Paterson Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Paterson was 127,981 and is comprised of approximately 51.0% females and 49.0% males.

The median/average age of the people in Paterson is 44 years of age.

84.6% of people living in the electorate of Paterson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.5% England, 1.1% New Zealand, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% Germany, 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% South Africa, 0.2% Philippines, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Italy, 0.2% India, 0.1% Wales, 0.1% Canada, 0.1% Malaysia.

92.8% of people living in Paterson speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.4% Other, 0.3% German, 0.2% Italian, 0.1% French, 0.1% Greek, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Dutch, 0.1% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Paterson is 30.6% Anglican, 23.8% Catholic, 17.7% No religion, 7.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.4% Uniting Church, 4.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 2.1% Baptist, 0.9% Pentecostal, 0.6% Other religious affiliation .

52.2% of people are married, 27.1% have never married and 10.1% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 7527 widowed people living in Paterson.

54.9% of the people living in Paterson over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.7% are working on a part time basis. Paterson has an unemployment rate of 6.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Paterson are 17.5% Technicians & trades workers, 15.4% Professionals, 13.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.7% Managers, 11.1% Labourers, 10.8% Community & personal service workers, 10.6% Sales workers, 8.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Paterson work in are 12.0% Health care and social assistance, 11.9% Retail trade, 9.3% Manufacturing, 9.0% Construction, 8.7% Accommodation and food services, 7.6% Public administration and safety, 7.1% Education and training, 4.8% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.7% Professional, scientific and technical services.

39.3% of homes are fully owned, and 30.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 26.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $474 per week and the median household income is $936 per week.

The median rent in Paterson is $240 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1650 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Paterson contains postcodes 2311, 2312, 2315, 2316, 2317, 2318, 2319, 2320, 2321, 2322, 2323, 2324, 2335, 2415, 2420, 2421, 2422, 2423, 2425, 2428, 2429, 2430 and includes the suburbs of Alison, Allworth, Allynbrook, Anna Bay, Balickera, Bandon Grove, Bendolba, Berry Park, Bingleburra, Blueys Beach, Boat Harbour, Bobs Farm, Bolwarra, Bolwarra Heights, Bombah Point, Boolambayte, Boomerang Beach, Booral, Booti Booti, Brandy Hill, Brookfield, Bulahdelah, Bundabah, Bungwahl, Bunyah, Butterwick, Cambra, Campvale, Carrabolla, Carrington, Charlotte Bay, Chichester, Clarence Town, Coolongolook, Coomba Bay, Coomba Park, Corlette, Craven, Crawford River, Darawank, Duckenfield, Dungog, Duns Creek, Eagleton, East Gresford, East Maitland, East Seaham, Eccleston, Elizabeth Beach, Failford, Ferodale, Fingal Bay, Fishermans Bay, Fishers Hill, Flat Tops, Forster, Fosterton, Girvan, Glen Martin, Glen Oak, Glen William, Green Point, Gresford, Halton, Hanleys Creek, Hawks Nest, Hilldale, Hillsborough, Hinton, Karuah, Lambs Valley, Largs, Lemon Tree Passage, Lewinsbrook, Limeburners Creek, Lorn, Lostock, Luskintyre, Main Creek, Maitland Vale, Mallabula, Markwell, Marshdale, Martins Creek, Mayers Flat, Medowie, Melville, Metford, Millers Forest, Mindaribba, Minimbah, Monkerai, Morpeth, Mount Rivers, Munni, Nabiac, Nelson Bay, Nelsons Plains, Nerong, Nooroo, North Arm Cove, One Mile, Osterley, Oyster Cove, Paterson, Phoenix Park, Pindimar, Pitnacree, Raworth, Raymond Terrace, Rosebrook, Salamander Bay, Salisbury, Salt Ash, Seaham, Seal Rocks, Shallow Bay, Shoal Bay, Smiths Lake, Soldiers Point, Stroud, Stroud Hill, Stroud Road, Sugarloaf, Swan Bay, Tabbil Creek, Tahlee, Tanilba Bay, Tarbuck Bay, Taylors Beach, Tea Gardens, Tenambit, Terreel, The Branch, Thornton, Tiona, Tocal, Topi Topi, Torryburn, Tuncurry, Twelve Mile Creek, Underbank, Upper Allyn, Upper Karuah River, Upper Myall, Vacy, Wallalong, Wallaringa, Wallarobba, Wallingat, Wallis Lake, Wards River, Warranulla, Washpool, Webbers Creek, Weismantels, Whoota, Willina, Wirragulla, Woodville and Wootton.