Townsend Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Townsend (2463) is a suburb of North Coast, Northern Rivers, New South Wales. It is about 525 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Townsend is in the federal electorate of Cowper.

In the 2011 census the population of Townsend was 817 and is comprised of approximately 52.3% females and 47.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Townsend is 39 years of age.

91.0% of people living in the suburb of Townsend were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.1% England, 0.7% Scotland, 0.7% Philippines, 0.6% Austria, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.4% New Zealand.

97.1% of people living in Townsend speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.4% Dutch, 0.4% Filipino .

The religious makeup of Townsend is 29.7% Anglican, 25.8% Catholic, 15.8% No religion, 7.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 5.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.3% Uniting Church, 4.2% Baptist, 1.8% Jehovah's Witnesses, 1.5% Salvation Army, 1.1% Christian, nfd.

51.6% of people are married, 26.7% have never married and 9.1% are divorced and 4.9% are separated. There are 49 widowed people living in Townsend.

54.2% of the people living in Townsend 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. Townsend has an unemployment rate of 4.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Townsend are 16.5% Labourers, 15.5% Sales workers, 13.8% Professionals, 13.5% Community & personal service workers, 13.5% Technicians & trades workers, 10.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 7.1% Managers, 1.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Townsend work in are 17.8% Health care and social assistance, 15.5% Retail trade, 8.1% Public administration and safety, 8.1% Construction, 7.4% Accommodation and food services, 6.4% Education and training, 6.1% Manufacturing, 5.1% Other services, 5.1% Administrative and support services.

39.3% of homes are fully owned, and 31.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 27.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $393 per week and the median household income is $778 per week.

The median rent in Townsend is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Townsend postcode 2463

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