Merewether Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Merewether (2291) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Newcastle, New South Wales. It is about 115 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Merewether is in the federal electorate of Newcastle.

In the 2011 census the population of Merewether was 10,469 and is comprised of approximately 50.4% females and 49.6% males.

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

85.6% of people living in the suburb of Merewether were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.7% England, 1.1% New Zealand, 0.6% Italy, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% United States of America, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% Canada, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Greece, 0.3% India, 0.3% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.2% Netherlands, 0.2% Philippines.

92.7% of people living in Merewether speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Other, 0.7% Greek, 0.6% Italian, 0.4% Macedonian, 0.2% German, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.2% French, 0.2% Thai.

The religious makeup of Merewether is 29.8% Catholic, 23.7% No religion, 23.0% Anglican, 5.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.2% Uniting Church, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Eastern Orthodox, 1.6% Christian, nfd, 1.1% Buddhism, 1.0% Other religious affiliation .

43.9% of people are married, 40.5% have never married and 8.4% are divorced and 2.1% are separated. There are 445 widowed people living in Merewether.

59.2% of the people living in Merewether over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.1% are working on a part time basis. Merewether has an unemployment rate of 3.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Merewether are 32.9% Professionals, 14.0% Managers, 13.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.8% Technicians & trades workers, 9.9% Community & personal service workers, 8.4% Sales workers, 5.5% Labourers, 3.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Merewether work in are 15.9% Health care and social assistance, 11.2% Education and training, 9.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.0% Retail trade, 8.2% Accommodation and food services, 7.5% Construction, 6.5% Manufacturing, 6.4% Public administration and safety, 3.8% Financial and insurance services.

32.6% of homes are fully owned, and 30.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $757 per week and the median household income is $1559 per week.

The median rent in Merewether is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Merewether postcode 2291

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