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Wakefield NSW


Located in the Lake Macquarie – West area of New South Wales, Wakefield is in the Lake Macquarie local government area, and within the electoral seat of Hunter.

Wakefield at a glance

Postcode: 2278

Latitude: -32.932

Longitude: 151.585

Altitude: (metres above sea level)

Population of Wakefield NSW

At the 2021 national census, the population of 2278 (Including Wakefield) was 2565 people. Out of those, 1305 were male and 1258 were female.

120 (4.68%) of those people were born outside Australia, and the remaining 2389 people were born in Australia. 202 (7.88%) of these people are Indigenous Australians.

Map of Wakefield

Here is a map of Wakefield, New South Wales and surrounds.

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