Russell Lea Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Russell Lea (2046) is a suburb of Sydney, Inner West, New South Wales. It is about 6 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Russell Lea is in the federal electorate of Reid.

In the 2011 census the population of Russell Lea was 4,780 and is comprised of approximately 52.1% females and 47.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Russell Lea is 39 years of age.

69.7% of people living in the suburb of Russell Lea were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 8.6% Italy, 3.1% England, 1.9% Greece, 1.5% New Zealand, 1.3% China , 0.5% Hong Kong , 0.5% Ireland, 0.5% Germany, 0.5% Egypt, 0.4% Lebanon, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% Philippines, 0.4% Vietnam, 0.3% United States of America.

68.7% of people living in Russell Lea speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 13.7% Italian, 4.5% Greek, 3.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% Cantonese, 1.3% Arabic, 1.0% Mandarin, 0.9% Spanish, 0.9% Other, 0.5% German.

The religious makeup of Russell Lea is 46.3% Catholic, 16.0% No religion, 13.7% Anglican, 7.0% Eastern Orthodox, 5.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.8% Uniting Church, 1.2% Buddhism, 0.9% Islam, 0.8% Christian, nfd.

52.5% of people are married, 32.0% have never married and 6.7% are divorced and 2.1% are separated. There are 261 widowed people living in Russell Lea.

63.7% of the people living in Russell Lea over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.5% are working on a part time basis. Russell Lea has an unemployment rate of 3.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Russell Lea are 32.3% Professionals, 19.1% Managers, 16.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.9% Sales workers, 8.8% Technicians & trades workers, 8.0% Community & personal service workers, 3.5% Labourers, 1.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Russell Lea work in are 13.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.8% Education and training, 9.6% Health care and social assistance, 8.3% Financial and insurance services, 8.2% Retail trade, 7.0% Construction, 6.3% Wholesale trade, 5.8% Accommodation and food services, 5.5% Manufacturing.

38.5% of homes are fully owned, and 33.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $771 per week and the median household income is $1829 per week.

The median rent in Russell Lea is $430 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $3000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Russell Lea postcode 2046

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