Drake Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Drake (2469) is a suburb of North Coast, Northern Rivers, New South Wales. It is about 561 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Drake is in the federal electorate of New England.

In the 2011 census the population of Drake was 395 and is comprised of approximately 44.1% females and 55.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Drake is 49 years of age.

78.8% of people living in the suburb of Drake were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.1% England, 2.8% New Zealand, 2.5% Netherlands, 1.3% Zimbabwe, 1.3% Germany, 1.3% Switzerland.

91.4% of people living in Drake speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.5% German, 0.8% Polish.

The religious makeup of Drake is 39.0% No religion, 16.2% Anglican, 14.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 13.9% Catholic, 4.3% Uniting Church, 3.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.5% Jehovah's Witnesses, 1.5% Buddhism, 1.0% Seventh-day Adventist, 0.8% Christian, nfd.

31.2% of people are married, 42.6% have never married and 14.7% are divorced and 5.7% are separated. There are 19 widowed people living in Drake.

38.6% of the people living in Drake over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 36.0% are working on a part time basis. Drake has an unemployment rate of 20.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Drake are 31.9% Labourers, 16.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 15.4% Managers, 12.1% Technicians & trades workers, 9.9% Professionals, 6.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 4.4% Community & personal service workers, 3.3% Sales workers.

The main industries people from Drake work in are 11.0% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 11.0% Construction, 11.0% Mining, 9.9% Retail trade, 9.9% Manufacturing, 7.7% Health care and social assistance, 7.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.6% Accommodation and food services, 6.6% Other services.

57.1% of homes are fully owned, and 26.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 10.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $297 per week and the median household income is $492 per week.

The median rent in Drake is $150 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $637 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Drake postcode 2469

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