Port Kembla Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Port Kembla (2505) is a suburb of South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, New South Wales. It is about 74 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Port Kembla is in the federal electorates of Cunningham, Throsby.

In the 2011 census the population of Port Kembla was 4,884 and is comprised of approximately 49.0% females and 51.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Port Kembla is 43 years of age.

64.6% of people living in the suburb of Port Kembla were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 10.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 3.8% Italy, 2.2% England, 1.8% Greece, 1.6% Portugal, 1.3% New Zealand, 0.7% Germany, 0.6% Spain, 0.5% Philippines, 0.5% South Eastern Europe, nfd, 0.4% Serbia, 0.4% Croatia, 0.4% Scotland, 0.3% United States of America.

63.2% of people living in Port Kembla speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 16.9% Macedonian, 5.0% Italian, 4.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.6% Greek, 1.6% Portuguese, 1.0% Spanish, 1.0% Other, 0.6% Serbian, 0.3% Croatian.

The religious makeup of Port Kembla is 29.4% Catholic, 22.5% Eastern Orthodox, 14.8% No religion, 14.7% Anglican, 7.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.1% Uniting Church, 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.4% Christian, nfd, 0.9% Pentecostal, 0.8% Islam.

43.7% of people are married, 34.0% have never married and 9.5% are divorced and 4.0% are separated. There are 360 widowed people living in Port Kembla.

54.5% of the people living in Port Kembla over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.9% are working on a part time basis. Port Kembla has an unemployment rate of 9.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Port Kembla are 15.3% Technicians & trades workers, 15.0% Labourers, 14.4% Professionals, 13.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.5% Sales workers, 11.1% Community & personal service workers, 10.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 6.9% Managers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Port Kembla work in are 13.6% Manufacturing, 12.3% Retail trade, 11.5% Health care and social assistance, 7.9% Accommodation and food services, 7.4% Construction, 7.2% Public administration and safety, 7.0% Education and training, 5.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.7% Other services.

43.1% of homes are fully owned, and 22.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 31.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $388 per week and the median household income is $806 per week.

The median rent in Port Kembla is $200 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Port Kembla postcode 2505

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