Morpeth Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Morpeth (2321) is a suburb of Hunter Valley, Lower Hunter Valley, New South Wales. It is about 133 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Morpeth is in the federal electorate of Paterson.

In the 2011 census the population of Morpeth was 1,260 and is comprised of approximately 52.1% females and 47.9% males.

The median/average age of the people in Morpeth is 41 years of age.

86.8% of people living in the suburb of Morpeth were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.7% England, 1.5% New Zealand, 0.6% Ireland, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% Netherlands.

93.3% of people living in Morpeth speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.3% Other, 0.3% German, 0.2% Arabic, 0.2% French.

The religious makeup of Morpeth is 30.3% Anglican, 27.1% Catholic, 17.2% No religion, 7.7% Uniting Church, 6.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.5% Baptist, 1.0% Other Protestant, 0.8% Christian, nfd, 0.7% Jehovah's Witnesses.

50.2% of people are married, 28.0% have never married and 10.9% are divorced and 2.5% are separated. There are 85 widowed people living in Morpeth.

58.9% of the people living in Morpeth over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.4% are working on a part time basis. Morpeth has an unemployment rate of 4.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Morpeth are 22.6% Professionals, 17.6% Technicians & trades workers, 11.4% Managers, 11.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.2% Sales workers, 7.9% Labourers, 7.2% Community & personal service workers, 1.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Morpeth work in are 12.0% Construction, 11.9% Health care and social assistance, 10.4% Retail trade, 10.0% Education and training, 8.7% Manufacturing, 7.5% Accommodation and food services, 6.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.7% Mining, 5.0% Other services.

37.9% of homes are fully owned, and 36.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $580 per week and the median household income is $1184 per week.

The median rent in Morpeth is $280 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Morpeth postcode 2321

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