Charlestown Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Charlestown (2290) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Newcastle, New South Wales. It is about 110 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Charlestown is in the federal electorate of Shortland.

In the 2011 census the population of Charlestown was 12,411 and is comprised of approximately 51.0% females and 49.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Charlestown is 39 years of age.

84.4% of people living in the suburb of Charlestown were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.3% England, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.7% Italy, 0.6% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.6% India, 0.5% China , 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% Korea, Republic of , 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Malaysia, 0.3% South Africa, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Greece.

90.1% of people living in Charlestown speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.1% Macedonian, 0.8% Other, 0.8% Italian, 0.6% Cantonese, 0.5% Greek, 0.4% Mandarin, 0.3% Korean, 0.3% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Charlestown is 25.8% Catholic, 23.3% Anglican, 19.6% No religion, 7.5% Uniting Church, 6.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 2.4% Eastern Orthodox, 2.1% Pentecostal, 1.9% Baptist.

50.6% of people are married, 31.1% have never married and 8.7% are divorced and 2.9% are separated. There are 687 widowed people living in Charlestown.

58.7% of the people living in Charlestown over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.9% are working on a part time basis. Charlestown has an unemployment rate of 4.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Charlestown are 23.4% Professionals, 16.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.4% Technicians & trades workers, 11.2% Sales workers, 10.2% Managers, 9.6% Community & personal service workers, 7.5% Labourers, 5.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Charlestown work in are 14.4% Health care and social assistance, 11.6% Retail trade, 10.3% Education and training, 8.2% Construction, 8.0% Manufacturing, 7.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.1% Accommodation and food services, 6.6% Public administration and safety, 4.9% Financial and insurance services.

39.5% of homes are fully owned, and 34.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 23.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $585 per week and the median household income is $1244 per week.

The median rent in Charlestown is $290 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1850 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Charlestown postcode 2290

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