Fletcher Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Fletcher (2287) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Newcastle, New South Wales. It is about 117 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Fletcher is in the federal electorate of Charlton.

In the 2011 census the population of Fletcher was 2,730 and is comprised of approximately 49.4% females and 50.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Fletcher is 32 years of age.

84.7% of people living in the suburb of Fletcher were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.7% England, 1.1% India, 1.0% New Zealand, 0.9% South Africa, 0.8% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.7% Sri Lanka, 0.5% Malaysia, 0.5% China , 0.5% Saudi Arabia, 0.4% Iraq, 0.4% Scotland, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Pakistan, 0.3% Guernsey.

87.7% of people living in Fletcher speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.0% Macedonian, 1.0% Arabic, 1.0% Other, 0.7% Mandarin, 0.5% Hindi, 0.4% Cantonese, 0.4% Bengali, 0.4% Other .

The religious makeup of Fletcher is 26.8% Anglican, 24.3% Catholic, 17.1% No religion, 6.4% Uniting Church, 4.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.5% Baptist, 2.4% Pentecostal, 2.3% Christian, nfd, 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Islam.

64.7% of people are married, 26.3% have never married and 5.2% are divorced and 2.3% are separated. There are 29 widowed people living in Fletcher.

61.6% of the people living in Fletcher over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.9% are working on a part time basis. Fletcher has an unemployment rate of 3.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Fletcher are 21.8% Professionals, 16.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.2% Technicians & trades workers, 11.6% Managers, 10.3% Sales workers, 9.2% Community & personal service workers, 7.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 7.1% Labourers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Fletcher work in are 14.7% Health care and social assistance, 11.7% Manufacturing, 11.3% Retail trade, 8.6% Public administration and safety, 8.3% Education and training, 6.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.4% Construction, 5.3% Accommodation and food services, 4.4% Transport, postal and warehousing.

18.9% of homes are fully owned, and 69.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 10.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $775 per week and the median household income is $2177 per week.

The median rent in Fletcher is $400 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2250 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Fletcher postcode 2287

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