Prairiewood Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Prairiewood (2176) is a suburb of Sydney, Western Sydney, New South Wales. It is about 28 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Prairiewood is in the federal electorates of Fowler, McMahon.

In the 2011 census the population of Prairiewood was 3,009 and is comprised of approximately 51.9% females and 48.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Prairiewood is 39 years of age.

45.9% of people living in the suburb of Prairiewood were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 10.1% Iraq, 6.1% Vietnam, 4.5% Italy, 3.1% Croatia, 2.2% Cambodia, 2.0% Chile, 1.5% Uruguay, 1.3% Lebanon, 1.2% China , 1.2% Philippines, 1.1% Malta, 1.0% Iran, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.9% Laos.

30.9% of people living in Prairiewood speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 12.3% Assyrian, 9.5% Vietnamese, 7.1% Arabic, 7.0% Spanish, 6.4% Italian, 5.0% Croatian, 3.1% Other, 2.7% Cantonese, 2.4% Language spoken at home not stated.

The religious makeup of Prairiewood is 47.3% Catholic, 12.0% Buddhism, 7.2% Assyrian Apostolic, 6.7% Eastern Orthodox, 5.5% No religion, 4.6% Anglican, 3.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.2% Islam, 1.8% Christian, nfd, 1.0% Baptist.

53.9% of people are married, 31.5% have never married and 6.4% are divorced and 3.0% are separated. There are 130 widowed people living in Prairiewood.

60.3% of the people living in Prairiewood over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 23.5% are working on a part time basis. Prairiewood has an unemployment rate of 8.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Prairiewood are 17.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 16.0% Professionals, 15.5% Technicians & trades workers, 11.0% Labourers, 10.3% Sales workers, 10.0% Managers, 8.7% Community & personal service workers, 8.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Prairiewood work in are 14.2% Manufacturing, 12.5% Retail trade, 9.9% Health care and social assistance, 8.5% Construction, 6.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.8% Education and training, 5.4% Wholesale trade, 4.6% Accommodation and food services.

40.9% of homes are fully owned, and 30.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 25.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $382 per week and the median household income is $1292 per week.

The median rent in Prairiewood is $220 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Prairiewood postcode 2176

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