Booragul Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Booragul (2284) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, East Lake Macquarie, New South Wales. It is about 106 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Booragul is in the federal electorate of Charlton.

In the 2011 census the population of Booragul was 1,415 and is comprised of approximately 55.3% females and 44.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Booragul is 48 years of age.

88.0% of people living in the suburb of Booragul were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.3% England, 1.4% New Zealand, 0.8% Germany, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% Philippines, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Samoa, 0.4% Sri Lanka, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.3% South Eastern Europe, nfd, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Italy, 0.2% Malaysia, 0.2% Poland.

92.9% of people living in Booragul speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% Other, 0.4% Sinhalese, 0.4% Dutch, 0.4% Samoan, 0.4% Italian, 0.3% Spanish, 0.3% Polish, 0.3% Korean.

The religious makeup of Booragul is 32.4% Anglican, 22.1% Catholic, 16.0% No religion, 9.8% Uniting Church, 5.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.0% Christian, nfd, 3.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Baptist, 1.5% Salvation Army, 1.1% Jehovah's Witnesses.

39.5% of people are married, 28.0% have never married and 11.4% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 209 widowed people living in Booragul.

55.5% of the people living in Booragul over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.8% are working on a part time basis. Booragul has an unemployment rate of 8.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Booragul are 16.7% Technicians & trades workers, 15.8% Labourers, 14.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.9% Professionals, 11.3% Sales workers, 10.3% Community & personal service workers, 9.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 6.0% Managers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Booragul work in are 14.2% Manufacturing, 14.0% Health care and social assistance, 12.7% Retail trade, 10.5% Construction, 6.2% Public administration and safety, 6.0% Education and training, 5.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.9% Accommodation and food services, 4.7% Wholesale trade.

30.8% of homes are fully owned, and 27.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 36.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $419 per week and the median household income is $808 per week.

The median rent in Booragul is $206 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1590 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Booragul postcode 2284

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