Redfern - Suburb Demographics : Census 2011

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RESEARCH - REDFERN

To better understand the PROPERTY MANAGEMENT potential of your INVESTMENT PROPERTY it is crucial to research the suburb of REDFERN. A good starting point is to assess the population demographics of REDFERN to understand who are your potential tenants and/or purchasers.

As experienced property managers our property management team uses this information to identify the target market when developing a marketing strategy for your rental property.

This ensures that we provide our landlords with the most accurate advice, achieve the highest rent and attract the best tenants who will look after your valuable investment property.

Unfortunately in most cases the local REAL ESTATE AGENT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT places little importance in keeping up to date with this vital information. Usually because they are either overworked, under staffed or don’t understand the importance.

People — demographics & education

People

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Total

12,034

--

3,908,642

--

21,507,717

--

Male

6,758

56.2

1,926,237

49.3

10,634,013

49.4

Female

5,276

43.8

1,982,405

50.7

10,873,704

50.6

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

289

2.4

42,609

1.1

548,369

2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,034 people in Redfern (State Suburbs) of these 56.2% were male and 43.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.4% of the population.

Age

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People

0-4 years

439

3.6

268,607

6.9

1,421,050

6.6

5-9 years

247

2.1

242,676

6.2

1,351,921

6.3

10-14 years

148

1.2

235,964

6

1,371,054

6.4

15-19 years

252

2.1

242,372

6.2

1,405,798

6.5

20-24 years

1,158

9.6

280,163

7.2

1,460,673

6.8

25-29 years

1,804

15

316,691

8.1

1,513,236

7

30-34 years

1,540

12.8

311,334

8

1,453,775

6.8

35-39 years

1,167

9.7

303,778

7.8

1,520,138

7.1

40-44 years

1,043

8.7

285,183

7.3

1,542,879

7.2

45-49 years

876

7.3

273,168

7

1,504,142

7

50-54 years

741

6.2

253,035

6.5

1,447,404

6.7

55-59 years

603

5

218,661

5.6

1,297,244

6

60-64 years

521

4.3

194,938

5

1,206,116

5.6

65-69 years

407

3.4

143,965

3.7

919,319

4.3

70-74 years

409

3.4

110,057

2.8

708,090

3.3

75-79 years

321

2.7

86,582

2.2

545,263

2.5

80-84 years

225

1.9

71,702

1.8

436,936

2

85 years and over

133

1.1

69,766

1.8

402,681

1.9

Median age

36

--

35

--

37

--

The median age of people in Redfern (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 6.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.4% of the population.

Registered marital status

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Married

2,524

22.5

1,572,725

49.7

8,461,114

48.7

Separated

306

2.7

86,742

2.7

529,280

3

Divorced

1,062

9.5

231,471

7.3

1,460,899

8.4

Widowed

465

4.2

157,694

5

949,634

5.5

Never married

6,846

61.1

1,112,771

35.2

5,962,769

34.3

Of people in Redfern (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 22.5% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

Median age by registered marital status

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Married

44

--

48

--

50

--

Separated

53

--

48

--

49

--

Divorced

56

--

53

--

54

--

Widowed

76

--

78

--

78

--

Never married

31

--

26

--

25

--

The median age of married people in Redfern (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Registered marriage

2,020

21.8

1,439,962

50

7,647,042

49.2

De facto marriage

1,651

17.8

211,533

7.4

1,476,369

9.5

Not married

5,616

60.5

1,225,769

42.6

6,413,399

41.3

In Redfern (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 21.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Registered marriage

44

--

48

--

50

--

De facto marriage

36

--

35

--

35

--

Not married

36

--

31

--

33

--

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Redfern (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Pre-school

