Forster Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Forster (2428) is a suburb of North Coast, Mid North Coast, New South Wales. It is about 224 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Forster is in the federal electorate of Paterson.

In the 2011 census the population of Forster was 13,116 and is comprised of approximately 52.3% females and 47.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Forster is 53 years of age.

82.9% of people living in the suburb of Forster were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.3% England, 1.0% New Zealand, 0.5% Germany, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% Italy, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% India, 0.2% China , 0.1% Malta, 0.1% Northern Ireland.

91.7% of people living in Forster speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.3% German, 0.3% Other, 0.3% Italian, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.1% French, 0.1% Tagalog, 0.1% Hindi, 0.1% Greek.

The religious makeup of Forster is 33.0% Anglican, 23.5% Catholic, 15.7% No religion, 9.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.5% Uniting Church, 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Christian, nfd, 1.7% Baptist, 1.1% Jehovah's Witnesses, 0.6% Buddhism.

51.8% of people are married, 22.8% have never married and 11.1% are divorced and 3.7% are separated. There are 1175 widowed people living in Forster.

48.4% of the people living in Forster over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 37.4% are working on a part time basis. Forster has an unemployment rate of 8.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Forster are 17.3% Professionals, 14.5% Sales workers, 13.3% Community & personal service workers, 13.3% Technicians & trades workers, 12.7% Managers, 12.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.3% Labourers, 3.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Forster work in are 16.8% Retail trade, 16.1% Health care and social assistance, 11.8% Accommodation and food services, 8.5% Construction, 8.4% Education and training, 5.2% Public administration and safety, 4.2% Manufacturing, 4.0% Other services, 3.7% Professional, scientific and technical services.

46.3% of homes are fully owned, and 20.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $406 per week and the median household income is $729 per week.

The median rent in Forster is $230 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1500 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Forster postcode 2428

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