Lawson Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Lawson (2783) is a suburb of Sydney, Blue Mountains, New South Wales. It is about 74 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Lawson is in the federal electorate of Macquarie.

In the 2011 census the population of Lawson was 2,887 and is comprised of approximately 52.0% females and 48.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Lawson is 41 years of age.

77.4% of people living in the suburb of Lawson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.6% England, 1.8% New Zealand, 1.1% Germany, 0.7% Netherlands, 0.6% United States of America, 0.6% Scotland, 0.4% Philippines, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Croatia, 0.3% Austria, 0.3% Canada, 0.3% Hungary, 0.3% Wales, 0.2% Fiji.

89.9% of people living in Lawson speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Spanish, 0.6% German, 0.5% Other, 0.4% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.2% Hindi, 0.2% Greek, 0.2% Serbian.

The religious makeup of Lawson is 30.6% No religion, 19.7% Catholic, 17.8% Anglican, 9.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.7% Christian, nfd, 3.8% Baptist, 2.5% Uniting Church, 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.8% Other Religious Groups, 1.5% Other religious affiliation .

43.0% of people are married, 35.9% have never married and 12.5% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 125 widowed people living in Lawson.

53.6% of the people living in Lawson over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 35.0% are working on a part time basis. Lawson has an unemployment rate of 5.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Lawson are 27.1% Professionals, 13.6% Community & personal service workers, 13.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.2% Technicians & trades workers, 11.2% Managers, 9.0% Labourers, 6.1% Sales workers, 5.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Lawson work in are 17.9% Health care and social assistance, 14.5% Education and training, 9.7% Retail trade, 9.0% Public administration and safety, 7.1% Construction, 6.8% Manufacturing, 5.5% Accommodation and food services, 4.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.5% Transport, postal and warehousing.

32.8% of homes are fully owned, and 45.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 19.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $543 per week and the median household income is $1111 per week.

The median rent in Lawson is $265 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Lawson postcode 2783

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