Fernhill Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Fernhill (2519) is a suburb of South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, New South Wales. It is about 65 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Fernhill is in the federal electorate of Cunningham.

In the 2011 census the population of Fernhill was 1,024 and is comprised of approximately 54.2% females and 45.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Fernhill is 46 years of age.

74.5% of people living in the suburb of Fernhill were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.7% England, 2.2% Italy, 1.2% Turkey, 1.0% Vietnam, 1.0% Chile, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.8% Scotland, 0.7% Croatia, 0.7% Germany, 0.6% Peru, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% Cyprus, 0.5% Bosnia and Herzegovina, 0.5% Spain.

81.0% of people living in Fernhill speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.1% Italian, 2.2% Spanish, 1.7% Turkish, 1.2% Vietnamese, 1.1% Croatian, 1.0% Arabic, 0.9% Greek, 0.7% Other.

The religious makeup of Fernhill is 32.0% Catholic, 22.8% Anglican, 14.7% No religion, 8.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.4% Uniting Church, 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.5% Islam, 2.2% Eastern Orthodox, 1.7% Buddhism, 1.5% Christian, nfd.

44.1% of people are married, 29.4% have never married and 13.9% are divorced and 4.5% are separated. There are 70 widowed people living in Fernhill.

53.0% of the people living in Fernhill over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.0% are working on a part time basis. Fernhill has an unemployment rate of 7.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Fernhill are 20.5% Professionals, 16.7% Technicians & trades workers, 14.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.6% Community & personal service workers, 9.8% Labourers, 9.3% Sales workers, 7.4% Managers, 7.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Fernhill work in are 13.2% Education and training, 12.9% Retail trade, 12.9% Health care and social assistance, 8.5% Manufacturing, 8.5% Accommodation and food services, 7.4% Public administration and safety, 5.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.1% Inadequately described/Not stated.

26.8% of homes are fully owned, and 19.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 50.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $378 per week and the median household income is $619 per week.

The median rent in Fernhill is $137 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1863 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Fernhill postcode 2519

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