Karuah Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Karuah (2324) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Lower Hunter Valley, New South Wales. It is about 152 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Karuah is in the federal electorate of Paterson.

In the 2011 census the population of Karuah was 1,327 and is comprised of approximately 47.0% females and 53.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Karuah is 48 years of age.

83.3% of people living in the suburb of Karuah were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.6% England, 1.1% New Zealand, 0.9% Philippines, 0.8% Scotland, 0.7% Germany, 0.5% Thailand, 0.5% Uruguay, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.5% Fiji, 0.5% Malta, 0.5% Papua New Guinea.

91.2% of people living in Karuah speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% French, 0.5% Other, 0.5% Italian, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.2% Hindi, 0.2% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.2% Greek, 0.2% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Karuah is 29.6% Anglican, 22.0% Catholic, 20.1% No religion, 8.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.5% Uniting Church, 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Baptist, 1.5% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions, 1.0% Jehovah's Witnesses.

49.3% of people are married, 28.4% have never married and 11.0% are divorced and 3.7% are separated. There are 84 widowed people living in Karuah.

53.8% of the people living in Karuah over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.6% are working on a part time basis. Karuah has an unemployment rate of 10.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Karuah are 17.7% Technicians & trades workers, 16.5% Managers, 13.7% Labourers, 13.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.4% Community & personal service workers, 10.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.0% Sales workers, 8.3% Professionals, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Karuah work in are 13.9% Construction, 13.2% Retail trade, 12.0% Manufacturing, 8.5% Accommodation and food services, 7.8% Health care and social assistance, 5.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 5.2% Education and training, 4.5% Public administration and safety, 4.5% Other services.

47.7% of homes are fully owned, and 24.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 23.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $353 per week and the median household income is $634 per week.

The median rent in Karuah is $190 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1408 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Karuah postcode 2324

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