West Ballina Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

West Ballina (2478) is a suburb of North Coast, Northern Rivers, New South Wales. It is about 599 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. West Ballina is in the federal electorate of Page.

In the 2011 census the population of West Ballina was 2,972 and is comprised of approximately 51.9% females and 48.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of West Ballina is 50 years of age.

85.4% of people living in the suburb of West Ballina were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.9% England, 1.4% New Zealand, 0.5% Thailand, 0.4% Scotland, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Vietnam, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% Italy, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% Japan, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Norway, 0.2% China , 0.2% Wales.

93.3% of people living in West Ballina speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% Other, 0.4% Vietnamese, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% German, 0.3% Thai, 0.2% Japanese, 0.2% Mandarin, 0.1% Other.

The religious makeup of West Ballina is 30.7% Anglican, 25.6% Catholic, 14.7% No religion, 6.7% Uniting Church, 6.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Buddhism, 1.1% Pentecostal, 1.0% Baptist.

47.6% of people are married, 27.3% have never married and 12.7% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 229 widowed people living in West Ballina.

51.6% of the people living in West Ballina over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.4% are working on a part time basis. West Ballina has an unemployment rate of 8.1%.

The main occupations of people living in West Ballina are 14.4% Technicians & trades workers, 13.7% Labourers, 12.7% Community & personal service workers, 12.7% Professionals, 12.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.2% Sales workers, 11.4% Managers, 7.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from West Ballina work in are 14.7% Retail trade, 12.5% Health care and social assistance, 12.0% Accommodation and food services, 11.1% Construction, 7.7% Education and training, 6.5% Manufacturing, 5.7% Public administration and safety, 4.6% Other services, 4.5% Transport, postal and warehousing.

45.1% of homes are fully owned, and 18.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 31.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $412 per week and the median household income is $794 per week.

The median rent in West Ballina is $275 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for West Ballina postcode 2478

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