Whalan Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Whalan (2770) is a suburb of Sydney, Western Sydney, New South Wales. It is about 39 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Whalan is in the federal electorate of Chifley.

In the 2011 census the population of Whalan was 5,925 and is comprised of approximately 51.3% females and 48.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Whalan is 32 years of age.

67.9% of people living in the suburb of Whalan were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.2% New Zealand, 2.8% Philippines, 2.2% England, 1.8% Samoa, 1.6% Fiji, 0.8% Egypt, 0.7% Sudan, 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% Malta, 0.5% India, 0.4% Germany, 0.4% Turkey, 0.4% Cook Islands, 0.4% Iraq.

71.8% of people living in Whalan speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.5% Samoan, 3.5% Other, 3.1% Arabic, 2.0% Hindi, 1.4% Tagalog, 0.8% Filipino , 0.7% Greek, 0.7% Italian.

The religious makeup of Whalan is 29.3% Catholic, 23.4% Anglican, 12.6% No religion, 8.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.5% Islam, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.5% Pentecostal, 2.4% Uniting Church, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 1.7% Eastern Orthodox.

34.8% of people are married, 42.7% have never married and 10.2% are divorced and 5.8% are separated. There are 289 widowed people living in Whalan.

53.9% of the people living in Whalan over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 24.4% are working on a part time basis. Whalan has an unemployment rate of 14.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Whalan are 20.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 17.5% Labourers, 14.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.6% Technicians & trades workers, 10.7% Community & personal service workers, 9.9% Sales workers, 6.0% Professionals, 4.5% Managers, 3.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Whalan work in are 16.0% Manufacturing, 12.2% Retail trade, 10.7% Health care and social assistance, 9.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 7.2% Wholesale trade, 6.9% Construction, 6.3% Accommodation and food services, 4.9% Inadequately described/Not stated, 4.7% Public administration and safety.

23.2% of homes are fully owned, and 22.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 49.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $364 per week and the median household income is $793 per week.

The median rent in Whalan is $190 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1517 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Whalan postcode 2770

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