Parkes Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Parkes was 150,927 and is comprised of approximately 49.9% females and 50.1% males.

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

88.0% of people living in the electorate of Parkes were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.3% England, 0.7% New Zealand, 0.2% Philippines, 0.2% Germany, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% Scotland, 0.2% India, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.2% United States of America, 0.1% China , 0.1% Ireland, 0.1% Fiji, 0.1% Sri Lanka, 0.1% Zimbabwe.

91.9% of people living in Parkes speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% Other, 0.1% Cantonese, 0.1% German, 0.1% Italian, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Tagalog, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Greek.

The religious makeup of Parkes is 31.7% Anglican, 29.4% Catholic, 12.3% No religion, 8.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.4% Uniting Church, 5.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Baptist, 0.9% Pentecostal, 0.5% Lutheran.

47.6% of people are married, 33.8% have never married and 8.1% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 8258 widowed people living in Parkes.

61.9% of the people living in Parkes over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.2% are working on a part time basis. Parkes has an unemployment rate of 5.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Parkes are 20.0% Managers, 14.3% Professionals, 13.2% Technicians & trades workers, 12.0% Labourers, 11.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.0% Community & personal service workers, 9.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 8.4% Sales workers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Parkes work in are 17.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 11.4% Health care and social assistance, 10.2% Retail trade, 8.5% Education and training, 6.8% Public administration and safety, 6.4% Accommodation and food services, 5.9% Construction, 4.9% Manufacturing, 4.3% Transport, postal and warehousing.

37.0% of homes are fully owned, and 27.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 30.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $491 per week and the median household income is $926 per week.

