 3: 2016 comparison data is not available for this table. Long-term health conditions is a new question for the 2021 Census.

More information on Type of long-term health condition (LTHP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Count of selected long-term health conditions
All people
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
None of the selected conditions 5,240,109 64.9 N/A N/A 16,302,537 64.1
One condition 1,480,498 18.3 N/A N/A 4,791,516 18.8
Two conditions 456,604 5.7 N/A N/A 1,490,344 5.9
Three or more conditions 240,117 3.0 N/A N/A 772,142 3.0
Not stated 654,833 8.1 N/A N/A 2,066,251 8.1

Note 1: Selected long-term health conditions include arthritis, asthma, cancer (including remission), dementia (including Alzheimer's), diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes), heart disease (including heart attack or angina), kidney disease, lung condition (including COPD or emphysema), mental health condition (including depression or anxiety) and stroke. Other long-term health conditions are not included in this count.

Note 2: 2016 comparison data is not available for this table. Long-term health conditions is a new question for the 2021 Census.

More information on Count of selected long-term health conditions (CLTHP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Australian Defence Force service

Australian Defence Force Service
People aged 15 years and over
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Currently serving 24,512 0.4 N/A N/A 84,865 0.4
Previously served (and not currently serving) 127,657 1.9 N/A N/A 496,276 2.4
Has never served 6,050,636 91.6 N/A N/A 18,954,152 91.2
Not stated 399,351 6.0 N/A N/A 1,249,493 6.0

Note 1: Australian Defence Force Service includes service in the Regular and/or Reserves service. Includes Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, Second Australian Imperial Force, National Service and NORFORCE. Excludes service for non-Australian defence forces.

Note 2: 2016 comparison data is not available for this table. Service with the Australian Defence Force is a new question for the 2021 Census.

More information on Australian Defence Force service (ADFP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Families

Family composition
People aged 15 years and over
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Couple family without children 809,586 37.9 709,525 36.6 2,608,834 38.8
Couple family with children 954,588 44.7 887,357 45.7 2,944,140 43.7
One parent family 337,729 15.8 310,904 16.0 1,068,268 15.9
Other family 34,061 1.6 32,443 1.7 108,941 1.6

More information on Family composition (FMCF)
Table based on place of enumeration

Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Male N/A 19.0 N/A 17.8 N/A 19.6
Female N/A 81.0 N/A 82.2 N/A 80.4

More information on Sex of lone parent (SLPP)
Table based on place of enumeration

Dwellings

Dwelling count
Private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Occupied private dwellings 2,900,468 90.6 2,604,311 90.1 9,275,217 89.9
Unoccupied private dwellings 299,524 9.4 284,745 9.9 1,043,776 10.1

More information on Dwelling type (DWTD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Separate house 1,902,734 65.6 1,729,819 66.4 6,710,582 72.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 340,582 11.7 317,446 12.2 1,168,860 12.6
Flat or apartment 630,030 21.7 519,380 19.9 1,319,095 14.2
Other dwelling 19,374 0.7 23,585 0.9 54,711 0.6

More information on Dwelling structure (STRD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
None (includes studio apartments or bedsitters) 21,051 0.7 17,155 0.7 44,864 0.5
1 bedroom 190,792 6.6 157,195 6.0 488,681 5.3
2 bedrooms 657,578 22.7 577,675 22.2 1,768,530 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,006,121 34.7 970,001 37.2 3,617,803 39.0
4 or more bedrooms 983,314 33.9 816,399 31.3 3,224,351 34.8
Number of bedrooms not stated 41,623 1.4 65,886 2.5 130,989 1.4
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 N/A 3 N/A 3.1 N/A
Average number of people per household 2.6 N/A 2.6 N/A 2.5 N/A

More information on Number of bedrooms in a private dwelling (BEDD), Number of persons usually resident in dwelling (NPRD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Number of registered motor vehicles
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
None 262,031 9.0 239,627 9.2 673,969 7.3
1 motor vehicle 1,096,761 37.8 946,160 36.3 3,353,737 36.2
2 motor vehicles 989,258 34.1 887,849 34.1 3,366,738 36.3
3 or more vehicles 508,694 17.5 435,054 16.7 1,745,924 18.8
Number of motor vehicles not stated 43,732 1.5 95,627 3.7 134,848 1.5

Note: Motor vehicles excludes motorbikes, motor scooters and heavy motor vehicles.

