Merewether Heights Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Merewether Heights (2291) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Newcastle, New South Wales. It is about 113 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Merewether Heights is in the federal electorate of Newcastle.

In the 2011 census the population of Merewether Heights was 1,433 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Merewether Heights is 41 years of age.

86.6% of people living in the suburb of Merewether Heights were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.5% England, 1.0% New Zealand, 0.7% United States of America, 0.6% South Africa, 0.6% Italy, 0.5% China , 0.5% Canada, 0.3% Sweden, 0.3% Egypt, 0.3% India, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% Germany, 0.2% Croatia, 0.2% Hong Kong .

90.6% of people living in Merewether Heights speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.5% Greek, 0.6% French, 0.6% Italian, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.4% Other, 0.4% Macedonian, 0.3% Other, 0.2% Hungarian.

The religious makeup of Merewether Heights is 25.3% Catholic, 24.7% Anglican, 23.7% No religion, 6.8% Uniting Church, 5.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Eastern Orthodox, 1.7% Baptist, 1.1% Pentecostal, 0.7% Christian, nfd.

64.3% of people are married, 23.1% have never married and 5.7% are divorced and 1.8% are separated. There are 58 widowed people living in Merewether Heights.

56.6% of the people living in Merewether Heights over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.5% are working on a part time basis. Merewether Heights has an unemployment rate of 5.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Merewether Heights are 36.8% Professionals, 13.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.3% Managers, 11.5% Technicians & trades workers, 9.2% Sales workers, 9.1% Community & personal service workers, 3.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.7% Labourers, 0.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Merewether Heights work in are 16.3% Health care and social assistance, 12.2% Education and training, 10.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.1% Retail trade, 7.5% Construction, 6.8% Manufacturing, 6.6% Public administration and safety, 5.0% Financial and insurance services, 4.8% Accommodation and food services.

47.3% of homes are fully owned, and 42.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 8.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $717 per week and the median household income is $1901 per week.

The median rent in Merewether Heights is $450 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Merewether Heights postcode 2291

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