Parkes LocalStats Australia

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In the 2011 census the population of Parkes was 10,941 and is comprised of approximately 51.5% females and 48.5% males.

The median/average age of the people in Parkes is 38 years of age.

87.7% of people living in the region of Parkes were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.4% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 0.6% New Zealand, 0.4% Philippines, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% India, 0.2% Germany, 0.2% Ireland.

91.6% of people living in Parkes speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.6% Other, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.2% Arabic, 0.1% Tagalog, 0.1% Italian, 0.1% Hindi, 0.1% Polish, 0.1% Filipino .

The religious makeup of Parkes is 30.5% Catholic, 30.1% Anglican, 9.7% No religion, 8.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.0% Uniting Church, 4.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.9% Baptist, 1.4% Christian, nfd, 1.0% Pentecostal, 0.8% Lutheran.

48.0% of people are married, 31.9% have never married and 8.3% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 682 widowed people living in Parkes.

60.7% of the people living in Parkes over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.9% are working on a part time basis. Parkes has an unemployment rate of 4.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Parkes are 15.8% Technicians & trades workers, 14.5% Professionals, 13.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 11.4% Managers, 11.0% Sales workers, 10.0% Labourers, 9.7% Community & personal service workers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Parkes work in are 13.6% Retail trade, 11.2% Health care and social assistance, 8.3% Mining, 8.1% Accommodation and food services, 7.8% Public administration and safety, 7.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 7.2% Education and training, 6.4% Construction, 6.1% Manufacturing.

33.3% of homes are fully owned, and 31.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 30.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $490 per week and the median household income is $940 per week.

The median rent in Parkes is $165 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1387 per month.