Metford Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Metford (2323) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Lower Hunter Valley, New South Wales. It is about 128 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Metford is in the federal electorate of Paterson.

In the 2011 census the population of Metford was 4,872 and is comprised of approximately 51.6% females and 48.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Metford is 31 years of age.

86.4% of people living in the suburb of Metford were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.4% England, 0.9% India, 0.8% New Zealand, 0.7% Philippines, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% China , 0.3% Scotland, 0.3% South Africa, 0.2% Samoa, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Italy, 0.2% Fiji, 0.2% Hong Kong , 0.2% Poland.

90.6% of people living in Metford speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.4% Other, 0.4% Punjabi, 0.4% Samoan, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.3% Cantonese, 0.3% Filipino , 0.2% Arabic, 0.2% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Metford is 27.6% Anglican, 25.5% Catholic, 16.8% No religion, 6.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.1% Uniting Church, 3.9% Baptist, 3.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.0% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Pentecostal, 0.8% Hinduism.

46.1% of people are married, 35.6% have never married and 11.0% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 135 widowed people living in Metford.

59.9% of the people living in Metford over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.1% are working on a part time basis. Metford has an unemployment rate of 6.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Metford are 19.1% Technicians & trades workers, 15.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.7% Labourers, 12.3% Professionals, 12.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 11.6% Sales workers, 9.1% Community & personal service workers, 6.4% Managers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Metford work in are 15.4% Manufacturing, 12.6% Retail trade, 11.6% Health care and social assistance, 7.8% Construction, 7.2% Accommodation and food services, 6.3% Education and training, 6.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.0% Public administration and safety, 4.7% Professional, scientific and technical services.

21.1% of homes are fully owned, and 41.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 34.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $534 per week and the median household income is $1170 per week.

The median rent in Metford is $260 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1670 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Metford postcode 2323

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