Balranald Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Balranald (2715) is a suburb of Regional NSW, Far South West, New South Wales. It is about 708 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Balranald is in the federal electorate of Farrer.

In the 2011 census the population of Balranald was 1,627 and is comprised of approximately 48.6% females and 51.4% males.

The median/average age of the people in Balranald is 44 years of age.

87.0% of people living in the suburb of Balranald were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 0.9% England, 0.8% Italy, 0.7% New Zealand, 0.5% United States of America, 0.4% Sudan, 0.4% Fiji, 0.3% France, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Egypt, 0.2% India, 0.2% China , 0.2% Scotland.

89.0% of people living in Balranald speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.1% Italian, 0.5% Arabic, 0.4% Other, 0.3% French, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.2% Other, 0.2% Polish, 0.2% Maltese.

The religious makeup of Balranald is 37.2% Catholic, 20.2% Anglican, 13.1% No religion, 10.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 10.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.5% Christian, nfd, 3.3% Uniting Church, 0.4% Lutheran, 0.2% Islam, 0.2% Buddhism.

51.2% of people are married, 30.6% have never married and 7.7% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 93 widowed people living in Balranald.

61.5% of the people living in Balranald over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.9% are working on a part time basis. Balranald has an unemployment rate of 4.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Balranald are 29.9% Managers, 17.0% Labourers, 10.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.0% Technicians & trades workers, 9.6% Community & personal service workers, 9.0% Professionals, 8.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 4.3% Sales workers, 1.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Balranald work in are 33.0% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 11.1% Health care and social assistance, 8.8% Retail trade, 7.0% Public administration and safety, 5.9% Accommodation and food services, 5.4% Education and training, 4.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.3% Inadequately described/Not stated, 3.8% Manufacturing.

41.3% of homes are fully owned, and 24.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 30.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $455 per week and the median household income is $844 per week.

The median rent in Balranald is $120 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $700 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Balranald postcode 2715

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