Sandy Beach Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Sandy Beach (2456) is a suburb of North Coast, Northern Rivers, New South Wales. It is about 454 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Sandy Beach is in the federal electorate of Cowper.

In the 2011 census the population of Sandy Beach was 2,125 and is comprised of approximately 50.3% females and 49.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Sandy Beach is 37 years of age.

85.0% of people living in the suburb of Sandy Beach were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.9% England, 1.1% New Zealand, 0.6% Germany, 0.6% India, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.5% Philippines, 0.4% United States of America, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Scotland, 0.2% Austria, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% Russian Federation, 0.2% Papua New Guinea, 0.2% South Eastern Europe, nfd.

93.4% of people living in Sandy Beach speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% Punjabi, 0.6% Other, 0.4% German, 0.3% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.1% Thai.

The religious makeup of Sandy Beach is 31.9% No religion, 23.1% Anglican, 17.9% Catholic, 7.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.3% Uniting Church, 3.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.8% Christian, nfd, 2.0% Buddhism, 1.5% Other religious affiliation , 1.4% Other Religious Groups.

47.7% of people are married, 34.2% have never married and 10.2% are divorced and 4.5% are separated. There are 57 widowed people living in Sandy Beach.

47.0% of the people living in Sandy Beach over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 37.1% are working on a part time basis. Sandy Beach has an unemployment rate of 9.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Sandy Beach are 17.4% Technicians & trades workers, 15.6% Professionals, 14.5% Community & personal service workers, 13.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.9% Labourers, 9.9% Sales workers, 8.5% Managers, 5.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Sandy Beach work in are 17.7% Health care and social assistance, 12.6% Retail trade, 11.8% Construction, 9.3% Accommodation and food services, 8.7% Education and training, 7.2% Public administration and safety, 5.4% Manufacturing, 4.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 3.5% Administrative and support services.

31.4% of homes are fully owned, and 37.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $457 per week and the median household income is $892 per week.

The median rent in Sandy Beach is $295 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1463 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Sandy Beach postcode 2456

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