Cooma Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Cooma (2630) is a suburb of Regional NSW, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales. It is about 325 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Cooma is in the federal electorate of Eden-Monaro.

In the 2011 census the population of Cooma was 6,664 and is comprised of approximately 50.4% females and 49.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Cooma is 42 years of age.

80.4% of people living in the suburb of Cooma were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.7% England, 1.5% Germany, 1.5% New Zealand, 1.0% Italy, 0.8% Netherlands, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Austria, 0.3% Lebanon, 0.3% India, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% China , 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Sri Lanka, 0.3% Malaysia.

87.4% of people living in Cooma speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.2% Other, 1.1% German, 0.9% Italian, 0.5% Arabic, 0.4% Dutch, 0.3% Greek, 0.3% Spanish, 0.2% Russian.

The religious makeup of Cooma is 30.7% Catholic, 24.8% Anglican, 17.7% No religion, 9.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.9% Uniting Church, 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Baptist, 2.0% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Lutheran, 1.0% Eastern Orthodox.

46.6% of people are married, 32.3% have never married and 9.3% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 458 widowed people living in Cooma.

59.0% of the people living in Cooma over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.7% are working on a part time basis. Cooma has an unemployment rate of 5.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Cooma are 16.1% Professionals, 15.8% Technicians & trades workers, 13.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.7% Managers, 11.5% Community & personal service workers, 11.4% Sales workers, 11.1% Labourers, 5.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Cooma work in are 14.4% Retail trade, 11.9% Health care and social assistance, 10.6% Public administration and safety, 9.0% Accommodation and food services, 7.6% Construction, 7.0% Education and training, 6.4% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, 5.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.4% Manufacturing.

37.1% of homes are fully owned, and 30.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $518 per week and the median household income is $897 per week.

The median rent in Cooma is $180 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1200 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Cooma postcode 2630

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