Cobar Demographics (NSW) Local Stats
In the 2011 census the population of Cobar was 3,817 and is comprised of approximately 48.8% females and 51.2% males.
The median/average age of the people in Cobar is 35 years of age.
83.0% of people living in the suburb of Cobar were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.9% New Zealand, 0.8% England, 0.5% Peru, 0.5% Philippines, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% Papua New Guinea, 0.4% Fiji, 0.3% Brazil, 0.2% India, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Tanzania, 0.2% Switzerland, 0.2% Scotland.
88.4% of people living in Cobar speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Other, 0.3% Spanish, 0.3% Hindi, 0.3% Portuguese, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Other, 0.2% Cantonese.
The religious makeup of Cobar is 36.5% Catholic, 21.8% Anglican, 14.2% No religion, 11.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.6% Uniting Church, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Baptist, 1.0% Christian, nfd, 0.6% Lutheran, 0.5% Pentecostal.
45.5% of people are married, 35.8% have never married and 9.1% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 179 widowed people living in Cobar.
67.0% of the people living in Cobar over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 20.8% are working on a part time basis. Cobar has an unemployment rate of 4.9%.
The main occupations of people living in Cobar are 22.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 21.1% Technicians & trades workers, 11.3% Professionals, 10.6% Labourers, 9.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.9% Community & personal service workers, 8.3% Managers, 6.8% Sales workers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.
The main industries people from Cobar work in are 35.3% Mining, 9.3% Retail trade, 7.7% Public administration and safety, 7.5% Accommodation and food services, 6.4% Health care and social assistance, 5.9% Education and training, 4.2% Manufacturing, 4.0% Construction, 3.7% Other services.
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 individual income is $660 per week and the median household income is $1422 per week.
The median rent in Cobar is $150 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1322 per month.
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