Cook Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Cook was 137,656 and is comprised of approximately 51.4% females and 48.6% males.

The median/average age of the people in Cook is 39 years of age.

77.5% of people living in the electorate of Cook were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.8% England, 1.8% New Zealand, 1.0% China , 0.6% Italy, 0.6% Greece, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% India, 0.5% Philippines, 0.5% Egypt, 0.5% Germany, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Hong Kong , 0.4% Ireland.

84.0% of people living in Cook speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.1% Greek, 1.0% Other, 1.0% Cantonese, 1.0% Italian, 0.9% Mandarin, 0.8% Arabic, 0.6% Spanish, 0.4% Russian.

The religious makeup of Cook is 30.6% Catholic, 25.6% Anglican, 16.6% No religion, 6.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.5% Eastern Orthodox, 4.1% Uniting Church, 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.8% Baptist, 1.5% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Buddhism.

51.9% of people are married, 31.1% have never married and 8.1% are divorced and 2.6% are separated. There are 7104 widowed people living in Cook.

62.0% of the people living in Cook over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.9% are working on a part time basis. Cook has an unemployment rate of 3.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Cook are 23.6% Professionals, 17.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.7% Managers, 13.4% Technicians & trades workers, 9.8% Community & personal service workers, 9.7% Sales workers, 5.4% Labourers, 3.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Cook work in are 10.3% Health care and social assistance, 9.9% Retail trade, 9.0% Construction, 8.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.3% Education and training, 7.8% Manufacturing, 7.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.8% Public administration and safety, 5.9% Financial and insurance services.

36.8% of homes are fully owned, and 35.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $724 per week and the median household income is $1571 per week.

The median rent in Cook is $370 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2470 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Cook contains postcodes 2224, 2225, 2226, 2227, 2228, 2229, 2230, 2231, 2232 and includes the suburbs of Bonnet Bay, Burraneer, Caringbah, Caringbah South, Como, Cronulla, Dolans Bay, Grays Point, Gymea, Gymea Bay, Jannali, Kangaroo Point, Kareela, Kirrawee, Kurnell, Lilli Pilli, Miranda, Oyster Bay, Port Hacking, Sutherland, Sylvania, Sylvania Waters, Taren Point, Woolooware and Yowie Bay.