Rutherford Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Rutherford (2320) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Lower Hunter Valley, New South Wales. It is about 131 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Rutherford is in the federal electorate of Hunter.

In the 2011 census the population of Rutherford was 10,182 and is comprised of approximately 51.7% females and 48.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Rutherford is 33 years of age.

88.6% of people living in the suburb of Rutherford were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.6% England, 1.2% New Zealand, 0.5% South Africa, 0.4% Germany, 0.4% Philippines, 0.4% Scotland, 0.2% India, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.1% China , 0.1% Thailand, 0.1% Austria, 0.1% Hong Kong , 0.1% Poland, 0.1% Malta.

93.7% of people living in Rutherford speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.6% Other, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Polish, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Mandarin, 0.1% Thai, 0.1% Italian.

The religious makeup of Rutherford is 30.7% Anglican, 30.1% Catholic, 15.1% No religion, 6.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.5% Uniting Church, 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Baptist, 1.1% Salvation Army, 0.5% Pentecostal.

46.0% of people are married, 35.7% have never married and 9.2% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 436 widowed people living in Rutherford.

61.0% of the people living in Rutherford over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.3% are working on a part time basis. Rutherford has an unemployment rate of 5.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Rutherford are 19.8% Technicians & trades workers, 14.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 12.8% Labourers, 12.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.1% Professionals, 11.0% Sales workers, 9.2% Community & personal service workers, 7.5% Managers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Rutherford work in are 13.3% Retail trade, 12.4% Manufacturing, 10.3% Health care and social assistance, 9.6% Mining, 8.7% Construction, 7.1% Accommodation and food services, 6.2% Other services, 4.8% Education and training, 4.2% Public administration and safety.

25.1% of homes are fully owned, and 36.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 36.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $514 per week and the median household income is $1163 per week.

The median rent in Rutherford is $260 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Rutherford postcode 2320

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