Penrith Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Penrith (2750) is a suburb of Sydney, Blue Mountains, New South Wales. It is about 49 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Penrith is in the federal electorate of Lindsay.

In the 2011 census the population of Penrith was 11,813 and is comprised of approximately 52.2% females and 47.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Penrith is 37 years of age.

70.6% of people living in the suburb of Penrith were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.4% England, 2.0% New Zealand, 1.3% India, 1.2% Philippines, 0.9% China , 0.8% Scotland, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% Thailand, 0.5% Sri Lanka, 0.4% Italy, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Afghanistan, 0.3% Malta, 0.3% Iran.

79.7% of people living in Penrith speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.1% Other, 1.0% Arabic, 0.8% Cantonese, 0.7% Mandarin, 0.7% Spanish, 0.6% Tagalog, 0.5% Thai, 0.5% Italian.

The religious makeup of Penrith is 27.8% Catholic, 24.7% Anglican, 16.6% No religion, 8.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.8% Uniting Church, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Islam, 1.6% Buddhism, 1.5% Pentecostal.

35.8% of people are married, 38.3% have never married and 12.2% are divorced and 4.7% are separated. There are 887 widowed people living in Penrith.

63.3% of the people living in Penrith over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 22.9% are working on a part time basis. Penrith has an unemployment rate of 7.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Penrith are 17.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 17.3% Professionals, 13.3% Technicians & trades workers, 10.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.6% Community & personal service workers, 9.7% Labourers, 9.6% Managers, 9.4% Sales workers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Penrith work in are 11.9% Health care and social assistance, 11.3% Retail trade, 10.2% Manufacturing, 8.2% Public administration and safety, 7.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 7.1% Construction, 6.9% Education and training, 6.7% Accommodation and food services, 4.8% Professional, scientific and technical services.

21.6% of homes are fully owned, and 24.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 49.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $545 per week and the median household income is $949 per week.

The median rent in Penrith is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1700 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Penrith postcode 2750

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