Blackheath Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Blackheath (2785) is a suburb of Sydney, Blue Mountains, New South Wales. It is about 89 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Blackheath is in the federal electorate of Macquarie.

In the 2011 census the population of Blackheath was 4,569 and is comprised of approximately 52.0% females and 48.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Blackheath is 47 years of age.

68.9% of people living in the suburb of Blackheath were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.1% England, 1.7% New Zealand, 0.9% Germany, 0.8% Netherlands, 0.7% United States of America, 0.7% Scotland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% France, 0.3% South Africa, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% India, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Poland, 0.2% Italy.

81.8% of people living in Blackheath speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 13.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% German, 0.5% Other, 0.4% Greek, 0.3% Spanish, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% French, 0.3% Italian, 0.2% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Blackheath is 31.1% No religion, 17.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 16.4% Anglican, 16.2% Catholic, 3.3% Uniting Church, 3.1% Buddhism, 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Baptist, 1.4% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Other religious affiliation .

45.3% of people are married, 31.7% have never married and 12.8% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 239 widowed people living in Blackheath.

48.3% of the people living in Blackheath over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 38.9% are working on a part time basis. Blackheath has an unemployment rate of 5.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Blackheath are 27.7% Professionals, 13.8% Technicians & trades workers, 13.1% Community & personal service workers, 11.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.5% Managers, 8.3% Labourers, 7.9% Sales workers, 4.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Blackheath work in are 15.2% Health care and social assistance, 11.5% Education and training, 11.2% Accommodation and food services, 8.8% Retail trade, 7.7% Public administration and safety, 7.0% Construction, 6.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.1% Administrative and support services, 3.7% Transport, postal and warehousing.

42.2% of homes are fully owned, and 31.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 23.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $529 per week and the median household income is $919 per week.

The median rent in Blackheath is $245 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1625 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Blackheath postcode 2785

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