Makin Electorate Demographics (SA)

In the 2011 census the population of Makin was 133,047 and is comprised of approximately 50.8% females and 49.2% males.

The median/average age of the people in Makin is 39 years of age.

71.0% of people living in the electorate of Makin were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 9.7% England, 1.2% Scotland, 1.0% Italy, 1.0% India, 0.9% Germany, 0.8% Vietnam, 0.7% New Zealand, 0.7% China , 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.5% Poland, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% Afghanistan, 0.3% Wales.

83.2% of people living in Makin speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.0% Other, 1.6% Italian, 1.1% Vietnamese, 0.8% Greek, 0.7% Arabic, 0.6% Polish, 0.5% Mandarin, 0.5% German.

The religious makeup of Makin is 26.9% No religion, 20.5% Catholic, 13.5% Anglican, 8.6% Uniting Church, 8.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.9% Lutheran, 2.9% Christian, nfd, 2.4% Baptist, 2.0% Eastern Orthodox, 1.7% Islam.

51.7% of people are married, 31.3% have never married and 8.6% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 6149 widowed people living in Makin.

58.3% of the people living in Makin over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.8% are working on a part time basis. Makin has an unemployment rate of 5.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Makin are 17.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 16.7% Technicians & trades workers, 16.2% Professionals, 10.9% Community & personal service workers, 10.7% Sales workers, 10.1% Labourers, 9.6% Managers, 6.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Makin work in are 13.0% Health care and social assistance, 12.4% Retail trade, 12.2% Manufacturing, 8.8% Public administration and safety, 8.7% Construction, 7.2% Education and training, 5.1% Accommodation and food services, 4.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.6% Transport, postal and warehousing.

33.2% of homes are fully owned, and 43.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 19.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $556 per week and the median household income is $1150 per week.

The median rent in Makin is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1500 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Makin contains postcodes 5085, 5090, 5091, 5092, 5093, 5094, 5095, 5096, 5097, 5098, 5106, 5109, 5114, 5125, 5126, 5127, 5131 and includes the suburbs of Banksia Park, Cavan, Fairview Park, Gepps Cross, Golden Grove, Gould Creek, Greenwith, Gulfview Heights, Hope Valley, Houghton, Ingle Farm, Mawson Lakes, Modbury, Modbury Heights, Modbury North, Northfield, Parafield, Para Hills, Para Hills West, Para Vista, Pooraka, Redwood Park, Ridgehaven, Salisbury East, Salisbury Heights, Salisbury South, St Agnes, Surrey Downs, Tea Tree Gully, Upper Hermitage, Valley View, Vista, Walkley Heights, Wynn Vale and Yatala Vale.