Fairy Meadow Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Fairy Meadow (2519) is a suburb of South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, New South Wales. It is about 66 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Fairy Meadow is in the federal electorate of Cunningham.

In the 2011 census the population of Fairy Meadow was 6,585 and is comprised of approximately 50.1% females and 49.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Fairy Meadow is 38 years of age.

67.7% of people living in the suburb of Fairy Meadow were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.7% Italy, 3.4% England, 3.4% China , 1.8% Turkey, 1.2% Vietnam, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.9% India, 0.8% Scotland, 0.7% Croatia, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% Germany, 0.5% Thailand, 0.5% Iran, 0.5% Saudi Arabia.

71.6% of people living in Fairy Meadow speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.4% Italian, 3.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.7% Mandarin, 2.5% Turkish, 1.7% Arabic, 1.6% Other, 1.6% Vietnamese, 1.0% Cantonese, 1.0% Serbian.

The religious makeup of Fairy Meadow is 31.5% Catholic, 20.0% No religion, 16.2% Anglican, 6.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.1% Islam, 4.2% Uniting Church, 3.7% Eastern Orthodox, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Buddhism, 1.5% Christian, nfd.

43.1% of people are married, 37.0% have never married and 9.0% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 416 widowed people living in Fairy Meadow.

55.4% of the people living in Fairy Meadow over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.1% are working on a part time basis. Fairy Meadow has an unemployment rate of 7.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Fairy Meadow are 19.9% Professionals, 16.8% Technicians & trades workers, 13.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.0% Community & personal service workers, 10.0% Labourers, 9.6% Sales workers, 8.5% Managers, 7.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Fairy Meadow work in are 12.1% Health care and social assistance, 11.0% Retail trade, 10.6% Education and training, 9.7% Manufacturing, 9.6% Accommodation and food services, 6.8% Public administration and safety, 6.4% Construction, 5.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.9% Professional, scientific and technical services.

34.6% of homes are fully owned, and 22.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 38.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $419 per week and the median household income is $867 per week.

The median rent in Fairy Meadow is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1800 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Fairy Meadow postcode 2519

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