Forbes Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Forbes (2871) is a suburb of Regional NSW, Central Tablelands, New South Wales. It is about 301 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Forbes is in the federal electorates of Calare, Parkes.

In the 2011 census the population of Forbes was 7,560 and is comprised of approximately 51.4% females and 48.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Forbes is 41 years of age.

90.8% of people living in the suburb of Forbes were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.0% England, 0.4% New Zealand, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% Scotland, 0.2% China , 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.2% Italy, 0.1% Zimbabwe, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Ireland, 0.1% Sri Lanka, 0.1% India, 0.1% Wales.

94.9% of people living in Forbes speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Other, 0.1% Mandarin, 0.1% Filipino , 0.1% German, 0.1% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.1% Other, 0.1% Khmer.

The religious makeup of Forbes is 38.6% Catholic, 29.1% Anglican, 10.2% No religion, 6.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.1% Uniting Church, 4.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.3% Christian, nfd, 1.3% Baptist, 0.8% Lutheran, 0.6% Salvation Army.

47.3% of people are married, 31.4% have never married and 8.0% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 578 widowed people living in Forbes.

59.6% of the people living in Forbes over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.7% are working on a part time basis. Forbes has an unemployment rate of 5.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Forbes are 15.0% Technicians & trades workers, 14.9% Professionals, 14.5% Managers, 12.6% Labourers, 12.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.4% Sales workers, 10.2% Community & personal service workers, 8.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Forbes work in are 12.9% Retail trade, 11.9% Health care and social assistance, 10.1% Education and training, 9.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 7.0% Accommodation and food services, 6.6% Construction, 6.6% Manufacturing, 5.6% Public administration and safety, 5.2% Professional, scientific and technical services.

36.3% of homes are fully owned, and 30.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $454 per week and the median household income is $805 per week.

The median rent in Forbes is $155 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1148 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Forbes postcode 2871

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