Cowper Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Cowper was 134,846 and is comprised of approximately 51.1% females and 48.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Cowper is 44 years of age.

84.1% of people living in the electorate of Cowper were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.5% England, 1.3% New Zealand, 0.5% India, 0.5% Germany, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% United States of America, 0.2% China , 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Italy, 0.1% Canada, 0.1% Wales.

91.7% of people living in Cowper speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.9% Other, 0.7% Punjabi, 0.4% German, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% French, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Spanish, 0.1% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Cowper is 25.3% Anglican, 22.2% No religion, 22.1% Catholic, 8.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.5% Uniting Church, 4.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Baptist, 1.4% Pentecostal, 1.2% Other Religious Groups.

47.5% of people are married, 29.8% have never married and 11.4% are divorced and 4.0% are separated. There are 8073 widowed people living in Cowper.

49.1% of the people living in Cowper over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 36.0% are working on a part time basis. Cowper has an unemployment rate of 8.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Cowper are 16.7% Professionals, 14.2% Technicians & trades workers, 13.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.6% Managers, 12.5% Labourers, 12.5% Community & personal service workers, 10.9% Sales workers, 6.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Cowper work in are 15.1% Health care and social assistance, 13.3% Retail trade, 9.5% Accommodation and food services, 9.2% Construction, 8.9% Education and training, 6.2% Manufacturing, 6.2% Public administration and safety, 4.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 4.1% Professional, scientific and technical services.

39.8% of homes are fully owned, and 27.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $419 per week and the median household income is $809 per week.

The median rent in Cowper is $220 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1408 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Cowper contains postcodes 2431, 2440, 2441, 2447, 2448, 2449, 2450, 2452, 2453, 2454, 2455, 2456, 2460, 2462, 2463 and includes the suburbs of Aldavilla, Allgomera, Arakoon, Argents Hill, Arrawarra, Arrawarra Headland, Austral Eden, Bakers Creek, Barraganyatti, Bellbrook, Bellimbopinni, Bellingen, Belmore River, Bielsdown Hills, Boambee, Boambee East, Bonville, Bostobrick, Bowraville, Braunstone, Brierfield, Brooklana, Brooms Head, Bucca, Buckra Bendinni, Bundagen, Burnt Bridge, Burrapine, Calliope, Cascade, Clarenza, Clybucca, Coffs Harbour, Coldstream, Collombatti, Comara, Congarinni, Congarinni North, Coramba, Corangula, Corindi Beach, Cowper, Darkwood, Deep Creek, Deer Vale, Dirty Creek, Dondingalong, Donnellyville, Dorrigo, Dorrigo Mountain, East Kempsey, Emerald Beach, Eungai Creek, Eungai Rail, Euroka, Fernbrook, Fernmount, Fishermans Reach, Frederickton, Gilletts Ridge, Girralong, Gladstone, Gleniffer, Glenreagh, Glenugie, Grassy Head, Greenhill, Gulmarrad, Gumma, Halfway Creek, Hampden Hall, Hat Head, Hickeys Creek, Hydes Creek, Hyland Park, James Creek, Jerseyville, Kalang, Karangi, Kempsey, Kennaicle Creek, Kinchela, Korora, Kremnos, Kungala, Lanitza, Lavadia, Leigh, Lowanna, Macksville, Maclean, Maynards Plains, Megan, Millbank, Minnie Water, Missabotti, Mooneba, Moonee Beach, Mullaway, Mungay Creek, Mylestom, Nambucca Heads, Nana Glen, Newee Creek, North Boambee Valley, North Dorrigo, North Macksville, Old Station, Palmers Channel, Pillar Valley, Pola Creek, Rainbow Reach, Raleigh, Red Rock, Repton, Safety Beach, Sandon, Sandy Beach, Sandy Crossing, Sapphire Beach, Sawtell, Scotts Head, Seven Oaks, Shark Creek, Sherwood, Skillion Flat, Smithtown, South Arm, South Kempsey, South West Rocks, Spicketts Creek, Stuarts Point, Summer Island, Swan Creek, Talarm, Taloumbi, Tamban, Taylors Arm, Temagog, Tewinga, The Sandon, Thora, Thumb Creek, Toormina, Toorooka, Townsend, Tucabia, Tyndale, Ulmarra, Ulong, Upper Corindi, Upper Orara, Upper Taylors Arm, Urunga, Utungun, Valery, Valla, Valla Beach, Verges Creek, Warrell Creek, Way Way, Wells Crossing, West Kempsey, Willawarrin, Wirrimbi, Woolgoolga, Wooli, Yarrahapinni, Yarranbella and Yarravel.