Tweed Heads West Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Tweed Heads West (2485) is a suburb of North Coast, Northern Rivers, New South Wales. It is about 667 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Tweed Heads West is in the federal electorate of Richmond.

In the 2011 census the population of Tweed Heads West was 5,823 and is comprised of approximately 53.0% females and 47.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Tweed Heads West is 48 years of age.

74.3% of people living in the suburb of Tweed Heads West were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.6% England, 3.5% New Zealand, 1.0% Scotland, 0.7% Germany, 0.5% Philippines, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.4% United States of America, 0.3% China , 0.3% Wales, 0.2% Hungary, 0.2% Thailand, 0.2% Malta, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Dominican Republic.

91.0% of people living in Tweed Heads West speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% Other, 0.4% German, 0.4% Tagalog, 0.3% French, 0.3% Spanish, 0.3% Thai, 0.2% Other, 0.2% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Tweed Heads West is 26.5% Anglican, 24.3% Catholic, 18.8% No religion, 9.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 4.4% Uniting Church, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 1.5% Buddhism, 1.4% Jehovah's Witnesses, 1.0% Baptist.

40.3% of people are married, 31.8% have never married and 14.0% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 519 widowed people living in Tweed Heads West.

48.8% of the people living in Tweed Heads West over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.1% are working on a part time basis. Tweed Heads West has an unemployment rate of 10.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Tweed Heads West are 17.6% Technicians & trades workers, 15.0% Labourers, 14.3% Community & personal service workers, 13.3% Sales workers, 11.4% Professionals, 11.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.4% Managers, 7.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Tweed Heads West work in are 14.9% Health care and social assistance, 13.3% Retail trade, 13.1% Construction, 12.2% Accommodation and food services, 6.6% Manufacturing, 4.9% Education and training, 4.7% Public administration and safety, 4.3% Other services, 4.0% Administrative and support services.

39.8% of homes are fully owned, and 24.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 31.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $399 per week and the median household income is $711 per week.

The median rent in Tweed Heads West is $260 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1700 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Tweed Heads West postcode 2485

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