Woolgoolga Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Woolgoolga (2456) is a suburb of North Coast, Northern Rivers, New South Wales. It is about 457 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Woolgoolga is in the federal electorate of Cowper.

In the 2011 census the population of Woolgoolga was 5,050 and is comprised of approximately 50.7% females and 49.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Woolgoolga is 45 years of age.

77.1% of people living in the suburb of Woolgoolga were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 8.1% India, 3.8% England, 1.0% New Zealand, 0.6% Scotland, 0.6% Ethiopia, 0.6% Germany, 0.4% Kenya, 0.3% Sudan, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.2% Congo, Democratic Republic of, 0.2% China , 0.2% Ireland.

80.8% of people living in Woolgoolga speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 13.0% Punjabi, 2.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% Other, 0.4% German, 0.2% French, 0.2% Vietnamese, 0.2% Arabic, 0.2% Italian, 0.1% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Woolgoolga is 25.1% Anglican, 19.7% No religion, 16.5% Catholic, 13.7% Other Religious Groups, 6.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.7% Uniting Church, 4.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.5% Christian, nfd, 1.3% Baptist, 1.2% Other religious affiliation .

51.7% of people are married, 25.9% have never married and 10.2% are divorced and 4.3% are separated. There are 331 widowed people living in Woolgoolga.

47.2% of the people living in Woolgoolga over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 36.3% are working on a part time basis. Woolgoolga has an unemployment rate of 9.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Woolgoolga are 19.4% Managers, 15.4% Labourers, 13.4% Professionals, 13.3% Technicians & trades workers, 11.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.7% Community & personal service workers, 8.7% Sales workers, 6.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Woolgoolga work in are 17.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 11.3% Health care and social assistance, 11.0% Accommodation and food services, 10.8% Retail trade, 9.3% Construction, 8.2% Education and training, 4.7% Public administration and safety, 4.6% Manufacturing, 3.7% Other services.

42.1% of homes are fully owned, and 21.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 31.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $409 per week and the median household income is $784 per week.

The median rent in Woolgoolga is $240 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1603 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Woolgoolga postcode 2456

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