Electorate Info - Charlestown
The Charlestown electorate is an area of just over 66 square kilometres based in the north western corner of the City of Lake Macquarie local government area, as well as taking in some of the southern suburbs from the City of Newcastle local government area.
Suburbs in the electorate include : Adamstown, Adamstown Heights, Belmont North, Bennetts Green, Cardiff, Cardiff Heights, Charlestown, Dudley, Eleebana, Floraville, Garden Suburb, Gateshead, Highfields, Hillsborough, Jewells, Kahibah, Kotara, Kotara South, Merewether, Mount Hutton, New Lambton, New Lambton Heights, Redhead, Tingira Heights, Warners Bay, Whitebridge, Windale.
The Charlestown electorate has a population of just over 72,000 with a median age of 40, Children aged 0 - 14 years making up 19.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over comprising 19% of the population. (2016 Census)
89.3% of people over the age of 15 were employed as at the 2016 census date, and of these 5.6% worked in Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals). Other area of employment included Other Social Assistance Services 2.7%, Secondary Education 2.6%, Primary Education 2.4% and Takeaway Food Services 2.3%.
The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Charlestown was $660.
3.4% of people in Charlestown identify as Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander against a national average of 2.8%.