Bankstown Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Bankstown (2200) is a suburb of Sydney, Canterbury/Bankstown, New South Wales. It is about 17 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Bankstown is in the federal electorates of Banks, Blaxland, Watson.

In the 2011 census the population of Bankstown was 30,572 and is comprised of approximately 50.5% females and 49.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Bankstown is 31 years of age.

38.2% of people living in the suburb of Bankstown were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 12.7% Vietnam, 7.3% Lebanon, 5.5% China , 1.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 1.5% Pakistan, 1.5% New Zealand, 1.4% India, 1.4% Greece, 1.2% Philippines, 1.1% Iraq, 1.1% Egypt, 0.9% Bangladesh, 0.8% Indonesia, 0.8% Italy.

23.5% of people living in Bankstown speak Arabic. The other top languages spoken are 17.3% Vietnamese, 16.9% English only, 9.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.7% Mandarin, 3.8% Other, 3.6% Cantonese, 3.3% Greek, 2.9% Macedonian, 2.2% Urdu.

The religious makeup of Bankstown is 26.2% Islam, 21.5% Catholic, 12.2% Buddhism, 10.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.7% No religion, 8.6% Eastern Orthodox, 2.9% Anglican, 1.3% Hinduism, 1.3% Uniting Church, 1.2% Baptist.

52.7% of people are married, 29.3% have never married and 9.3% are divorced and 4.1% are separated. There are 1081 widowed people living in Bankstown.

57.4% of the people living in Bankstown over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.3% are working on a part time basis. Bankstown has an unemployment rate of 10.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Bankstown are 17.7% Professionals, 14.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.0% Technicians & trades workers, 12.6% Labourers, 11.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.6% Community & personal service workers, 9.4% Sales workers, 7.6% Managers, 3.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Bankstown work in are 13.3% Manufacturing, 11.8% Retail trade, 11.0% Health care and social assistance, 8.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.9% Accommodation and food services, 6.4% Construction, 5.4% Wholesale trade, 5.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.9% Financial and insurance services.

23.4% of homes are fully owned, and 29.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 43.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $377 per week and the median household income is $950 per week.

The median rent in Bankstown is $330 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Bankstown postcode 2200

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