76

2.1

69,004

5.5

332,844

5.1

Primary - Government

173

4.7

198,113

15.9

1,181,787

18.2

Primary - Catholic

39

1.1

66,010

5.3

359,062

5.5

Primary - Other Non Government

25

0.7

37,384

3

214,359

3.3

Secondary - Government

98

2.7

136,812

11

774,074

11.9

Secondary - Catholic

36

1

67,105

5.4

307,142

4.7

Secondary - Other Non Government

36

1

45,584

3.7

254,828

3.9

Technical or further education institution

302

8.2

93,888

7.5

473,606

7.3

University or tertiary institution

1,024

27.8

215,235

17.3

932,524

14.3

Other

161

4.4

35,366

2.8

161,660

2.5

Not Stated

1,708

46.4

279,993

22.5

1,511,694

23.2

Total

3,678

--

1,244,494

--

6,503,580

--

In Redfern (State Suburbs) 30.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 6.4% were in primary school, 4.6% in secondary school and 36.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

People — cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

English

3,129

20

938,150

19.2

7,238,533

25.9

Australian

2,499

16

931,387

19

7,098,486

25.4

Irish

1,419

9.1

352,986

7.2

2,087,758

7.5

Scottish

975

6.2

310,704

6.4

1,792,622

6.4

Chinese

915

5.9

232,322

4.7

866,208

3.1

The most common ancestries in Redfern (State Suburbs) were English 20.0%, Australian 16.0%, Irish 9.1%, Scottish 6.2% and Chinese 5.9%.

Country of birth

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Australia

5,917

49.2

2,247,739

57.5

15,017,847

69.8

Other top responses

England

538

4.5

146,853

3.8

911,593

4.2

China (excludes SARs and Taiwan)

441

3.7

129,248

3.3

318,969

1.5

New Zealand

437

3.6

86,767

2.2

483,398

2.2

Ireland

132

1.1

77,298

2

67,318

0.3

Greece

130

1.1

69,405

1.8

99,938

0.5

In Redfern (State Suburbs), 49.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 4.5%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.7%, New Zealand 3.6%, Ireland 1.1% and Greece 1.1%.

Birthplace of parents, stated responses

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Both parents born overseas

5,169

50.2

1,918,293

52.9

6,876,586

34.3

Father only born overseas

741

7.2

252,622

7

1,407,270

7

Mother only born overseas

549

5.3

169,420

4.7

989,220

4.9

Both parents born in Australia

3,831

37.2

1,288,486

35.5

10,757,087

53.7

In Redfern (State Suburbs), 37.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 50.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

No Religion

4,155

34.5

1,107,046

28.3

4,796,787

22.3

Catholic

2,277

18.9

684,766

17.5

5,439,268

25.3

Anglican

1,094

9.1

576,427

14.7

3,679,907

17.1

Eastern Orthodox

475

3.9

205,971

5.3

563,072

2.6

Buddhism

458

3.8

179,360

4.6

528,978

2.5

The most common responses for religion in Redfern (State Suburbs) were No Religion 34.5%, Catholic 18.9%, Anglican 9.1%, Eastern Orthodox 3.9% and Buddhism 3.8%.

Language, top responses (other than English)

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Mandarin

337

2.8

176,491

4.5

336,410

1.6

Cantonese

323

2.7

132,836

3.4

263,673

1.2

Greek

253

2.1

130,452

3.3

252,217

1.2

Russian

242

2

84,568

2.2

44,058

0.2

Arabic

206

1.7

79,322

2

287,174

1.3

English only spoken at home

7,425

61.7

2,302,714

58.9

16,509,291

76.8

Households where two or more languages are spoken

1,673

31.2

525,299

39

1,579,949

20.4

In Redfern (State Suburbs) 61.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 2.8%, Cantonese 2.7%, Greek 2.1%, Russian 2.0% and Arabic 1.7%.

