Kareela Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Kareela (2232) is a suburb of Sydney, Sutherland, New South Wales. It is about 20 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Kareela is in the federal electorate of Cook.

In the 2011 census the population of Kareela was 3,325 and is comprised of approximately 50.3% females and 49.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Kareela is 42 years of age.

76.6% of people living in the suburb of Kareela were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.6% England, 1.1% Germany, 1.1% China , 1.0% Greece, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.8% Italy, 0.8% Malaysia, 0.7% South Africa, 0.7% Hong Kong , 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% Egypt, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% Croatia, 0.4% Cyprus.

81.9% of people living in Kareela speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.5% Greek, 2.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.9% Italian, 1.4% Cantonese, 1.3% Arabic, 1.2% Mandarin, 1.0% Other, 0.8% Spanish, 0.7% German.

The religious makeup of Kareela is 31.1% Catholic, 27.2% Anglican, 14.7% No religion, 7.0% Eastern Orthodox, 4.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.1% Uniting Church, 3.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Baptist, 1.7% Buddhism, 0.9% Christian, nfd.

65.4% of people are married, 23.2% have never married and 5.8% are divorced and 1.7% are separated. There are 106 widowed people living in Kareela.

60.2% of the people living in Kareela over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.3% are working on a part time basis. Kareela has an unemployment rate of 3.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Kareela are 26.5% Professionals, 18.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 16.1% Managers, 12.3% Technicians & trades workers, 10.3% Sales workers, 7.2% Community & personal service workers, 4.9% Labourers, 3.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Kareela work in are 9.8% Health care and social assistance, 9.7% Retail trade, 9.7% Education and training, 8.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.5% Transport, postal and warehousing, 7.6% Construction, 7.0% Manufacturing, 6.9% Public administration and safety, 5.8% Financial and insurance services.

52.3% of homes are fully owned, and 40.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 6.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $727 per week and the median household income is $2019 per week.

The median rent in Kareela is $510 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2806 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Kareela postcode 2232

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