Woonona Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Woonona (2517) is a suburb of South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, New South Wales. It is about 60 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Woonona is in the federal electorate of Cunningham.

In the 2011 census the population of Woonona was 11,442 and is comprised of approximately 52.2% females and 47.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Woonona is 40 years of age.

81.2% of people living in the suburb of Woonona were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.7% England, 1.1% Scotland, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.7% South Africa, 0.6% Germany, 0.6% Italy, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.4% United States of America, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% Vietnam, 0.3% Canada, 0.2% Thailand, 0.2% Poland, 0.2% Ireland.

90.8% of people living in Woonona speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.9% Other, 0.8% Italian, 0.5% Spanish, 0.5% German, 0.4% Arabic, 0.4% Vietnamese, 0.3% Greek, 0.2% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Woonona is 27.5% Catholic, 23.6% Anglican, 21.0% No religion, 6.4% Uniting Church, 6.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Baptist, 1.0% Buddhism, 1.0% Eastern Orthodox.

50.5% of people are married, 29.0% have never married and 9.5% are divorced and 2.9% are separated. There are 741 widowed people living in Woonona.

58.1% of the people living in Woonona over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.2% are working on a part time basis. Woonona has an unemployment rate of 5.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Woonona are 24.2% Professionals, 15.4% Technicians & trades workers, 14.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.7% Community & personal service workers, 10.8% Managers, 8.3% Sales workers, 6.5% Labourers, 6.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Woonona work in are 14.3% Health care and social assistance, 12.5% Education and training, 8.8% Public administration and safety, 8.3% Manufacturing, 8.0% Retail trade, 7.1% Construction, 6.0% Accommodation and food services, 5.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.1% Transport, postal and warehousing.

35.2% of homes are fully owned, and 35.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 26.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $539 per week and the median household income is $1237 per week.

The median rent in Woonona is $260 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Woonona postcode 2517

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