Cooks Gap Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Cooks Gap (2850) is a suburb of Regional NSW, Central West Slopes, New South Wales. It is about 216 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Cooks Gap is in the federal electorate of Parkes.

In the 2011 census the population of Cooks Gap was 490 and is comprised of approximately 49.2% females and 50.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Cooks Gap is 44 years of age.

81.4% of people living in the suburb of Cooks Gap were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.9% England, 1.8% New Zealand, 1.2% Croatia, 1.2% Netherlands, 1.0% Estonia, 1.0% Greece, 0.8% Austria, 0.6% Germany, 0.6% Malta, 0.6% Scotland.

90.6% of people living in Cooks Gap speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.2% German, 0.6% Other, 0.6% Italian, 0.6% Greek, 0.6% Maltese.

The religious makeup of Cooks Gap is 33.0% Anglican, 25.5% Catholic, 19.3% No religion, 9.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Uniting Church, 1.6% Baptist, 1.6% Other Religious Groups, 1.2% Islam, 0.6% Salvation Army.

52.4% of people are married, 28.1% have never married and 9.0% are divorced and 5.0% are separated. There are 22 widowed people living in Cooks Gap.

53.4% of the people living in Cooks Gap over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 35.8% are working on a part time basis. Cooks Gap has an unemployment rate of 6.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Cooks Gap are 17.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 17.1% Labourers, 16.6% Technicians & trades workers, 11.6% Professionals, 10.5% Community & personal service workers, 9.9% Managers, 7.7% Sales workers, 7.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Cooks Gap work in are 16.9% Mining, 14.8% Retail trade, 12.0% Health care and social assistance, 7.7% Manufacturing, 5.5% Accommodation and food services, 5.5% Inadequately described/Not stated, 4.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.9% Education and training, 4.9% Transport, postal and warehousing.

49.4% of homes are fully owned, and 37.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 9.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $393 per week and the median household income is $906 per week.

The median rent in Cooks Gap is $200 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Cooks Gap postcode 2850

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