South West Rocks Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

South West Rocks (2431) is a suburb of North Coast, Mid North Coast, New South Wales. It is about 374 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. South West Rocks is in the federal electorate of Cowper.

In the 2011 census the population of South West Rocks was 4,304 and is comprised of approximately 51.0% females and 49.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of South West Rocks is 53 years of age.

86.8% of people living in the suburb of South West Rocks were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.1% England, 1.2% New Zealand, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% Germany, 0.3% Netherlands, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Reunion, 0.2% Austria, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% South Africa, 0.1% Brazil, 0.1% China , 0.1% Finland, 0.1% Eastern Europe, nfd.

93.7% of people living in South West Rocks speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.2% German, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.2% French, 0.2% Other, 0.1% Portuguese, 0.1% Italian, 0.1% Polish, 0.1% Thai.

The religious makeup of South West Rocks is 31.9% Anglican, 24.1% Catholic, 18.0% No religion, 7.6% Uniting Church, 7.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Christian, nfd, 1.1% Baptist, 0.8% Buddhism, 0.6% Other religious affiliation .

51.8% of people are married, 23.2% have never married and 11.1% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 364 widowed people living in South West Rocks.

48.3% of the people living in South West Rocks over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 37.5% are working on a part time basis. South West Rocks has an unemployment rate of 6.4%.

The main occupations of people living in South West Rocks are 14.3% Technicians & trades workers, 14.2% Community & personal service workers, 13.8% Labourers, 13.7% Professionals, 12.9% Managers, 12.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.0% Sales workers, 4.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from South West Rocks work in are 15.4% Retail trade, 13.6% Health care and social assistance, 12.9% Accommodation and food services, 10.7% Construction, 8.0% Public administration and safety, 7.6% Education and training, 6.0% Manufacturing, 3.8% Transport, postal and warehousing, 2.8% Administrative and support services.

49.3% of homes are fully owned, and 18.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $382 per week and the median household income is $686 per week.

The median rent in South West Rocks is $225 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1495 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for South West Rocks postcode 2431

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