Sylvania Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Sylvania (2224) is a suburb of Sydney, Sutherland, New South Wales. It is about 18 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Sylvania is in the federal electorate of Cook.

In the 2011 census the population of Sylvania was 9,728 and is comprised of approximately 52.6% females and 47.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Sylvania is 43 years of age.

72.8% of people living in the suburb of Sylvania were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.2% England, 2.1% China , 1.6% New Zealand, 1.4% Greece, 1.3% Egypt, 0.9% Hong Kong , 0.9% Italy, 0.6% Lebanon, 0.6% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% Malaysia, 0.5% South Africa, 0.4% Indonesia, 0.4% Philippines.

72.8% of people living in Sylvania speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.6% Greek, 4.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.7% Arabic, 2.5% Cantonese, 1.7% Mandarin, 1.5% Italian, 1.1% Macedonian, 0.9% Other, 0.9% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Sylvania is 27.8% Catholic, 23.4% Anglican, 12.2% No religion, 12.0% Eastern Orthodox, 6.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.1% Uniting Church, 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Islam, 1.7% Buddhism, 1.5% Baptist.

55.7% of people are married, 25.8% have never married and 7.6% are divorced and 2.5% are separated. There are 683 widowed people living in Sylvania.

60.4% of the people living in Sylvania over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.7% are working on a part time basis. Sylvania has an unemployment rate of 4.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Sylvania are 22.4% Professionals, 19.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.0% Managers, 12.4% Technicians & trades workers, 10.7% Sales workers, 9.0% Community & personal service workers, 5.8% Labourers, 4.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Sylvania work in are 11.4% Retail trade, 10.0% Health care and social assistance, 8.5% Manufacturing, 8.4% Construction, 8.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.8% Education and training, 7.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.3% Financial and insurance services, 5.7% Public administration and safety.

42.0% of homes are fully owned, and 31.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $610 per week and the median household income is $1421 per week.

The median rent in Sylvania is $380 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2500 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Sylvania postcode 2224

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