Lakemba Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Lakemba (2195) is a suburb of Sydney, Canterbury/Bankstown, New South Wales. It is about 13 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Lakemba is in the federal electorate of Watson.

In the 2011 census the population of Lakemba was 15,508 and is comprised of approximately 47.4% females and 52.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Lakemba is 30 years of age.

32.4% of people living in the suburb of Lakemba were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 13.4% Bangladesh, 5.2% Lebanon, 4.2% Pakistan, 3.9% Vietnam, 3.8% India, 3.2% China , 3.1% Indonesia, 2.8% Greece, 1.3% Fiji, 1.2% Egypt, 1.2% New Zealand, 1.1% Burma , 1.1% Philippines, 0.9% Iraq.

18.2% of people living in Lakemba speak Arabic. The other top languages spoken are 16.0% Bengali, 14.4% English only, 8.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 7.3% Urdu, 5.9% Other, 5.0% Greek, 5.0% Vietnamese, 4.2% Indonesian, 3.4% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Lakemba is 51.8% Islam, 13.4% Catholic, 8.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.2% Eastern Orthodox, 5.3% No religion, 4.3% Buddhism, 2.1% Hinduism, 2.0% Anglican, 1.4% Uniting Church, 0.8% Presbyterian and Reformed.

57.9% of people are married, 27.9% have never married and 6.8% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 482 widowed people living in Lakemba.

51.0% of the people living in Lakemba over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.3% are working on a part time basis. Lakemba has an unemployment rate of 11.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Lakemba are 16.3% Labourers, 15.2% Professionals, 13.8% Technicians & trades workers, 13.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 12.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.8% Sales workers, 10.1% Community & personal service workers, 5.7% Managers, 2.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Lakemba work in are 12.2% Retail trade, 11.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 11.4% Accommodation and food services, 10.4% Health care and social assistance, 9.9% Manufacturing, 5.3% Public administration and safety, 5.0% Administrative and support services, 4.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.7% Inadequately described/Not stated.

21.4% of homes are fully owned, and 23.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 49.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $357 per week and the median household income is $849 per week.

The median rent in Lakemba is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1495 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Lakemba postcode 2195

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