Portland Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Portland (2847) is a suburb of Regional NSW, Central Tablelands, New South Wales. It is about 127 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Portland is in the federal electorate of Calare.

In the 2011 census the population of Portland was 2,307 and is comprised of approximately 50.7% females and 49.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Portland is 43 years of age.

87.3% of people living in the suburb of Portland were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.3% England, 0.6% New Zealand, 0.6% Germany, 0.3% Papua New Guinea, 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Croatia, 0.2% India, 0.2% Austria, 0.2% South Eastern Europe, nfd, 0.2% Poland, 0.2% Hungary, 0.2% Slovakia, 0.2% Japan.

93.9% of people living in Portland speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.4% Italian, 0.3% German, 0.3% Croatian, 0.3% Other, 0.3% Other, 0.2% Dutch, 0.1% Thai, 0.1% Hindi.

The religious makeup of Portland is 31.1% Catholic, 29.0% Anglican, 14.2% No religion, 7.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.3% Uniting Church, 4.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.5% Baptist, 1.1% Christian, nfd, 0.7% Seventh-day Adventist, 0.6% Salvation Army.

47.5% of people are married, 31.1% have never married and 10.5% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 138 widowed people living in Portland.

60.0% of the people living in Portland over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.6% are working on a part time basis. Portland has an unemployment rate of 6.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Portland are 18.6% Technicians & trades workers, 17.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 12.7% Labourers, 12.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.0% Community & personal service workers, 10.1% Sales workers, 8.9% Professionals, 6.0% Managers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Portland work in are 14.9% Mining, 10.7% Retail trade, 10.7% Health care and social assistance, 7.7% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, 7.6% Public administration and safety, 7.4% Accommodation and food services, 7.1% Manufacturing, 6.1% Construction, 5.2% Transport, postal and warehousing.

45.5% of homes are fully owned, and 35.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 14.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $413 per week and the median household income is $901 per week.

The median rent in Portland is $170 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1430 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Portland postcode 2847

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