Newcastle Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Newcastle (2300) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Newcastle, New South Wales. It is about 117 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Newcastle is in the federal electorate of Newcastle.

In the 2011 census the population of Newcastle was 2,384 and is comprised of approximately 47.5% females and 52.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Newcastle is 34 years of age.

72.1% of people living in the suburb of Newcastle were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.4% England, 1.9% New Zealand, 1.4% United States of America, 0.9% China , 0.9% India, 0.8% Saudi Arabia, 0.8% Ireland, 0.8% Iran, 0.6% South Africa, 0.6% Malaysia, 0.5% Canada, 0.5% Philippines, 0.5% Thailand, 0.4% Italy.

80.2% of people living in Newcastle speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 8.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Mandarin, 1.3% Other, 1.0% Arabic, 0.8% Persian, 0.7% Italian, 0.7% German, 0.5% Spanish, 0.5% Greek.

The religious makeup of Newcastle is 28.7% No religion, 21.7% Catholic, 18.7% Anglican, 11.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.9% Uniting Church, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Islam, 1.6% Other religious affiliation , 1.6% Buddhism.

34.4% of people are married, 51.3% have never married and 7.7% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 78 widowed people living in Newcastle.

66.2% of the people living in Newcastle over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 24.1% are working on a part time basis. Newcastle has an unemployment rate of 5.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Newcastle are 39.7% Professionals, 15.2% Managers, 12.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.8% Technicians & trades workers, 8.6% Sales workers, 8.4% Community & personal service workers, 3.8% Labourers, 2.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Newcastle work in are 15.1% Health care and social assistance, 11.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.8% Education and training, 8.6% Accommodation and food services, 8.4% Retail trade, 8.0% Public administration and safety, 7.9% Manufacturing, 5.6% Construction, 3.9% Financial and insurance services.

23.1% of homes are fully owned, and 21.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 53.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $940 per week and the median household income is $1750 per week.

The median rent in Newcastle is $400 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2249 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Newcastle postcode 2300

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