Hay Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Hay (2711) is a suburb of Regional NSW, Murray & Riverina, New South Wales. It is about 589 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Hay is in the federal electorate of Farrer.

In the 2011 census the population of Hay was 2,445 and is comprised of approximately 50.8% females and 49.2% males.

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

88.3% of people living in the suburb of Hay were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.2% England, 1.0% Italy, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.7% India, 0.4% Sri Lanka, 0.3% Scotland, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% Samoa, 0.2% Greece, 0.2% China , 0.2% Netherlands, 0.1% Germany, 0.1% Philippines.

93.4% of people living in Hay speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.2% Italian, 0.5% Tamil, 0.5% Other, 0.1% Punjabi, 0.1% Cantonese, 0.1% Greek, 0.1% Dutch, 0.1% German.

The religious makeup of Hay is 35.6% Catholic, 31.5% Anglican, 11.5% No religion, 7.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 5.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.2% Uniting Church, 0.7% Hinduism, 0.7% Christian, nfd, 0.6% Baptist, 0.4% Buddhism.

47.4% of people are married, 32.1% have never married and 7.6% are divorced and 3.7% are separated. There are 180 widowed people living in Hay.

58.2% of the people living in Hay over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.8% are working on a part time basis. Hay has an unemployment rate of 4.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Hay are 17.8% Labourers, 14.5% Technicians & trades workers, 13.7% Managers, 11.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.4% Community & personal service workers, 9.5% Sales workers, 9.4% Professionals, 2.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Hay work in are 15.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 13.6% Retail trade, 12.3% Public administration and safety, 9.6% Accommodation and food services, 7.9% Health care and social assistance, 7.5% Education and training, 6.7% Construction, 4.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, 3.1% Other services.

38.8% of homes are fully owned, and 26.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 30.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $430 per week and the median household income is $790 per week.

The median rent in Hay is $130 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1057 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Hay postcode 2711

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