Parkes Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Parkes (2870) is a suburb of Regional NSW, Central West Slopes, New South Wales. It is about 293 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Parkes is in the federal electorate of Calare.

In the 2011 census the population of Parkes was 11,265 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Parkes is 38 years of age.

87.9% of people living in the suburb of Parkes were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.0% England, 0.6% New Zealand, 0.4% Philippines, 0.3% Scotland, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% Germany, 0.2% India, 0.2% China , 0.1% Fiji, 0.1% Papua New Guinea, 0.1% Iraq.

91.6% of people living in Parkes speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.6% Other, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.2% Arabic, 0.2% Filipino , 0.1% Tagalog, 0.1% Hindi, 0.1% Italian, 0.1% Polish.

The religious makeup of Parkes is 30.3% Catholic, 30.2% Anglican, 9.5% No religion, 8.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.1% Uniting Church, 4.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.9% Baptist, 1.5% Christian, nfd, 0.9% Pentecostal, 0.9% Lutheran.

48.5% of people are married, 31.7% have never married and 8.3% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 686 widowed people living in Parkes.

60.9% of the people living in Parkes over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.0% are working on a part time basis. Parkes has an unemployment rate of 4.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Parkes are 15.6% Technicians & trades workers, 14.5% Professionals, 13.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.2% Managers, 12.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.9% Sales workers, 10.0% Labourers, 9.7% Community & personal service workers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Parkes work in are 13.3% Retail trade, 11.3% Health care and social assistance, 8.0% Mining, 7.8% Accommodation and food services, 7.7% Public administration and safety, 7.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 7.0% Education and training, 6.4% Construction, 6.0% Manufacturing.

33.8% of homes are fully owned, and 31.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 30.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $490 per week and the median household income is $950 per week.

The median rent in Parkes is $160 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1387 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Parkes postcode 2870

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