Russell Vale Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Russell Vale (2517) is a suburb of South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, New South Wales. It is about 61 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Russell Vale is in the federal electorate of Cunningham.

In the 2011 census the population of Russell Vale was 1,518 and is comprised of approximately 49.9% females and 50.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Russell Vale is 38 years of age.

85.5% of people living in the suburb of Russell Vale were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.6% England, 1.1% Scotland, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.7% Netherlands, 0.7% Italy, 0.5% India, 0.5% Germany, 0.4% South Africa, 0.3% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.3% Thailand, 0.3% Finland, 0.3% Austria, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% Ireland.

91.0% of people living in Russell Vale speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.2% Macedonian, 0.7% Other, 0.7% Dutch, 0.7% Italian, 0.5% Arabic, 0.5% German, 0.5% Thai, 0.3% Japanese.

The religious makeup of Russell Vale is 24.4% Anglican, 24.1% Catholic, 20.5% No religion, 9.9% Uniting Church, 5.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.8% Christian, nfd, 1.5% Eastern Orthodox, 1.4% Baptist, 1.1% Buddhism.

51.0% of people are married, 31.2% have never married and 8.8% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 66 widowed people living in Russell Vale.

53.9% of the people living in Russell Vale over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.9% are working on a part time basis. Russell Vale has an unemployment rate of 7.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Russell Vale are 19.1% Technicians & trades workers, 18.6% Professionals, 16.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.8% Community & personal service workers, 9.5% Labourers, 8.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 7.2% Sales workers, 7.2% Managers, 1.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Russell Vale work in are 15.2% Health care and social assistance, 12.5% Education and training, 9.4% Construction, 9.0% Public administration and safety, 7.6% Manufacturing, 7.3% Retail trade, 7.3% Mining, 6.8% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.6% Accommodation and food services.

38.6% of homes are fully owned, and 41.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 17.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $517 per week and the median household income is $1200 per week.

The median rent in Russell Vale is $205 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Russell Vale postcode 2517

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