More information on Number of registered motor vehicles (VEHD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Housing

Household composition
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Family households 2,065,107 71.2 1,874,525 72.0 6,542,648 70.5
Single (or lone) person households 723,716 25.0 620,777 23.8 2,370,742 25.6
Group households 111,646 3.8 109,005 4.2 361,822 3.9

More information on Household composition (HHCD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Tenure type
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Owned outright 914,537 31.5 839,663 32.2 2,872,331 31.0
Owned with a mortgage (a) 942,804 32.5 840,004 32.3 3,242,449 35.0
Rented (b) 944,585 32.6 803,075 30.8 2,842,378 30.6
Other tenure type (c) 55,931 1.9 47,810 1.8 181,518 2.0
Tenure type not stated 42,613 1.5 73,758 2.8 136,538 1.5

(a) Includes dwellings purchased under a shared equity scheme.
(b) Excludes dwellings being occupied rent-free. The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with the 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats as dwellings being occupied rent-free were included in the rented categories.
(c) Comprises dwellings occupied rent free, occupied under a life tenure scheme and other tenure type.

More information on Tenure type (TEND)
Table based on place of enumeration

Household income
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Less than $650 total household weekly income (a) N/A 16.3 N/A 19.7 N/A 16.5
More than $3,000 total household weekly income (a) N/A 26.9 N/A 18.7 N/A 24.3

(a) Percentages (%) exclude dwellings with 'Partial income stated' or 'All incomes not stated.'

More information on Total household income (weekly) (HIND)
Table based on place of enumeration

Rent weekly payments
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) being rented
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median rent (a) 420 N/A 386 N/A 375 N/A
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Renter households where rent payments are less than or equal to 30% of household income (b) 529,731 56.1 397,566 49.5 1,667,080 58.7
Renter households with rent payments greater than 30% of household income (b) 335,404 35.5 314,297 39.1 915,317 32.2
Unable to determine (c) 79,448 8.4 91,212 11.4 259,992 9.1

(a) Median rent calculations exclude dwellings being occupied rent-free. The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with the 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats as dwellings being occupied rent-free were included in the rented categories.
(b) The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats, as applicable households included in this calculation have changed. For details on how Household income is derived please refer to RAID.
(c) Unable to determine includes those households in which income and/or housing costs were not, or were only partially stated, by persons in the household.

More information on Rent payments (weekly) (RNTD), Rent affordability indicator (RAID)
Table based on place of enumeration

Mortgage monthly repayments
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) owned with a mortgage or purchased under a shared equity scheme
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 N/A 1,986 N/A 1,863 N/A
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Owner with mortgage households where mortgage repayments are less than or equal to 30% of household income (a) 677,486 71.9 550,608 65.5 2,398,902 74.0
Owner with mortgage households with mortgage repayments greater than 30% of household income (a) 163,060 17.3 178,067 21.2 468,817 14.5
Unable to determine (b) 102,255 10.8 111,334 13.3 374,734 11.6

(a) The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats, as applicable households included in this calculation have changed. For details on how Household income is derived please refer to MAID.
(b) Unable to determine includes those households in which income and/or housing costs were not, or were only partially stated, by persons in the household.

More information on Mortgage repayments (monthly) (MRED), Mortgage affordability indicator (MAID)
Table based on place of enumeration

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples

People characteristics
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Male 138,179 49.7 107,365 49.7 403,709 49.7
Female 139,862 50.3 108,811 50.3 409,025 50.3
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Median age 23 N/A 22 N/A 24 N/A

More information on Sex (SEXP), Indigenous status (INGP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Average number of people per household 3.1 N/A 3.1 N/A 3.1 N/A
Average number of people per bedroom 1 N/A 1 N/A 1 N/A
Median weekly household income (a) 1,558 N/A 1,214 N/A 1,507 N/A

(a) Excludes households where at least one person aged 15 years and over in the household did not state their income.

More information on Number of bedrooms in a private dwelling (BEDD), Household composition (HHCD), Total household income (HIND), Indigenous household indicator (INGDWTD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
New South Wales, 2021 % New South Wales, 2021 New South Wales, 2016 % New South Wales, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median weekly rent (a) 340 N/A 275 N/A 300 N/A
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,755 N/A 1,733 N/A 1,721 N/A

(a) Median rent calculations exclude dwellings being occupied rent-free. The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with the 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats as dwellings being occupied rent-free were included in the rented categories.

More information on Rent weekly payments (RNTD), Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED), Indigenous household indicator (INGDWTD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Please note that there are small random adjustments 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 table totals.