Sydney Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Sydney was 170,696 and is comprised of approximately 48.4% females and 51.6% males.

The median/average age of the people in Sydney is 33 years of age.

46.8% of people living in the electorate of Sydney were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.3% China , 5.1% England, 3.1% New Zealand, 2.1% Indonesia, 2.0% Thailand, 1.7% Korea, Republic of , 1.2% United States of America, 1.1% Malaysia, 1.1% Hong Kong , 1.1% India, 1.0% Ireland, 1.0% Vietnam, 0.8% Japan, 0.8% Philippines.

59.6% of people living in Sydney speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 11.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 5.1% Mandarin, 3.2% Cantonese, 2.0% Thai, 1.8% Indonesian, 1.7% Other, 1.6% Korean, 1.3% Greek, 1.2% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Sydney is 34.1% No religion, 19.8% Catholic, 14.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 9.6% Anglican, 6.3% Buddhism, 2.7% Eastern Orthodox, 1.7% Islam, 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Uniting Church, 1.3% Other religious affiliation .

29.0% of people are married, 58.2% have never married and 8.0% are divorced and 2.3% are separated. There are 3850 widowed people living in Sydney.

67.2% of the people living in Sydney over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 22.6% are working on a part time basis. Sydney has an unemployment rate of 5.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Sydney are 38.9% Professionals, 17.3% Managers, 13.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.8% Community & personal service workers, 7.5% Technicians & trades workers, 7.3% Sales workers, 3.8% Labourers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.5% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Sydney work in are 16.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 10.1% Financial and insurance services, 9.4% Accommodation and food services, 8.2% Health care and social assistance, 7.8% Education and training, 7.3% Retail trade, 6.1% Information media and telecommunications, 5.2% Public administration and safety, 4.3% Administrative and support services.

15.4% of homes are fully owned, and 25.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 56.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $888 per week and the median household income is $1738 per week.

The median rent in Sydney is $480 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2600 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Sydney contains postcodes 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2041, 2042, 2043, 2044, 2047, 2050, 2898 and includes the suburbs of Alexandria, Annandale, Balmain, Balmain East, Beaconsfield, Birchgrove, Camperdown, Chippendale, Darlinghurst, Darlington, Dawes Point, Drummoyne, Erskineville, Eveleigh, Forest Lodge, Glebe, Haymarket, Lord Howe Island, Millers Point, Newtown, Pyrmont, Redfern, Rosebery, Rozelle, St Peters, Surry Hills, Sydney, The Rocks, Ultimo, Waterloo, Woolloomooloo and Zetland.