People — employment

Employment

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over

Worked full-time

4,828

69

1,228,536

62.6

6,367,554

59.7

Worked part-time

1,481

21.2

514,663

26.2

3,062,976

28.7

Away from work

287

4.1

106,602

5.4

627,797

5.9

Unemployed

399

5.7

112,174

5.7

600,133

5.6

Total in labour force

6,995

--

1,961,975

--

10,658,460

--

There were 6,995 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Redfern (State Suburbs). Of these 69.0% were employed full time, 21.2% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Labour force, people aged 15 years and over

1-15 hours per week

444

6.7

175,037

9.5

1,087,799

10.8

16-24 hours per week

565

8.6

175,405

9.5

947,792

9.4

25-34 hours per week

472

7.2

164,220

8.9

1,027,380

10.2

35-39 hours per week

1,141

17.3

344,015

18.6

1,808,879

18

40 hours or more per week

3,686

55.8

884,519

47.8

4,558,678

45.3

Of employed people in Redfern (State Suburbs), 6.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 55.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Labour force, people aged 15 years and over

Employed full-time

35

--

39

--

40

--

Employed part-time

32

--

39

--

40

--

The median age of people employed full-time in Redfern (State Suburbs) was 35 years and for people who were employed part-time was 32 years.

Occupation

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Employed people aged 15 years and over

Professionals

2,543

38.5

488,129

26.4

2,145,442

21.3

Managers

1,020

15.5

301,857

16.3

1,293,970

12.9

Clerical and Administrative Workers

898

13.6

247,925

13.4

1,483,558

14.7

Community and Personal Service Workers

598

9.1

216,894

11.7

971,897

9.7

Technicians and Trades Workers

553

8.4

164,384

8.9

1,425,146

14.2

Sales Workers

471

7.1

159,462

8.6

942,140

9.4

Labourers

297

4.5

130,650

7.1

947,608

9.4

Machinery Operators And Drivers

119

1.8

103,732

5.6

659,551

6.6

The most common occupations in Redfern (State Suburbs) included Professionals 38.5%, Managers 15.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.6%, Community and Personal Service Workers 9.1%, and Technicians and Trades Workers 8.4%.

Industry of employment, top responses

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Employed people aged 15 years and over

Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services

337

5.1

74,393

4

412,804

4.1

Tertiary Education

262

4

72,555

3.9

198,933

2

Legal and Accounting Services

236

3.6

59,072

3.2

209,182

2.1

Computer System Design and Related Services

216

3.3

54,531

2.9

139,409

1.4

Architectural, Engineering and Technical Services

209

3.2

48,110

2.6

178,212

1.8

Of the employed people in Redfern (State Suburbs), 5.1% worked in Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services. Other major industries of employment included Tertiary Education 4.0%, Legal and Accounting Services 3.6%, Computer System Design and Related Services 3.3% and Architectural, Engineering and Technical Services 3.2%.

Median weekly incomes

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Personal

810

--

634

--

577

--

Family

2,143

--

1,728

--

1,481

--

Household

1,447

--

1,493

--

1,234

--

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Redfern (State Suburbs) was $810.

Travel to work, top responses

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Employed people aged 15 years and over

Car, as driver

1,525

23.1

972,949

52.6

6,059,972

60.2

Walked only

1,269

19.2

180,837

9.8

377,043

3.7

Train

1,103

16.7

106,077

5.7

388,012

3.9

Bus

814

12.3

83,060

4.5

301,187

3

Bicycle

367

5.6

80,014

4.3

103,914

1

People who travelled to work by public transport

2,218

33.6

396,492

21.4

1,046,721

10.4

People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger

1,686

25.5

1,059,231

57.3

6,620,840

65.8

In Redfern (State Suburbs), on the day of the Census, the methods of travel to work for employed people were Car, as driver 23.1%, Walked only 19.2% and Train 16.7%. Other common responses were Bus 12.3% and Bicycle 5.6%. On the day, 33.6% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 25.5% by car (either as driver or as passenger).

