Berkeley Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Berkeley (2506) is a suburb of South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, New South Wales. It is about 75 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Berkeley is in the federal electorate of Throsby.

In the 2011 census the population of Berkeley was 7,427 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Berkeley is 40 years of age.

72.2% of people living in the suburb of Berkeley were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.1% England, 2.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 1.7% Portugal, 1.3% Italy, 1.2% Scotland, 0.9% Lebanon, 0.9% Germany, 0.8% Vietnam, 0.8% Philippines, 0.7% New Zealand, 0.5% Spain, 0.5% Croatia, 0.4% Chile, 0.3% Malta.

75.4% of people living in Berkeley speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.0% Macedonian, 3.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.8% Arabic, 1.8% Portuguese, 1.7% Italian, 1.4% Vietnamese, 1.3% Spanish, 1.2% Other, 0.6% German.

The religious makeup of Berkeley is 31.1% Catholic, 21.1% Anglican, 15.0% No religion, 7.5% Eastern Orthodox, 7.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.2% Islam, 3.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.1% Uniting Church, 1.8% Buddhism, 1.1% Lutheran.

44.5% of people are married, 35.5% have never married and 8.4% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 489 widowed people living in Berkeley.

55.7% of the people living in Berkeley over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.3% are working on a part time basis. Berkeley has an unemployment rate of 9.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Berkeley are 17.1% Technicians & trades workers, 15.6% Labourers, 12.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.5% Community & personal service workers, 12.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.9% Professionals, 10.8% Sales workers, 6.2% Managers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Berkeley work in are 13.8% Health care and social assistance, 13.7% Manufacturing, 12.7% Retail trade, 8.3% Construction, 7.4% Accommodation and food services, 6.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.2% Other services, 4.8% Education and training, 4.7% Public administration and safety.

32.5% of homes are fully owned, and 28.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 34.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $386 per week and the median household income is $885 per week.

The median rent in Berkeley is $170 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1621 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Berkeley postcode 2506

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