Waratah Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Waratah (2298) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Lower Hunter Valley, New South Wales. It is about 117 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Waratah is in the federal electorate of Newcastle.

In the 2011 census the population of Waratah was 4,760 and is comprised of approximately 53.7% females and 46.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Waratah is 40 years of age.

79.3% of people living in the suburb of Waratah were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.7% England, 1.0% New Zealand, 0.9% Italy, 0.8% India, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% Sudan, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% China , 0.4% Germany, 0.4% Poland, 0.3% Croatia, 0.3% Congo, Republic of, 0.3% Greece, 0.2% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia .

84.3% of people living in Waratah speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.2% Other, 0.8% Arabic, 0.8% Italian, 0.4% Spanish, 0.4% Croatian, 0.4% Macedonian, 0.3% Polish, 0.3% Greek.

The religious makeup of Waratah is 26.1% Catholic, 19.9% Anglican, 19.7% No religion, 12.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.5% Uniting Church, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.6% Christian, nfd, 2.2% Baptist, 1.7% Pentecostal, 1.3% Eastern Orthodox.

31.8% of people are married, 39.8% have never married and 10.8% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 588 widowed people living in Waratah.

54.7% of the people living in Waratah over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.4% are working on a part time basis. Waratah has an unemployment rate of 7.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Waratah are 24.6% Professionals, 15.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.9% Technicians & trades workers, 11.9% Community & personal service workers, 10.8% Labourers, 8.7% Sales workers, 7.9% Managers, 6.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Waratah work in are 18.0% Health care and social assistance, 10.2% Retail trade, 9.1% Accommodation and food services, 8.5% Education and training, 8.1% Manufacturing, 7.6% Public administration and safety, 7.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.4% Construction, 4.1% Other services.

22.9% of homes are fully owned, and 28.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 44.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $485 per week and the median household income is $940 per week.

The median rent in Waratah is $220 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1768 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Waratah postcode 2298

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