Brightwaters Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Brightwaters (2264) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, West Lake Macquarie, New South Wales. It is about 89 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Brightwaters is in the federal electorate of Charlton.

In the 2011 census the population of Brightwaters was 876 and is comprised of approximately 49.0% females and 51.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Brightwaters is 43 years of age.

85.6% of people living in the suburb of Brightwaters were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.9% England, 2.2% New Zealand, 1.1% Scotland, 1.0% Germany, 0.9% Netherlands, 0.7% Malta, 0.6% Papua New Guinea, 0.5% France, 0.5% Hong Kong , 0.3% China , 0.3% South Africa.

93.2% of people living in Brightwaters speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.9% Other, 0.7% Cantonese, 0.5% Other , 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% French.

The religious makeup of Brightwaters is 28.0% Anglican, 19.3% No religion, 18.6% Catholic, 7.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.2% Uniting Church, 5.8% Seventh-day Adventist, 3.0% Christian, nfd, 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Baptist, 1.8% Salvation Army.

55.1% of people are married, 27.4% have never married and 10.1% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 25 widowed people living in Brightwaters.

54.3% of the people living in Brightwaters over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.9% are working on a part time basis. Brightwaters has an unemployment rate of 5.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Brightwaters are 22.5% Professionals, 14.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.5% Technicians & trades workers, 13.2% Managers, 12.2% Community & personal service workers, 7.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 7.0% Labourers, 6.2% Sales workers, 3.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Brightwaters work in are 16.2% Health care and social assistance, 12.5% Construction, 8.1% Retail trade, 8.1% Education and training, 7.6% Manufacturing, 6.3% Accommodation and food services, 6.0% Public administration and safety, 5.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.7% Financial and insurance services.

42.6% of homes are fully owned, and 31.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $545 per week and the median household income is $975 per week.

The median rent in Brightwaters is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1842 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Brightwaters postcode 2264

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