Lake Heights Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Lake Heights (2502) is a suburb of South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, New South Wales. It is about 75 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Lake Heights is in the federal electorate of Throsby.

In the 2011 census the population of Lake Heights was 3,259 and is comprised of approximately 50.1% females and 49.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Lake Heights is 41 years of age.

59.9% of people living in the suburb of Lake Heights were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.6% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 5.3% Portugal, 4.6% Italy, 2.5% England, 1.7% Malta, 1.4% Croatia, 1.3% New Zealand, 1.0% Germany, 0.9% South Eastern Europe, nfd, 0.8% Spain, 0.7% Philippines, 0.7% Serbia, 0.5% Lebanon, 0.5% Chile.

57.7% of people living in Lake Heights speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 9.1% Macedonian, 6.8% Italian, 6.2% Portuguese, 4.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.4% Arabic, 2.1% Other, 1.6% Spanish, 1.4% Croatian, 1.3% Greek.

The religious makeup of Lake Heights is 41.5% Catholic, 13.3% Eastern Orthodox, 12.5% Anglican, 11.4% No religion, 6.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.9% Islam, 1.9% Uniting Church, 1.7% Christian, nfd, 1.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 0.9% Jehovah's Witnesses.

48.1% of people are married, 31.3% have never married and 8.6% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 234 widowed people living in Lake Heights.

55.0% of the people living in Lake Heights over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.9% are working on a part time basis. Lake Heights has an unemployment rate of 10.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Lake Heights are 17.9% Technicians & trades workers, 14.7% Labourers, 14.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.9% Sales workers, 11.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 11.2% Professionals, 10.3% Community & personal service workers, 6.5% Managers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Lake Heights work in are 14.8% Manufacturing, 12.3% Retail trade, 10.0% Health care and social assistance, 9.8% Construction, 9.3% Accommodation and food services, 5.9% Public administration and safety, 5.4% Education and training, 5.4% Administrative and support services, 5.3% Transport, postal and warehousing.

46.2% of homes are fully owned, and 27.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 22.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $389 per week and the median household income is $895 per week.

The median rent in Lake Heights is $230 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1850 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Lake Heights postcode 2502

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