Kotara South Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Kotara South (2289) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Newcastle, New South Wales. It is about 111 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Kotara South is in the federal electorate of Shortland.

In the 2011 census the population of Kotara South was 1,144 and is comprised of approximately 50.3% females and 49.7% males.

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

87.9% of people living in the suburb of Kotara South were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.3% England, 1.2% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.8% New Zealand, 0.7% South Africa, 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% Sri Lanka, 0.5% Switzerland, 0.5% Greece, 0.4% Japan, 0.4% Italy, 0.4% Indonesia, 0.4% Sudan.

91.9% of people living in Kotara South speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% Other, 1.6% Macedonian, 0.5% Italian, 0.3% Portuguese, 0.3% Indonesian, 0.3% Russian, 0.3% Greek, 0.3% Croatian.

The religious makeup of Kotara South is 25.4% Catholic, 24.0% Anglican, 21.8% No religion, 7.8% Uniting Church, 5.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Eastern Orthodox, 1.6% Baptist, 1.6% Pentecostal, 1.5% Christian, nfd.

60.0% of people are married, 24.9% have never married and 7.4% are divorced and 2.4% are separated. There are 47 widowed people living in Kotara South.

56.1% of the people living in Kotara South over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.7% are working on a part time basis. Kotara South has an unemployment rate of 5.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Kotara South are 26.9% Professionals, 15.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.5% Technicians & trades workers, 11.3% Managers, 10.7% Sales workers, 7.3% Community & personal service workers, 7.1% Labourers, 6.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Kotara South work in are 16.6% Health care and social assistance, 11.9% Retail trade, 9.5% Manufacturing, 8.9% Education and training, 7.3% Public administration and safety, 6.1% Construction, 5.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.0% Financial and insurance services, 4.8% Wholesale trade.

39.7% of homes are fully owned, and 40.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 17.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $514 per week and the median household income is $1135 per week.

The median rent in Kotara South is $170 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1900 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Kotara South postcode 2289

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