Newcastle West Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Newcastle West (2302) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Newcastle, New South Wales. It is about 117 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Newcastle West is in the federal electorate of Newcastle.

In the 2011 census the population of Newcastle West was 594 and is comprised of approximately 46.3% females and 53.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Newcastle West is 31 years of age.

71.6% of people living in the suburb of Newcastle West were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.9% New Zealand, 1.8% Saudi Arabia, 1.7% China , 1.2% England, 1.0% Brazil, 0.8% Vietnam, 0.7% Ireland, 0.7% Italy, 0.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.7% Malaysia, 0.7% Sweden, 0.7% South Africa, 0.7% United States of America, 0.7% Indonesia.

75.8% of people living in Newcastle West speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 12.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.7% Arabic, 1.7% Cantonese, 1.4% Other, 1.0% Portuguese, 0.8% Greek, 0.7% Russian, 0.7% Filipino , 0.5% Vietnamese.

The religious makeup of Newcastle West is 25.8% No religion, 23.7% Catholic, 16.3% Anglican, 14.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.9% Uniting Church, 3.4% Islam, 2.0% Buddhism, 2.0% Christian, nfd, 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.5% Other religious affiliation .

26.4% of people are married, 52.6% have never married and 14.6% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 19 widowed people living in Newcastle West.

71.5% of the people living in Newcastle West over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 17.9% are working on a part time basis. Newcastle West has an unemployment rate of 6.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Newcastle West are 33.8% Professionals, 15.0% Managers, 12.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.6% Community & personal service workers, 11.2% Technicians & trades workers, 7.2% Sales workers, 4.7% Labourers, 4.4% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Newcastle West work in are 14.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 11.6% Retail trade, 11.6% Health care and social assistance, 9.7% Public administration and safety, 9.1% Accommodation and food services, 7.2% Education and training, 5.9% Manufacturing, 5.0% Arts and recreation services, 4.4% Construction.

16.4% of homes are fully owned, and 19.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 58.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $778 per week and the median household income is $1200 per week.

The median rent in Newcastle West is $346 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Newcastle West postcode 2302

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