Cobar Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Cobar (2835) is a suburb of Regional NSW, Far West, New South Wales. It is about 567 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Cobar is in the federal electorate of Parkes.

In the 2011 census the population of Cobar was 3,817 and is comprised of approximately 48.8% females and 51.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Cobar is 35 years of age.

83.0% of people living in the suburb of Cobar were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.9% New Zealand, 0.8% England, 0.5% Peru, 0.5% Philippines, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% Papua New Guinea, 0.4% Fiji, 0.3% Brazil, 0.2% India, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Tanzania, 0.2% Switzerland, 0.2% Scotland.

88.4% of people living in Cobar speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Other, 0.3% Spanish, 0.3% Hindi, 0.3% Portuguese, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Other, 0.2% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Cobar is 36.5% Catholic, 21.8% Anglican, 14.2% No religion, 11.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.6% Uniting Church, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Baptist, 1.0% Christian, nfd, 0.6% Lutheran, 0.5% Pentecostal.

45.5% of people are married, 35.8% have never married and 9.1% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 179 widowed people living in Cobar.

67.0% of the people living in Cobar over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 20.8% are working on a part time basis. Cobar has an unemployment rate of 4.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Cobar are 22.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 21.1% Technicians & trades workers, 11.3% Professionals, 10.6% Labourers, 9.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.9% Community & personal service workers, 8.3% Managers, 6.8% Sales workers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Cobar work in are 35.3% Mining, 9.3% Retail trade, 7.7% Public administration and safety, 7.5% Accommodation and food services, 6.4% Health care and social assistance, 5.9% Education and training, 4.2% Manufacturing, 4.0% Construction, 3.7% Other services.

28.8% of homes are fully owned, and 25.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 43.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $660 per week and the median household income is $1422 per week.

The median rent in Cobar is $150 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1322 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Cobar postcode 2835

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