Macarthur Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Macarthur was 140,488 and is comprised of approximately 50.9% females and 49.1% males.

The median/average age of the people in Macarthur is 34 years of age.

75.2% of people living in the electorate of Macarthur were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.7% England, 1.7% New Zealand, 1.1% Philippines, 0.8% India, 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% Italy, 0.6% Fiji, 0.6% South Africa, 0.5% China , 0.4% Lebanon, 0.4% Germany, 0.4% Chile, 0.4% Samoa, 0.4% Malta.

81.0% of people living in Macarthur speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.9% Other, 1.7% Arabic, 1.3% Spanish, 1.2% Italian, 0.8% Samoan, 0.7% Hindi, 0.6% Tagalog, 0.5% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Macarthur is 34.0% Catholic, 25.5% Anglican, 13.1% No religion, 6.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.9% Uniting Church, 2.5% Islam, 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Christian, nfd, 1.8% Eastern Orthodox, 1.6% Baptist.

51.3% of people are married, 33.2% have never married and 7.7% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 4773 widowed people living in Macarthur.

63.2% of the people living in Macarthur over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.4% are working on a part time basis. Macarthur has an unemployment rate of 5.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Macarthur are 17.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.7% Professionals, 15.5% Technicians & trades workers, 11.4% Managers, 9.8% Community & personal service workers, 9.8% Sales workers, 9.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.2% Labourers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Macarthur work in are 12.1% Manufacturing, 11.0% Retail trade, 10.2% Health care and social assistance, 9.1% Construction, 8.3% Education and training, 7.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.3% Public administration and safety, 5.3% Accommodation and food services, 5.1% Wholesale trade.

25.5% of homes are fully owned, and 46.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 25.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $611 per week and the median household income is $1452 per week.

The median rent in Macarthur is $297 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Macarthur contains postcodes 2178, 2508, 2555, 2556, 2557, 2559, 2560, 2563, 2567, 2568, 2569, 2570, 2571, 2745, 2752 and includes the suburbs of Airds, Ambarvale, Appin, Badgerys Creek, Bickley Vale, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bradbury, Bringelly, Camden, Camden Park, Camden South, Campbelltown, Cataract, Catherine Field, Cawdor, Cobbitty, Currans Hill, Darkes Forest, Douglas Park, Elderslie, Ellis Lane, Englorie Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Grasmere, Greendale, Gregory Hills, Harrington Park, Kemps Creek, Kentlyn, Kirkham, Leumeah, Luddenham, Menangle, Menangle Park, Mount Annan, Mulgoa, Narellan, Narellan Vale, Oran Park, Razorback, Rosemeadow, Rossmore, Ruse, Silverdale, Smeaton Grange, Spring Farm, St Helens Park, Wallacia, Warragamba, Wedderburn and Woodbine.