Smiths Lake Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Smiths Lake (2428) is a suburb of North Coast, Mid North Coast, New South Wales. It is about 204 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Smiths Lake is in the federal electorate of Paterson.

In the 2011 census the population of Smiths Lake was 1,076 and is comprised of approximately 48.8% females and 51.2% males.

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

83.7% of people living in the suburb of Smiths Lake were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.0% England, 1.9% Germany, 1.5% New Zealand, 0.7% Netherlands, 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% Ireland, 0.6% Italy, 0.5% Papua New Guinea, 0.4% Canada, 0.4% Austria, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Chile.

93.8% of people living in Smiths Lake speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.8% German, 0.6% Thai, 0.4% Croatian.

The religious makeup of Smiths Lake is 29.3% No religion, 28.7% Anglican, 17.6% Catholic, 7.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.3% Uniting Church, 2.3% Christian, nfd, 2.0% Buddhism, 1.1% Lutheran, 1.0% Baptist.

51.8% of people are married, 27.4% have never married and 13.5% are divorced and 4.1% are separated. There are 27 widowed people living in Smiths Lake.

39.3% of the people living in Smiths Lake over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 43.7% are working on a part time basis. Smiths Lake has an unemployment rate of 10.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Smiths Lake are 19.2% Technicians & trades workers, 18.7% Professionals, 18.4% Labourers, 11.9% Community & personal service workers, 8.9% Sales workers, 7.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 7.3% Managers, 5.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Smiths Lake work in are 19.2% Construction, 12.2% Health care and social assistance, 11.4% Accommodation and food services, 9.5% Education and training, 9.2% Retail trade, 6.2% Administrative and support services, 4.9% Public administration and safety, 4.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.1% Other services.

36.1% of homes are fully owned, and 39.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 21.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $417 per week and the median household income is $795 per week.

The median rent in Smiths Lake is $240 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1100 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Smiths Lake postcode 2428

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