Waratah West Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Waratah West (2298) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Lower Hunter Valley, New South Wales. It is about 117 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Waratah West is in the federal electorate of Newcastle.

In the 2011 census the population of Waratah West was 2,676 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males.

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

78.4% of people living in the suburb of Waratah West were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.4% Malaysia, 1.9% China , 1.7% England, 1.0% Korea, Republic of , 0.8% Germany, 0.6% Philippines, 0.6% Poland, 0.6% Saudi Arabia, 0.5% India, 0.5% New Zealand, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Italy, 0.4% South Africa, 0.3% Bosnia and Herzegovina.

82.8% of people living in Waratah West speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.1% Other, 1.6% Other , 1.4% Mandarin, 0.9% Korean, 0.8% Arabic, 0.6% Polish, 0.6% Other, 0.5% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Waratah West is 26.9% Catholic, 23.8% No religion, 20.2% Anglican, 6.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.8% Uniting Church, 3.2% Islam, 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Baptist, 2.0% Christian, nfd, 1.5% Eastern Orthodox.

35.9% of people are married, 48.9% have never married and 6.5% are divorced and 2.9% are separated. There are 134 widowed people living in Waratah West.

52.1% of the people living in Waratah West over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.4% are working on a part time basis. Waratah West has an unemployment rate of 9.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Waratah West are 22.0% Professionals, 15.7% Technicians & trades workers, 12.7% Sales workers, 12.5% Community & personal service workers, 10.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.9% Labourers, 6.8% Managers, 6.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Waratah West work in are 17.1% Health care and social assistance, 11.8% Retail trade, 10.8% Manufacturing, 10.4% Accommodation and food services, 9.1% Education and training, 5.3% Public administration and safety, 5.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.6% Construction.

32.8% of homes are fully owned, and 27.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 35.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $415 per week and the median household income is $954 per week.

The median rent in Waratah West is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1700 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Waratah West postcode 2298

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