Cobar Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Cobar (2835) is a suburb of Regional NSW, Far West, New South Wales. It is about 567 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Cobar is in the federal electorate of Parkes.

In the 2011 Census the population of Cobar is 3,817 and is comprised of 48.8% females and 51.2% males.

The median/average age of the Cobar population is 35 years of age, 2 years below the Australian average.

83% of people living in Cobar were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 1.9%, England 0.8%, Philippines 0.5%, Peru 0.4%, Fiji 0.4%.

88.4% of people speak English as their first language 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.3% Portuguese, 0.3% Hindi, 0.2% Shona.

The religious make up of Cobar is 36.6% Catholic, 21.8% Anglican, 14.1% No Religion, 7.6% Uniting Church, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed.

45.5% of people are married, 35.7% have never married and 9.2% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 179 widowed people living in Cobar.

67% of the people living in Cobar are employed full time, 20.9% are working on a part time basis. Cobar has an unemployment rate of 4.9%.

The main occupations of people from Cobar are Machinery Operators And Drivers 21.9%, Technicians and Trades Workers 21.1%, Professionals 11.2%, Labourers 10.7%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 9.2%, Community and Personal Service Workers 8.9%, Managers 8.4%, Sales Workers 6.8%.

The median individual income is $660.00 per week and the median household income is $1422.00 per week.

28.8% of homes are fully owned, and 25.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 43.3% of homes are rented.

The median rent in Cobar is $150 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1322 per month.

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