Sunshine Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Sunshine (2264) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, West Lake Macquarie, New South Wales. It is about 90 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Sunshine is in the federal electorate of Charlton.

In the 2011 census the population of Sunshine was 438 and is comprised of approximately 52.1% females and 47.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Sunshine is 45 years of age.

86.0% of people living in the suburb of Sunshine were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.1% New Zealand, 1.8% England, 1.1% Lebanon, 1.1% Scotland, 0.9% Fiji, 0.9% Italy, 0.7% Germany.

91.5% of people living in Sunshine speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.6% Italian, 0.7% Russian.

The religious makeup of Sunshine is 26.3% Anglican, 18.3% Catholic, 17.6% No religion, 12.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.3% Seventh-day Adventist, 5.3% Uniting Church, 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.5% Christian, nfd, 2.3% Baptist, 1.4% Other religious affiliation .

54.2% of people are married, 26.9% have never married and 9.7% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 20 widowed people living in Sunshine.

50.8% of the people living in Sunshine over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 38.7% are working on a part time basis. Sunshine has an unemployment rate of 7.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Sunshine are 19.3% Professionals, 18.2% Technicians & trades workers, 13.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.4% Community & personal service workers, 11.2% Labourers, 10.7% Sales workers, 8.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 5.3% Managers.

The main industries people from Sunshine work in are 16.2% Health care and social assistance, 12.6% Retail trade, 11.5% Manufacturing, 11.0% Construction, 9.4% Education and training, 6.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.7% Public administration and safety, 4.7% Mining, 4.7% Rental, hiring and real estate services.

51.2% of homes are fully owned, and 27.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 18.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $522 per week and the median household income is $949 per week.

The median rent in Sunshine is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1700 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Sunshine postcode 2264

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