Rockdale Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Rockdale (2216) is a suburb of Sydney, St George, New South Wales. It is about 11 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Rockdale is in the federal electorate of Barton.

In the 2011 census the population of Rockdale was 14,036 and is comprised of approximately 48.3% females and 51.7% males.

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

33.2% of people living in the suburb of Rockdale were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 10.6% China , 7.6% Nepal, 4.1% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 4.0% Bangladesh, 3.2% India, 2.8% Philippines, 2.2% Lebanon, 1.8% Indonesia, 1.7% Greece, 1.6% New Zealand, 1.2% Hong Kong , 1.0% Thailand, 1.0% England, 1.0% Italy.

25.9% of people living in Rockdale speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 8.9% Other, 8.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 8.8% Mandarin, 6.7% Macedonian, 6.0% Arabic, 5.5% Cantonese, 4.3% Bengali, 4.0% Greek, 2.4% Other.

The religious makeup of Rockdale is 18.9% Catholic, 16.0% No religion, 13.7% Eastern Orthodox, 10.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 10.3% Islam, 10.0% Hinduism, 6.8% Buddhism, 4.9% Anglican, 1.5% Uniting Church, 1.4% Presbyterian and Reformed.

49.5% of people are married, 37.4% have never married and 6.2% are divorced and 2.6% are separated. There are 526 widowed people living in Rockdale.

58.6% of the people living in Rockdale over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.1% are working on a part time basis. Rockdale has an unemployment rate of 6.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Rockdale are 19.7% Professionals, 15.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.0% Technicians & trades workers, 12.8% Labourers, 11.3% Community & personal service workers, 10.7% Sales workers, 8.4% Managers, 6.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Rockdale work in are 14.8% Accommodation and food services, 11.0% Retail trade, 10.0% Health care and social assistance, 8.0% Transport, postal and warehousing, 7.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.8% Financial and insurance services, 6.7% Manufacturing, 5.7% Administrative and support services, 4.4% Public administration and safety.

24.6% of homes are fully owned, and 30.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 41.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $542 per week and the median household income is $1323 per week.

The median rent in Rockdale is $390 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2100 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Rockdale postcode 2216

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