Palm Beach Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Palm Beach (2108) is a suburb of Sydney, Upper North Shore, New South Wales. It is about 31 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Palm Beach is in the federal electorate of Mackellar.

In the 2011 census the population of Palm Beach was 1,596 and is comprised of approximately 49.9% females and 50.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Palm Beach is 53 years of age.

73.5% of people living in the suburb of Palm Beach were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.9% England, 2.1% New Zealand, 1.6% United States of America, 1.1% South Africa, 0.6% China , 0.6% Canada, 0.6% Germany, 0.6% Ireland, 0.6% France, 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% Wales, 0.4% Italy, 0.4% Czech Republic, 0.4% Switzerland.

88.3% of people living in Palm Beach speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.9% French, 0.9% German, 0.8% Spanish, 0.8% Other, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Turkish, 0.2% Russian, 0.2% Portuguese.

The religious makeup of Palm Beach is 30.6% Anglican, 26.7% No religion, 19.6% Catholic, 9.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.3% Uniting Church, 1.6% Buddhism, 0.9% Christian, nfd, 0.8% Lutheran, 0.8% Other religious affiliation .

58.0% of people are married, 23.5% have never married and 9.2% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 85 widowed people living in Palm Beach.

50.5% of the people living in Palm Beach over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 39.1% are working on a part time basis. Palm Beach has an unemployment rate of 4.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Palm Beach are 32.0% Professionals, 21.4% Managers, 12.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.0% Technicians & trades workers, 8.7% Sales workers, 7.9% Community & personal service workers, 3.4% Labourers, 3.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.6% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Palm Beach work in are 13.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 10.0% Retail trade, 9.2% Health care and social assistance, 7.5% Construction, 6.7% Education and training, 6.7% Wholesale trade, 6.3% Manufacturing, 6.2% Financial and insurance services, 5.5% Accommodation and food services.

48.0% of homes are fully owned, and 22.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 25.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $890 per week and the median household income is $1865 per week.

The median rent in Palm Beach is $450 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $3000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Palm Beach postcode 2108

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