Newcastle Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Newcastle was 132,240 and is comprised of approximately 50.5% females and 49.5% males.

The median/average age of the people in Newcastle is 37 years of age.

82.1% of people living in the electorate of Newcastle were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.2% England, 1.1% New Zealand, 0.6% China , 0.5% Italy, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Philippines, 0.4% Germany, 0.4% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.4% India, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% Malaysia, 0.3% Greece, 0.3% Korea, Republic of , 0.3% South Africa.

87.5% of people living in Newcastle speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.2% Other, 0.7% Italian, 0.6% Macedonian, 0.6% Greek, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.4% Arabic, 0.3% Cantonese, 0.3% German.

The religious makeup of Newcastle is 25.7% Catholic, 22.9% No religion, 22.6% Anglican, 7.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.7% Uniting Church, 3.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Eastern Orthodox, 1.9% Christian, nfd, 1.8% Baptist, 1.2% Buddhism.

40.4% of people are married, 40.2% have never married and 9.8% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 7154 widowed people living in Newcastle.

57.8% of the people living in Newcastle over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.4% are working on a part time basis. Newcastle has an unemployment rate of 6.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Newcastle are 25.7% Professionals, 13.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.8% Technicians & trades workers, 10.5% Community & personal service workers, 10.1% Managers, 9.6% Sales workers, 9.1% Labourers, 5.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Newcastle work in are 15.5% Health care and social assistance, 10.2% Retail trade, 9.3% Education and training, 9.2% Manufacturing, 7.9% Accommodation and food services, 7.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.2% Public administration and safety, 6.7% Construction, 4.2% Transport, postal and warehousing.

31.2% of homes are fully owned, and 30.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 34.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $564 per week and the median household income is $1142 per week.

The median rent in Newcastle is $270 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Newcastle contains postcodes 2287, 2289, 2291, 2292, 2293, 2295, 2296, 2297, 2298, 2299, 2300, 2302, 2303, 2304, 2305, 2307, 2308, 2318, 2322, 2323, 2324 and includes the suburbs of Adamstown, Adamstown Heights, Bar Beach, Beresfield, Birmingham Gardens, Black Hill, Broadmeadow, Callaghan, Cooks Hill, East Maitland, Fern Bay, Ferodale, Fullerton Cove, Georgetown, Hamilton, Hamilton East, Hamilton North, Hamilton South, Heatherbrae, Hexham, Islington, Jesmond, Kooragang, Kotara, Lambton, Lenaghan, Maryville, Mayfield, Mayfield East, Mayfield North, Mayfield West, Merewether, Merewether Heights, Newcastle, Newcastle East, Newcastle West, New Lambton, New Lambton Heights, North Lambton, Raymond Terrace, Salt Ash, Sandgate, Shortland, Stockton, Tarro, The Hill, The Junction, Thornton, Tighes Hill, Tomago, Wallsend, Warabrook, Waratah, Waratah West, Wickham, Williamtown and Woodberry.