Watson Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Watson was 161,615 and is comprised of approximately 50.0% females and 50.0% males.

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

44.5% of people living in the electorate of Watson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.2% China , 6.9% Lebanon, 3.1% Vietnam, 2.7% Bangladesh, 2.4% Greece, 2.4% India, 2.4% Korea, Republic of , 1.8% Italy, 1.3% Indonesia, 1.2% Philippines, 1.2% New Zealand, 1.1% Pakistan, 1.0% Nepal, 1.0% Hong Kong .

27.2% of people living in Watson speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 19.0% Arabic, 6.1% Greek, 6.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 5.8% Mandarin, 5.6% Cantonese, 3.8% Vietnamese, 3.3% Other, 3.2% Bengali, 3.0% Italian.

The religious makeup of Watson is 26.7% Catholic, 20.3% Islam, 11.1% No religion, 9.8% Eastern Orthodox, 7.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.2% Buddhism, 4.7% Anglican, 3.4% Hinduism, 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Uniting Church.

52.7% of people are married, 32.1% have never married and 6.9% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 6744 widowed people living in Watson.

56.7% of the people living in Watson over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.6% are working on a part time basis. Watson has an unemployment rate of 8.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Watson are 19.8% Professionals, 15.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.9% Technicians & trades workers, 11.1% Labourers, 10.1% Sales workers, 9.9% Managers, 9.2% Community & personal service workers, 8.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Watson work in are 11.6% Retail trade, 11.1% Health care and social assistance, 8.6% Accommodation and food services, 8.6% Manufacturing, 7.7% Construction, 7.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.9% Education and training, 5.4% Financial and insurance services.

30.9% of homes are fully owned, and 29.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 35.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $411 per week and the median household income is $1044 per week.

The median rent in Watson is $310 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Watson contains postcodes 2132, 2133, 2134, 2135, 2136, 2190, 2191, 2192, 2193, 2194, 2195, 2196, 2200, 2206, 2208, 2209, 2210 and includes the suburbs of Ashbury, Bankstown, Belfield, Belmore, Beverly Hills, Burwood, Burwood Heights, Campsie, Canterbury, Chullora, Clemton Park, Croydon, Croydon Park, Earlwood, Enfield, Greenacre, Kingsgrove, Lakemba, Mount Lewis, Narwee, Punchbowl, Riverwood, Roselands, Strathfield, Strathfield South and Wiley Park.