Thornton Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Thornton (2322) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Lower Hunter Valley, New South Wales. It is about 128 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Thornton is in the federal electorates of Hunter, Newcastle, Paterson.

In the 2011 census the population of Thornton was 7,862 and is comprised of approximately 50.0% females and 50.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Thornton is 34 years of age.

89.2% of people living in the suburb of Thornton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.1% England, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.4% Philippines, 0.4% Scotland, 0.4% India, 0.3% Germany, 0.3% South Africa, 0.2% Italy, 0.1% China , 0.1% Netherlands, 0.1% Poland, 0.1% Canada, 0.1% Wales, 0.1% Thailand.

94.4% of people living in Thornton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% Other, 0.3% Italian, 0.2% Polish, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.1% Dutch, 0.1% Indonesian, 0.1% Punjabi, 0.1% Macedonian.

The religious makeup of Thornton is 31.3% Anglican, 27.3% Catholic, 15.4% No religion, 6.9% Uniting Church, 6.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.5% Baptist, 1.8% Christian, nfd, 0.9% Pentecostal, 0.7% Salvation Army.

56.9% of people are married, 30.6% have never married and 7.0% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 165 widowed people living in Thornton.

61.8% of the people living in Thornton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.4% are working on a part time basis. Thornton has an unemployment rate of 4.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Thornton are 18.9% Technicians & trades workers, 16.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.3% Professionals, 10.4% Sales workers, 10.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.2% Labourers, 9.4% Managers, 8.9% Community & personal service workers, 1.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Thornton work in are 14.4% Manufacturing, 11.9% Retail trade, 10.8% Health care and social assistance, 8.5% Construction, 7.4% Public administration and safety, 6.3% Education and training, 6.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.1% Accommodation and food services, 4.8% Other services.

26.0% of homes are fully owned, and 54.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 17.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $660 per week and the median household income is $1629 per week.

The median rent in Thornton is $265 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1800 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Thornton postcode 2322

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