Canton Beach Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Canton Beach (2263) is a suburb of Central Coast, Central Coast, New South Wales. It is about 73 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Canton Beach is in the federal electorate of Dobell.

In the 2011 census the population of Canton Beach was 1,076 and is comprised of approximately 53.1% females and 46.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Canton Beach is 61 years of age.

81.7% of people living in the suburb of Canton Beach were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.5% England, 1.6% New Zealand, 1.0% Wales, 0.9% Scotland, 0.7% South Africa, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.5% Brazil, 0.5% Uruguay, 0.5% Italy, 0.4% Germany.

94.5% of people living in Canton Beach speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.4% Bengali, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Maltese, 0.3% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.3% French, 0.3% Spanish, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Filipino .

The religious makeup of Canton Beach is 34.5% Anglican, 23.5% Catholic, 17.3% No religion, 7.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 4.2% Uniting Church, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Baptist, 0.8% Seventh-day Adventist, 0.7% Buddhism.

38.1% of people are married, 23.4% have never married and 18.0% are divorced and 4.7% are separated. There are 151 widowed people living in Canton Beach.

45.7% of the people living in Canton Beach over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.3% are working on a part time basis. Canton Beach has an unemployment rate of 15.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Canton Beach are 17.1% Technicians & trades workers, 14.5% Community & personal service workers, 14.5% Labourers, 13.2% Professionals, 11.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.6% Sales workers, 8.3% Managers, 1.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Canton Beach work in are 18.1% Health care and social assistance, 14.5% Retail trade, 11.9% Accommodation and food services, 11.5% Construction, 9.7% Manufacturing, 7.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.2% Administrative and support services, 5.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.0% Public administration and safety.

56.0% of homes are fully owned, and 8.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 27.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $362 per week and the median household income is $519 per week.

The median rent in Canton Beach is $230 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Canton Beach postcode 2263

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