Unpaid work

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Did unpaid domestic work (last week)

7,276

65

2,122,441

67.1

12,149,347

70

Cared for child/children (last two weeks)

1,308

11.7

855,914

27.1

4,827,808

27.8

Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks)

841

7.5

337,766

10.7

1,896,957

10.9

Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months)

1,731

15.5

470,618

14.9

3,090,874

17.8

In Redfern (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 11.7% provided care for children and 7.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Less than 5 hours per week

3,514

31.4

750,393

23.7

3,883,357

22.4

5 to 14 hours per week

2,742

24.5

769,030

24.3

4,444,640

25.6

15 to 29 hours per week

637

5.7

332,589

10.5

2,075,154

12

30 hours or more per week

384

3.4

270,426

8.6

1,746,196

10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Redfern (State Suburbs), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.4% worked 30 hours or more.

Families — family composition

Family composition

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Couple family without children

1,393

60.2

337,517

33

2,150,301

37.8

Couple family with children

500

21.6

506,277

49.5

2,534,399

44.6

One parent family

317

13.7

158,418

15.5

901,637

15.9

Other family

105

4.5

20,220

2

97,722

1.7

Of the families in Redfern (State Suburbs), 21.6% were couple families with children, 60.2% were couple families without children and 13.7% were one parent families.

Single (or lone) parents

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population

Male

--

17.4

--

16

--

17.6

Female

--

82.6

--

84

--

82.4

In Redfern (State Suburbs) 17.4% of single parents were male and 82.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes

Median family income, couple families with two incomes

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Families without children

2,803

--

2,343

--

2,081

--

Families with children

3,113

--

2,596

--

2,310

--

In Redfern (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,113 and those without children was $2,803.

Families — employment status of couple families

Employment status of couple families

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over

Both employed, worked full-time

729

38.4

204,350

24.2

1,015,165

21.7

Both employed, worked part-time

62

3.3

28,701

3.4

174,795

3.7

One employed full-time, one part-time

289

15.2

166,457

19.7

1,001,907

21.4

One employed full-time, other not working

238

12.6

150,440

17.8

736,322

15.7

One employed part-time, other not working

70

3.7

46,322

5.5

251,191

5.4

Both not working

265

14

148,685

17.6

899,598

19.2

Other

90

4.7

50,082

5.9

291,196

6.2

Labour force status not stated

153

8.1

48,765

5.8

314,529

6.7

In Redfern (State Suburbs), of couple families, 38.4% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 15.2% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling type

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Occupied private dwellings

5,367

92

1,347,807

93.5

7,760,320

89.3

Unoccupied private dwellings

467

8

94,282

6.5

934,470

10.7

In Redfern (State Suburbs), 92.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Occupied private dwellings

Separate house

401

7.5

780,082

57.9

5,864,574

75.6

Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc

1,393

26

178,456

13.2

765,980

9.9

Flat, unit or apartment

3,537

65.9

382,258

28.4

1,056,237

13.6

Other dwelling

24

0.4

4,928

0.4

66,666

0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Redfern (State Suburbs), 7.5% were separate houses, 26.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 65.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Number of bedrooms

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Occupied private dwellings

None (includes bedsitters)

125

2.3

13,167

1

42,160

0.5

1 bedroom

1,195

22.3

93,989

7

363,129

4.7

2 bedrooms

2,436

45.4

349,565

25.9

1,481,577

19.1

3 bedrooms

1,094

20.4

488,348

36.2

3,379,930

43.6

4 or more bedrooms

359

6.7

378,020

28

2,350,132

30.3

Number of bedrooms not stated

159

3

24,718

1.8

143,394

1.8

Average number of bedrooms per dwelling

2.1

--

2.9

--

3.1

--

Average number of people per household

1.9

--

2.7

--

2.6

--

In Redfern (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 22.3% had 1 bedroom, 45.4% had 2 bedrooms and 20.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Tenure

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Occupied private dwellings

Owned outright

734

13.7

400,989

29.8

2,488,149

32.1

Owned with a mortgage

1,317

24.5

466,427

34.6

2,709,433

34.9

Rented

3,131

58.3

438,126

32.5

2,297,458

29.6

Other tenure type

34

0.6

9,786

0.7

70,069

0.9

Tenure type not stated

153

2.8

32,479

2.4

195,213

2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Redfern (State Suburbs), 13.7% were owned outright, 24.5% were owned with a mortgage and 58.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition

Household composition

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Family households

2,275

42.4

986,162

73.2

5,550,614

71.5

Single (or lone) person households

2,200

41

301,187

22.3

1,888,698

24.3

Group households

892

16.6

60,457

4.5

321,007

4.1

In Redfern (State Suburbs), of all households, 42.4% were family households, 41.0% were single person households and 16.6% were group households.

