The size of Cartwright is approximately 1 km2. There is 1 school located in Cartwright.

The population of Cartwright in 2001 was 2,246 people. By 2006 the population was 2,086 showing a population decline of 7% in the area during that time.

The predominant age group in Cartwright is 40 - 49 years.

Households in Cartwright are primarily sole parent and are likely to be repaying between $800.00 - $1000.00 per month on mortgage repayments.

In general, people in Cartwright work in a non-specific occupation.

In 2001, 42% of the homes in Cartwright were owner-occupied compared with 44% in 2006.

Currently the median sale price of houses in the area is $310,000.