Hunter Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Hunter was 138,388 and is comprised of approximately 50.0% females and 50.0% males.

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

87.5% of people living in the electorate of Hunter were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.9% England, 1.3% New Zealand, 0.4% Scotland, 0.3% Germany, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.2% India, 0.2% China , 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% United States of America, 0.1% Thailand, 0.1% Malaysia, 0.1% Zimbabwe.

92.8% of people living in Hunter speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.6% Other, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.1% German, 0.1% Tagalog, 0.1% Italian, 0.1% Mandarin, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Polish.

The religious makeup of Hunter is 32.7% Anglican, 25.6% Catholic, 16.1% No religion, 7.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.3% Uniting Church, 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Baptist, 0.6% Other religious affiliation , 0.6% Pentecostal.

48.8% of people are married, 33.2% have never married and 8.6% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 6415 widowed people living in Hunter.

60.7% of the people living in Hunter over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.8% are working on a part time basis. Hunter has an unemployment rate of 5.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Hunter are 18.8% Technicians & trades workers, 14.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 12.5% Professionals, 12.2% Labourers, 11.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.5% Managers, 9.2% Community & personal service workers, 8.7% Sales workers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Hunter work in are 13.8% Mining, 10.3% Retail trade, 9.6% Manufacturing, 9.4% Health care and social assistance, 7.8% Accommodation and food services, 7.2% Construction, 5.6% Education and training, 4.9% Other services, 4.7% Public administration and safety.

32.7% of homes are fully owned, and 36.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 27.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $534 per week and the median household income is $1221 per week.

The median rent in Hunter is $235 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Hunter contains postcodes 2250, 2320, 2321, 2322, 2323, 2325, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2329, 2330, 2333, 2334, 2335, 2336, 2337, 2338, 2340, 2354, 2848, 2849, 2850 and includes the suburbs of Aberdare, Aberdeen, Aberglasslyn, Abermain, Abernethy, Allandale, Anambah, Appletree Flat, Ashtonfield, Baerami, Baerami Creek, Barry, Belford, Bellbird, Bellbird Heights, Belltrees, Bengalla, Big Ridge, Bishops Bridge, Black Hill, Blandford, Borambil, Bowmans Creek, Branxton, Brawboy, Bridgman, Broke, Brunkerville, Buchanan, Bucketty, Budden, Bulga, Bunnan, Bureen, Buttai, Bylong, Camberwell, Carrowbrook, Carwell, Cassilis, Castle Rock, Cedar Creek, Cessnock, Charbon, Clandulla, Cliftleigh, Clydesdale, Coggan, Combo, Congewai, Coxs Creek, Coxs Crown, Crawney, Dabee, Dalswinton, Dalwood, Darlington, Dartbrook, Davis Creek, Denman, Doyles Creek, Dry Creek, Dungeree, Dunolly, Dural, Dyrring, East Branxton, East Maitland, Edderton, Elderslie, Ellalong, Ellerston, Elrington, Falbrook, Farley, Fern Gully, Fordwich, Garland Valley, Gillieston Heights, Ginghi, Glenbawn, Glendon, Glendon Brook, Glennies Creek, Glenridding, Glenrock, Goorangoola, Gosforth, Gouldsville, Gowrie, Green Creek, Greenlands, Greta, Greta Main, Growee, Gundy, Gungal, Hambledon Hill, Harpers Hill, Hebden, Heddon Greta, Horseshoe Bend, Howes Valley, Hunterview, Jerrys Plains, Kandos, Kars Springs, Kayuga, Kearsley, Keinbah, Kelgoola, Kerrabee, Kitchener, Kurri Kurri, Laguna, Lambs Valley, Leconfield, Lee Creek, Lemington, Liddell, Lochinvar, Long Point, Louth Park, Lovedale, Lower Belford, Loxford, Maison Dieu, Maitland, Mangoola, Manobalai, Martindale, Mccullys Gap, Mcdougalls Hill, Merriwa, Middle Brook, Middle Falbrook, Milbrodale, Millfield, Mirannie, Mitchells Flat, Monivae, Moobi, Moonan Brook, Moonan Flat, Mount Dee, Mount Marsden, Mount Olive, Mount Royal, Mount Thorley, Mount View, Mount Vincent, Mulbring, Murrumbo, Murrurundi, Murulla, Muscle Creek, Muswellbrook, Neath, Niangala, North Rothbury, Nulkaba, Nullo Mountain, Oakhampton, Oakhampton Heights, Obanvale, Olinda, Omadale, Oswald, Owens Gap, Pages Creek, Pages River, Parkville, Paxton, Paynes Crossing, Pelaw Main, Pelton, Pinnacle Swamp, Pokolbin, Putty, Quorrobolong, Ravensworth, Redbournberry, Reedy Creek, Richmond Vale, Rixs Creek, Rossgole, Rothbury, Rouchel, Rouchel Brook, Roughit, Rutherford, Rylstone, Sandy Creek, Sandy Hollow, Sawyers Gully, Scone, Scotts Creek, Scotts Flat, Sedgefield, Segenhoe, Singleton, Singleton Heights, South Maitland, Stanford Merthyr, Stanhope, St Clair, Stewarts Brook, Stockrington, Sweetmans Creek, Telarah, Thornton, Timor, Tomalla, Turill, Upper Bylong, Upper Dartbrook, Upper Growee, Upper Rouchel, Warkworth, Wattle Ponds, Waverly, Westbrook, Weston, Whittingham, Widden, Windella, Windermere, Wingen, Wollemi, Wollombi, Woolooma, Wybong, Wylies Flat, Yallambie and Yarrawa.