Wakefield Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Wakefield (2278) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, West Lake Macquarie, New South Wales. It is about 106 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Wakefield is in the federal electorate of Charlton.

In the 2011 census the population of Wakefield was 176 and is comprised of approximately 49.4% females and 50.6% males.

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

88.1% of people living in the suburb of Wakefield were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.4% Scotland, 2.3% Philippines.

91.6% of people living in Wakefield speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.4% Tagalog, 3.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% German.

The religious makeup of Wakefield is 27.7% Catholic, 26.0% No religion, 23.2% Anglican, 13.0% Uniting Church, 5.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 1.7% Other religious affiliation , 1.7% Seventh-day Adventist, 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed.

55.4% of people are married, 27.0% have never married and 4.1% are divorced and 5.4% are separated. There are 12 widowed people living in Wakefield.

59.6% of the people living in Wakefield over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.3% are working on a part time basis. Wakefield has an unemployment rate of 0.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Wakefield are 15.2% Managers, 15.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.2% Labourers, 12.1% Professionals, 11.1% Technicians & trades workers, 9.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.1% Sales workers, 9.1% Community & personal service workers, 4.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Wakefield work in are 18.8% Wholesale trade, 12.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 12.5% Health care and social assistance, 9.4% Construction, 9.4% Mining, 8.3% Public administration and safety, 8.3% Retail trade, 6.2% Administrative and support services, 5.2% Electricity, gas, water and waste services.

36.7% of homes are fully owned, and 35.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 23.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $629 per week and the median household income is $1437 per week.

The median rent in Wakefield is $235 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2600 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Wakefield postcode 2278

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