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Kogarah is a suburb of south-southwest Sydney in east New South Wales and has a population of around 12,000 (49.6% male, 50.4% female). Around 3008 families live in the area and of those 39.8% have one or more children under the age of 15. 16.3% of families have only a single parent while 35.3% of couples have no children. Kogarah covers an area of approximately 263 hectares (651 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Kogarah is between $400-$599 per week (12.5% of people). 10.3% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 2.2% of the population.
Of the 4306 private dwellings in Kogarah 28% are owned outright by their occupiers, 26% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 42% are being rented. On average there are around 2.7 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Kogarah is as follows: 32.5% separate houses, 7.6% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 59.1% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Kogarah 51% are married, 8% are divorced, 3% are separated, 5% are widowed and 33% have never married.
Compared to the rest of Australia, Kogarah has an above average migrant population, with around 61.3% of residents being born overseas. The top 5 countries of birth for migrants in the area are: China (11.3%), India (3.0%), Greece (2.8%), Philippines (2.1%), Macedonia (1.9%).
Kogarah varies in altitude/elevation from about 1 m (highlight point) to 41 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Kogarah is 2217.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Kogarah include Beverley Park, Bexley, Brighton-le-sands, Carlton, Monterey, Ramsgate, Ramsgate Beach and Rockdale.
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