Gateshead Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Gateshead (2290) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Newcastle, New South Wales. It is about 108 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Gateshead is in the federal electorate of Shortland.

In the 2011 census the population of Gateshead was 3,574 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Gateshead is 37 years of age.

87.1% of people living in the suburb of Gateshead were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.5% England, 1.1% New Zealand, 0.4% Scotland, 0.4% Philippines, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% Poland, 0.3% Samoa, 0.3% Tonga, 0.3% Thailand, 0.2% Malaysia, 0.2% Pakistan, 0.2% China , 0.2% Austria, 0.2% Netherlands.

92.2% of people living in Gateshead speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Other, 0.4% Samoan, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Cantonese, 0.3% Greek, 0.3% Macedonian, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.2% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Gateshead is 27.4% Anglican, 23.1% Catholic, 22.8% No religion, 8.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.0% Uniting Church, 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.2% Christian, nfd, 1.1% Pentecostal, 1.0% Eastern Orthodox, 1.0% Baptist.

38.9% of people are married, 38.3% have never married and 10.8% are divorced and 4.2% are separated. There are 221 widowed people living in Gateshead.

52.9% of the people living in Gateshead over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.4% are working on a part time basis. Gateshead has an unemployment rate of 10.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Gateshead are 16.9% Labourers, 16.3% Technicians & trades workers, 13.9% Sales workers, 12.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.2% Community & personal service workers, 11.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.3% Professionals, 5.7% Managers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Gateshead work in are 17.5% Health care and social assistance, 16.2% Retail trade, 10.5% Manufacturing, 7.3% Accommodation and food services, 6.8% Construction, 5.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.2% Public administration and safety, 4.4% Administrative and support services, 4.1% Other services.

27.5% of homes are fully owned, and 27.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 41.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $393 per week and the median household income is $819 per week.

The median rent in Gateshead is $190 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1517 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Gateshead postcode 2290

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