NSW Jewry: vital statistics

September 13, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The JCA has released a report on the NSW Jewish community based on the national 2016 census and the Gen17 2017 findings in its national survey of Australian Jewry.

Key facts published today show the NSW Jewish community is estimated to be around 47,800 representing 40.5% of Australia’s Jewish population an increase of 4.9% since 2006.

95% of NSW Jews live in the Greater Sydney area with 47% residing in the Eastern Suburbs and Northern suburbs.

Rose Bay’s Jewish population was 3,562 with Bellevue Hill being home for 2,979 and Vaucluse with 2,806.

61% of the residents of Dover Heights were Jewish, the only suburb to have a majority of Jewish people.

The Upper North Shore has experienced a move of 470 est. to other areas in NSW including Eastern Suburbs/South gaining 192 new residents and Botany experiencing a net gain of 148.

Since 2011, 355 NSW Jews moved out of the State with 211 going to Victoria and 109 heading to Queensland.

The report also included the ACT with an estimated 838 Jews living there, an 18% increase since 2006.

Records show that 49% of NSW Jews were not born in Australia with 30% of the general population born overseas.

An estimated 19,853 Jewish people in NSW live with a partner. 25% of Jews in a couple had a partner who did not report being Jewish—11% had a partner with No religion and 14% had a partner with a non- Jewish religion.

The report covers geography, immigration, demography, families, intermarriage, economics, Jewish schooling, care and welfare and volunteering.

To view the presentation video click on http://bit.ly/NSWCensusEvent

The full report:

NSW 2016 Census and Gen17 Report Final



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