Werriwa Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Werriwa was 148,307 and is comprised of approximately 50.8% females and 49.2% males.

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

58.0% of people living in the electorate of Werriwa were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.3% Fiji, 2.6% Philippines, 2.6% India, 2.3% New Zealand, 2.0% England, 1.6% Iraq, 1.4% Lebanon, 1.3% Bangladesh, 1.2% Italy, 1.0% Vietnam, 0.9% China , 0.9% Samoa, 0.6% Chile, 0.6% Pakistan.

54.4% of people living in Werriwa speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.4% Arabic, 5.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.2% Hindi, 4.1% Other, 2.3% Spanish, 2.0% Italian, 1.8% Samoan, 1.7% Bengali, 1.6% Tagalog.

The religious makeup of Werriwa is 31.5% Catholic, 14.6% Anglican, 9.8% Islam, 9.1% No religion, 6.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.2% Hinduism, 4.6% Eastern Orthodox, 3.1% Buddhism, 2.0% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Uniting Church.

51.5% of people are married, 33.1% have never married and 7.4% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 5131 widowed people living in Werriwa.

63.5% of the people living in Werriwa over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 23.5% are working on a part time basis. Werriwa has an unemployment rate of 7.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Werriwa are 18.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.0% Professionals, 15.0% Technicians & trades workers, 11.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.7% Labourers, 9.4% Sales workers, 9.2% Community & personal service workers, 9.1% Managers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Werriwa work in are 14.4% Manufacturing, 10.5% Health care and social assistance, 10.4% Retail trade, 8.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, 7.7% Construction, 6.1% Education and training, 6.1% Public administration and safety, 5.6% Wholesale trade, 5.5% Accommodation and food services.

24.0% of homes are fully owned, and 44.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 27.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $540 per week and the median household income is $1311 per week.

The median rent in Werriwa is $280 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Werriwa contains postcodes 2167, 2170, 2171, 2174, 2179, 2557, 2558, 2559, 2560, 2564, 2565, 2566 and includes the suburbs of Austral, Bow Bowing, Casula, Catherine Field, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Edmondson Park, Eschol Park, Glenfield, Horningsea Park, Hoxton Park, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leppington, Leumeah, Liverpool, Long Point, Lurnea, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Minto, Minto Heights, Prestons, Raby, Rossmore, St Andrews, Varroville and West Hoxton.