Household income

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Less than $600 gross weekly income

--

28.5

--

19.6

--

23.7

More than $3,000 gross weekly income

--

18.1

--

16.6

--

11.2

In Redfern (State Suburbs), 28.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.1% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Median rent

380

--

369

--

285

--

Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income

--

80.9

--

87.1

--

89.6

Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income

--

19.1

--

12.9

--

10.4

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (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. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Median mortgage repayments

2,522

--

2,193

--

1,800

--

Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income

--

92.4

--

87.9

--

90.1

Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income

--

7.6

--

12.1

--

9.9

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (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. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

None

2,067

38.5

170,897

12.7

665,852

8.6

1 motor vehicle

2,262

42.1

522,529

38.8

2,778,576

35.8

2 motor vehicles

657

12.2

440,149

32.7

2,802,468

36.1

3 or more vehicles

128

2.4

174,444

12.9

1,279,134

16.5

Number of motor vehicles not stated

255

4.7

39,787

3

234,292

3

In Redfern (State Suburbs), 42.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 12.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

People — demographics & education

People

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Total

12,034

--

3,908,642

--

21,507,717

--

Male

6,758

56.2

1,926,237

49.3

10,634,013

49.4

Female

5,276

43.8

1,982,405

50.7

10,873,704

50.6

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

289

2.4

42,609

1.1

548,369

2.5


In the 2011 Census, there were 12,034 people in Redfern (State Suburbs) of these 56.2% were male and 43.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.4% of the population.

Age

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People

0-4 years

439

3.6

268,607

6.9

1,421,050

6.6

5-9 years

247

2.1

242,676

6.2

1,351,921

6.3

10-14 years

148

1.2

235,964

6

1,371,054

6.4

15-19 years

252

2.1

242,372

6.2

1,405,798

6.5

20-24 years

1,158

9.6

280,163

7.2

1,460,673

6.8

25-29 years

1,804

15

316,691

8.1

1,513,236

7

30-34 years

1,540

12.8

311,334

8

1,453,775

6.8

35-39 years

1,167

9.7

303,778

7.8

1,520,138

7.1

40-44 years

1,043

8.7

285,183

7.3

1,542,879

7.2

45-49 years

876

7.3

273,168

7

1,504,142

7

50-54 years

741

6.2

253,035

6.5

1,447,404

6.7

55-59 years

603

5

218,661

5.6

1,297,244

6

60-64 years

521

4.3

194,938

5

1,206,116

5.6

65-69 years

407

3.4

143,965

3.7

919,319

4.3

70-74 years

409

3.4

110,057

2.8

708,090

3.3

75-79 years

321

2.7

86,582

2.2

545,263

2.5

80-84 years

225

1.9

71,702

1.8

436,936

2

85 years and over

133

1.1

69,766

1.8

402,681

1.9

Median age

36

--

35

--

37

--


The median age of people in Redfern (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 6.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.4% of the population.

Registered marital status

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Married

2,524

22.5

1,572,725

49.7

8,461,114

48.7

Separated

306

2.7

86,742

2.7

529,280

3

Divorced

1,062

9.5

231,471

7.3

1,460,899

8.4

Widowed

465

4.2

157,694

5

949,634

5.5

Never married

6,846

61.1

1,112,771

35.2

5,962,769

34.3


Of people in Redfern (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 22.5% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.


