Macquarie Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Macquarie was 138,206 and is comprised of approximately 51.0% females and 49.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Macquarie is 39 years of age.

79.9% of people living in the electorate of Macquarie were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.1% England, 1.4% New Zealand, 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Malta, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Italy, 0.2% China , 0.2% India, 0.2% Canada.

90.4% of people living in Macquarie speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Other, 0.4% German, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Maltese, 0.3% Spanish, 0.3% Greek, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Macquarie is 24.7% Anglican, 24.5% Catholic, 22.2% No religion, 8.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.1% Uniting Church, 3.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.6% Christian, nfd, 2.4% Baptist, 1.2% Pentecostal, 1.1% Buddhism.

49.9% of people are married, 32.0% have never married and 9.7% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 5767 widowed people living in Macquarie.

58.9% of the people living in Macquarie over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.7% are working on a part time basis. Macquarie has an unemployment rate of 4.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Macquarie are 22.5% Professionals, 15.8% Technicians & trades workers, 14.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.3% Managers, 10.6% Community & personal service workers, 8.2% Sales workers, 8.0% Labourers, 6.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Macquarie work in are 12.2% Health care and social assistance, 11.6% Education and training, 9.8% Retail trade, 9.7% Construction, 8.6% Public administration and safety, 8.5% Manufacturing, 5.9% Accommodation and food services, 5.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.4% Transport, postal and warehousing.

34.2% of homes are fully owned, and 41.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 21.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $605 per week and the median household income is $1323 per week.

The median rent in Macquarie is $280 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Macquarie contains postcodes 2330, 2753, 2754, 2756, 2757, 2758, 2765, 2773, 2774, 2775, 2776, 2777, 2778, 2779, 2780, 2782, 2783, 2784, 2785, 2786 and includes the suburbs of Agnes Banks, Bell, Berambing, Bilpin, Blackheath, Blaxland, Blaxlands Ridge, Bligh Park, Bowen Mountain, Bullaburra, Cattai, Central Colo, Central Macdonald, Clarendon, Colo, Colo Heights, Cornwallis, Cumberland Reach, East Kurrajong, Ebenezer, Faulconbridge, Fernances, Freemans Reach, Glenbrook, Glossodia, Grose Vale, Grose Wold, Hawkesbury Heights, Hazelbrook, Higher Macdonald, Hobartville, Katoomba, Kurmond, Kurrajong, Kurrajong Heights, Kurrajong Hills, Lapstone, Lawson, Leura, Linden, Lower Macdonald, Lower Portland, Maraylya, Mcgraths Hill, Medlow Bath, Mellong, Mogo Creek, Mountain Lagoon, Mount Irvine, Mount Riverview, Mount Tomah, Mount Victoria, Mount Wilson, Mulgrave, North Richmond, Oakville, Perrys Crossing, Pitt Town, Pitt Town Bottoms, Putty, Richmond, Richmond Lowlands, Sackville, Scheyville, South Windsor, Springwood, St Albans, Sun Valley, Tennyson, The Slopes, Upper Colo, Upper Macdonald, Valley Heights, Vineyard, Warrimoo, Webbs Creek, Wentworth Falls, Wilberforce, Windsor, Windsor Downs, Winmalee, Wisemans Ferry, Woodford, Wrights Creek, Yarramundi and Yellow Rock.