Canning Electorate Demographics (WA)

In the 2011 census the population of Canning was 147,504 and is comprised of approximately 50.1% females and 49.9% males.

The median/average age of the people in Canning is 38 years of age.

67.5% of people living in the electorate of Canning were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 11.3% England, 3.4% New Zealand, 1.2% South Africa, 1.2% Scotland, 0.8% Netherlands, 0.8% India, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% Germany, 0.4% Italy, 0.4% Malaysia, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% Singapore, 0.3% United States of America.

87.7% of people living in Canning speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% Other, 0.7% Italian, 0.4% Dutch, 0.4% Mandarin, 0.3% German, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.2% Indonesian, 0.2% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Canning is 27.2% No religion, 23.8% Anglican, 19.0% Catholic, 9.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.1% Christian, nfd, 3.0% Uniting Church, 2.2% Baptist, 1.1% Buddhism, 1.0% Pentecostal.

50.2% of people are married, 31.8% have never married and 9.4% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 5798 widowed people living in Canning.

58.6% of the people living in Canning over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.4% are working on a part time basis. Canning has an unemployment rate of 5.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Canning are 20.1% Technicians & trades workers, 14.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.9% Professionals, 11.3% Labourers, 11.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.9% Community & personal service workers, 9.9% Managers, 9.3% Sales workers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Canning work in are 12.5% Construction, 11.3% Manufacturing, 11.0% Retail trade, 9.7% Health care and social assistance, 7.0% Education and training, 6.2% Mining, 5.5% Accommodation and food services, 5.4% Public administration and safety, 5.2% Transport, postal and warehousing.

30.0% of homes are fully owned, and 40.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 25.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $562 per week and the median household income is $1200 per week.

The median rent in Canning is $270 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Canning contains postcodes 6111, 6112, 6121, 6122, 6123, 6124, 6125, 6126, 6181, 6207, 6208, 6209, 6210, 6211, 6213, 6214, 6215, 6390, 6391 and includes the suburbs of Armadale, Ashendon, Bannister, Barragup, Bedfordale, Birchmont, Blythewood, Boddington, Bouvard, Brookdale, Byford, Cardup, Champion Lakes, Coodanup, Coolup, Crossman, Darling Downs, Dawesville, Dudley Park, Dwellingup, Erskine, Fairbridge, Falcon, Forrestdale, Furnissdale, Halls Head, Hamel, Haynes, Herron, Holyoake, Hopeland, Inglehope, Jarrahdale, Karragullen, Karrakup, Kelmscott, Keysbrook, Lake Clifton, Lower Hotham, Mandurah, Mardella, Marradong, Marrinup, Meelon, Mundijong, Myara, Nambeelup, Nanga Brook, Nirimba, North Dandalup, North Yunderup, Oakford, Oldbury, Pinjarra, Point Grey, Preston Beach, Quindanning, Ranford, Ravenswood, Roleystone, Serpentine, Seville Grove, Silver Sands, South Yunderup, Stake Hill, Teesdale, Upper Murray, Wagerup, Wannanup, Waroona, West Coolup, West Pinjarra, Whitby, Whittaker, Wungong and Wuraming.