Forestville Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Forestville (2087) is a suburb of Sydney, Northern Beaches, New South Wales. It is about 12 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Forestville is in the federal electorates of Mackellar, Warringah.

In the 2011 census the population of Forestville was 7,835 and is comprised of approximately 51.7% females and 48.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Forestville is 41 years of age.

66.9% of people living in the suburb of Forestville were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.8% England, 1.9% China , 1.7% New Zealand, 1.3% Japan, 1.2% Hong Kong , 1.2% South Africa, 0.9% United States of America, 0.8% Iran, 0.7% Germany, 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% France, 0.6% Lebanon, 0.5% Korea, Republic of , 0.5% Italy.

75.6% of people living in Forestville speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.7% Other, 3.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.8% Cantonese, 2.0% Japanese, 1.8% Mandarin, 1.4% French, 1.0% Italian, 0.9% German, 0.8% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Forestville is 25.3% Catholic, 22.6% No religion, 21.2% Anglican, 6.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.4% Uniting Church, 3.0% Christian, nfd, 3.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.5% Oriental Orthodox, 2.2% Eastern Orthodox, 2.0% Buddhism.

59.6% of people are married, 24.0% have never married and 7.1% are divorced and 1.9% are separated. There are 451 widowed people living in Forestville.

58.9% of the people living in Forestville over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.7% are working on a part time basis. Forestville has an unemployment rate of 3.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Forestville are 31.3% Professionals, 16.5% Managers, 15.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.5% Technicians & trades workers, 9.2% Sales workers, 8.2% Community & personal service workers, 3.8% Labourers, 2.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Forestville work in are 14.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.9% Health care and social assistance, 9.3% Retail trade, 9.0% Education and training, 7.8% Financial and insurance services, 6.6% Construction, 6.0% Wholesale trade, 5.9% Manufacturing, 5.2% Accommodation and food services.

41.3% of homes are fully owned, and 35.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 18.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $659 per week and the median household income is $1731 per week.

The median rent in Forestville is $510 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2800 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Forestville postcode 2087

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