Paterson Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Paterson (2421) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Lower Hunter Valley, New South Wales. It is about 146 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Paterson is in the federal electorate of Paterson.

In the 2011 census the population of Paterson was 802 and is comprised of approximately 47.0% females and 53.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Paterson is 43 years of age.

90.9% of people living in the suburb of Paterson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.6% England, 1.5% New Zealand, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% Germany.

96.5% of people living in Paterson speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Other.

The religious makeup of Paterson is 32.4% Anglican, 24.6% Catholic, 18.3% No religion, 6.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.1% Uniting Church, 5.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 2.0% Baptist, 1.0% Seventh-day Adventist, 0.7% Pentecostal.

58.8% of people are married, 25.2% have never married and 9.5% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 19 widowed people living in Paterson.

57.6% of the people living in Paterson over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.8% are working on a part time basis. Paterson has an unemployment rate of 1.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Paterson are 17.5% Technicians & trades workers, 16.7% Managers, 14.7% Professionals, 12.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.2% Labourers, 9.0% Sales workers, 8.7% Community & personal service workers, 8.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 3.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Paterson work in are 11.9% Retail trade, 10.7% Construction, 8.2% Education and training, 7.7% Health care and social assistance, 7.5% Accommodation and food services, 7.2% Manufacturing, 6.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 5.0% Public administration and safety.

37.7% of homes are fully owned, and 42.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 19.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $579 per week and the median household income is $1309 per week.

The median rent in Paterson is $180 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1517 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Paterson postcode 2421

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