Chifley Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Chifley was 166,307 and is comprised of approximately 50.6% females and 49.4% males.

The median/average age of the people in Chifley is 32 years of age.

56.0% of people living in the electorate of Chifley were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 8.6% Philippines, 3.4% India, 2.9% New Zealand, 2.7% Fiji, 1.7% England, 1.1% Pakistan, 1.0% Samoa, 0.9% Malta, 0.8% Sudan, 0.8% China , 0.7% Iraq, 0.7% Egypt, 0.6% Sri Lanka, 0.6% Lebanon.

56.4% of people living in Chifley speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.4% Tagalog, 4.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.1% Other, 3.9% Arabic, 3.6% Hindi, 2.9% Filipino , 1.9% Samoan, 1.6% Urdu, 1.6% Punjabi.

The religious makeup of Chifley is 35.5% Catholic, 14.5% Anglican, 10.0% No religion, 6.9% Islam, 6.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.7% Hinduism, 2.6% Uniting Church, 2.6% Christian, nfd, 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Eastern Orthodox.

48.0% of people are married, 35.9% have never married and 7.2% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 6365 widowed people living in Chifley.

62.0% of the people living in Chifley over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 23.1% are working on a part time basis. Chifley has an unemployment rate of 8.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Chifley are 18.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 13.9% Technicians & trades workers, 13.5% Professionals, 12.9% Labourers, 9.5% Community & personal service workers, 9.1% Sales workers, 6.8% Managers, 2.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Chifley work in are 14.3% Manufacturing, 11.6% Health care and social assistance, 10.7% Retail trade, 8.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.6% Construction, 6.1% Wholesale trade, 5.9% Public administration and safety, 5.7% Accommodation and food services, 5.3% Financial and insurance services.

22.4% of homes are fully owned, and 39.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 34.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $491 per week and the median household income is $1205 per week.

The median rent in Chifley is $270 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Chifley contains postcodes 2148, 2747, 2760, 2761, 2762, 2763, 2765, 2766, 2767, 2770 and includes the suburbs of Arndell Park, Bidwill, Blackett, Blacktown, Colebee, Dean Park, Dharruk, Doonside, Eastern Creek, Emerton, Glendenning, Hebersham, Huntingwood, Lethbridge Park, Marayong, Marsden Park, Minchinbury, Mount Druitt, Oakhurst, Plumpton, Quakers Hill, Riverstone, Rooty Hill, Ropes Crossing, Schofields, Shalvey, Shanes Park, Tregear, Whalan, Willmot and Woodcroft.