Highfields Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Highfields (2289) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Newcastle, New South Wales. It is about 112 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Highfields is in the federal electorate of Shortland.

In the 2011 census the population of Highfields was 1,049 and is comprised of approximately 51.4% females and 48.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Highfields is 40 years of age.

83.6% of people living in the suburb of Highfields were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.8% England, 1.5% Italy, 0.8% Greece, 0.7% Germany, 0.6% Hungary, 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% Cyprus, 0.5% Austria, 0.5% Sweden, 0.4% China , 0.4% Wales, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.4% New Zealand.

88.3% of people living in Highfields speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Greek, 1.3% Italian, 0.9% Macedonian, 0.8% German, 0.6% Tagalog, 0.6% Indonesian, 0.6% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Highfields is 29.7% Catholic, 21.6% Anglican, 21.4% No religion, 7.8% Uniting Church, 6.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Eastern Orthodox, 2.1% Baptist, 1.3% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Pentecostal.

53.4% of people are married, 29.4% have never married and 8.2% are divorced and 2.4% are separated. There are 55 widowed people living in Highfields.

57.8% of the people living in Highfields over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.6% are working on a part time basis. Highfields has an unemployment rate of 4.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Highfields are 28.4% Professionals, 16.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.2% Technicians & trades workers, 13.0% Managers, 10.3% Sales workers, 8.5% Community & personal service workers, 5.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 4.4% Labourers, 0.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Highfields work in are 14.1% Health care and social assistance, 10.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 10.1% Retail trade, 9.9% Education and training, 9.3% Public administration and safety, 7.6% Construction, 7.4% Accommodation and food services, 7.2% Manufacturing, 6.2% Transport, postal and warehousing.

40.7% of homes are fully owned, and 43.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 14.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $642 per week and the median household income is $1385 per week.

The median rent in Highfields is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Highfields postcode 2289

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