Darkes Forest Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Darkes Forest (2508) is a suburb of South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, New South Wales. It is about 45 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Darkes Forest is in the federal electorates of Cunningham, Macarthur.

In the 2011 census the population of Darkes Forest was 260 and is comprised of approximately 40.8% females and 59.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Darkes Forest is 64 years of age.

73.4% of people living in the suburb of Darkes Forest were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.5% New Zealand, 3.1% England, 2.7% Germany, 1.9% South Eastern Europe, nfd, 1.9% Italy, 1.9% Vietnam, 1.9% Egypt, 1.9% Scotland, 1.9% Greece, 1.5% Ukraine, 1.2% Netherlands.

81.5% of people living in Darkes Forest speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.3% Other, 2.3% Italian, 1.9% Arabic, 1.5% Croatian, 1.2% Dutch, 1.2% German, 1.2% Greek, 1.2% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Darkes Forest is 29.5% Catholic, 29.1% Anglican, 13.8% No religion, 8.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.7% Uniting Church, 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.3% Christian, nfd, 1.5% Eastern Orthodox, 1.5% Other religious affiliation , 1.1% Islam.

46.4% of people are married, 23.0% have never married and 9.8% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 40 widowed people living in Darkes Forest.

63.7% of the people living in Darkes Forest over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.7% are working on a part time basis. Darkes Forest has an unemployment rate of 0.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Darkes Forest are 17.9% Sales workers, 14.3% Managers, 14.3% Technicians & trades workers, 10.7% Professionals, 10.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.7% Labourers, 7.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 3.6% Community & personal service workers.

The main industries people from Darkes Forest work in are 24.1% Construction, 15.2% Health care and social assistance, 11.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 7.6% Arts and recreation services, 7.6% Public administration and safety, 7.6% Retail trade, 7.6% Financial and insurance services, 3.8% Rental, hiring and real estate services.

26.4% of homes are fully owned, and 18.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 43.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $383 per week and the median household income is $1416 per week.

The median rent in Darkes Forest is $260 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2434 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Darkes Forest postcode 2508

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