Wickham Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Wickham (2293) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Newcastle, New South Wales. It is about 117 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Wickham is in the federal electorate of Newcastle.

In the 2011 census the population of Wickham was 952 and is comprised of approximately 48.5% females and 51.5% males.

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

81.9% of people living in the suburb of Wickham were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.8% New Zealand, 1.6% England, 1.1% Philippines, 0.8% United States of America, 0.8% Scotland, 0.5% Portugal, 0.5% Taiwan, 0.5% Ukraine, 0.5% South Sudan, 0.4% Korea, Republic of , 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% Fiji, 0.4% Thailand, 0.4% Germany.

87.2% of people living in Wickham speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.5% Other, 0.9% Greek, 0.7% Mandarin, 0.6% Tagalog, 0.4% Cantonese, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Macedonian, 0.3% Hindi.

The religious makeup of Wickham is 28.9% No religion, 23.1% Catholic, 17.0% Anglican, 9.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.0% Uniting Church, 2.7% Eastern Orthodox, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Pentecostal, 1.8% Other religious affiliation .

28.5% of people are married, 53.9% have never married and 10.4% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 31 widowed people living in Wickham.

58.8% of the people living in Wickham over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.2% are working on a part time basis. Wickham has an unemployment rate of 6.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Wickham are 27.8% Professionals, 14.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.2% Community & personal service workers, 11.3% Technicians & trades workers, 9.8% Managers, 8.9% Sales workers, 8.3% Labourers, 4.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Wickham work in are 14.7% Health care and social assistance, 10.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.5% Education and training, 9.3% Accommodation and food services, 7.1% Retail trade, 6.9% Manufacturing, 6.3% Public administration and safety, 4.5% Construction, 4.1% Financial and insurance services.

21.0% of homes are fully owned, and 23.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 53.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $610 per week and the median household income is $1093 per week.

The median rent in Wickham is $275 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Wickham postcode 2293

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