Helensburgh Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Helensburgh (2508) is a suburb of South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, New South Wales. It is about 42 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Helensburgh is in the federal electorate of Cunningham.

In the 2011 census the population of Helensburgh was 5,996 and is comprised of approximately 50.4% females and 49.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Helensburgh is 34 years of age.

84.8% of people living in the suburb of Helensburgh were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.6% England, 1.1% New Zealand, 0.7% Scotland, 0.4% South Africa, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% India, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Germany, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Italy, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.2% Philippines, 0.1% Malta, 0.1% Zimbabwe.

93.2% of people living in Helensburgh speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% Other, 0.3% German, 0.3% Spanish, 0.2% Greek, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Tamil, 0.1% Japanese, 0.1% Vietnamese.

The religious makeup of Helensburgh is 28.1% Catholic, 26.9% Anglican, 21.0% No religion, 6.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.4% Uniting Church, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.3% Christian, nfd, 2.1% Baptist, 1.1% Pentecostal, 0.6% Buddhism.

57.1% of people are married, 30.1% have never married and 6.3% are divorced and 2.6% are separated. There are 174 widowed people living in Helensburgh.

58.6% of the people living in Helensburgh over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.8% are working on a part time basis. Helensburgh has an unemployment rate of 4.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Helensburgh are 20.6% Professionals, 17.7% Technicians & trades workers, 16.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.3% Community & personal service workers, 10.7% Managers, 8.1% Sales workers, 7.2% Labourers, 6.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Helensburgh work in are 11.4% Health care and social assistance, 9.6% Construction, 9.5% Retail trade, 9.4% Public administration and safety, 8.2% Education and training, 7.8% Manufacturing, 7.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.4% Financial and insurance services.

29.9% of homes are fully owned, and 54.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 13.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $694 per week and the median household income is $1792 per week.

The median rent in Helensburgh is $365 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2403 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Helensburgh postcode 2508

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