Median age by registered marital status

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Married

44

--

48

--

50

--

Separated

53

--

48

--

49

--

Divorced

56

--

53

--

54

--

Widowed

76

--

78

--

78

--

Never married

31

--

26

--

25

--


The median age of married people in Redfern (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Registered marriage

2,020

21.8

1,439,962

50

7,647,042

49.2

De facto marriage

1,651

17.8

211,533

7.4

1,476,369

9.5

Not married

5,616

60.5

1,225,769

42.6

6,413,399

41.3


In Redfern (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 21.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Registered marriage

44

--

48

--

50

--

De facto marriage

36

--

35

--

35

--

Not married

36

--

31

--

33

--


The median age of people in a registered marriage in Redfern (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Pre-school

76

2.1

69,004

5.5

332,844

5.1

Primary - Government

173

4.7

198,113

15.9

1,181,787

18.2

Primary - Catholic

39

1.1

66,010

5.3

359,062

5.5

Primary - Other Non Government

25

0.7

37,384

3

214,359

3.3

Secondary - Government

98

2.7

136,812

11

774,074

11.9

Secondary - Catholic

36

1

67,105

5.4

307,142

4.7

Secondary - Other Non Government

36

1

45,584

3.7

254,828

3.9

Technical or further education institution

302

8.2

93,888

7.5

473,606

7.3

University or tertiary institution

1,024

27.8

215,235

17.3

932,524

14.3

Other

161

4.4

35,366

2.8

161,660

2.5

Not Stated

1,708

46.4

279,993

22.5

1,511,694

23.2

Total

3,678

--

1,244,494

--

6,503,580

--


In Redfern (State Suburbs) 30.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 6.4% were in primary school, 4.6% in secondary school and 36.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.


People — cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

English

3,129

20

938,150

19.2

7,238,533

25.9

Australian

2,499

16

931,387

19

7,098,486

25.4

Irish

1,419

9.1

352,986

7.2

2,087,758

7.5

Scottish

975

6.2

310,704

6.4

1,792,622

6.4

Chinese

915

5.9

232,322

4.7

866,208

3.1

The most common ancestries in Redfern (State Suburbs) were English 20.0%, Australian 16.0%, Irish 9.1%, Scottish 6.2% and Chinese 5.9%.

Country of birth

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Australia

5,917

49.2

2,247,739

57.5

15,017,847

69.8

Other top responses

England

538

4.5

146,853

3.8

911,593

4.2

China (excludes SARs and Taiwan)

441

3.7

129,248

3.3

318,969

1.5

New Zealand

437

3.6

86,767

2.2

483,398

2.2

Ireland

132

1.1

77,298

2

67,318

0.3

Greece

130

1.1

69,405

1.8

99,938

0.5

In Redfern (State Suburbs), 49.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 4.5%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.7%, New Zealand 3.6%, Ireland 1.1% and Greece 1.1%.

Birthplace of parents, stated responses

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Both parents born overseas

5,169

50.2

1,918,293

52.9

6,876,586

34.3

Father only born overseas

741

7.2

252,622

7

1,407,270

7

Mother only born overseas

549

5.3

169,420

4.7

989,220

4.9

Both parents born in Australia

3,831

37.2

1,288,486

35.5

10,757,087

53.7


In Redfern (State Suburbs), 37.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 50.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

No Religion

4,155

34.5

1,107,046

28.3

4,796,787

22.3

Catholic

2,277

18.9

684,766

17.5

5,439,268

25.3

Anglican

1,094

9.1

576,427

14.7

3,679,907

17.1

Eastern Orthodox

475

3.9

205,971

5.3

563,072

2.6

Buddhism

458

3.8

179,360

4.6

528,978

2.5

The most common responses for religion in Redfern (State Suburbs) were No Religion 34.5%, Catholic 18.9%, Anglican 9.1%, Eastern Orthodox 3.9% and Buddhism 3.8%.

Language, top responses (other than English)

Redfern

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Mandarin

337

2.8

176,491

4.5

336,410

1.6

Cantonese

323

2.7

132,836

3.4

263,673

1.2

Greek

253

2.1

130,452

3.3

252,217

1.2

Russian

242

2

84,568

2.2

44,058

0.2

Arabic

206

1.7

79,322

2

287,174