Petersham Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Petersham (2049) is a suburb of Sydney, Inner West, New South Wales. It is about 6 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Petersham is in the federal electorate of Grayndler.

In the 2011 census the population of Petersham was 7,529 and is comprised of approximately 49.8% females and 50.2% males.

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

64.3% of people living in the suburb of Petersham were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.0% England, 2.2% New Zealand, 2.0% Portugal, 1.5% Italy, 1.3% China , 1.2% Vietnam, 1.2% Greece, 1.0% India, 0.8% United States of America, 0.7% Malaysia, 0.6% Lebanon, 0.6% Ireland, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% Thailand.

70.2% of people living in Petersham speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.9% Portuguese, 2.8% Greek, 2.6% Italian, 2.1% Spanish, 1.8% Other, 1.6% Vietnamese, 1.4% Mandarin, 1.2% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Petersham is 35.3% No religion, 26.5% Catholic, 9.2% Anglican, 9.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.6% Eastern Orthodox, 3.3% Buddhism, 1.7% Uniting Church, 1.6% Other religious affiliation , 1.5% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Presbyterian and Reformed.

33.3% of people are married, 51.6% have never married and 8.7% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 197 widowed people living in Petersham.

65.7% of the people living in Petersham over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 24.0% are working on a part time basis. Petersham has an unemployment rate of 5.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Petersham are 38.4% Professionals, 16.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.2% Managers, 8.4% Technicians & trades workers, 7.4% Community & personal service workers, 6.5% Sales workers, 4.8% Labourers, 2.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Petersham work in are 14.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, 11.3% Education and training, 10.7% Health care and social assistance, 7.6% Retail trade, 7.2% Financial and insurance services, 7.0% Public administration and safety, 6.1% Information media and telecommunications, 5.3% Accommodation and food services, 4.2% Construction.

20.2% of homes are fully owned, and 29.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 47.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $857 per week and the median household income is $1680 per week.

The median rent in Petersham is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2600 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Petersham postcode 2049

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