Bellingen Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Bellingen (2454) is a suburb of North Coast, Mid North Coast, New South Wales. It is about 412 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Bellingen is in the federal electorate of Cowper.

In the 2011 census the population of Bellingen was 3,657 and is comprised of approximately 53.1% females and 46.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Bellingen is 41 years of age.

82.9% of people living in the suburb of Bellingen were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.4% England, 1.9% New Zealand, 0.9% Germany, 0.8% Scotland, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% United States of America, 0.2% Congo, Democratic Republic of, 0.2% Jersey, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% Philippines, 0.1% Canada, 0.1% Fiji.

94.2% of people living in Bellingen speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% Other, 0.7% German, 0.4% French, 0.4% Dutch, 0.3% Spanish, 0.2% Thai, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.2% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Bellingen is 38.2% No religion, 17.2% Anglican, 14.2% Catholic, 6.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.8% Uniting Church, 2.7% Buddhism, 2.7% Other religious affiliation , 2.6% Christian, nfd, 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Other Religious Groups.

39.9% of people are married, 33.8% have never married and 14.7% are divorced and 4.8% are separated. There are 192 widowed people living in Bellingen.

43.4% of the people living in Bellingen over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 42.8% are working on a part time basis. Bellingen has an unemployment rate of 9.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Bellingen are 24.4% Professionals, 14.6% Community & personal service workers, 14.0% Technicians & trades workers, 12.4% Managers, 10.4% Labourers, 10.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 7.2% Sales workers, 5.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Bellingen work in are 18.3% Health care and social assistance, 12.4% Education and training, 10.4% Retail trade, 9.7% Accommodation and food services, 7.2% Construction, 7.0% Manufacturing, 6.0% Public administration and safety, 5.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 3.8% Administrative and support services.

35.7% of homes are fully owned, and 30.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 31.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $441 per week and the median household income is $813 per week.

The median rent in Bellingen is $270 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1387 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Bellingen postcode 2454

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