Katoomba Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Katoomba (2780) is a suburb of Sydney, Blue Mountains, New South Wales. It is about 84 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Katoomba is in the federal electorate of Macquarie.

In the 2011 census the population of Katoomba was 8,016 and is comprised of approximately 52.2% females and 47.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Katoomba is 43 years of age.

71.9% of people living in the suburb of Katoomba were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.7% England, 2.0% New Zealand, 0.9% Germany, 0.7% Scotland, 0.7% United States of America, 0.5% China , 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% Philippines, 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% Thailand, 0.3% Italy, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Hungary, 0.3% Poland.

84.7% of people living in Katoomba speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 8.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% German, 0.7% Other, 0.5% French, 0.5% Spanish, 0.4% Greek, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Cantonese, 0.3% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Katoomba is 33.9% No religion, 16.3% Anglican, 16.2% Catholic, 12.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.3% Buddhism, 2.4% Uniting Church, 2.4% Other religious affiliation , 2.1% Christian, nfd, 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.4% Other Religious Groups.

34.1% of people are married, 40.8% have never married and 15.2% are divorced and 4.2% are separated. There are 377 widowed people living in Katoomba.

48.1% of the people living in Katoomba over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 38.0% are working on a part time basis. Katoomba has an unemployment rate of 8.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Katoomba are 26.0% Professionals, 15.3% Community & personal service workers, 13.3% Technicians & trades workers, 10.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.9% Labourers, 9.8% Managers, 8.6% Sales workers, 4.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Katoomba work in are 16.7% Health care and social assistance, 13.4% Accommodation and food services, 10.8% Education and training, 10.0% Retail trade, 7.7% Public administration and safety, 6.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.0% Construction, 4.9% Manufacturing, 3.9% Administrative and support services.

30.3% of homes are fully owned, and 31.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 34.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $470 per week and the median household income is $806 per week.

The median rent in Katoomba is $240 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1521 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Katoomba postcode 2780

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