Lewisham Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Lewisham (2049) is a suburb of Sydney, Inner West, New South Wales. It is about 7 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Lewisham is in the federal electorate of Grayndler.

In the 2011 census the population of Lewisham was 2,927 and is comprised of approximately 52.3% females and 47.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Lewisham is 38 years of age.

61.9% of people living in the suburb of Lewisham were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.9% England, 2.5% New Zealand, 1.8% Portugal, 1.7% Greece, 1.7% China , 1.2% Philippines, 1.2% Italy, 1.1% Vietnam, 0.9% United States of America, 0.7% Lebanon, 0.6% Malaysia, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% India, 0.5% Germany.

68.8% of people living in Lewisham speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 8.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.3% Greek, 2.3% Other, 2.2% Portuguese, 1.8% Cantonese, 1.8% Italian, 1.6% Spanish, 1.4% Arabic, 1.2% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Lewisham is 33.5% No religion, 25.9% Catholic, 10.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 9.6% Anglican, 3.9% Eastern Orthodox, 2.8% Buddhism, 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Christian, nfd, 1.5% Uniting Church, 1.4% Baptist.

36.3% of people are married, 47.7% have never married and 8.3% are divorced and 2.2% are separated. There are 136 widowed people living in Lewisham.

62.4% of the people living in Lewisham over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.5% are working on a part time basis. Lewisham has an unemployment rate of 5.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Lewisham are 40.5% Professionals, 14.4% Managers, 14.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.1% Technicians & trades workers, 7.3% Community & personal service workers, 6.1% Labourers, 5.9% Sales workers, 2.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Lewisham work in are 13.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 11.7% Health care and social assistance, 11.6% Education and training, 8.0% Financial and insurance services, 7.0% Public administration and safety, 5.9% Retail trade, 5.5% Accommodation and food services, 5.1% Manufacturing, 5.1% Information media and telecommunications.

27.8% of homes are fully owned, and 32.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 37.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $787 per week and the median household income is $1698 per week.

The median rent in Lewisham is $360 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2600 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Lewisham postcode 2049

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