DemographicsWindale is approximately 2.06 square kilometres. In 2016 the population of Windale was 3358. The population is 47% male and 53% female. On average the monthly mortgage repayments in Windale are $1400 to $1799. The most common weekly income bracket is $300 to $399 per week. Weekly rents in the area are on average $100 to $149.
DescriptionWindale is a suburb of the city of Lake Macquarie, in the Newcastle metropolitan area. Windale is located west of the junction of the Pacific Highway and Newcastle Inner City Bypass, covering an area of 1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi). Windale is a lower socio-economic area consisting largely of public housing homes, and has historically been known for its high rates of alcoholism, crime and unemployment, however recent local government efforts to regenerate the area have been somewhat successful. At federal level, Windale is within the Division of Shortland, a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party. In the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Windale is within the electorate of Charlestown. Charlestown is currently held by the Liberal Party's Andrew Cornwell following the New South Wales State election, 2011. The seat was previously a safe Labor seat. Windale is located within the East Ward of the City of Lake Macquarie, which elected one Labor, one Liberal, one Greens and independent councillors at the 2007 local government elections.
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