Westmead Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Westmead (2145) is a suburb of Sydney, Parramatta, New South Wales. It is about 21 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Westmead is in the federal electorate of Parramatta.

In the 2011 census the population of Westmead was 14,171 and is comprised of approximately 49.7% females and 50.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Westmead is 31 years of age.

30.1% of people living in the suburb of Westmead were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 29.7% India, 5.7% China , 4.4% Sri Lanka, 1.9% Philippines, 1.7% Bangladesh, 1.5% New Zealand, 1.4% Korea, Republic of , 1.3% Lebanon, 1.2% Pakistan, 1.1% England, 0.9% Hong Kong , 0.9% Nepal, 0.9% Malaysia, 0.8% Fiji.

26.2% of people living in Westmead speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 11.0% Other, 10.0% Other, 8.8% Hindi, 7.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 6.4% Tamil, 5.3% Mandarin, 3.2% Arabic, 3.2% Cantonese, 2.9% Punjabi.

The religious makeup of Westmead is 32.9% Hinduism, 16.3% Catholic, 11.0% No religion, 7.9% Islam, 7.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.9% Anglican, 4.1% Other Religious Groups, 3.4% Buddhism, 2.2% Uniting Church, 1.6% Eastern Orthodox.

58.3% of people are married, 29.0% have never married and 5.9% are divorced and 2.2% are separated. There are 510 widowed people living in Westmead.

67.8% of the people living in Westmead over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 20.2% are working on a part time basis. Westmead has an unemployment rate of 7.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Westmead are 36.6% Professionals, 15.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.3% Technicians & trades workers, 8.2% Labourers, 7.8% Managers, 7.5% Sales workers, 7.2% Community & personal service workers, 5.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Westmead work in are 18.0% Health care and social assistance, 11.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.2% Retail trade, 9.0% Financial and insurance services, 7.9% Manufacturing, 5.6% Accommodation and food services, 5.3% Public administration and safety, 5.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.1% Wholesale trade.

12.4% of homes are fully owned, and 23.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 61.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $626 per week and the median household income is $1475 per week.

The median rent in Westmead is $360 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Westmead postcode 2145

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