Blakehurst Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Blakehurst (2221) is a suburb of Sydney, St George, New South Wales. It is about 16 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Blakehurst is in the federal electorate of Banks.

In the 2011 census the population of Blakehurst was 6,102 and is comprised of approximately 50.4% females and 49.6% males.

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

67.5% of people living in the suburb of Blakehurst were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.0% China , 2.9% Greece, 2.3% Hong Kong , 1.9% England, 1.7% Lebanon, 1.2% New Zealand, 1.2% Egypt, 1.0% Italy, 1.0% Malaysia, 0.8% Cyprus, 0.8% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.7% Croatia, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% Fiji.

57.0% of people living in Blakehurst speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 12.6% Greek, 6.5% Cantonese, 5.0% Arabic, 3.9% Mandarin, 2.6% Italian, 2.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% Macedonian, 1.4% Other, 1.1% Croatian.

The religious makeup of Blakehurst is 26.2% Catholic, 22.2% Eastern Orthodox, 14.2% Anglican, 13.5% No religion, 4.3% Islam, 4.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.6% Uniting Church, 2.6% Buddhism, 2.0% Baptist, 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed.

57.7% of people are married, 28.7% have never married and 5.2% are divorced and 1.8% are separated. There are 333 widowed people living in Blakehurst.

61.3% of the people living in Blakehurst over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.6% are working on a part time basis. Blakehurst has an unemployment rate of 3.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Blakehurst are 27.1% Professionals, 18.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 18.4% Managers, 9.9% Sales workers, 9.5% Technicians & trades workers, 6.7% Community & personal service workers, 4.3% Labourers, 2.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Blakehurst work in are 11.8% Health care and social assistance, 11.4% Retail trade, 10.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.5% Construction, 7.4% Education and training, 6.5% Wholesale trade, 6.3% Accommodation and food services, 6.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.1% Manufacturing.

46.5% of homes are fully owned, and 35.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 14.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $691 per week and the median household income is $1903 per week.

The median rent in Blakehurst is $430 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2500 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Blakehurst postcode 2221

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