Forrest Electorate Demographics (WA)

In the 2011 census the population of Forrest was 139,431 and is comprised of approximately 50.1% females and 49.9% males.

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

75.4% of people living in the electorate of Forrest were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.7% England, 3.0% New Zealand, 1.3% South Africa, 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% Italy, 0.5% Germany, 0.4% Zimbabwe, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% India, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% Australia , nfd.

89.1% of people living in Forrest speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.2% Other, 1.0% Italian, 0.3% German, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.2% Filipino , 0.2% Mandarin, 0.2% French, 0.2% Dutch.

The religious makeup of Forrest is 28.8% No religion, 22.9% Anglican, 21.0% Catholic, 9.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.0% Uniting Church, 3.0% Christian, nfd, 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Baptist, 0.9% Buddhism, 0.9% Other religious affiliation .

51.7% of people are married, 31.1% have never married and 8.9% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 5378 widowed people living in Forrest.

57.2% of the people living in Forrest over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.7% are working on a part time basis. Forrest has an unemployment rate of 4.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Forrest are 19.7% Technicians & trades workers, 13.9% Professionals, 13.8% Labourers, 12.1% Managers, 11.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.3% Sales workers, 9.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 8.9% Community & personal service workers, 1.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Forrest work in are 13.4% Construction, 12.0% Manufacturing, 11.5% Retail trade, 9.3% Health care and social assistance, 7.5% Education and training, 7.1% Accommodation and food services, 5.0% Mining, 4.5% Public administration and safety, 4.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing.

30.7% of homes are fully owned, and 36.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $583 per week and the median household income is $1240 per week.

The median rent in Forrest is $260 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1750 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Forrest contains postcodes 6218, 6220, 6221, 6223, 6224, 6225, 6226, 6227, 6228, 6229, 6230, 6232, 6233, 6236, 6237, 6239, 6240, 6243, 6251, 6252, 6253, 6258, 6260, 6271, 6275, 6280, 6281, 6282, 6284, 6285, 6286, 6288, 6290 and includes the suburbs of Abba River, Abbey, Acton Park, Alexandra Bridge, Allanson, Ambergate, Anniebrook, Argyle, Augusta, Australind, Balingup, Barrabup, Beela, Beelerup, Benger, Biddelia, Binningup, Boallia, Boranup, Bovell, Boyanup, Bramley, Brazier, Broadwater, Brookhampton, Brunswick, Buckingham, Bunbury, Burekup, Burnside, Busselton, Capel, Capel River, Carbunup River, Cardiff, Carey Park, Carlotta, Chapman Hill, Charley Creek, College Grove, Collie, Collie Burn, Cookernup, Courtenay, Cowaramup, Crooked Brook, Cundinup, Dalyellup, Dardanup, Dardanup West, Darradup, Davenport, Deepdene, Donnelly River, Donnybrook, Dunsborough, Eagle Bay, East Augusta, East Bunbury, East Nannup, Eaton, Elgin, Ferguson, Forest Grove, Forrest Beach, Gelorup, Geographe, Glen Iris, Glen Mervyn, Gnarabup, Gracetown, Grimwade, Gwindinup, Hamelin Bay, Harris River, Harvey, Henty, Hithergreen, Hoffman, Jalbarragup, Jarrahwood, Jindong, Kalgup, Kaloorup, Karridale, Kealy, Kirup, Kudardup, Lake Jasper, Leeuwin, Leschenault, Lowden, Ludlow, Lyalls Mill, Margaret River, Marybrook, Metricup, Millbridge, Molloy Island, Mornington, Muja, Mullalyup, Mumballup, Mungalup, Myalup, Nannup, Naturaliste, Newlands, Nillup, Noggerup, North Boyanup, North Jindong, Osmington, Palmer, Paradise, Parkfield, Paynedale, Peerabeelup, Pelican Point, Peppermint Grove Beach, Picton, Picton East, Preston Settlement, Prevelly, Quedjinup, Queenwood, Quindalup, Redgate, Reinscourt, Roelands, Rosa Brook, Rosa Glen, Ruabon, Sabina River, Scott River, Scott River East, Shotts, Siesta Park, Southampton, South Bunbury, Stirling Estate, Stratham, The Plains, Thomson Brook, Treeton, Tutunup, Uduc, Upper Capel, Usher, Vasse, Vittoria, Walsall, Warawarrup, Warner Glen, Waterloo, Wellesley, Wellington Forest, Wellington Mill, West Busselton, Wilga West, Wilyabrup, Witchcliffe, Withers, Wokalup, Wonnerup, Worsley, Yabberup, Yallingup, Yallingup Siding, Yalyalup, Yarloop, Yelverton, Yoganup, Yoongarillup and Yourdamung Lake.