Waitara Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Waitara (2077) is a suburb of Sydney, Upper North Shore, New South Wales. It is about 20 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Waitara is in the federal electorate of Bradfield.

In the 2011 census the population of Waitara was 5,370 and is comprised of approximately 51.9% females and 48.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Waitara is 34 years of age.

38.3% of people living in the suburb of Waitara were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 9.3% China , 7.7% India, 6.3% Korea, Republic of , 4.2% Iran, 3.3% England, 3.3% Philippines, 2.4% Hong Kong , 1.4% Nepal, 1.4% New Zealand, 1.2% Indonesia, 1.2% Malaysia, 1.2% South Africa, 1.1% Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, 0.9% Sri Lanka.

43.8% of people living in Waitara speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 9.1% Mandarin, 7.1% Korean, 5.3% Cantonese, 4.3% Persian, 3.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.4% Hindi, 3.1% Other, 3.0% Other, 2.7% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Waitara is 23.5% No religion, 22.7% Catholic, 11.2% Anglican, 8.7% Hinduism, 6.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.3% Buddhism, 4.0% Islam, 3.8% Uniting Church, 3.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Baptist.

53.8% of people are married, 29.3% have never married and 8.0% are divorced and 2.3% are separated. There are 289 widowed people living in Waitara.

66.6% of the people living in Waitara 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. Waitara has an unemployment rate of 7.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Waitara are 38.9% Professionals, 15.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.6% Managers, 8.5% Community & personal service workers, 8.3% Technicians & trades workers, 7.0% Sales workers, 5.7% Labourers, 2.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Waitara work in are 17.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 13.6% Health care and social assistance, 8.6% Financial and insurance services, 8.2% Retail trade, 6.5% Wholesale trade, 6.0% Education and training, 5.3% Manufacturing, 5.2% Accommodation and food services, 5.1% Information media and telecommunications.

20.6% of homes are fully owned, and 29.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 46.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $688 per week and the median household income is $1413 per week.

The median rent in Waitara is $420 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Waitara postcode 2077

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