Cowan Electorate Demographics (WA)

In the 2011 census the population of Cowan was 142,415 and is comprised of approximately 50.6% females and 49.4% males.

The median/average age of the people in Cowan is 35 years of age.

59.9% of people living in the electorate of Cowan were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 10.3% England, 2.9% New Zealand, 2.4% Vietnam, 2.1% South Africa, 1.5% Scotland, 1.3% India, 0.9% Malaysia, 0.8% Italy, 0.8% Philippines, 0.8% Burma , 0.7% Ireland, 0.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.6% Zimbabwe, 0.5% Singapore.

76.5% of people living in Cowan speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.0% Other, 3.6% Vietnamese, 3.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.4% Italian, 1.2% Macedonian, 1.1% Arabic, 0.8% Other, 0.7% Cantonese, 0.6% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Cowan is 25.9% Catholic, 22.2% No religion, 18.2% Anglican, 6.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.7% Buddhism, 2.9% Uniting Church, 2.9% Eastern Orthodox, 2.8% Christian, nfd, 2.8% Islam, 2.1% Baptist.

53.3% of people are married, 32.4% have never married and 7.5% are divorced and 2.7% are separated. There are 4609 widowed people living in Cowan.

60.1% of the people living in Cowan over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.3% are working on a part time basis. Cowan has an unemployment rate of 4.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Cowan are 18.3% Technicians & trades workers, 16.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 16.3% Professionals, 10.3% Managers, 10.1% Community & personal service workers, 10.1% Labourers, 9.9% Sales workers, 7.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Cowan work in are 12.0% Construction, 11.3% Retail trade, 10.6% Health care and social assistance, 9.3% Manufacturing, 7.5% Education and training, 6.4% Public administration and safety, 6.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.3% Accommodation and food services, 4.6% Other services.

28.0% of homes are fully owned, and 51.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 17.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $651 per week and the median household income is $1546 per week.

The median rent in Cowan is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Cowan contains postcodes 6024, 6026, 6031, 6064, 6065, 6066, 6067, 6077, 6078, 6090 and includes the suburbs of Alexander Heights, Ashby, Ballajura, Banksia Grove, Cullacabardee, Darch, Girrawheen, Gnangara, Greenwood, Hocking, Jandabup, Kingsley, Koondoola, Landsdale, Madeley, Malaga, Marangaroo, Mariginiup, Pearsall, Sinagra, Tapping, Wangara, Wanneroo, Warwick and Woodvale.