Barton Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Barton was 142,069 and is comprised of approximately 50.7% females and 49.3% males.

The median/average age of the people in Barton is 37 years of age.

51.7% of people living in the electorate of Barton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.3% China , 4.0% Greece, 2.6% Lebanon, 2.3% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 1.8% New Zealand, 1.7% Nepal, 1.6% Italy, 1.5% England, 1.4% Philippines, 1.3% Egypt, 1.3% India, 1.3% Bangladesh, 1.1% Hong Kong , 0.9% Vietnam.

40.6% of people living in Barton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 11.6% Greek, 7.9% Arabic, 5.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 5.1% Mandarin, 4.8% Cantonese, 3.9% Macedonian, 2.6% Italian, 2.1% Other, 2.0% Other.

The religious makeup of Barton is 25.2% Catholic, 19.9% Eastern Orthodox, 13.7% No religion, 8.5% Islam, 8.4% Anglican, 7.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.0% Buddhism, 3.0% Hinduism, 1.7% Uniting Church, 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed.

52.2% of people are married, 31.6% have never married and 7.3% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 7100 widowed people living in Barton.

61.5% of the people living in Barton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.8% are working on a part time basis. Barton has an unemployment rate of 5.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Barton are 22.5% Professionals, 17.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.8% Technicians & trades workers, 11.6% Managers, 9.7% Sales workers, 8.9% Community & personal service workers, 8.7% Labourers, 6.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Barton work in are 10.7% Health care and social assistance, 9.9% Retail trade, 8.8% Transport, postal and warehousing, 8.2% Accommodation and food services, 8.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.0% Manufacturing, 6.6% Financial and insurance services, 6.6% Construction, 6.2% Education and training.

36.9% of homes are fully owned, and 30.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $558 per week and the median household income is $1312 per week.

The median rent in Barton is $380 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2200 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Barton contains postcodes 2205, 2206, 2207, 2208, 2209, 2216, 2217, 2218, 2219, 2221 and includes the suburbs of Arncliffe, Banksia, Bardwell Park, Bardwell Valley, Beverley Park, Beverly Hills, Bexley, Bexley North, Brighton-Le-Sands, Carlton, Carss Park, Dolls Point, Earlwood, Kingsgrove, Kogarah, Kogarah Bay, Kyeemagh, Monterey, Ramsgate, Ramsgate Beach, Rockdale, Sandringham, Sans Souci, Turrella and Wolli Creek.