Banks Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Banks was 147,760 and is comprised of approximately 51.4% females and 48.6% males.

The median/average age of the people in Banks is 38 years of age.

54.6% of people living in the electorate of Banks were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 12.6% China , 2.4% Hong Kong , 1.8% Lebanon, 1.7% New Zealand, 1.5% England, 1.4% Greece, 1.4% Vietnam, 1.3% India, 1.2% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 1.1% Philippines, 1.1% Indonesia, 1.0% Egypt, 1.0% Nepal, 0.8% Italy.

47.8% of people living in Banks speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 9.8% Mandarin, 9.7% Cantonese, 5.5% Arabic, 4.9% Greek, 4.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.3% Macedonian, 1.8% Other, 1.6% Vietnamese, 1.4% Italian.

The religious makeup of Banks is 24.7% Catholic, 19.8% No religion, 13.0% Anglican, 10.0% Eastern Orthodox, 6.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.4% Buddhism, 5.0% Islam, 2.6% Uniting Church, 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Hinduism.

52.7% of people are married, 31.3% have never married and 7.3% are divorced and 2.5% are separated. There are 7585 widowed people living in Banks.

61.1% of the people living in Banks over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.1% are working on a part time basis. Banks has an unemployment rate of 6.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Banks are 23.5% Professionals, 18.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.9% Technicians & trades workers, 11.5% Managers, 9.4% Sales workers, 8.7% Community & personal service workers, 7.7% Labourers, 6.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Banks work in are 10.5% Health care and social assistance, 10.1% Retail trade, 8.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.4% Manufacturing, 7.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 7.4% Accommodation and food services, 7.1% Education and training, 6.8% Financial and insurance services, 6.5% Construction.

34.9% of homes are fully owned, and 32.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $537 per week and the median household income is $1264 per week.

The median rent in Banks is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Banks contains postcodes 2196, 2200, 2208, 2209, 2210, 2211, 2212, 2218, 2220, 2221, 2222, 2223 and includes the suburbs of Allawah, Bankstown, Beverly Hills, Blakehurst, Carlton, Connells Point, Hurstville, Hurstville Grove, Kingsgrove, Kyle Bay, Lugarno, Mortdale, Narwee, Oatley, Padstow, Padstow Heights, Peakhurst, Peakhurst Heights, Penshurst, Punchbowl, Revesby, Riverwood and South Hurstville.