Wilcannia Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Wilcannia (2836) is a suburb of Regional NSW, Far West, New South Wales. It is about 761 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Wilcannia is in the federal electorate of Farrer.

In the 2011 census the population of Wilcannia was 826 and is comprised of approximately 51.7% females and 48.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Wilcannia is 31 years of age.

94.8% of people living in the suburb of Wilcannia were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.5% England, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.9% Bangladesh.

93.6% of people living in Wilcannia speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.4% Cantonese, 0.4% French, 0.4% Spanish, 0.4% Other, 0.4% Bengali, 0.4% Filipino .

The religious makeup of Wilcannia is 56.9% Catholic, 15.4% Anglican, 11.7% No religion, 4.0% Uniting Church, 2.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Christian, nfd, 1.3% Pentecostal, 1.1% Lutheran, 1.0% Baptist.

26.8% of people are married, 59.5% have never married and 7.3% are divorced and 2.4% are separated. There are 24 widowed people living in Wilcannia.

63.2% of the people living in Wilcannia over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 18.5% are working on a part time basis. Wilcannia has an unemployment rate of 11.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Wilcannia are 25.2% Managers, 23.5% Labourers, 17.1% Community & personal service workers, 13.9% Professionals, 7.0% Technicians & trades workers, 5.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 3.5% Sales workers, 2.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Wilcannia work in are 31.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 14.9% Health care and social assistance, 13.5% Public administration and safety, 13.2% Education and training, 5.6% Administrative and support services, 4.4% Accommodation and food services, 4.4% Construction, 2.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, 1.8% Retail trade.

29.9% of homes are fully owned, and 7.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 56.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $376 per week and the median household income is $830 per week.

The median rent in Wilcannia is $50 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $0 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Wilcannia postcode 2836

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