The median rent in Parkes is $150 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Parkes contains postcodes 2329, 2347, 2356, 2357, 2359, 2360, 2379, 2381, 2382, 2386, 2387, 2388, 2390, 2395, 2396, 2397, 2398, 2399, 2400, 2401, 2402, 2403, 2404, 2405, 2406, 2408, 2409, 2411, 2669, 2671, 2672, 2795, 2800, 2818, 2820, 2821, 2823, 2824, 2825, 2826, 2827, 2828, 2829, 2830, 2831, 2832, 2833, 2834, 2835, 2839, 2840, 2842, 2843, 2844, 2846, 2848, 2849, 2850, 2852, 2866, 2867, 2868, 2869, 2871, 2873, 2874, 2875, 2877, 2878 and includes the suburbs of Aarons Pass, Albert, Apple Tree Flat, Apsley, Armatree, Arthurville, Ashley, Avisford, Baan Baa, Back Creek, Bakers Swamp, Balladoran, Ballimore, Bangheet, Banoon, Bara, Baradine, Barigan, Barneys Reef, Barraba, Barwon, Bearbong, Beemunnel, Bellata, Ben Buckley, Beni, Beryl, Biddon, Billeroy, Bingara, Biniguy, Binnaway, Biraganbil, Birriwa, Black Hollow, Bobadah, Bocoble, Bodangora, Bogan, Boggabilla, Boggabri, Bohena Creek, Bombira, Bomera, Boolcarroll, Boomi, Boonal, Botobolar, Bourbah, Bourke, Bournewood, Box Ridge, Breakfast Creek, Breelong, Brewarrina, Brocklehurst, Buckaroo, Buddabadah, Budden, Budgee Budgee, Bugaldie, Bulla, Bullagreen, Bullarah, Bullawa Creek, Bulyeroi, Bundarra, Bundemar, Bungaba, Burcher, Burgooney, Burren Junction, Burroway, Burrundulla, Bylong, Byrock, Caerleon, Camboon, Canadian Lead, Canbelego, Canonba, Carcalgong, Carinda, Caroda, Carwell, Cassilis, Cathundral, Clandulla, Cobar, Cobbadah, Coggan, Collarenebri, Collie, Collingwood, Combara, Come By Chance, Comobella, Condobolin, Conimbia, Cooks Gap, Coolabah, Coolah, Coolatai, Coonabarabran, Coonamble, Cooyal, Cope, Copeton, Corinella, Couradda, Crooble, Croppa Creek, Cross Roads, Crudine, Cryon, Cubba, Cudgegong, Cullenbone, Cumbandry, Cumbo, Cumborah, Cundumbul, Curban, Curra Creek, Cuttabri, Dandaloo, Dandry, Delungra, Derriwong, Dinoga, Drildool, Dripstone, Dubbo, Dunedoo, Dungeree, Edgeroi, Eenaweena, Elcombe, Elong Elong, Enngonia, Eremerang, Erudgere, Eschol, Euabalong, Euabalong West, Euchareena, Eulah Creek, Eumungerie, Eurimbla, Eurunderee, Farnham, Fifield, Five Ways, Forbes, Fords Bridge, Frog Rock, Galambine, Garah, Geurie, Gilgandra, Gilgooma, Gilgunnia, Gineroi, Ginghi, Gin Gin, Girilambone, Girral, Gollan, Gongolgon, Goolhi, Goolma, Gowang, Graman, Grattai, Gravesend, Green Gully, Gulargambone, Gulf Creek, Gulgong, Gumbalie, Gum Flat, Gundamulda, Gunderbooka, Gungalman, Gurley, Gwabegar, Hargraves, Havilah, Hayes Gap, Hermidale, Hill End, Home Rule, Honeybugle, Ilford, Ivanhoe, Jacks Creek, Jews Lagoon, Kains Flat, Kaputar, Keera, Kenebri, Kerrigundi, Kerrs Creek, Kiacatoo, Kickabil, Koloona, Kulwin, Lake Cargelligo, Leadville, Lightning Ridge, Linburn, Lindesay, Louth, Lue, Macquarie Marshes, Magometon, Maitland Bar, Mallowa, Marthaguy, Maryvale, Maules Creek, Mebul, Medway, Menah, Mendooran, Merah North, Meroo, Merotherie, Merrigal, Merrygoen, Miandetta, Millie, Milroy, Minore, Mogo, Mogriguy, Mollyan, Monivae, Montefiores, Mookerawa, Moolarben, Moree, Mount Aquila, Mount Arthur, Mount Foster, Mount Frome, Mount Harris, Mount Hope, Mount Knowles, Mount Tenandra, Mudgee, Mulla, Mullamuddy, Mullengudgery, Mumbil, Mumblebone Plain, Munghorn, Mungindi, Murrin Bridge, Myall Creek, Nanima, Naradhan, Narrabri, Narromine, Nebea, Neilrex, Neurea, Nevertire, Nombi, Noona, North Star, North Yeoval, Nowley, Nymagee, Nyngan, Ootha, Oxley, Pallal, Pallamallawa, Pangee, Piambong, Pigeonbah, Pilliga, Pine Clump, Pine Grove, Premer, Purlewaugh, Putta Bucca, Pyangle, Pyramul, Quambone, Quanda, Queens Pinch, Ravenswood, Rawsonville, Red Hill, Riverlea, Riverview, Rocky Creek, Rocky Glen, Ropers Road, Round Swamp, Rowena, Running Stream, Rylstone, Sandy Creek, Snakes Plain, Sofala, Spicers Creek, Spring Flat, Spring Plains, St Fillans, Stony Creek, Stuart Town, Stubbo, Suntop, Talawanta, Tallawang, Tambaroora, Tambar Springs, Tannabar, Tarriaro, Tenandra, Teridgerie, Terrabella, Terramungamine, Terry Hie Hie, Thalaba, The Marra, The Pilliga, Tichular, Tilpa, Tindarey, Tomingley, Tonderburine, Tooloon, Toongi, Tooraweenah, Totnes Valley, Tottenham, Trangie, Triamble, Trundle, Tullamore, Tullibigeal, Tulloona, Turill, Turrawan, Twelve Mile, Two Mile Flat, Uarbry, Ulamambri, Ulan, Ullamalla, Ungarie, Upper Bingara, Upper Growee, Upper Horton, Upper Turon, Urawilkie, Walgett, Walmer, Wanaaring, Warialda, Warialda Rail, Warren, Warroo, Wattle Springs, Wean, Weemelah, Weetaliba, Wee Waa, Weilmoringle, Weja, Wellington, Wilbetree, Willala, Wilpinjong, Windeyer, Wingadee, Wollar, Wongarbon, Worlds End, Wuuluman, Yallaroi, Yantabulla, Yarrabin, Yarragal, Yarragrin, Yarraman, Yarrawonga and Yarrie Lake.