Community Profile

Singleton is home to 23,496 people and has a growing population when comparing 2016 ABS Census results to the 2011 Census figure of 16,135. Of the people who live in Singleton, 50.9 per cent are male and 49.1 per cent are female. The median age is 36. Data shows 5.7 per cent of the population are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

More than half of the population is married, and the average family comprises four people and two vehicles. The majority of people in Singleton are working age (30-64 years), representing 46.1 per cent of the overall population. However, the single largest age cohort is 5-9 years with 1,759 people representing 7.65 per cent of the population.

Of the Singleton population, 57.7% are employed full-time and 30.4% have part-time work. The most common occupations in Singleton include technicians and trades workers (17.8%), machinery operators and drivers (17.3%), professionals (12.3%), community and professional service workers (11.3%) and managers (11%).

A total of 22% of people in Singleton work in coal mining. Other major industries of employment include Defence (4.2%), takeaway food services (2.6%), primary education (2%) and cafes and restaurants (1.8%).

Further information on the Singleton community is available to view in the Singleton Community Profile, which contains demographic insights for Singleton. Developed by REMPLAN, the Community Profile is designed to inform community groups, investors, business, students and the general public. To achieve this, the Profile is formatted to present the data in simple, clear tables and charts with concise factual commentary.