Cooks Hill Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Cooks Hill (2300) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Newcastle, New South Wales. It is about 116 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Cooks Hill is in the federal electorate of Newcastle.

In the 2011 census the population of Cooks Hill was 3,621 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Cooks Hill is 32 years of age.

82.1% of people living in the suburb of Cooks Hill were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.1% England, 1.4% New Zealand, 0.6% United States of America, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Philippines, 0.4% China , 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Canada, 0.3% Germany, 0.2% Japan, 0.2% Taiwan, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.2% Thailand.

89.7% of people living in Cooks Hill speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.2% Other, 0.5% Spanish, 0.3% Cantonese, 0.3% Greek, 0.3% Japanese, 0.3% German, 0.3% Mandarin, 0.2% French.

The religious makeup of Cooks Hill is 35.7% No religion, 22.7% Catholic, 18.4% Anglican, 7.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.3% Uniting Church, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Other religious affiliation , 1.8% Buddhism, 1.1% Christian, nfd, 1.1% Baptist.

28.9% of people are married, 53.9% have never married and 10.1% are divorced and 2.6% are separated. There are 146 widowed people living in Cooks Hill.

61.9% of the people living in Cooks Hill 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. Cooks Hill has an unemployment rate of 4.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Cooks Hill are 41.6% Professionals, 11.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.7% Managers, 10.1% Technicians & trades workers, 9.7% Community & personal service workers, 8.0% Sales workers, 4.9% Labourers, 2.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Cooks Hill work in are 17.5% Health care and social assistance, 12.3% Education and training, 11.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.5% Accommodation and food services, 8.0% Retail trade, 7.7% Public administration and safety, 6.5% Manufacturing, 5.4% Construction, 3.2% Financial and insurance services.

20.7% of homes are fully owned, and 23.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 53.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $752 per week and the median household income is $1398 per week.

The median rent in Cooks Hill is $310 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Cooks Hill postcode 2300

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