Bega Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Bega (2550) is a suburb of South Coast, South Coast, New South Wales. It is about 336 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Bega is in the federal electorate of Eden-Monaro.

In the 2011 census the population of Bega was 4,757 and is comprised of approximately 52.4% females and 47.6% males.

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

86.8% of people living in the suburb of Bega were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.8% England, 0.7% New Zealand, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.4% Germany, 0.4% Scotland, 0.4% United States of America, 0.2% India, 0.1% Philippines, 0.1% China , 0.1% Wales, 0.1% Papua New Guinea, 0.1% Nigeria, 0.1% Finland, 0.1% Japan.

93.1% of people living in Bega speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% Other, 0.4% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Serbian, 0.1% Mandarin, 0.1% Italian, 0.1% Japanese.

The religious makeup of Bega is 29.3% Anglican, 23.2% Catholic, 22.8% No religion, 9.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.1% Uniting Church, 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Christian, nfd, 1.1% Jehovah's Witnesses, 1.1% Baptist, 1.0% Salvation Army.

43.9% of people are married, 33.4% have never married and 9.5% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 350 widowed people living in Bega.

53.2% of the people living in Bega over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 35.8% are working on a part time basis. Bega has an unemployment rate of 4.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Bega are 19.9% Labourers, 13.5% Professionals, 13.3% Technicians & trades workers, 12.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.6% Sales workers, 10.8% Community & personal service workers, 9.2% Managers, 7.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Bega work in are 15.9% Health care and social assistance, 15.4% Manufacturing, 14.4% Retail trade, 7.1% Construction, 6.3% Accommodation and food services, 6.1% Public administration and safety, 6.0% Education and training, 4.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 3.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing.

36.5% of homes are fully owned, and 30.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $451 per week and the median household income is $838 per week.

The median rent in Bega is $195 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Bega postcode 2550

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