Bar Beach Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Bar Beach (2300) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Newcastle, New South Wales. It is about 115 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Bar Beach is in the federal electorate of Newcastle.

In the 2011 census the population of Bar Beach was 1,122 and is comprised of approximately 43.0% females and 57.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Bar Beach is 36 years of age.

79.3% of people living in the suburb of Bar Beach were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.1% England, 1.4% New Zealand, 1.0% Iran, 0.9% South Africa, 0.8% Scotland, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.5% United States of America, 0.4% Japan, 0.4% Brazil, 0.4% Bosnia and Herzegovina, 0.4% Argentina, 0.4% Sudan, 0.4% Greece, 0.4% Philippines.

86.4% of people living in Bar Beach speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% Portuguese, 0.5% Greek, 0.5% Spanish, 0.5% Persian, 0.5% Other, 0.5% Italian, 0.5% German, 0.3% Thai.

The religious makeup of Bar Beach is 26.2% No religion, 24.8% Catholic, 21.9% Anglican, 9.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.7% Uniting Church, 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Eastern Orthodox, 2.0% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Other religious affiliation , 1.1% Baptist.

35.0% of people are married, 49.1% have never married and 10.0% are divorced and 2.4% are separated. There are 34 widowed people living in Bar Beach.

58.5% of the people living in Bar Beach over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.1% are working on a part time basis. Bar Beach has an unemployment rate of 7.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Bar Beach are 37.6% Professionals, 13.6% Managers, 11.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.9% Technicians & trades workers, 9.5% Community & personal service workers, 7.6% Sales workers, 4.1% Labourers, 3.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Bar Beach work in are 19.7% Health care and social assistance, 13.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.8% Retail trade, 8.7% Accommodation and food services, 8.5% Education and training, 7.5% Construction, 5.2% Public administration and safety, 4.3% Manufacturing, 3.4% Mining.

22.9% of homes are fully owned, and 17.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 55.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $763 per week and the median household income is $1129 per week.

The median rent in Bar Beach is $200 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2500 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Bar Beach postcode 2300

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