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Waterloo is a suburb of south Sydney in east New South Wales and has a population of around 8,500 (53.3% male, 46.7% female). Around 1593 families live in the area and of those 23.7% have one or more children under the age of 15. 26.8% of families have only a single parent while 50.3% of couples have no children. Waterloo covers an area of approximately 112 hectares (276 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Waterloo is between $150-$249 per week (20.2% of people). 8.5% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 3.5% of the population.
Of the 3950 private dwellings in Waterloo 4% are owned outright by their occupiers, 12% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 78% are being rented. On average there are around 2.2 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Waterloo is as follows: 4.4% separate houses, 8.8% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 86.0% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Waterloo 21% are married, 12% are divorced, 4% are separated, 7% are widowed and 56% have never married.
Compared to the rest of Australia, Waterloo has an above average migrant population, with around 62.9% of residents being born overseas. The top 5 countries of birth for migrants in the area are: China (4.7%), United Kingdom (3.5%), New Zealand (2.7%), Indonesia (2.6%), Vietnam (2.0%).
Waterloo varies in altitude/elevation from about 17 m (highlight point) to 50 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Waterloo is 2017.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Waterloo include Alexandria, Centennial Park, Kensington, Redfern and Zetland.
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