Canterbury Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Canterbury (2193) is a suburb of Sydney, Canterbury/Bankstown, New South Wales. It is about 9 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Canterbury is in the federal electorates of Grayndler, Watson.

In the 2011 census the population of Canterbury was 6,159 and is comprised of approximately 49.7% females and 50.3% males.

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

45.6% of people living in the suburb of Canterbury were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.1% China , 4.4% Greece, 3.2% Vietnam, 2.8% Lebanon, 2.6% Portugal, 2.3% Nepal, 2.0% Italy, 1.9% Philippines, 1.7% New Zealand, 1.6% Korea, Republic of , 1.6% India, 1.4% England, 1.1% Bangladesh, 1.0% Indonesia.

35.0% of people living in Canterbury speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 10.8% Greek, 6.3% Arabic, 5.8% Mandarin, 5.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 5.0% Cantonese, 3.8% Portuguese, 3.6% Italian, 3.6% Vietnamese, 3.3% Other.

The religious makeup of Canterbury is 29.1% Catholic, 16.2% No religion, 14.6% Eastern Orthodox, 7.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.1% Buddhism, 5.9% Anglican, 5.7% Islam, 3.3% Hinduism, 2.0% Uniting Church, 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed.

49.2% of people are married, 35.6% have never married and 8.3% are divorced and 2.9% are separated. There are 204 widowed people living in Canterbury.

59.8% of the people living in Canterbury over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.4% are working on a part time basis. Canterbury has an unemployment rate of 6.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Canterbury are 20.9% Professionals, 14.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.6% Technicians & trades workers, 11.2% Managers, 11.1% Labourers, 10.1% Community & personal service workers, 9.0% Sales workers, 6.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Canterbury work in are 11.6% Health care and social assistance, 10.1% Retail trade, 7.9% Accommodation and food services, 7.6% Education and training, 7.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 7.2% Manufacturing, 7.0% Construction, 6.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.9% Public administration and safety.

30.7% of homes are fully owned, and 31.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 34.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $527 per week and the median household income is $1229 per week.

The median rent in Canterbury is $330 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2150 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Canterbury postcode 2193

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