Upper Orara Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Upper Orara (2450) is a suburb of North Coast, Mid North Coast, New South Wales. It is about 433 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Upper Orara is in the federal electorate of Cowper.

In the 2011 census the population of Upper Orara was 723 and is comprised of approximately 48.1% females and 51.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Upper Orara is 42 years of age.

82.4% of people living in the suburb of Upper Orara were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.0% England, 1.7% Scotland, 1.2% Germany, 0.8% New Zealand, 0.7% Finland, 0.7% Burma , 0.7% Canada, 0.7% Philippines, 0.6% South Africa, 0.6% United States of America, 0.6% Chile.

89.6% of people living in Upper Orara speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.2% German, 0.8% Other, 0.4% Russian, 0.4% Filipino , 0.4% Italian, 0.4% French, 0.4% Spanish, 0.4% Croatian.

The religious makeup of Upper Orara is 33.2% No religion, 18.4% Anglican, 14.7% Catholic, 12.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.3% Christian, nfd, 3.6% Uniting Church, 3.5% Pentecostal, 3.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.6% Buddhism, 1.1% Seventh-day Adventist.

52.8% of people are married, 32.7% have never married and 8.4% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 13 widowed people living in Upper Orara.

48.8% of the people living in Upper Orara over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 37.2% are working on a part time basis. Upper Orara has an unemployment rate of 6.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Upper Orara are 19.6% Professionals, 17.0% Technicians & trades workers, 13.4% Managers, 13.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.2% Labourers, 11.9% Community & personal service workers, 8.8% Sales workers, 3.7% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Upper Orara work in are 17.7% Health care and social assistance, 12.3% Construction, 9.7% Retail trade, 9.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.5% Education and training, 8.5% Accommodation and food services, 7.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 7.1% Public administration and safety, 5.1% Manufacturing.

42.0% of homes are fully owned, and 37.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 18.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $491 per week and the median household income is $993 per week.

The median rent in Upper Orara is $200 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1700 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Upper Orara postcode 2450

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