Palmers Island Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Palmers Island (2463) is a suburb of North Coast, Northern Rivers, New South Wales. It is about 532 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Palmers Island is in the federal electorate of Page.

In the 2011 census the population of Palmers Island was 476 and is comprised of approximately 47.7% females and 52.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Palmers Island is 46 years of age.

84.7% of people living in the suburb of Palmers Island were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.0% England, 1.7% New Zealand, 1.3% Taiwan, 1.0% Italy, 1.0% Philippines.

90.8% of people living in Palmers Island speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Italian, 1.3% Mandarin, 0.6% Other .

The religious makeup of Palmers Island is 30.0% Anglican, 21.2% No religion, 20.3% Catholic, 8.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.4% Uniting Church, 2.3% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Buddhism, 1.5% Seventh-day Adventist, 1.3% Pentecostal.

55.9% of people are married, 21.5% have never married and 13.7% are divorced and 3.0% are separated. There are 22 widowed people living in Palmers Island.

54.5% of the people living in Palmers Island over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 35.9% are working on a part time basis. Palmers Island has an unemployment rate of 3.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Palmers Island are 25.8% Managers, 14.7% Technicians & trades workers, 13.2% Labourers, 12.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.9% Sales workers, 8.4% Professionals, 7.9% Community & personal service workers, 5.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 3.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Palmers Island work in are 15.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 14.1% Retail trade, 10.4% Health care and social assistance, 9.4% Accommodation and food services, 7.8% Manufacturing, 6.2% Construction, 6.2% Rental, hiring and real estate services, 4.7% Other services, 4.7% Inadequately described/Not stated.

44.3% of homes are fully owned, and 35.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 16.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $487 per week and the median household income is $823 per week.

The median rent in Palmers Island is $195 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Palmers Island postcode 2463

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