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What was once a jungle of warehouses and industrial parks is no more. The 2011 Census data reveals a new fact about inner city Sydney – Beaconsfield could be the next high end suburb.

Beaconsfield is part of the Green Square district, which is currently
undergoing a facelift. New retail, business and residential developments will pop up in the area in the near future.

NSW Census Director, Mark Harding said: “The average weekly income for a 34-year-old living in Beaconsfield is $1,062 and the rent in the area is an average $500 a week, compared to Woolloomooloo which has an
average weekly income of $878 and rent of $420 a week.”

Beaconsfield is also comparable to other inner city suburbs like
Centennial Park, whose residents earn an average $1,125 a week and pay $420 a week in rent. The Census also revealed the increase in the number of people in the 15-44 age group has dropped.

“Between 2001 and 2006, the number of 15-44 year olds living in Sydney city grew by 25 per cent but between 2006 and now, the growth is only 9 per cent,” Mr Harding said.

The growth of weekly income in the city at only 22 per cent coul be a reason. This percentage was 27 between 2001 and 2006. Another possible contributing factor could be weekly rentals increasing 41 per cent since 2006 whereas between 2001 and 2006, the increase was only 18 per cent.

Another interesting Census 2011 fact is 80 per cent of university suburb Chippendale uses broadband internet compared to 61 per cent by
Waterloo residents.

In greater Sydney, population has increased from 4.1 million to 4.4 million. The proportion of people who reported no religious affiliation has increased from 14.1 per cent to 17.6 per cent in 2011.

Mr Harding said: “The 2011 Census was a great success and the results released today will help shape the future of Australia over the next five years. Census information is used to allocate government funding for all areas of Australia, including Sydney.”

Other important facts about Sydney is Mandarin is the third most common language spoken at home other than English and the number of single households in the city is almost twice the national average.