Ashfield Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Ashfield (2131) is a suburb of Sydney, Canterbury/Bankstown, New South Wales. It is about 8 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Ashfield is in the federal electorate of Grayndler.

In the 2011 census the population of Ashfield was 22,189 and is comprised of approximately 51.1% females and 48.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Ashfield is 35 years of age.

40.5% of people living in the suburb of Ashfield were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 14.8% China , 5.5% India, 4.2% Nepal, 2.5% Philippines, 2.0% England, 1.9% Italy, 1.7% New Zealand, 1.4% Korea, Republic of , 1.3% Hong Kong , 1.2% Vietnam, 0.9% Bangladesh, 0.9% Thailand, 0.9% Greece, 0.8% Indonesia.

40.3% of people living in Ashfield speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 13.4% Mandarin, 7.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 6.3% Other, 6.0% Cantonese, 2.9% Italian, 2.6% Other, 1.9% Greek, 1.7% Hindi, 1.7% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Ashfield is 26.7% No religion, 24.7% Catholic, 9.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 9.2% Hinduism, 6.8% Buddhism, 6.6% Anglican, 3.2% Eastern Orthodox, 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Islam, 1.6% Uniting Church.

44.4% of people are married, 39.1% have never married and 8.0% are divorced and 2.6% are separated. There are 1130 widowed people living in Ashfield.

59.9% of the people living in Ashfield over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.8% are working on a part time basis. Ashfield has an unemployment rate of 7.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Ashfield are 30.6% Professionals, 15.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.4% Technicians & trades workers, 10.3% Managers, 10.0% Community & personal service workers, 9.2% Sales workers, 8.0% Labourers, 4.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Ashfield work in are 12.7% Health care and social assistance, 10.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.7% Retail trade, 9.7% Accommodation and food services, 8.5% Education and training, 7.0% Financial and insurance services, 5.6% Public administration and safety, 5.5% Manufacturing, 4.3% Transport, postal and warehousing.

24.2% of homes are fully owned, and 26.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 45.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $574 per week and the median household income is $1314 per week.

The median rent in Ashfield is $365 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2100 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Ashfield postcode 2131

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