Hughes Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Hughes was 141,693 and is comprised of approximately 50.4% females and 49.6% males.

The median/average age of the people in Hughes is 36 years of age.

71.9% of people living in the electorate of Hughes were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.7% England, 1.7% India, 1.4% New Zealand, 1.2% Vietnam, 1.1% China , 1.0% Lebanon, 0.9% Philippines, 0.9% Fiji, 0.7% Iraq, 0.7% Italy, 0.6% Greece, 0.6% Egypt, 0.5% Croatia, 0.5% South Africa.

72.9% of people living in Hughes speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.0% Arabic, 3.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.5% Greek, 1.9% Other, 1.6% Vietnamese, 1.3% Cantonese, 1.1% Hindi, 1.1% Italian, 1.0% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Hughes is 31.7% Catholic, 21.6% Anglican, 12.4% No religion, 6.3% Eastern Orthodox, 5.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.3% Islam, 3.3% Uniting Church, 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.3% Baptist, 2.2% Hinduism.

55.8% of people are married, 30.1% have never married and 6.7% are divorced and 2.7% are separated. There are 5284 widowed people living in Hughes.

62.7% of the people living in Hughes over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.4% are working on a part time basis. Hughes has an unemployment rate of 4.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Hughes are 20.3% Professionals, 19.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.9% Technicians & trades workers, 12.4% Managers, 9.9% Community & personal service workers, 9.3% Sales workers, 6.2% Labourers, 5.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Hughes work in are 10.2% Health care and social assistance, 9.7% Retail trade, 9.6% Manufacturing, 8.7% Education and training, 8.3% Public administration and safety, 8.0% Construction, 7.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 7.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.7% Financial and insurance services.

34.0% of homes are fully owned, and 42.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 21.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $659 per week and the median household income is $1647 per week.

The median rent in Hughes is $330 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2200 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Hughes contains postcodes 2170, 2172, 2173, 2211, 2212, 2213, 2214, 2226, 2232, 2233, 2234 and includes the suburbs of Alfords Point, Bangor, Barden Ridge, Chipping Norton, East Hills, Engadine, Hammondville, Holsworthy, Illawong, Jannali, Liverpool, Loftus, Lucas Heights, Menai, Milperra, Moorebank, Padstow, Panania, Picnic Point, Pleasure Point, Revesby, Revesby Heights, Sandy Point, Sutherland, Voyager Point, Warwick Farm, Wattle Grove, Woronora, Woronora Heights and Yarrawarrah.