Balcolyn Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Balcolyn (2264) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, West Lake Macquarie, New South Wales. It is about 92 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Balcolyn is in the federal electorate of Charlton.

In the 2011 census the population of Balcolyn was 817 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Balcolyn is 42 years of age.

87.4% of people living in the suburb of Balcolyn were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.2% England, 1.1% Papua New Guinea, 0.9% Netherlands, 0.7% France, 0.6% New Zealand, 0.6% India, 0.6% Kenya, 0.6% United States of America, 0.6% Chile, 0.6% Philippines.

94.4% of people living in Balcolyn speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% Italian, 0.5% Spanish, 0.4% Hindi, 0.4% Samoan, 0.4% Filipino .

The religious makeup of Balcolyn is 23.7% Anglican, 23.2% No religion, 20.1% Catholic, 8.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.5% Seventh-day Adventist, 4.8% Uniting Church, 2.9% Christian, nfd, 2.4% Pentecostal, 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.8% Baptist.

55.0% of people are married, 25.0% have never married and 9.2% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 48 widowed people living in Balcolyn.

52.9% of the people living in Balcolyn over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.0% are working on a part time basis. Balcolyn has an unemployment rate of 10.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Balcolyn are 20.1% Professionals, 14.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.9% Technicians & trades workers, 11.7% Community & personal service workers, 11.3% Labourers, 9.7% Sales workers, 8.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 8.4% Managers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Balcolyn work in are 15.5% Health care and social assistance, 12.3% Manufacturing, 11.7% Retail trade, 8.1% Construction, 7.4% Education and training, 6.1% Public administration and safety, 5.2% Other services, 4.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.5% Accommodation and food services.

43.0% of homes are fully owned, and 36.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 16.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $481 per week and the median household income is $970 per week.

The median rent in Balcolyn is $280 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1820 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Balcolyn postcode 2264

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