Balmain Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Balmain (2041) is a suburb of Sydney, Inner West, New South Wales. It is about 3 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Balmain is in the federal electorate of Sydney.

In the 2011 census the population of Balmain was 9,783 and is comprised of approximately 52.1% females and 47.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Balmain is 38 years of age.

63.5% of people living in the suburb of Balmain were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 9.5% England, 3.6% New Zealand, 1.6% Ireland, 1.2% United States of America, 1.1% Scotland, 0.8% South Africa, 0.8% Germany, 0.7% China , 0.6% Canada, 0.5% Italy, 0.4% France, 0.4% India, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.3% Greece.

82.8% of people living in Balmain speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Other, 1.2% Italian, 1.0% Greek, 0.8% German, 0.7% French, 0.6% Arabic, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.5% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Balmain is 34.6% No religion, 24.1% Catholic, 16.5% Anglican, 9.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.3% Uniting Church, 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Eastern Orthodox, 1.6% Buddhism, 1.3% Other religious affiliation , 0.8% Islam.

40.8% of people are married, 42.1% have never married and 11.3% are divorced and 2.5% are separated. There are 271 widowed people living in Balmain.

69.3% of the people living in Balmain over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 21.5% are working on a part time basis. Balmain has an unemployment rate of 4.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Balmain are 43.0% Professionals, 22.9% Managers, 12.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 6.0% Sales workers, 6.0% Community & personal service workers, 5.7% Technicians & trades workers, 2.1% Labourers, 1.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.2% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Balmain work in are 18.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 12.1% Financial and insurance services, 9.3% Health care and social assistance, 8.7% Education and training, 6.5% Information media and telecommunications, 6.0% Retail trade, 4.9% Manufacturing, 4.5% Wholesale trade, 4.4% Construction.

24.3% of homes are fully owned, and 29.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 43.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $1208 per week and the median household income is $2456 per week.

The median rent in Balmain is $485 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $3033 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Balmain postcode 2041

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