Pelican Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Pelican (2281) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, East Lake Macquarie, New South Wales. It is about 97 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Pelican is in the federal electorate of Shortland.

In the 2011 census the population of Pelican was 841 and is comprised of approximately 47.3% females and 52.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Pelican is 45 years of age.

93.9% of people living in the suburb of Pelican were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.1% England, 0.5% Austria, 0.5% Ireland, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% New Zealand, 0.4% Chile, 0.4% Germany.

96.5% of people living in Pelican speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 1.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% Greek, 0.6% Spanish, 0.4% Other, 0.4% German.

The religious makeup of Pelican is 33.7% Anglican, 20.8% Catholic, 17.7% No religion, 8.9% Uniting Church, 5.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.7% Baptist, 1.8% Christian, nfd, 1.0% Other religious affiliation , 0.7% Buddhism.

51.8% of people are married, 27.6% have never married and 10.0% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 49 widowed people living in Pelican.

57.6% of the people living in Pelican over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.9% are working on a part time basis. Pelican has an unemployment rate of 5.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Pelican are 18.7% Technicians & trades workers, 16.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.9% Professionals, 11.6% Community & personal service workers, 11.6% Labourers, 10.5% Sales workers, 9.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 6.5% Managers, 0.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Pelican work in are 13.4% Construction, 12.5% Retail trade, 11.1% Health care and social assistance, 9.1% Manufacturing, 7.7% Public administration and safety, 7.1% Education and training, 6.8% Accommodation and food services, 5.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.1% Wholesale trade.

48.1% of homes are fully owned, and 29.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $493 per week and the median household income is $1016 per week.

The median rent in Pelican is $260 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Pelican postcode 2281

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