Pottsville Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Pottsville (2489) is a suburb of North Coast, Northern Rivers, New South Wales. It is about 650 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Pottsville is in the federal electorate of Richmond.

In the 2011 census the population of Pottsville was 5,735 and is comprised of approximately 51.1% females and 48.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Pottsville is 38 years of age.

84.1% of people living in the suburb of Pottsville were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.1% England, 2.4% New Zealand, 0.7% Scotland, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% United States of America, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Germany, 0.2% Philippines, 0.2% Japan, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Zimbabwe, 0.2% Singapore, 0.2% Thailand.

94.2% of people living in Pottsville speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% Other, 0.4% German, 0.2% Japanese, 0.2% French, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Portuguese, 0.2% Croatian.

The religious makeup of Pottsville is 26.0% No religion, 25.8% Catholic, 24.1% Anglican, 6.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 4.2% Uniting Church, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 1.0% Pentecostal, 1.0% Buddhism, 0.9% Baptist.

52.9% of people are married, 27.4% have never married and 9.8% are divorced and 4.1% are separated. There are 249 widowed people living in Pottsville.

52.0% of the people living in Pottsville over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.5% are working on a part time basis. Pottsville has an unemployment rate of 7.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Pottsville are 19.4% Professionals, 17.9% Technicians & trades workers, 13.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.2% Community & personal service workers, 10.2% Labourers, 9.7% Managers, 9.6% Sales workers, 5.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Pottsville work in are 14.8% Health care and social assistance, 14.3% Construction, 11.0% Education and training, 10.7% Retail trade, 9.5% Accommodation and food services, 6.1% Public administration and safety, 5.9% Manufacturing, 5.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 3.9% Transport, postal and warehousing.

31.6% of homes are fully owned, and 36.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 30.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $481 per week and the median household income is $1033 per week.

The median rent in Pottsville is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Pottsville postcode 2489

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