Kotara Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Kotara (2289) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Newcastle, New South Wales. It is about 113 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Kotara is in the federal electorates of Charlton, Newcastle, Shortland.

In the 2011 census the population of Kotara was 3,916 and is comprised of approximately 51.0% females and 49.0% males.

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

87.9% of people living in the suburb of Kotara were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.4% England, 0.8% New Zealand, 0.5% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.5% Germany, 0.4% India, 0.4% Scotland, 0.4% China , 0.4% Italy, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Korea, Republic of , 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% Bermuda, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Austria.

92.4% of people living in Kotara speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 1.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.0% Macedonian, 0.7% Greek, 0.6% Other, 0.6% Italian, 0.3% Mandarin, 0.3% Spanish, 0.3% Cantonese, 0.2% Korean.

The religious makeup of Kotara is 25.0% Catholic, 24.1% Anglican, 23.0% No religion, 7.7% Uniting Church, 5.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Eastern Orthodox, 2.1% Christian, nfd, 1.7% Baptist, 0.9% Buddhism.

54.2% of people are married, 28.7% have never married and 7.8% are divorced and 2.5% are separated. There are 214 widowed people living in Kotara.

55.7% of the people living in Kotara over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.9% are working on a part time basis. Kotara has an unemployment rate of 4.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Kotara are 26.9% Professionals, 16.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.8% Technicians & trades workers, 11.5% Sales workers, 9.5% Community & personal service workers, 9.3% Managers, 7.8% Labourers, 4.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Kotara work in are 14.8% Health care and social assistance, 12.0% Retail trade, 10.4% Education and training, 8.1% Public administration and safety, 7.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.8% Manufacturing, 6.5% Construction, 6.2% Accommodation and food services, 4.2% Financial and insurance services.

43.3% of homes are fully owned, and 38.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 16.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $585 per week and the median household income is $1297 per week.

The median rent in Kotara is $325 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1863 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Kotara postcode 2289

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