Fern Bay Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Fern Bay (2295) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Newcastle, New South Wales. It is about 123 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Fern Bay is in the federal electorate of Newcastle.

In the 2011 census the population of Fern Bay was 1,625 and is comprised of approximately 50.2% females and 49.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Fern Bay is 54 years of age.

82.6% of people living in the suburb of Fern Bay were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.1% England, 1.3% New Zealand, 0.9% United States of America, 0.6% Northern Ireland, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% Finland, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% Malta, 0.2% Samoa, 0.2% Italy, 0.2% Scotland, 0.2% Zimbabwe.

93.0% of people living in Fern Bay speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.0% Other, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% German, 0.4% Spanish, 0.2% Filipino , 0.2% Tagalog.

The religious makeup of Fern Bay is 34.1% Anglican, 20.1% Catholic, 16.3% No religion, 9.2% Uniting Church, 7.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.8% Baptist, 1.4% Christian, nfd, 0.6% Salvation Army, 0.6% Pentecostal.

55.6% of people are married, 18.8% have never married and 13.8% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 116 widowed people living in Fern Bay.

59.9% of the people living in Fern Bay over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.8% are working on a part time basis. Fern Bay has an unemployment rate of 6.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Fern Bay are 18.1% Professionals, 15.3% Technicians & trades workers, 14.6% Managers, 13.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.8% Labourers, 11.5% Community & personal service workers, 6.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 5.6% Sales workers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Fern Bay work in are 16.1% Health care and social assistance, 15.4% Public administration and safety, 9.9% Manufacturing, 8.9% Construction, 7.0% Retail trade, 6.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.8% Accommodation and food services, 5.1% Administrative and support services, 4.7% Education and training.

65.1% of homes are fully owned, and 19.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 12.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $398 per week and the median household income is $690 per week.

The median rent in Fern Bay is $290 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2200 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Fern Bay postcode 2295

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