Grafton Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Grafton (2460) is a suburb of North Coast, Northern Rivers, New South Wales. It is about 492 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Grafton is in the federal electorate of Page.

In the 2011 census the population of Grafton was 10,205 and is comprised of approximately 52.5% females and 47.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Grafton is 41 years of age.

90.6% of people living in the suburb of Grafton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.7% England, 0.5% New Zealand, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% Scotland, 0.2% Germany, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.2% United States of America, 0.1% India, 0.1% Canada, 0.1% Vietnam, 0.1% Papua New Guinea, 0.1% Zimbabwe, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% China .

93.1% of people living in Grafton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.4% Other, 0.2% German, 0.1% Italian, 0.1% Cantonese, 0.1% Dutch, 0.1% Punjabi, 0.1% Vietnamese, 0.1% Bengali.

The religious makeup of Grafton is 33.6% Anglican, 24.8% Catholic, 15.5% No religion, 8.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 4.1% Uniting Church, 1.7% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Baptist, 0.8% Salvation Army, 0.8% Pentecostal.

42.3% of people are married, 32.3% have never married and 10.8% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 872 widowed people living in Grafton.

53.1% of the people living in Grafton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.8% are working on a part time basis. Grafton has an unemployment rate of 8.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Grafton are 15.4% Professionals, 15.3% Community & personal service workers, 14.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.6% Technicians & trades workers, 13.2% Sales workers, 11.3% Labourers, 9.1% Managers, 6.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Grafton work in are 16.5% Health care and social assistance, 15.1% Retail trade, 10.8% Public administration and safety, 8.4% Accommodation and food services, 8.1% Education and training, 7.8% Manufacturing, 6.3% Construction, 3.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, 3.6% Other services.

37.5% of homes are fully owned, and 28.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 30.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $456 per week and the median household income is $816 per week.

The median rent in Grafton is $220 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1430 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Grafton postcode 2460

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