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Suburb of Sylvania Waters

2006 population:2,963
Persons aged under 18 years (as a percentage of the 2006 total population)24.8%
Persons aged 60 years or over (as a percentage of the 2006 total population)20.0%
Location within Sydney of Sylvania Waters Location within the Sydney region (shown by the red dot)
Map of Sylvania Waters
POPULATION
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
Males (a)1,48150.049.3
Females (a)1,48250.050.7
Total population (a)2,963100.0100.0
Indigenous population60.21.0
Australian born1,94765.758.6
Overseas born80627.233.4
Australian citizens2,58287.182.1
Australian citizens aged 18+1,94365.661.9
Institutional population00.02.8
AGE STRUCTURE
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
0 to 41615.46.6
5 to 1132611.09.0
12 to 172498.47.8
18 to 242498.410.1
25 to 3431110.515.7
35 to 4969623.522.6
50 to 5937912.812.1
60 to 6930110.27.6
70 to 842598.77.0
85 and over331.11.6
Total2,964100.0100.0
AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
Average household size (persons)2.83--2.83
Persons counted in households2,967----
Households (occupied private dwellings)1,047----
BIRTHPLACE
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
(1) China1133.82.9
(2) United Kingdom712.44.1
(3) Greece622.10.8
Australia1,94765.657.9
Total Overseas Born80627.233.0
Non-English speaking backgrounds63921.525.4
Main English speaking countries1675.67.7
Not Stated2127.17.9
Total2,968100.0100.0
LANGUAGE
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
(1) Greek2538.52.1
(2) Cantonese1605.43.3
(3) Mandarin1194.02.6
Speak English Only1,84562.261.5
Non-English total95132.131.6
Not Stated1685.76.9
Total2,964100.0100.0
RELIGION
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
(1) Catholic86529.229.3
(2) Anglican55118.616.8
(3) Orthodox46715.84.7
Christian Total2,23275.363.2
Non Christian Total1946.511.7
No Religion30510.314.1
Inadequately Described60.20.6
Not Stated2277.710.4
Total2,964100.0100.0
QUALIFICATIONS
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
Bachelor or Higher degree38716.520.9
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2159.28.2
Vocational41817.914.3
No qualifications99742.642.4
Not Stated32413.814.3
Total2,341100.0100.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME (weekly)
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
under $500999.916.2
$500 to $1,69941441.441.8
$1,700 to $2,49914014.013.8
$2,500 and over20320.316.8
INDIVIDUAL INCOME (weekly)
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
under $25054823.427.0
$250 to $79973931.532.5
$800 to $1,29944218.916.5
$1,300 to $1,9992319.98.5
$2,000 and over1717.35.5
INTERNET CONNECTION
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
Broadband connection58155.546.0
Dial-up connection15614.916.0
Total internet connections74070.762.7
No internet connection23622.628.2
Internet connection not stated706.79.1
Total households1,046100.0100.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
Total employed1,42661.157.9
Total unemployed371.63.2
Total labour force1,46362.761.0
OCCUPATION
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
Managers28219.913.3
Professionals28119.824.3
Technicians and Trades Workers16911.912.4
Community and Personal Service Workers916.47.9
Clerical and Administrative Workers25718.116.8
Sales Workers16711.89.4
Machinery Operators And Drivers725.15.9
Labourers735.17.9
Inadequately described or Not stated271.92.1
Total1,419100.0100.0
INDUSTRY
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing00.00.4
Mining30.20.1
Manufacturing15010.69.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services60.40.8
Construction997.06.8
Retail Trade18212.810.3
Wholesale Trade835.85.6
Accommodation and Food Services966.86.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1218.55.4
Information Media and Telecommunications332.33.1
Financial and Insurance Services876.16.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services624.41.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1178.29.1
Administrative and Support Services302.13.5
Public Administration and Safety372.65.5
Education and Training725.17.2
Health Care and Social Assistance1268.99.8
Arts and Recreation Services181.31.4
Other Services735.13.7
Inadequately described or Not stated241.72.9
Total1,419100.0100.0
HOUSEHOLD TYPE
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
One parent families11313.415.4
Couples with child(ren)45053.349.8
Couples without child(ren)26631.532.8
Other families151.82.0
Total families844100.0100.0
Lone person households16115.521.5
Group households181.74.1
Total households1,038100.0100.0
HOUSING TENURE
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
Owned45743.629.6
Being purchased34532.930.8
Renting17116.330.3
Total1,049100.0100.0
CAR OWNERSHIP
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
No vehicles282.712.9
1 vehicle27326.036.3
2 vehicles44642.530.1
3 vehicles or more21720.711.4
Not stated858.19.4
Total1,049100.0100.0
DWELLING STRUCTURE
Sylvania Waters2006
number%Sydney Region %
Separate house85677.455.7
Medium density494.417.9
High density13512.219.0
Caravans, cabin, houseboat40.40.2
Other00.00.4
Not stated00.00.1
TOTAL occupied private dwellings1,04794.793.1
TOTAL unoccupied Dwellings595.36.9
TOTAL Dwellings1,106100.0100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2006 Census of Population and Housing.

(a) excludes 'Overseas Visitors'.