Lake Illawarra Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Lake Illawarra (2528) is a suburb of South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, New South Wales. It is about 82 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Lake Illawarra is in the federal electorate of Throsby.

In the 2011 census the population of Lake Illawarra was 3,087 and is comprised of approximately 51.7% females and 48.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Lake Illawarra is 43 years of age.

76.5% of people living in the suburb of Lake Illawarra were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.0% England, 1.3% Spain, 1.1% Italy, 1.0% Germany, 1.0% Scotland, 0.6% New Zealand, 0.5% Chile, 0.5% Philippines, 0.5% Croatia, 0.4% Malta, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Turkey, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% Lebanon.

86.1% of people living in Lake Illawarra speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.1% Spanish, 1.4% Italian, 1.0% Other, 0.9% Turkish, 0.8% Arabic, 0.7% German, 0.6% Macedonian, 0.4% Greek.

The religious makeup of Lake Illawarra is 30.2% Catholic, 24.1% Anglican, 20.2% No religion, 6.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.1% Uniting Church, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 2.0% Eastern Orthodox, 1.5% Islam, 1.1% Baptist.

36.5% of people are married, 35.5% have never married and 14.9% are divorced and 4.1% are separated. There are 232 widowed people living in Lake Illawarra.

51.5% of the people living in Lake Illawarra over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.4% are working on a part time basis. Lake Illawarra has an unemployment rate of 10.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Lake Illawarra are 18.2% Technicians & trades workers, 14.9% Labourers, 14.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.1% Community & personal service workers, 10.3% Sales workers, 10.0% Professionals, 9.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 7.5% Managers, 2.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Lake Illawarra work in are 13.7% Health care and social assistance, 13.0% Retail trade, 11.6% Manufacturing, 8.8% Construction, 6.8% Accommodation and food services, 6.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.5% Public administration and safety, 6.4% Education and training, 5.0% Other services.

26.5% of homes are fully owned, and 19.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 49.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $392 per week and the median household income is $707 per week.

The median rent in Lake Illawarra is $200 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1430 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Lake Illawarra postcode 2528

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